Someone emailed me and asked how did I do the illustration background on Next2Friends. It inspired me to write this article. He asked "Did I do it in Photoshop or Illustrator?" Well, it is a mixture of both. First I created the artwork in Illustrator, then polished it in Photoshop. Here I will unveil all my secret techniques. This tutorial includes 9 Photoshop techniques that will show you how to add more depth, color, contrast, and texture into your vector art.

Why do I need to polish the vector art?

Vector artworks are usually very flat, dull, and lack visual effects due to software limitations; thus they look very boring. Unless you want that "flat and dull" appearance, otherwise you should polish your vector in Photoshop. By polishing vector art, you can: make the color more vivid, bring up the contrast, texturize the artwork, and add more life and depth to the image. Here are some of my work samples (before and after polish).

Technique 1: Lens Flare Effect

N2F lens flare

First technique, let’s start with one of my recent work on Next2Friends. I will show you how to create a stunning lens flare effect in two simple steps.

I assume you have the vector artwork ready and you want to add a lens flare layer on top. First create a new layer on top and fill it with black color. Go to Filter > Render > Lens Flare. Then, set the layer’s blending mode to Screen. Done. Isn’t that nice and easy?

Lens flare 1

If you want the lens flare to focus on specify area only, you can delete the unwanted area. Make a circle selection, feather the selection (Cmd + Opt + D) by 10 to 20px, inverse selection (Cmd + Shift + i), and hit Delete key.

Lens flare 2

Sometime just the Lens Flare filter alone is not good enough. You can make it even better by manually adding more colorful circles and glows.

Lens flare 3

Technique 2: Colorful and Dusty Effect

Colorful and dusty

This is one of my common styles that can be found in most of my design work. Again, it is very easy. It can be done in two easy steps.

Use the Radial Gradient tool, randomly draw some soft edge glows on a layer and set the layer blending mode to Dissolve.

Dusty effect 1

Repeat this step and create different color overlapping layers. Try to use bright colors such as yellow, megenta and cyan. Tips: you can control the dissolve level by adjusting the layer Opacity.

Dusty effect 2

Technique 3: Rainbow

Rainbow effect

If you ever wondered how I did the rainbow effect on my Phoenix illustration (currently displaying on N.Design Studio). It is done by a Photoshop plugin, Polar Coordinates.

Create a new square dimension file (ie. 800 x 800px). Make a spectrum gradation in the middle of the document using the Gradient tool with the default "Spectrum" preset. Go to Filter > Distort > Polar Coordinates. There you go, a perfect circle spectrum!

Rainbow 1

Now, you have to blur the sharp edge. Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur, apply 5 to 10px radius, depending on the size of your document. Bigger document size will require more blur.

Rainbow 2

If you only to show partial of the rainbow, you can use the layer mask to hide the unwanted area. In the Layer palette, click on the "Add layer mask" icon. Use Gradient tool, select the "black to transparent" swatch, drag from left to right to mask out the unwanted area.

Rainbow 3

Technique 4: Glowing Lights – Background

This is the quickiest and most easiest way to create a colorful light glowing background for your vector work.

Glowing Lights

First fill the layer with any dark gradient you desire. Use the Radial Gradient tool and start making soft (transparent) glows on separate layers. This effect works best with cyan, magenta, and purplish colors.

Glowing background 1

Experiment with the blending modes and drag the layers around (you will get unexpected results): Overlay, Color, Multiply, Screen, and Color Dodge.

Glowing background 2

Technique 5: Particles

Particles

Particle Tail

Here is a technique on how to create a tail of particles as seen in my Flow artwork. This technique is also commonly used in the fairy tale books/movies (you know, the typical magic wand effects).

Select the Pen tool, and draw an opening path. Select the Brush tool, set any brush size you want (ie. Brush size 3px). In the Brush panel, turn on Scattering and Shape Dynamics (you can play around with these settings to get different results).

Particle Tail 1

In the Paths palette, right-click on the path layer and select "Stroke Path". It will fill the stroke with your active brush setting.

Particle Tail 2

Tablet Drawing

Of course you can manually create the particle effect by brushing with various brush sizes. If you have a tablet, this will be fun. In the Brush panel, turn on Shape Dynamics, Scattering, or any other controls to Pen Pressure and experiment the results. If you don’t have a tablet, have fun clicking and dragging.

Particle Tail 3

Technique 6: Color Dodge

Color dodge

Vector artworks usually look very flat, by color dodging, you can bring up the contrast and create a focus point.

Paste your vector artwork in a new layer, use the Eyedropper tool and pick a bright color from the original image. Set your Brush mode to Color Dodge and brush Opacity 5 to 10%. Gentling click on the area where you want to be dodged. Be easy and try to over-dodge the image.

Color dodge 1

Technique 7: Blurred and Darkened.

As mentioned earler, vector artwork is usually very flat. You can add more depth to the image by blurring and darkening the background objects. Examples can be found in my Flow illustration. Notice the floral patterns in the background are blurred and darkened?

Blurred and darkened

Just duplicate the foreground objects and apply 3 to 5px Gaussian Blur.

Blurred

Technique 8: Watercolor

As seen on this site, watercolor texture and vector can mix very well together. Here is how I did the watercolor effects.

Watercolor 1

Choose any pastel colors, such as pink, green, purple, orange, etc. Select the Pencil tool, set the brush size to about 100px, Opacity 10%, and randomly draw on the layer.

Watercolor 2

Repeat this step for different colors. This technique is also posted in the previous tutorial, Watercolor Effect Menu.

Technique 9: Vintage

Here is a technique on how to create vintage effect to give more texture to your vector work. Although I have never used this technique in my illustration work, but I have seen it a lot. So, here is it.

Vintage 2

Paste your vector artwork in Photoshop. Select the Erase tool, set the mode to Pencil, select one of the grunge/splatter brushes, and gentling erase partial of the layer.

Credits: The brush sets used here are splatter and watercolor, from Bittbox. The icons are from my free Christmas Holiday Icon Pack.

See more

You can browse my design portfolio to see more work by me. Some of my works are available for download as desktop wallpapers.

584 Comments

Darren
Nov 23, 2007 at 3:40 am

Great examples. I love vector illustration and I think with a certain amount (lots) of time you can create vectors that aren’t flat but for that strong finish a bit of tinkering always does well.

The particle trail is my favourite. Simple yet elegant. Thanks.

Felix
Nov 23, 2007 at 3:48 am

Magnificent step-by-step walkthrough! Thank’s a lot. Watching expert giving example is great yet entertaining. But when it times to do-it-yourself, the quality is far behind the example lol.

fatihturan
Nov 23, 2007 at 3:49 am

You have good techniques Nick! :) Thank you for share its with us.

Tobias Roediger
Nov 23, 2007 at 3:56 am

Really nice, very clean and clear examples. I love the contrast between the ultra glam and the very worn looks, so much depth and value can be added within the last couple steps.

sw
Nov 23, 2007 at 4:08 am

Great tutorial! tanks a lot!

