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Illustrator Pen tool exercises | Veerle's blog

Illustrator Pen tool exercises | Veerle's blog | Teaching Yourself Graphic Design | Scoop.it

Check out this post for some great excercises to practice your pen tool abilities in Illustrator. For a reference on how to use this tool, see the previous two Scoops. This should help you get enough practice to get moving on your own!

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Illustrator’s Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide | Vectortuts+

Illustrator’s Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide | Vectortuts+ | Teaching Yourself Graphic Design | Scoop.it

Here is a great guide on getting started with the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator! If you are new to Illustrator, or if you simply haven't used it for a while and need a reference, check out this aricle.

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Depositphotos – Huge Collection of Free and Premium Stock Photos | DJDESIGNERLAB

Depositphotos – Huge Collection of Free and Premium Stock Photos | DJDESIGNERLAB | Teaching Yourself Graphic Design | Scoop.it

Depositphotos is one of the top agencies for stock photos. This site gradually grown up with its huge image bank. This can be a great resource for all of you budding graphic designers. Play around with some of these fantastic images!


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An introduction to Photoshop

An introduction to Photoshop | Teaching Yourself Graphic Design | Scoop.it

A gentle introduction to Adobe Photoshop, providing an overview of it's uses and interface. Adobe Photoshop is arguably the most famous graphics software on the planet. The term ‘Photoshop‘ has even entered common useage as slang for image editing in general. Photoshop can be used as a standalone graphics package as well as an editing tool to support other software.

 

This article will provide an overview of Photoshop and take a look at some of it’s strengths and weaknesses.

 

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Halloween Photoshop - Evil Eyes Tutorial

Halloween Photoshop - Evil Eyes Tutorial | Teaching Yourself Graphic Design | Scoop.it

Use Photomanipulation techniques to create creepy evil eyes in this Photoshop walkthough. This is a quick and simple way to get a really cool effect in your Halloween photos!

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Color Theory for Designers, Part 1: The Meaning of Color - Smashing Magazine

Color Theory for Designers, Part 1: The Meaning of Color - Smashing Magazine | Teaching Yourself Graphic Design | Scoop.it

This is the first of a two-part series from Smashing Magazine on Color Theory. Definitely worth a read to give yourself some background before getting your feet wet in Graphic Design.


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Professional Photoshop Techniques And Tutorials - Smashing Magazine

Professional Photoshop Techniques And Tutorials - Smashing Magazine | Teaching Yourself Graphic Design | Scoop.it

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40 Fresh Illustrator Tutorials From 2011 | Creative Nerds

40 Fresh Illustrator Tutorials From 2011 | Creative Nerds | Teaching Yourself Graphic Design | Scoop.it

A collection of fresh illustrator tutorials which which where all created within 2011.


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70 Photoshop Tutorials For Creating Perfect Typography | Creative Nerds

70 Photoshop Tutorials For Creating Perfect Typography | Creative Nerds | Teaching Yourself Graphic Design | Scoop.it

The aim post was not to create an article as such bu t to create a resource, which can be used as a reference point for designers to expand their knowledge on...


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Basics of Photoshop: Designing a Website

Basics of Photoshop: Designing a Website | Teaching Yourself Graphic Design | Scoop.it

For our next lesson, we're going to take a look at how to use Photoshop to layout and mock up a web design from scratch. If there ever was a Photoshop lesson that required the video component, it's this one.

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Basics of Photoshop: Color Correction, Touch Ups, and Enhancements

Basics of Photoshop: Color Correction, Touch Ups, and Enhancements | Teaching Yourself Graphic Design | Scoop.it
Now that you know the tools Photoshop has to offer, we're going to take a look at using them to correct and alter color, retouch blemishes and other unwanted parts of your photos, and enhance portraits to make the subject look especially good.
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The 100 Most Popular Photoshop Tutorials 2008

The 100 Most Popular Photoshop Tutorials 2008 | Teaching Yourself Graphic Design | Scoop.it

Sometimes, you may find it difficult to look for some of the highest quality photoshop tutorials using search engines. As most of time, almost all tutorials would label themselves to be good, high quality or even the best photoshop tutorial you can find. When searching through all these tutorials, your time is wasted.


