Low Key Lighting

If you have a small or portable studio set up then low key portraits should be high on your list of “must have” lighting skills. Why? Apart from looking amazing, great low key lighting can be achieved with simple equipment against any dark background. Click here to view the video on YouTube. As the video...

Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 29 April 2016

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. 8 Ways to Forget About Work…and Have Fun! How to empower designers to code Facebook isn’t the social network anymore. So what… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 29 April 2016 on Pariah Burke...

How to Create an Apocalypse-Inspired Photo Manipulation in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingEvery superhero movie needs a villain. In the new X-men Apocalypse, that villain is none other than the fierce En Sabah Nur... aka Apocalypse.Today I'll teach you how to create your very own Apocalypse, using photo manipulation and digital painting techniques. 1. Research and InspirationThe magic to making photo manipulations work, especially when...

InDesign tutorial: Resize a page using InDesign’s Liquid Layouts

Can the new Liquid Layout behaviours in InDesign CS6 save you time repurposing a publication for different print and digital page sizes? That’s a question Digital Arts readers have been asking us with increasing frequency. To answer this, we brought in InDesign and print and digital publishing expert Pariah Burke. And what better way for him to answer...

Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 28 April 2016

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. ‘The Jungle Book’ magic revealed: Behind the scenes of a VFX masterpiece They’re doing a lot with hand puppets these dayTags: VFX… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 28 April 2016 on Pariah Burke...

How to Create the X-Men Character Gambit in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingAlthough I'm not a cosplayer myself, I do enjoy browsing inspiring cosplay creations. One of my favourite forms of cosplaying is when people alter the gender or gender identity of the character or create their own version of the character's aesthetic inspired by the original. I think it's because you're not so...

How to Create a Chalkboard Vector

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a chalkboard vector with some gradients, a bristle brush, and some freebies from Vector Mill! The tutorial is relatively simple and can be applied to many other Illustrator projects. Final Image Below is the final chalkboard vector we will be shooting for. Tutorial Details Program: Adobe...

Behind the Scenes (Video) of Erik Johansson’s Amazing Photography / Photoshop Piece “Impact”

This is an image I've been working on for the past months. I wanted to create an image where a lake is breaking up as a mirror. I wanted to make the effect look as realistic as possible so I decided to buy 17 square meters of mirrors last summer and broug…Tags: Photoshop photography...

How to Create a Stationery Set for Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters

What You'll Be CreatingProfessor X doesn’t write his letters on just any old stationery. This tutorial will show you how to create a stationery set fit for the X-Men leader, and will teach you how to bring a modern flat design look to a letterhead and business card for Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters.For this...

How to Create a Mystique-Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingThis tutorial will show you how to create a text effect inspired by the unique and bold coloring and texturing of X-Men's fictional character Mystique. It is similar to the text effects that can be purchased on Envato Market, but we'll be using a ton of textures, layer styles, and adjustment layers to create it. So let's get started! Tutorial...

Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 27 April 2016

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Give up the ghost (writing) Infographic: How To Motivate Employees With Different Personality Types Structuring design teams to maximize cross-team collaboration How… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 27 April 2016 on Pariah Burke...

How to Digitally Paint a Superhero Portrait in Adobe Photoshop

What You'll Be CreatingIf you could have any superpower, what would it be? With digital art, you don't have to wait to create magic. Just open Photoshop and grab your favorite pen tablet.For this tutorial, follow along as I show you the process of creating a digital portrait inspired by the electrifying X-Men character, Storm...