Arctic
Nov 23, 2007 at 4:20 am

Again, thanks for your great tutorial!

stewie
Nov 23, 2007 at 4:20 am

wow… really great work. I’m not a vector artist,, but im really loving ours

www.maxbmx.ownlog.com
Nov 23, 2007 at 4:24 am

very nice article, as always :-)

violinista
Nov 23, 2007 at 4:50 am

Thank you for simple and amazing article, keep up good work!

Best regards from Serbia

thom
Nov 23, 2007 at 5:48 am

Yeah, the particle trail is my favourite too, easy to do and versatile.

For those of you like me who struggled to find the Brush Panel, when you have the brush tool selected, hit F5 (on the PC) and it’ll show up.

Getting to terms with the Brush Panel is quite useful, as it’s a great way to get a lot more out of your brushes.

felipe
Nov 23, 2007 at 5:55 am

Wow!! i always wanted to know those “little” things about your designs.
thanks a lot.

Andrei
Nov 23, 2007 at 7:13 am

love it love it! soon i’ll start workin’ on them. thanx a lot for sharing :)

Andris
Nov 23, 2007 at 7:16 am

Thanks!
That was the missing piece between photoshop and illustrator!
Great post!

KingoX
Nov 23, 2007 at 7:32 am

Thank Very Much. Great tutorials. A lot of thanks.

Stevie K
Nov 23, 2007 at 7:51 am

Hey Nick, good to know you use certain effects that are often frowned upon by some designers. Shows that true designers use all the tools that are available to him regardless of stigma.

Nathan
Nov 23, 2007 at 7:52 am

So informative and brilliant! Very great!

I am going to have to get into this whole vector thing…. but its so hard and time consuming! Though, jobless and lifeless usually means I should pick a hobby that will consume my time!

Zeb
Nov 23, 2007 at 7:56 am

So huge tuto Nick like usual ;-)

Brian
Nov 23, 2007 at 8:16 am

Excellent tutorial. Really great tips plus the artwork is amazing.

veerendra
Nov 23, 2007 at 9:41 am

great tutorial ..zillion thanks

Joefrey Mahusay
Nov 23, 2007 at 9:57 am

Cool. i love it nick…Great post

Harmen
Nov 23, 2007 at 10:23 am

Wow, beautiful.
Thanks!!

Andrei Gonzales
Nov 23, 2007 at 12:23 pm

Errrr…

I’ve got major respect for you Nick, but how many sites of yours have used the same layout? ndesign, webdesignerwall, and now next2friends? People are already starting to rip it: http://www.malenehald.dk/blog/ (although that’s an excellent rip)

Nazel
Nov 23, 2007 at 12:51 pm

Thank you for this. Very insightful. :)

@ Andrei:I don’t think the website you mention is a rip off. You could say that it was inspired by the Web Designer Wall’s layout.

Pablo
Nov 23, 2007 at 2:51 pm

exelent, you’re a master

paulo ledesma
Nov 23, 2007 at 4:52 pm

Excelent work…. thanks from Colombia!!!!!!

Ismael
Nov 23, 2007 at 5:44 pm

Thanks Nick.

rokryan
Nov 23, 2007 at 5:53 pm

Dam, you really excel at inspiring with your artworkz and tutorials man..
Niice one!

Kiman
Nov 23, 2007 at 6:13 pm

This is absolutely amazing. Thanks!

David Hellmann
Nov 23, 2007 at 8:11 pm

Great, really nice!

last week i bought me a wacom intous3 A4 Tablett, i think thats a good interesting tutorial for me, thanks a lot – you making great stuff!

yvan Gaillard
Nov 24, 2007 at 2:16 am

It takes a lot to impress me in photoshop, and I must say those techniques work quite well !!!

Harry Roberts
Nov 24, 2007 at 7:26 am

Wow, really nice work there. I wish I was an arty type :(

Harry

Kevin
Nov 24, 2007 at 7:36 am

Wow, really learned alot again from this article. :P
Keep it up..

Mariano
Nov 24, 2007 at 10:55 am

Awesome! I`ll never sleep without learning something new! Thank you for this!

nagash
Nov 24, 2007 at 12:08 pm

really nice collection of tips and techniques
thumbs up

JeffreyG
Nov 24, 2007 at 1:10 pm

Great and useful tutorials!

Ahmad Alfy
Nov 24, 2007 at 1:48 pm

Awesome!
Thumb up!

Carly
Nov 24, 2007 at 4:25 pm

I don’t have photoshop, but your article does allow me the chance to use some ideas and put them into paint shop pro. Perhaps one day I can contribute an article or two for paint shop pro… hehe.

Eric
Nov 24, 2007 at 5:09 pm

Wow, this is great! I hoped this post would never end!!

Malene
Nov 25, 2007 at 8:24 am

As Andrei Gonzales mentioned above, I was heavily inspired with webdesignerwall when making my own site – I hope you don’t find me a complete copycat, although I admit to having copied the overall layout. But, sadly for me and happily for Nick, I am not as skilled in WordPress as he, so I couldn’t copy all the really cool features, like the menu, the post dates, tag cloud, the comments and the other killer stuff that makes Webdesignerwall:) But thanks Nick, for great inspiration, and for sharing your knowledge! The only thing I knew about in this post, was the “vintage” thing which I myself heavily use, so I’m looking forward to learning the other techniques you tell about in this post;)

ily
Nov 25, 2007 at 5:14 pm

Thank you for shedding some light on this topic! It’s really inspiring!

Nick La
Nov 25, 2007 at 5:59 pm

@Malene,

I don’t mind “heavily inspired” at all. It is my honor that my design inspired you. FYI – Cameron Moll once mentioned in his article, Good Designers Copy, Great Designers Steal.

shafy
Nov 26, 2007 at 12:22 am

hey that was some great tutorials….thanx

Andrei Gonzales
Nov 26, 2007 at 2:13 am

@Malene – I may have been a bit harsh. I actually slightly prefer your artwork to the one Nick used on this site (sorry Nick, but I have a soft spot for Malene’s “aged clay” effect.), although I still do feel you could have used another layout.

@Nick – *scratches head* …I wonder what you meant by that last post…

Nick La
Nov 26, 2007 at 2:27 am

@Andrei Gonzales – my entire point is: it is ok to copy ideas (seriously, who doesn’t copy?), but do not rip. Malene does have similar style as Web Designer Wall, but her illustration is original and stylish. So I don’t consider a rip.

idezmax
Nov 26, 2007 at 5:01 am

I like rainbow effect. Cool.

Libby
Nov 26, 2007 at 9:57 am

BittBox, I love the work you do and am in awe of your generosity. Thank you so much!

NobsTutorials
Nov 26, 2007 at 10:32 am

Great stuff and great explanation, thank you very much! Really loved the rainbow and glowing lights effects…

Davey
Nov 26, 2007 at 12:19 pm

Great stuff! Thanks for these, Nick. :-)

Veeto
Nov 26, 2007 at 3:21 pm

Classy Tips

erez
Nov 26, 2007 at 4:35 pm

F**KING GREAT!

Keep it coming.

