Since I have begun using Weebly as a web platform I have come to understand the HTML/CSS side of it quite well and although I don't profess to know all there is to know, I know enough for me to tweak bits here and there.
I thought I would share a small tutorial here with you to explain the process of changing the background image of a theme using the HTML/CSS design editor.
I've just completed another tutorial from the brilliant Chris Spooner's webpage, Spoon Graphics. I think the tutorial was posted last year and I somehow missed it.
As usual with Chris' work he explains everything really well step by step. I wanted to take a slightly different stance with my piece and focused on somewhere I had been before.
You can find the tutorial here, Create a Trendy Retro Cityscape Design in Photoshop and you can also follow Chris on twitter @chrisspooner where he often updates with tutorials and inspiration.
Another day, another tutorial!
This time it's another one from Chris Spooner's Blog over at Spoon Graphics. Chris decided to share with us his technique to create an event poster for his Stag Do.
As I am attending a friend of mine's stag do this year, Chef Daniel Catford, I decided I would follow Chris' great step by step tutorial.
The tutorial uses both Photoshop and Illustrator to create, I did veer slightly off tangent at times but managed to keep in line with what was needed for certain effects!
I'm a little disappointed that I didn't choose a slightly better image to clip for the Quad Biker as it has pixelated slightly but overall I'm happy with the outcome and as it's just for fun I won't get hung up on it too much.
Today I have followed a great tutorial from Chris Spooner over at Spoon Graphics on how to create this poster effect and personally I love the outcome and will try it out again on a number of different pictures I have in the future.
The process is very simple to follow and would be great for CD covers or posters alike. The photo itself I had to edit using some of the filters and actions spoken about in my last blog post.
You can find the tutorial post here at Chris' site, try it yourself!!
Steven Bonner about adding depth to your work using Illustrator and Photoshop.Today I followed a nice tutorial from Sterling-based Designer
This technique involves using Vector shapes and graphics to create the outlines you want and then taking that into Photoshop to add the depth to your piece.
Steven realises that the depth effects can, quite rightly, be done in Illustrator but there tends to be some noticeable 'lag' in the time it takes to produce, so doing it in Photoshop is a much more, pain free, way of producing it.
The tutorial itself is hosted on the Computer Arts site which you can follow from there.
I thought I would post this helpful insight into one of Brand Identity designer Jacob Cass' Logo's for Vero, a limited liability company, based in Florida.
I love to see blog posts and articles citing the process the designer has gone through to produce their work and this piece is no different.
Jacob explains what goes on behind the scenes of designing a great logo.
This really is a great article, one I would recommend designers defintiely take a look at, it has a lot of helpful tips from Jacob, someone who should be highly respected in the design industry.
To read the whole article, please visit this link Logo Design from Start to Finish.
This is something I have been interested in for some time, I have seen various way of doing this, there is a quite long winded Photoshop way of doing it and then there's this, easier Illustrator way of creating this effect.
Here are the steps courtesy of Steven Bonner over at StevenBonner.com. Enjoy!
For written step-by-step instructions for this tutorial, head over to Computer Arts Video tutorial: Create ornate type in Illustrator.
Here is another great tutorial for text effects in Illustrator.
This time it's a kind of Polished Effect and add's a great dynamic to your designs and takes about 10-15 minutes.
Create A Polished Text Effect in Illustrator
Courtesy of Vectips.com