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Visual Communication in Digital Design
This book has some good information for graphic and digital designers. It covers digital design as it pertains to the web and discusses specific limitations of the digital medium.
Professional Printer Resolution and Color Mode
Knowing how to communicate with the printer and follow his instructions will help a lot during the planning of your project and preparing the final image for the printer. Two important considerations are image resolution and color mode.
Digital Scrapbook Alphabet in Adobe Illustrator
Alphabets, or alphas, are a very popular scrapbook embellishment. In this tutorial, we will use the Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator to draw the letters of our alphabet and then create variations on the letters by changing the stroke and style characteristics.
Templates and Commercial Digital Art
One thing that can speed up your productivity as a graphic artist is the use of templates. Certain digital art projects just scream for the use of templates. Templates fall within two categories based on the production requirements for the final project.
PictureTrail and Auction Templates
PictureTrail is an image sharing service popular among eBay sellers and other small businesses. In this tutorial, we will walk through the process for uploading images to be used with an eBay auction template. Although auction templates may vary, the procedure is basically the same.
Photos, Graphics and eBay Auction Templates
When selling online, the only way that your customer can see your product is by viewing pictures of the item on the web page. This is especially true for eBay auctions. We will take a look at a few decisions that you need to make when using photos and graphics with eBay auction templates.
The Artists Guide to GIMP Effects
There can never be too many books like this one by Michael J. Hammel. This project-based book has great examples of how the graphic designer uses GIMP software. Hammel discusses these techniques in a way that prepares the readers to reproduce the results in their own projects.
Illustrator Candle Jar Graphic Photoshop Post Work
By now, we have a nice candle jar vector graphic which can be resized without loss of any detail. But it does have that vector look which might not be good for some projects. Letīs see if we can soften that vector look for our graphic in Photoshop.
Draw the Candle Wax Inside the Candle Jar
We completed the candle jar in Illustrator. Now, we will add the wax candle inside the jar and use the Inner Glow Filter to add a waxy appearance.
Add Perspective to Candle Jar Graphic
In this tutorial, we will work on the top opening of our candle jar. We will create this opening with several ellipse shapes and determine the point of view or perspective for our graphic.
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