Jauhari
Nov 26, 2007 at 6:04 pm

Just Perfect… really useful ;)

JIN
Nov 26, 2007 at 7:46 pm

I love you guy…u help me alot!!!

kondas
Nov 27, 2007 at 12:38 am

Nice tutorials.

Matthew James Taylor
Nov 27, 2007 at 12:46 am

You have beautiful work and this is a great article.

Ahmed Murtaza
Nov 27, 2007 at 3:28 am

thank you so much for sharing such wonderful tips… *bow*

Sailesh
Nov 27, 2007 at 3:44 am

Hello,

Seems like some awesome tips are on this entry, thank you very much.

I was trying some of them and wondered what version of Photoshop are you using as I cannot seem to find those brush options on CS2.

Great site!

Sailesh

Herman Tho
Nov 27, 2007 at 4:44 am

another gud tutorial! thx nick
wah Wacom intuos for expert design.
need save money for bamboo fun.

David
Nov 27, 2007 at 9:20 am

Brilliant, Great Technique

Well Done :-)

b00m
Nov 27, 2007 at 9:27 am

That’s perfect

Christina
Nov 27, 2007 at 12:59 pm

Fantastic tutorial, thank you so much!! I don’t quite understand the color dodge but I will try it out.

Alp
Nov 27, 2007 at 1:19 pm

Best tutorial i ever seen. Lots of thanks from Türkiye (Turkey).

Mohammed
Nov 27, 2007 at 2:57 pm

thank you!

Michael @ Freshome
Nov 27, 2007 at 3:08 pm

Posts like this are pure gold, a suggestion …post more like this and your blog exposure will grow harder and harder.

Dicky Normous
Nov 27, 2007 at 3:43 pm

gnarly!

DannyNoSleeves
Nov 27, 2007 at 4:37 pm

awesome tutorials. have you tought about writing for PSDtuts?

robgarbo
Nov 27, 2007 at 9:43 pm

Nice tips post. Keep them coming!

uta
Nov 28, 2007 at 12:39 am

Wow, all the techniques are very useful. Thank you very much! You rock!

Alex R.
Nov 28, 2007 at 2:38 am

Thank you, Nick.

Ricardo
Nov 28, 2007 at 9:36 am

Nice tutorial.
Thanks for sharing your techniques.

Sebast
Nov 28, 2007 at 3:09 pm

Buenas! I´m from Argentina GRACIAS!! por lo que me enseñas te agradezco un monto..

Mis saludos y mis respetos para vos

NetraKID
Nov 28, 2007 at 3:27 pm

Nice tutorial, i bookmarked this page for ever :-D

Bert
Nov 28, 2007 at 8:12 pm

Thanks a lot!

pheng
Nov 28, 2007 at 8:59 pm

you’re the best thanks for the significant information

Arfizah
Nov 29, 2007 at 12:44 am

u r the best… thanks so much….. love u alot…!!!! hw can u b so geniuss???

cn help me wif my sch project???plzzz

Jia Jin
Nov 29, 2007 at 2:07 am

Hi, thanks for sharing those great tips with us. 1 question though, do you import a flat image of the original artwork or the source file. I cant seem to import my layer ai file into photoshop

Joycee
Nov 29, 2007 at 2:01 pm

Your are totally awesome… always an inspiration to me!!!
Thanks for all your posts.

fresh fruits
Nov 29, 2007 at 3:46 pm

you’re my Ps and Ai GURU

Mike
Nov 29, 2007 at 11:29 pm

I love your work Nick! This is fantastic. :)

Michelle Durrant
Nov 30, 2007 at 6:54 am

Absolutely brilliant, i’m going to try out these techniques straight away. Thankyou!!! : )

Laura
Nov 30, 2007 at 3:45 pm

Fantastic! Amazing! Fab!

Eighties
Dec 1, 2007 at 3:47 am

Great tips, thanks.
Stumbled!

sue
Dec 1, 2007 at 12:21 pm

Thanks for these tips. Now I can take my work to the next level.

GotFrap
Dec 1, 2007 at 7:22 pm

You’re awesome.

WWE Lita
Dec 1, 2007 at 8:00 pm

Hello…Man i just love your blog, keep the cool posts comin..holy Saturday . WWE Lita

Andrew Echols
Dec 1, 2007 at 9:40 pm

Your artwork is awesome, but I have one question do you rasterize the artwork or
import it as shape layer to preserve it’s vector based nature?

aydınlatma ankara
Dec 3, 2007 at 4:17 am

Thanks for all your posts.

Sancho Panza
Dec 3, 2007 at 5:32 am

Man you’re plain awesome! This is the sort of stuff i was looking for so long. Keep up the good work – and be sure, that i’ll tell all my friends :)

zakirah
Dec 3, 2007 at 7:28 am

inspiring.. Digg it!

anil
Dec 3, 2007 at 9:33 am

thank you sir.

Tidus
Dec 3, 2007 at 12:39 pm

you could choose not teaching this to anyone, but still you share it with all the internet.
I’m great full for that you know!
thanks a lot mate.

Pavel
Dec 3, 2007 at 6:55 pm

Amazing, dude

Allen
Dec 4, 2007 at 3:14 am

Digg! Thats awesome. What amazing

Rafeequl
Dec 4, 2007 at 7:41 am

What a post ! its awesome ! 4 thumb up !

Kluke
Dec 4, 2007 at 8:34 am

Thank you so much! You are great!)

cto
Dec 4, 2007 at 11:32 am

One of the most useful and revealing posts I’ve seen.

cto
Dec 4, 2007 at 11:33 am

One of the most useful and revealing posts I’ve seen on any tutorial site.

Your sites never cease to amaze me, please keep up the good work. Please keep sharing your ideas and techniques, they’re making this world a far more beautiful place.

neoraw
Dec 4, 2007 at 1:34 pm

Great article!
Verry helpfull!
thank you very much! :D

mohit
Dec 5, 2007 at 3:32 am

great work.

sai
Dec 5, 2007 at 5:35 am

Thank you sooooo very much for sharing your techniques with all of us.

Sega
Dec 5, 2007 at 6:45 am

Very useful ! Thank you!

Brenton
Dec 5, 2007 at 8:29 am

OMG, thats hot

Marcel
Dec 5, 2007 at 10:46 am

This helped me very much! Thank you!

Sander
Dec 5, 2007 at 6:28 pm

Unbelievable, you’re so talented!!

Thanks for sharing this with all who are interested!

jung im
Dec 6, 2007 at 12:55 am

thank you so much for your sharing your techniques.
It’s so wonderful.

凯尔
Dec 6, 2007 at 9:14 am

Most helpful tutorial posts I’ve ever seen.

esp the “Glowing Lights – Background” and “Colorful and Dusty Effect” techs are what I wanted to ask about.

Subscribed!

nonso
Dec 6, 2007 at 11:13 am

i just discover this site today, thank God. i love your site been a painter and a designer, i have discover something that will make me go the extra mail.
lovely keep it UP!

phillip
Dec 7, 2007 at 1:45 am

hello, is it possible to get a low cost version of the most uptodate photoshop. and a tablet. i know im asking allot. but does any one know where. or have one of them. PM on youtube at ww2willyjeep. Thank you in advance.