In order to save your time, Photoshop Lady has been spending almost a whole year to search for the best photoshop tutorials for you. Eventually, we come up with The 100 Most Popular Photoshop Tutorials of 2008. These are selected from our published tutorials, with over 1 million votes and views from our Photoshop users and readers. Enjoy.

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial! ::The Pen Tool::

To follow up from my previous post about the pen tool in Illustrator, here is a video tutorial. It may be easier for some to follow.

 

To watch this in high resolution, follow this link:

http://www.tutvid.com/tutorials/illustrator/tutorials/thePenTool.php

 

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Cool Photoshop Tutorials: Free hotoshop Tutorials For Beginners | Best Graphic Design

Cool Photoshop Tutorials: Free hotoshop Tutorials For Beginners | Best Graphic Design | Teaching Yourself Graphic Design | Scoop.it

Check out this site for some simpler photoshop tutorials that will be easier for beginners to follow.

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Simple Vector Artwork in Adobe Illustrator | Abduzeedo | Graphic Design Inspiration and Photoshop Tutorials

Simple Vector Artwork in Adobe Illustrator | Abduzeedo | Graphic Design Inspiration and Photoshop Tutorials | Teaching Yourself Graphic Design | Scoop.it

Check out this very simple tutorial for making an attractive design in Illustrator. Thanks to abduzeedo for this great tutorial.

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Halloween Photoshop - Skull Face Tutorial

Halloween Photoshop - Skull Face Tutorial | Teaching Yourself Graphic Design | Scoop.it

Here is another cool Halloween tutorial from SurrealPSD. Create a ghoulish Skull Face effect with this Halloween flavoured Photoshop Walkthrough. This one may be a little more advanced, but it is worth a read for some beginners.

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Color Theory For Designers, Part 2: Understanding Concepts And Terminology

Color Theory For Designers, Part 2: Understanding Concepts And Terminology | Teaching Yourself Graphic Design | Scoop.it

If you’re going to use color effectively in your designs, you’ll need to know some color concepts and color theory terminology. A thorough working knowledge of concepts like chroma, value and saturation is key. This is the second part Color Theory by Smashing Magazine.


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54 Extremely Clever And Witty Logo Inspirations | Little Box Of Ideas

54 Extremely Clever And Witty Logo Inspirations | Little Box Of Ideas | Teaching Yourself Graphic Design | Scoop.it

Some great logos to help get the creative juices flowing.

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20 Tutorials To Fall In love With Illustrator | Creative Nerds

20 Tutorials To Fall In love With Illustrator | Creative Nerds | Teaching Yourself Graphic Design | Scoop.it

Here’s 20 tutorials to make you fall in love with illustrator.


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A Photoshop Trick For Extracting Photos From A White Background | Creative Nerds

A Photoshop Trick For Extracting Photos From A White Background | Creative Nerds | Teaching Yourself Graphic Design | Scoop.it

This is just a short little Photoshop trick for extracting photos on a white background onto a another color background of your choice.


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10 Important Nondestructive Editing Techniques for Photo Manipulators

10 Important Nondestructive Editing Techniques for Photo Manipulators | Teaching Yourself Graphic Design | Scoop.it

Photo manipulations don't have to be a mess of layers. Many complex photo manipulations can be recreated in less than 15 layers by taking advantage of Smart Objects. Learn how to create photo manipulations with a fraction of the layers you'd normally use with these 10 tips.

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Basics of Photoshop: Basic Drawing with the Pen Tool

Basics of Photoshop: Basic Drawing with the Pen Tool | Teaching Yourself Graphic Design | Scoop.it
Photoshop isn't just for photos. In this lesson, we're going to take a look at Photoshop's ability to create vector graphics with the pen tool.
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Learn the Basics of Photoshop in Under 25 Minutes

Learn the Basics of Photoshop in Under 25 Minutes | Teaching Yourself Graphic Design | Scoop.it

Photoshop is an incredibly powerful but also intimidating application. If you've wanted to start using Photoshop but didn't know where to start, we'll be teaching you the basics all week long. This video is your first lesson.

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