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Add Personal Signature to Digital Art
Several of my readers have asked me how to add their personal signature to their digital art. You can trace your scanned signature with the Pen tool in Photoshop or Illustrator, or use the Live Trace feature in Illustrator.
DAZ Productions, Inc. and daz3d.com
During my travels through 3D land, I came across the daz3d.com website, which has everything the beginner needs to get started creating their own 3D digital art. Once you have master DAZ Studio, you will be ready to tackle Bryce, Carrara and Hexagon.
Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects, Essential and Advanced Techniques Book Review
The fourth edition of the Motion Graphics with After Effects book by Chris & Trish Meyer has been updated and revised for Adobe After Effects CS3 and contains many new sections on your favorite software features.
The Adobe Illustrator CS3 Wow! Book by Sharon Stever
If you are a novice to Illustrator, the WOW! book is a great way to learn the software. The book is packed with great examples and step-by-step instructions.
Adobe Illustrator CS3 The Professional Portfolio by Gary Poyssick and Erika Kendra
This book by Gary Poyssick and Erika Kendra is like a mini-internship or summer job at a graphic design firm and will teach you Adobe Illustrator CS3.
The Illustrator CS3 Line Segment and Star Tools
We will create the star in two steps. First, we will draw a semi-transparent glow with the Star tool. Then we will build the star from several lines that we will draw with the Line Segment tool.
The Brushes Panel and Applying Brush Strokes to Paths in Illustrator CS3
We will draw the base of our Christmas tree, learn how to use the Brushes Panel to view thumbnails of the brushes and to apply a brush stroke to a path.
Draw a Christmas Tree in Adobe Illustrator CS3 with the Pen and Blend Tools
In this tutorial for Illustrator CS3, we will draw a Christmas tree on an Artist Trading Card but you can use the same steps for a greeting card. We will use the Pen, Star and Line tools to draw the basic shapes for the tree and then finish the tree with the Blend tool and Ornamental Border brush.
Add Detail Lines with Illustrator CS3 Pen Tool and Brush Panel
In our last tutorial, we used the Pen tool in Illustrator CS3 to draw the basic shape for our pumpkin project. Now we will use the Pen tool again to draw detail lines to define the vertical sections of the pumpkin, change the stroke weight and apply brush strokes to these paths.
Painter X Creativity Digital Artist's Handbook by Jeremy Sutton
This book is more like an art class. The author, Jeremy Sutton, teaches the technical aspects of Corel Painter X and then goes beyond that to share his hard-earned tips and expertise for digital art creation and production.
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