Photoshop Tutorial
Dec 7, 2007 at 2:25 am

Damn useful tutorial. You’ve got the skill Nick.

doba
Dec 7, 2007 at 9:47 am

i lost all my words. its breathtaking how things can be easy and good

Mark Abucayon
Dec 7, 2007 at 10:04 pm

Wow this is execellent- I love to use vector always…Im very much Impress in this website. thanks for sharing this to us.

Mickey
Dec 8, 2007 at 10:28 am

HELLO! These tutorials are very useful! I just started using Adobe Illustrator and your site helped me a lot.

Dante
Dec 9, 2007 at 9:58 am

OMG GREAT!!! I used the splatter like its blood, IT REALY LOOKS LIKE IT!!!…. xD:P (4 a GTA IV Background) look at my site if you want: http://www.freewebs.com/poesjuhsclan/backgrounds.htm
(look 4 GTA IV Background)

RP
Dec 10, 2007 at 1:50 am

Excellent tutorials. When do we get to see the tip/trick for something like your ‘abstract background’ wallpaper (the ‘parallel lines’) ?

egypt web design
Dec 10, 2007 at 3:54 am

Excellent tutorials. These tutorials are very useful!

Comments Dude
Dec 10, 2007 at 12:52 pm

Thanks for the terrific tutorial. I dare say that you probably have the best looking blog I’ve ever seen. Your layout is stunning. Congratulations!

Ashika K. Witiwalarachchi
Dec 11, 2007 at 5:37 am

It’s very useful, by seen those creation it gives me a new life for my creativity. So I have change my way for a new path. Thanks a lot the people how have built such.
Thanks once a gain god bless to all,
Keep it up,

If you guys like to see my creations I can give those to uplode in your site.

val
Dec 11, 2007 at 7:39 am

yes please please o please let us in to your secrets for that “parallel lines” thing that you do!…. :)
thanks so much for your site, it’s truly great.

Roy Kremer
Dec 11, 2007 at 7:08 pm

you don’t know how long i’ve been searching for info like this.. Thanks very much!

meilinPR
Dec 11, 2007 at 10:02 pm

I’ve always wondered how you did the “particles” effect – now that I’m in on the secret, I’ve regained a little bit of peace of mind. Really.

This is immensely useful. I’m sure I speak for my fellow worshipers when I say I’ll be eternally grateful for this. Arigatou!

steveb
Dec 12, 2007 at 12:23 pm

Am an amatuer web disigner wanna b – thank you for this tutorial am learning tons of new tricks- KUDOS.

madéwira
Dec 12, 2007 at 4:47 pm

wow cool! very inspiring :)

Mack
Dec 13, 2007 at 4:42 am

This tutorial is awesome! and so is the layout of your blog :)

aldo
Dec 13, 2007 at 10:31 pm

Excellent tutorials!!! very very cool!!

Junior
Dec 14, 2007 at 5:27 am

Nice blog
Luv your template ;)

L.a.Z.
Dec 14, 2007 at 9:22 am

amazing tips! thanks!

Emyr Tabrizi
Dec 14, 2007 at 9:57 am

Thanks for this! Fantastic.

liezmaya
Dec 15, 2007 at 5:33 am

wow Thanks…

Tiago
Dec 15, 2007 at 4:29 pm

Super great work!!

detour
Dec 16, 2007 at 3:48 pm

fantastic tutorial!!! this is what tutorials should look like! keep up the good work.

lanx
Dec 17, 2007 at 8:43 am

this is very useful to me…thank you very much….i hope you can give more tutorials…guru…

esther
Dec 17, 2007 at 12:46 pm

i love your site its beautiful
and thanks for your tips they´re awesome

SD Chargers baby
Dec 18, 2007 at 1:41 am

You are a good person, one day I if I have the opportunity I will give to others the way you have given your wisdom and love to us.

5ivedance
Dec 18, 2007 at 3:14 am

Fantastic.Amazing…Go with god!!!!

aoxilis
Dec 18, 2007 at 11:07 am

Nice work,Dude!

Denzel
Dec 18, 2007 at 11:25 am

waaaaaaaa!!!!
THANKS, THANKS A LOT!!
(i don’t speak (or write) in English very well, but i’ll do my best in this post…)
This tutorial is amazing, I visited this blog a few times, i love its design, and I always wanted to know how to do digital illustrations like that… and you have helped me a lot with this! =)
Once again, endless thanks! ^^

camille
Dec 18, 2007 at 8:26 pm

Wonderful work! I love this site :D im a big fan of your wonderful colors :)

cheers from manila!

Jason
Dec 18, 2007 at 11:17 pm

Diggin the tutorial, may have to try it myself.

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vanoin
Dec 19, 2007 at 5:38 am

so good! I like the site!

Mathu
Dec 20, 2007 at 2:51 am

Fantastic! simply cudn’t think of a word that describes my appreciation for your designs and this tutorial.

Keep it up!

Skenns
Dec 20, 2007 at 12:16 pm

Thanks for the fantastic material. Words can’t describe how useful this is. I found your website by accident and now I use it for ideas and to just marvel at the talent. Thanks a million for this.

Megan
Dec 20, 2007 at 2:40 pm

I LOVE that you share all these techniques with your readers! I have read some of these on your previous blog entries and they’ve been really helpful with my projects. I can’t wait to try out all of these techniques!

Ed Bar
Dec 20, 2007 at 10:06 pm

Wow! It always took me a long time to experiment with vector effects to get a result that feels complete, but only because there hasn’t really been online resources devoted to a FINISHED vector piece. This is a wonderful tutorial.

5ivedance
Dec 21, 2007 at 9:28 pm

This tutorial is amazing

Dario
Dec 22, 2007 at 10:37 am

There is not words……………just a letter “X” = Xcellent

Kuwait Pictures
Dec 22, 2007 at 2:42 pm

It is fantastic

Steffi
Dec 22, 2007 at 5:49 pm

That is all sooo amazing! I am german and do not understand all, but i will try your tips, because I go to an art school and your tutorial helps me a lot!
Respect!!!

Nicolaas
Dec 22, 2007 at 10:05 pm

par ‘ excellence!
thanks a lot for your tutorials.

All4Programmer
Dec 23, 2007 at 11:48 am

SOOOOOO gooood i liked this site…. A lot of tutorials… THANKS!!!

PhilFreelance-Web
Dec 24, 2007 at 1:38 am

Wow, it’s my first time here, this is the wildest tutorial i’ve ever encountered.. thanks a lot hope you can share more. :)

PhilFreelance-Web
Dec 24, 2007 at 1:42 am

This is a very world class tutorial.. i can say that.. thanks a lot

dimkaNT
Dec 25, 2007 at 4:41 am

it’s very interesting site.
Thank You.

