By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Today, foodies are the food. The people who declare the cupcake out and the cronut passé have dared to critique the most cherished of tasty treats: the doughnut.
So in this episode of Deke’s Techniques, Deke shows how to transform two flat foodie characters into 3D glazed doughnuts with Adobe Illustrator.
Don’t worry; it’s nondestructive. In fact, this technique relies on a dynamic effect called 3D Revolve that never puts the characters in real harm’s way.
By Kristin Ellison | Monday, August 25, 2014
Our Design content manager Kristin Ellison takes on our 21-Day Drawing Challenge and lets you see the daily results.
Today Von challenged us to redraw the dinosaurs he provided, distorting them in any way we needed to make them fit.
By Kristin Ellison | Friday, August 22, 2014
This week, Bert walks us through how to improve an interior shot by adding a door under the sink, lighting the candle, and cleaning up here and there.
Today Von challenged us to use the reference image below and change it to make it more dramatic.
By Anne-Marie Concepción | Thursday, August 21, 2014
Any designer worth her salt knows about Quick Apply in InDesign — but I have a few other uses for Quick Apply that often surprise InDesign users.
By Kristin Ellison | Thursday, August 21, 2014
Today Von challenged us to draw a visual narrative—to tell a story with our drawing, without using speech bubbles.
By Kristin Ellison | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Today Von challenged us to draw representations for Anguish, Curiosity, Hope, and Mystery.
It would have been easy to take the cliché route, but I tried to stay off that path and really think about each of these words and what they meant to me.
By Lauren Harmon | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
When you composite 3D models into regular 2D photography, the results can look a little … improbable.
But with some careful shading and masking in Photoshop, Deke shows how you can make 3D models—like this shark created by fellow lynda.com author Ryan Kittleson—look right at home in their new environments.
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