Adobe Illustrator can be a little tricky to get your hands around, particularly after getting used to the workflow of applications like Photoshop. The differences between layer use and the creation of objects and shapes can be really strange at first hand.
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a frog prince in Illustrator. You will use the Pen tool (or the Pencil Tool) to create almost all shapes and then color them with the Gradient Mesh Tool. The tutorial also will introduce you to some essential techniques (Blend, Path, Blending Mode...) along with simple effects ( Blur, Drop Shadow...).
Let’s get started!
Watercolor is considered the most difficult painting media because of technique, control and time factors. But in the marketplace, usually watercolors are less expensive than oil paintings. Oil paintings have a higher prestige value and many of the old masters only painted in oil. What makes an old oil painting valuable? What is the main consideration?
Oil painting is the process of painting with pigments that are bound with a medium of drying oil. Traditional oil painting techniques often begin with the artist sketching the subject onto the canvas with charcoal or thinned paint.
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As a freelancer, you need to know how to best use your time and energy when it comes to marketing. We already spend enough time actually performing our jobs, invoicing, collecting, and other tasks. To add marketing to the mix can be incredibly frustrating.
The good news is that you don't have to waste your efforts on marketing if you jump into it with the right activities. Often, the most important choice is knowing what NOT to do and knowing that handing off some tasks to professionals may be your best bet. For those ready to go to the next level, consider these marketing materials and how to use them the most effectively.
When I started work for a large greeting card company, they had type designers who handled all they type on cards. An illustrator would work with a designer to create the imagery and then it would be handed off to a type designer to add the copy in pretty and readable type.
Because I had come to the company with design and type experience, I was privileged to be able to design my own type treatments. It wasn't until the company started offering type training to designers that I realized how little I truly knew. The four-week intensive training was… intensive and run by people who had over twenty years experience with solely designing type for cards. I went into the training feeling I wasn't going to learn anything I didn't already know but I was wrong.