Rachel Tan
Dec 25, 2007 at 9:42 am

Your vector effects are great, I want to use them too. I make vectors with brushes using different varieties of colours and patterns. But I am wondering where did you get your brushes? Your artwork is very impressive and astonishing! ;)

Kingston
Dec 26, 2007 at 12:07 am

Jus mindblowing effects

RAMKUMAR
Dec 27, 2007 at 8:17 am

Really very nice design

Designer
Dec 27, 2007 at 12:34 pm

Excellent tutorial. Thanks for sharing this with us!

kimnabi
Dec 27, 2007 at 6:51 pm

Thank You.

Design Director
Dec 28, 2007 at 11:24 am

Good work. We could always use a good talented, self motivated, and learning designer like you.

Travis
Dec 28, 2007 at 6:31 pm

Very creative/clever

Honza
Jan 1, 2008 at 5:03 am

good job, i use this tut, thanks ;-)

Honza
Jan 1, 2008 at 5:07 am

perfect tutorial, thank you

Giacomo
Jan 1, 2008 at 7:15 am

It seems so easy..
Maybe technical skill is not enough ;-)

Righey
Jan 1, 2008 at 3:24 pm

wow I didn’t even know about most of those things……… thank you!

Tobto
Jan 2, 2008 at 4:20 am

cool! I like you don’t affraid to use bright vivid colors.

SJ
Jan 2, 2008 at 6:04 pm

Thanks a lot… ill be using this site a lot to help me with my designing…
i have used some of these techniques before but not in the way you have shown us.
thanks again.. please post more techniques which are helpful :)

Matt
Jan 3, 2008 at 10:33 pm

It`s a pleasure! Thanks a lot for your time.

Mercedas
Jan 4, 2008 at 1:55 am

Thank you very much!

Patris
Jan 4, 2008 at 7:22 am

Thanks for sharing it, this was quite helpful!

Dev
Jan 5, 2008 at 12:31 pm

tnks ur information keep in tuch, this page very helpfull

Stealth
Jan 6, 2008 at 7:08 pm

My god, u’re amazing, tkanks, be happy.

janak chauhan
Jan 7, 2008 at 10:41 am

What can I say. It is just beautiful, beautiful and I really mean this. i am impressed. I am jsut beginner and I am inspired.

Storm
Jan 7, 2008 at 10:02 pm

ablsolutley amazing. I’m so excited to try out these techniques! i’ve recently rediscovered the pen tool so i liked reading about it alot :D

hang
Jan 7, 2008 at 11:33 pm

thank you

skopas
Jan 8, 2008 at 12:41 am

Man, these are great. Thanks for sharing and hard work put into it.

Dave
Jan 8, 2008 at 2:19 pm

Right. Certainly appreciate the great tips and pointers. Keep on. Cheers!

dean Harris
Jan 9, 2008 at 10:44 pm

gee! if i was a woman, id ask you yo marry me… :)
Im at university doing some multimedia and your tutorial amazes me, it’d help me with the projects greatly.
I hope you post some more ideas, i’d love to read and learn to be an advanced designer! :D

Stereo&Funk
Jan 10, 2008 at 3:21 am

Geez man. You’re one hella artist. Hands down. Thanks for sharing your techniques. Much appreciated.

Sonia
Jan 11, 2008 at 8:33 am

Absolutely amazing site! Thank you so much for the information.

hairie
Jan 11, 2008 at 9:33 am

Hi…
off the topic question..
what pluggin do you use for image preview in this page?
thanks..
you’re awsome..

pixie-stix
Jan 11, 2008 at 3:51 pm

Superb tips – thank you!

Mick
Jan 13, 2008 at 5:56 pm

This is amazing i’m going to try and learn all these as your site is beautiful looking, thanks so much.

jac
Jan 13, 2008 at 9:54 pm

Thanks for the tips! I really like your site and your tutorials/tips!

Ryan Hoxworth
Jan 15, 2008 at 9:37 am

That was a really good tutorial. Thanks for the great tips.

Lawrence the photographer
Jan 16, 2008 at 10:18 pm

Amazing stuff! The pictures really helped the tutorial as well. Now I can spice up my wedding pictures! :)

Leigh Nugent
Jan 17, 2008 at 9:32 am

What can I say…Thanks for sharing these tips!

keith
Jan 17, 2008 at 11:01 am

wow! fantastic! thanks very much. i am so happy you share your knowledge for people (like me) who are starting out and are amazed by these types of graphics, now i can start creating my own… you should feel good about yourself for doing such things for others.

lisa
Jan 17, 2008 at 3:31 pm

Yes, I agree. I hope that I can some day close to the work you are producing. Thanks for the free and easy to understand advice!

Schmut
Jan 17, 2008 at 7:51 pm

I feel a tad stupid for not having found out about that stroke-path trick, yet. Here I’ve been clumsily trying to draw smooth curving strokes with the mouse-pad on my laptop when really it was as simple as getting out the old pen tool.
I very much appreciate all of these great tutorials. I’ve got to start putting together a website in a couple of weeks time and I can definately make use of what I’ve just learnt.

Keep up the fantastic work,

dandesigns
Jan 20, 2008 at 2:35 pm

neat! i like the watercolor and stroke effects tips the most. thanks for being so generous.

Chris
Jan 22, 2008 at 3:36 am

Love your techniques really awesome hey… keep them rolling in.

evans
Jan 23, 2008 at 6:00 pm

very fast and good

Joyce N.
Jan 23, 2008 at 6:41 pm

Very cool! Thanks for sharing, at least now I can be inspired with working with vectors :)

gothicpsyche
Jan 24, 2008 at 10:54 am

Wow, thanks for sharing these tips! I’m currently interested in vector work and this articles would really be a big help. :)

ivan
Jan 24, 2008 at 8:48 pm

i have always wonder how ya done it mate. they kinda easy to produce once you know how, simply gorgeous and i’m a great fan of ya work. thanks for all the tutorials and keep them coming.

Sharon
Jan 25, 2008 at 6:16 pm

thanks! im gonna try some of these tutorials right now! you make it look like a snap. :)

Egypt Web Design
Jan 26, 2008 at 2:04 am

thnx. add to favorite i will try all these good ideas

Claudiu
Jan 27, 2008 at 6:38 pm

Thank you for the the good material you provide on this site. One of my favorite by far… keep up the good work !

Maybe you can show us also the effect with the parallel deformed lines…

Aronil
Jan 28, 2008 at 2:31 am

Oh my gosh oh my gosh!! Thanks for these tips.. I’m going to try them out now! They are gorgeous!

free temlate
Jan 28, 2008 at 2:15 pm

really good tutorial.i will always follow you…

teknoloji haberleri
Jan 29, 2008 at 3:48 am

thanks for this

Girls Games
Jan 29, 2008 at 4:30 am

I saw your works from bildirgec. Really very cool !!!

trybit
Jan 30, 2008 at 3:19 am

just awesome !!!!

Foxinni - Wordpress Designer
Jan 30, 2008 at 12:33 pm

INSANE… Best post i have ever read. To the point and superb quality. VERVERYVERY nice! You just keep on amazing me.

polita
Jan 31, 2008 at 8:41 am

Thank you very much!
You are the best.

