Digital Defiant Studios

Published: 2010-12-22 00:00:00 -0800

10 hand-picked photoshop and illustrator design tutorials

I rarely do tutorials, though I think they are great ways to learn design. I learned a lot of my design skill playing “photoshop tennis” and that was really the most exciting way to learn and exchange ideas. Since most tutorials cover some very primitive concepts, or they teach you how to make very cookie-cutter designs, I omit them, While the skills learned are useful in some other way, the final product isn’t necessarily transferrable to other needs.

In light of that, I keep my list of tutorials short and sweet. Enjoy!

illustrator-perspective 1. How to draw in perspective using Adobe Illustrator

2. Create a spectacular grass text effect in photoshop

flaming-meteor-effect 3. Create a spectacular flaming meteor effect on text (they like the word “spectacular” over @ tuts don’t they?)

3d-text-effect 4. Design soft stylized 3d type

5. Remove blue sky color cast (overcast)

6. A very realistic color clouds tutorial

hdr-effect 7. Achieve HDR style effects using photoshop and the lucis arts filter

photoshop-halftone-effect 8. Create a cool photoshop halftone effect

scanner-darkly-vexel-effect 9. Creating the vexel effect from “A Scanner Darkly”

illustrator-cs5-artboards 10. Everything you wanted in illustrator CS5 artboards.

There you have it! Enjoy these tutorials and feel free to share them!