Author Archives: Andrew Blackman

Master Adobe Illustrator With These 9 Courses

If you want to master Adobe Illustrator, these nine courses will give you a solid foundation to work from. Whether you’re a beginner who wants an introduction to the essential features or a more advanced user who wants to learn new techniques, there’s something here for you.So browse through the list, watch the quick introduction…

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Try Our New Course in Creative Typography

What You’ll Be CreatingLooking to develop your creativity and hone your Photoshop and Illustrator skills with a challenging typographic project? Our new course, Creative Typography, is ideal for you.What You’ll LearnIn this course, you will learn how to design a piece of concept-driven, typographic artwork. Graphic designer Matt Withers will share practical tips for improving…

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3 Essential Logo Design Courses

Think of a famous logo. Whether it’s the McDonald’s golden arches, the Nike swoosh or another iconic design, the logo you thought of is almost certainly very simple, yet very effective. With just a few simple lines, shapes, and colours, it conveys a lot of information and generates a wealth of feelings and associations.That’s why…

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New Course: Introduction to Digital Matte Painting

What You’ll Be CreatingWould you like to know how to create this breath-taking fantasy landscape in Adobe Photoshop? Join our new course, An Introduction to Digital Matte Painting, to get detailed step-by-step instructions in over two hours of video.What You’ll LearnIn this course, you’ll learn how to create a seamless fantasy landscape using the techniques…

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New Course: Animating Icons With Adobe Illustrator and After Effects

What You’ll Be CreatingAnimated icons are great for giving your website or app that sleek, polished look. In our new short course, Animating Icons With Adobe Illustrator and After Effects, you’ll learn how to design and animate icons from scratch.What You’ll LearnIn this course, designer Jonathan Lam will take you through the step-by-step process of…

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Take Our New Short Course on Logo Design

What You’ll Be CreatingAs a designer, you’ll sometimes have clients asking you to design logos on very short notice. Our new short course, Creating Professional Logos in an Instant, will show you a foolproof method for creating professional-standard logos when time is limited. What You’ll LearnIn this course, graphic designer Grace Fussell will break the method…

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New Course: Mastering Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingLogos are everywhere. A great logo design can give your website, product or business the right image and help people to recognise your brand instantly.In our new course, Mastering Logo Design in Adobe Illustrator, you’ll learn all the technical skills you need to start designing great logos yourself.What You’ll LearnThis course was…

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New Course: Designing Game UI Assets in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingOne basic requirement of any video game is a user interface. The people who play your game need buttons to press and icons to click, and it’s important for them to look as amazing as the rest of your game.In our new course, Designing Game UI Assets in Adobe Illustrator, you’ll learn…

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Try Our New Course: Creating Low Poly Backgrounds

What You’ll Be CreatingDo you want to know how to create a trendy low poly abstract background? If so, our new short course, Creating Low Poly Backgrounds, is for you. What You’ll LearnIn this course, artist Jonathan Lam will take you through the basics of how to create a low poly abstract background using Cinema 4D and Adobe…

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New Course: Designing Covers for Children’s Books

What You’ll Be CreatingDo you want to know how to create a fantastic children’s book cover?Our new course, Designing Covers for Children’s Books, will teach you the essential skills and take you through a practical design project from start to finish. What’s even better is that this short course consists of just seven bite-sized video lessons…

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New Design Course: How to Use the PixelSquid Plugin for Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingWant to create 3D designs quickly and easily? In our new course, How to Use the PixelSquid Plugin for Photoshop, you’ll learn how to create beautiful designs using 3D elements, without having to understand a 3D program or the 3D features in Photoshop. What You’ll LearnThe PixelSquid plugin allows for the selection from…

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New Course: Creating Product Mockups With Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingDo you want to know how to create realistic 3D mockups of your designs? If so, check out our new course, Creating Product Mockups With Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, in which you’ll get a comprehensive guide to doing exactly that.What You’ll LearnIn this course, graphic designer Grace Fussell will show you how…

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Mastering the Filter Forge Plugin for Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingFilter Forge 5 is one of the most impressive plugins for Photoshop to come out in years. Its ability to create realistic custom-made textures is virtually unmatched. In our new course, Mastering the Filter Forge Plugin for Adobe Photoshop, Envato Tuts+ instructor Kirk Nelson will teach you everything from the basics of using…

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Learn How to Design Your Own Custom Skins in Our New Course

What You’ll Be CreatingHave you ever wanted to design your very own custom skins for your devices? Most of us have at least a cell phone, a tablet or a laptop, or even all three. Now wouldn’t it be cool to create your own skin for one of those gadgets?In our new course, Design Your…

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New Course: The Art of Children’s Illustration

What You’ll Be CreatingWould you like to work as a children’s illustrator? Our new course, The Art of Children’s Illustration, will give you a head start in this very competitive but rewarding field. What You’ll LearnChildren’s book illustrator Rowena Aitken will teach you how to work from a brief, how to improve your composition, how to…

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New Coffee Break Course on Using Color in Digital Painting

In digital painting, unlike traditional painting, you can easily create as many colors as you want. That’s both a blessing and a curse. It’s great to have access to more colors than you’ll ever need, but if you don’t understand how color works, the colors you choose will simply look wrong. To manage your colors properly,…

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New Course on Creating Cartoon Characters in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingDesigning characters is not only interesting, but also fun and easy! In our new course, Creating Male Cartoon Characters in Adobe Illustrator, you’ll learn how to create a hipster character, drawing his body parts step by step. What You’ll LearnIn this short course, you’ll start with a rough sketch, then sculpt the main…

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New Course: Designing a Sci-Fi Galaxy for Film

What You’ll Be CreatingDo you want to create a beautiful sci-fi scene that can be used for film or games? In our new short course, Designing a Sci-Fi Galaxy for Film, you’ll learn how to do exactly that, in just seven bite-sized video lessons that will only take you 40 minutes to watch.What You’ll LearnIn this…

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New Course: Cinemagraphs in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingCinemagraphs are a fascinating blend between still photos and video. Normally these pieces are created by isolating a small portion of movement from a video clip and surrounding it with corresponding still imagery. You can see some good examples of cinemagraphs on Envato Market.In our new short course, Cinemagraphs in Adobe Photoshop,…

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New Course: Digitally Paint Fantastic Giants Walking the Earth

What You’ll Be CreatingDo you want to improve your digital painting skills while working on a complex fantasy scene? If so, our new course, Digitally Paint Fantastic Giants Walking the Earth, is ideal for you.What You’ll LearnDigital artist Brian Lee will walk you through his process of designing a fantasy scene of giants walking the earth…

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