Leslaw
Jan 31, 2008 at 9:56 am

Awesome, thx!

Dizin Directory
Jan 31, 2008 at 12:25 pm

really nice tutorial.i will always view you…

Webmaster Search
Jan 31, 2008 at 8:42 pm

Great tips… thank you for such mind openers… I just find your website and will never leave again… thanks again

q
Feb 1, 2008 at 1:37 am

very nice tutorial,really works.thanks a lot :)

Trproxy
Feb 1, 2008 at 6:53 am

ver ggood thanks.

shah
Feb 1, 2008 at 10:09 am

i see u which is quit good and want take some tips to good graphics in the field of pacakaging industry.u will do quit good work in this field ok.

serial
Feb 1, 2008 at 11:25 am

thank you very much.

Program indir
Feb 1, 2008 at 2:09 pm

really nice tutorial.i will always view you

Pool Cris
Feb 2, 2008 at 7:34 am

nice tutorial.i’ll always view you

All Kamar Tain
Feb 2, 2008 at 7:35 am

I just find your site and will never leave again… thanks

mirc
Feb 2, 2008 at 8:46 am

thanks

kartus
Feb 2, 2008 at 10:47 am

Thanks…

Blog
Feb 2, 2008 at 10:48 am

nice tutorial.i’ll always view you

Muhammet EMİR
Feb 4, 2008 at 9:35 am

thanks very good

www.forumskandal.com
Feb 4, 2008 at 9:36 am

thansk…

mountainandcloud
Feb 4, 2008 at 7:22 pm

You’re awesome. Thanks for sharing these great techniques.

Webdesigner
Feb 5, 2008 at 12:01 am

This tutorial is one of yhe best i’ve ever seen! Thanks a lot!

David
Feb 5, 2008 at 3:54 am

I’m making sites based on CSS-technology for three years already but I didn’t see this greatful resource before! Good luck dear author! :)

mucill
Feb 6, 2008 at 10:43 am

You are so dangerous :D …
Thank you for this great tutorial. Best I’ve ever seen …

Jacob
Feb 8, 2008 at 12:26 am

Yay for dig, bookmarks, and rss. There’s no way I’ll be able to remember all of this the next time I open photoshop.

stephanie rens
Feb 8, 2008 at 3:12 pm

Thanks for the nice and clear tutorial ! love your work !!!!!
You are the best!

eden
Feb 9, 2008 at 9:24 am

How to download this….?

BrokenDarkne55
Feb 10, 2008 at 5:17 am

Really useful dude, actually this si the first tutorial to put all the techniques in a pack. Magnificent.

Fissure
Feb 12, 2008 at 12:09 am

Wonderful options, creative techniques, paths panel does not work for Technique 5: Particles. Suggestions? Thanks!

Anonym
Feb 12, 2008 at 10:09 am

Hey,

what brush did you use at Technique 5?
Do I have to download them or how can I enable these brushes?

Thanks for help,
Anonym

PS.: I really love your work and your tutorials, of course :-)

Andezit
Feb 14, 2008 at 3:35 am

Thank you for share…

Şiir
Feb 14, 2008 at 7:30 am

Master Piece !!!!

KJ
Feb 14, 2008 at 9:41 am

Wow. Thanks a lot. It’s great that you share your techniques.

Off to see how I can creatively use them now. SWEET!

KJ

oyun indir
Feb 14, 2008 at 11:15 am

Great work! thanks.

Bedava ödev indir
Feb 14, 2008 at 12:18 pm

Thanks Friend. Great job . :)

Hayden
Feb 14, 2008 at 12:21 pm

thanx mate this will really help me

Matthew
Feb 14, 2008 at 5:33 pm

Very nice, I love to see what little secrets artist use to create there masterpieces.
Thanks

patil ranjit
Feb 16, 2008 at 9:07 am

Hi ,
Very nice instruction in your tute.
thank you for this.

teatimer
Feb 19, 2008 at 11:59 pm

I like this ………excellent !!!

Yemek Tarifleri
Feb 21, 2008 at 10:58 am

Thanxs

Tiago
Feb 21, 2008 at 3:06 pm

Adoro o site de vocês.. Abraços

Haluk Akin
Feb 23, 2008 at 12:39 am

Awesome guide!

Thanks a lot…

Bill Cucinotta
Feb 23, 2008 at 12:05 pm

Thanks so much for sharing your techniques.
Bill

Cameron
Feb 24, 2008 at 11:31 pm

Thanks alot! The partical trail was really helpful.
Cameron

Benyelles
Feb 25, 2008 at 12:14 pm

Thank you ! you are great
Merci tu es génial . Vraiemant beaucoup de technique .
J’esperre aprendre beaucoup avec votre aide

Simon
Feb 27, 2008 at 5:17 am

Thank you so much for sharing y’re techniques. They where very usefull!
Greets
Simon

linZ
Mar 1, 2008 at 1:07 pm

i want to make some of my own graphic art for my condo and your tutorial is so inspiring!!! thank you.

dle
Mar 2, 2008 at 10:22 am

tnks so much dude.cheers.you’re really great and generous.

iyanfabian
Mar 3, 2008 at 8:48 am

thanks..
this is such a great tutorial…really help me to do my work..

:D,

Mike
Mar 3, 2008 at 1:43 pm

Great guide. I’ve always wondered how you do those neat effects ;)

Thanks!

Chris
Mar 4, 2008 at 9:17 am

Very nice article. Thank you!

cleon
Mar 4, 2008 at 11:43 pm

thanks, your skills are great

Kanal Açma Araçları
Mar 5, 2008 at 4:25 am

this tutorial very good thanks

Katty G.
Mar 9, 2008 at 1:40 am

Hi, this is great tutorial. I’m quite a beginner in Photoshop and all this is really helpful. I suposse you import in someway the AI file with layers divided. I don’t know it is possible and I will be very grateful if you do some Photoshop tips for dummies. Thanks
Katty

anarschi
Mar 9, 2008 at 1:45 am

Thank you.. You are great…

Julius Pewu
Mar 9, 2008 at 3:42 pm

I wanted to create a concept with colorful line rings, and your tutorals was just perfect. Thank you

jessica
Mar 10, 2008 at 1:18 pm

you’re fantastic. can you do a halftone tutorial soon??

Mr.Ro
Mar 10, 2008 at 9:00 pm

I learned a lot from you,thanks so much

andrea
Mar 11, 2008 at 6:38 pm

very cute, you´re very good

francesco
Mar 12, 2008 at 10:20 am

great! really useful!
thanks

şarkı indir
Mar 12, 2008 at 11:19 am

nicee…

Timothy Blake
Mar 12, 2008 at 11:45 am

hi there really is some great tips and tricks here you should think about publishing a book or somthing

key
Mar 12, 2008 at 9:51 pm

awesome !!!

stabber
Mar 13, 2008 at 1:04 am

Thank You Man !

SupaRobs
Mar 13, 2008 at 9:15 pm

This is just awsome!

Brandon Kaylor
Mar 14, 2008 at 5:37 am

Very Nice Nick. I like all of that.

I will have to get to practicing with those techniques tonight.;)

-Brandon

gülay istanbul ağlıyor
Mar 14, 2008 at 3:16 pm

see u which is quit good and want take some tips to good graphics in the field of pacakaging industry.u will do quit good work in this field ok

matahari
Mar 16, 2008 at 3:14 am

Very usefull.
matur nuwun.

pheng
Mar 16, 2008 at 6:59 pm

cool ur d best nick

ishara ekanayaka
Mar 20, 2008 at 1:59 am

this is really cool mate.thanks 4 da tips.this reallly usefull.and polished ma knowledge.

Bobby Samui
Mar 20, 2008 at 8:58 am

I am dont have good experience with illustrator but after looking at your work just think I am getting hooked man good job amazing magic stuff you do man

Eugene Andryushkin
Mar 22, 2008 at 8:19 pm

For faster works I combine Macromedia Dreamweaver with Macromedia Fireworks, it works great for simple illustration or just placing pictures to webpage.

rudy
Mar 24, 2008 at 2:43 am

this is fantstic..i love it…

Yemek Tarifleri
Mar 25, 2008 at 5:24 am

Very Nice Nick. I like all of that.

I will have to get to practicing with those techniques tonight.;)

Egypt Web Design Company
Mar 25, 2008 at 8:27 pm

Woww really perfect i like all your works i see it also in your Deviantart

you can say i’m one of your Fans :)

Amy
Mar 26, 2008 at 8:04 am

Very Nice.
I do have a question though. How do you get your background image so small in size while keeping it so crisp?

Thank you.
amy

Paul Velocity
Mar 26, 2008 at 9:56 am

REALLY good tutorials here. Its been a while since I have seen tutorials that are this easy-to-follow in order to produce some stunning effects. Thank you! :)

Niki
Mar 26, 2008 at 10:37 am

I really love the background for this site, haha, did you do it yourself? if so, using what program?

.. tutorial?! *innocentface*

Wasim Mohammed
Mar 26, 2008 at 7:25 pm

Amazing design !

Mythili
Mar 26, 2008 at 10:38 pm

hie…. wow .. i am awestruck .. i am new to illustrator and just stumbled upon thissite yesterday …. i love the tutorials .. i am going to be a frequent visitor…. and hope to learn more ….
thankyou so much for all the tutorials

Mythili

Flashidiot
Mar 27, 2008 at 2:48 am

Hi :), how to make your beautiful array of line ? I mean array of line like spider

Faraz4ever
Mar 27, 2008 at 1:14 pm

Thanks budy you are real graphics designer … supppppppppper dupppppppppper yaar good…

Adam
Mar 30, 2008 at 11:02 pm

I went to school for this but my weakness has always been photoshop. You give me some serious motivation to start getting into photoshop a little heavier. Thanks for the encouragement and truly great style!

vkvin.ru
Mar 31, 2008 at 11:28 am

VERY THANKS !! its great!!!

Alka Bhardwaj
Apr 1, 2008 at 4:46 am

You’re so talented. These all are good tutorials, i m working as web designer so your tips will help me a lot. i will expect such a good tutorials form your side :)

Ilse
Apr 1, 2008 at 9:56 am

i have one question. i was trying your technique “particles”. but i have a problem.
i can’t find the settings in the brush panel you use.
i just see my brushes, but no “scattering and shape dynamics” and so on.
can you tell me where i can find these settings? or how i can make them appear?
because in photoshop i just doubleclick at the layer and the options/settings pop up.

kind regards, ilse

Di_Cat
Apr 2, 2008 at 3:13 am

Your tutorials are really great! Thank you for your creative work.I learned and inspired a lot from it.

Elana
Apr 2, 2008 at 3:22 pm

u r just awesome!~

Yanna
Apr 3, 2008 at 10:27 am

These are beautiful! I’ve slacked off on my Photoshopping, but your website’s got me all revved up again :)

Jayson
Apr 4, 2008 at 2:34 am

You’re really good. The effects all make the final image look incredible. I hadn’t realized the difference polishing makes. The tips are a little out of the league I was looking for but it’s definitely something to look up to.

z.Yleo77
Apr 5, 2008 at 12:32 am

学习了,, 很棒。。。。

pEDRO
Apr 6, 2008 at 9:12 pm

This sucks!!! you should make the tutorial more for everyone,

i hate your website, but love the design

zco
Apr 8, 2008 at 6:59 am

谢谢交流!^_^

Rik
Apr 10, 2008 at 10:08 am

I’m just passing through on the look-out for Adobe Illustrator tutorials, though I have to stop and say – what a beautiful website. Excellent job.

Rik x

Bethany
Apr 10, 2008 at 10:33 am

Thank you soo much for these amazing tutorials! I thought I was getting pretty good with Illustrator before, but compared to what you do, I’m still a beginner! But hopefully with your tutorials, I’ll be able to learn more about the mesh tool and blending. Thanks again!

XIAN
Apr 11, 2008 at 9:34 pm

Man,I got nothing to say but just awsome!

infiengham
Apr 15, 2008 at 6:17 am

OK! It’s a really good picture!
But… not for printing with CMYK, isn’t it?

hamza
Apr 16, 2008 at 11:18 am

i want to know if you can have a free photo shop trial

ugh
Apr 18, 2008 at 11:41 am

not design…just decoration

Goos design
Apr 19, 2008 at 8:53 am

So many cool techniques, I especially like the partical effect by using brushes, nice job!

MiSe
Apr 19, 2008 at 2:31 pm

i luv ur webpage! and thanks for the awesome tutorials, i leanred more throug hyou than through my teacher the whole semester ;) greets and keep up the good work

Elu
Apr 19, 2008 at 7:46 pm

Thanks so much, amazing job.. congratulations!
Att: Andean girl ;)

Tyrone
Apr 21, 2008 at 6:26 pm

YOU ARE AMASING! You have taught me soooo much! Your tutorials are quick, easy to understand (even for inexpiranced people!) and wonderfully helpful! now I know CSS! YEH ME!

THANKS SO MUCH! Tyrone

Jason Marsh - Website Designer
Apr 23, 2008 at 8:24 am

Absolutely Brilliant, So many tips, tricks and tutorials all on one page, thanks for all the help!

Margarita
Apr 23, 2008 at 11:39 am

yo, ya design are tough! Thats the kinda stuff i wanna learn in my shop, i hope with a little of your techniques and ma imagination i can create some tough shit like you.

alzaman
Apr 23, 2008 at 1:11 pm

it’s a really a wanderfull picture
but, is there an amazing photoes?

yishuzhong
Apr 24, 2008 at 4:09 am

很不错! 学习.

optimizer
Apr 24, 2008 at 5:14 am

simple and elegant approach. I like it. yes, this is not design, but the way of work. just example.

Kelley
Apr 25, 2008 at 11:42 am

I like your site!
nice artwork on the background!

Samira
Apr 25, 2008 at 12:07 pm

Hi

that’s excellent!
How beautiful u mix different methods & make a wonderful pic!

i wish i could have more time to learn more about :)

Chadlonius
Apr 25, 2008 at 2:16 pm

Nice tutorials!

Nicolas
Apr 25, 2008 at 7:32 pm

ouo… nice job, congratulations…

KraliyetForum.CoM
Apr 26, 2008 at 4:14 am

cok tşkler

Eric
Apr 29, 2008 at 11:49 am

Thanks for the tips! I especially liked the particle effect.

Wedding Photo Services
Apr 30, 2008 at 1:27 am

Nice tutorials!

Aniliza
Apr 30, 2008 at 3:43 am

Hi,

Your site is very helpful. You’re generous in sharing some ideas and techniques. Keep it up. We are all brothers and sisters in the designing world.

Web Design
May 2, 2008 at 4:33 am

Absolutely astonishing Photoshop work. Incredible tutorials.

votranbaochau
May 2, 2008 at 9:47 pm

Thanks so much for your tutorial, I do learn more about it. Really, I can’t say anything without thanks so much again.

JP
May 3, 2008 at 9:13 pm

Really magical and delightful. Thanks!

Cell Phones Ringtones
May 3, 2008 at 11:17 pm

Very beautiful work and info

Steve Collins
May 4, 2008 at 8:11 am

I am currently learning illustrator and I’m very impressed with your tutorial on spice an image up with the photoshop techniques mentioned above . Very informative and helpful.

Wordpress Themes Park
May 4, 2008 at 5:12 pm

very cool techniques

Vita
May 7, 2008 at 6:28 am

WOW WOW WOW.. I am impressed. So many great tips on one page!!!

Thanks

mrvé
May 7, 2008 at 9:55 am

Wonderful..
I love these tutorials..

Design
May 9, 2008 at 6:59 am

Wow, I have learned a lot. Saved me so much time to search for PS tips and tricks.
You are fantastic and keep up a great job. Thanks.

daflai
May 9, 2008 at 11:10 am

great work

philfreelanceweb
May 9, 2008 at 11:47 am

such a great collections and effect enhancement.

retratex retratos
May 9, 2008 at 1:12 pm

Design espectacular, está altamente.

Amazing design, it’s great.

sean
May 10, 2008 at 4:29 pm

while i like the idea of polishing the vector graphics and making them more ‘real’ i think the style is a bit over done. maybe a bit too glam? not that i am anything to shout about.

thanks for the tips.

Rajita- Logo Design
May 12, 2008 at 3:16 am

I love the creation of lighting glow.It looks amazing.

dIEGO
May 14, 2008 at 9:29 am

hi .. can u explain in other tutorial how do you do to make the brush scattering an dynamics in the both sides of the brush .. i cannot do that if you make me the favor to explain me ill be so much glad .. thanks

Yemek Tarifleri
May 14, 2008 at 8:30 pm

Thanks so much for sharing your techniques. Funda

sameer
May 15, 2008 at 1:16 am

from this site i have learn lot of hidden effects of photoshop….thaks dude for developing my knowledge of designing

Crazyhouse.cn
May 15, 2008 at 3:39 am

Wonderful..

KraliyetForum
May 15, 2008 at 5:01 am

thanks.

Strike
May 15, 2008 at 9:46 am

Amazing design, it’s great.

Edebiyat
May 15, 2008 at 11:26 am

I want to make some of my own graphic art for my condo and your tutorial is so inspiring..! Ferhat

Edebiyat
May 15, 2008 at 11:27 am

you’re fantastic. can you do a halftone tutorial soon?

Rüya Tabirleri
May 15, 2008 at 11:29 am

cannot do that if you make me the favor to explain me ill be so much glad

Ansiklopedi
May 15, 2008 at 11:36 am

I really love the background for this site, haha, did you do it yourself?

Burçlar
May 15, 2008 at 1:52 pm

Thank you for your creative work.I learned and inspired a lot from it.

web design
May 16, 2008 at 6:22 am

creative work.great idea.

afg89
May 16, 2008 at 4:14 pm

Beautiful, thanks .

Mcphisto
May 16, 2008 at 7:03 pm

thank’s I was looking for something like these!!!!

Best Designs
May 16, 2008 at 11:48 pm

Really awesome designs, I am loving it.

Yemek Tarifleri
May 17, 2008 at 7:45 am

Thank you ! you are great

sham
May 19, 2008 at 10:37 am

nice & nice… i think it’s very helpful 4 me….

infinite
May 19, 2008 at 7:58 pm

Brilliant stuff man… I really like how you’ve broken technique down then leaving the rest up to our imagination.

Keep it up and I’ll be definately bookmarking this site.

Cheers :D

Reverse Mergers
May 22, 2008 at 1:17 pm

Great tutorial… anything that can help me learn design from a professional is a big plus. I bookmarked this site as well and look forward to learning more in the future.

Deepak
May 22, 2008 at 1:33 pm

I’ve alreay bookmarked this site… and after loosing all hopes of finding a quality designer, I’ve started to make the designs by myself. Thanks to you!
Deepak Goel

daswandern
May 23, 2008 at 7:50 am

great tutorial man… its just like you light a fire and its up to us to keep it growing :D

Sri
May 23, 2008 at 10:51 am

This is a awesome tutorial.

mario dragic
May 23, 2008 at 5:15 pm

saved me 1000 years. Thanks for inspiring and showing this great tutorial

Las Vegas Holiday
May 26, 2008 at 4:13 am

Really good works, I’m trying to learn photoshop. These works are incredible.

reklam
May 27, 2008 at 3:30 am

thanks you.

Maicon
May 27, 2008 at 12:06 pm

nice techniques! very useful to refinate the arts.

ilaçlama şirketleri
May 29, 2008 at 8:41 am

thanks youuu. byeee

web tasarımı
May 29, 2008 at 8:42 am

teşekürler türkiyeden slmm.

hazır web paketi
May 29, 2008 at 8:43 am

:)

tel çit
May 29, 2008 at 8:44 am

thnaks.

söve
May 29, 2008 at 8:46 am

thanks you..

bursa temizlik sirketleri
May 29, 2008 at 8:48 am

thnks you. bye

denizli evden eve
May 29, 2008 at 8:50 am

blog kurucularına çok teşekürler..

Joel G.
Jun 2, 2008 at 9:22 am

Great tips…I like them all. I’ve been experimenting with the watercolor trick lately…very cool. Here’s a sample:
http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Charity-Auction-Program-Cover/96630

Kevin Wuyts
Jun 2, 2008 at 10:31 am

Hello,

This is one of the best tutorials i have read the last months ! Keep up the good stuff here, thanks !

dsp_ins
Jun 4, 2008 at 8:26 pm

hello,
i love design….but i’m late to realize it…
thx for sharing…

Angel
Jun 5, 2008 at 11:41 am

estupendos consejos, muchas gracias.

feder
Jun 5, 2008 at 4:25 pm

kewl work …. thanx …!!! ^_^

melba
Jun 7, 2008 at 1:20 am

cool post!
thanks for the tips! :)

Best Web 2 Designs
Jun 7, 2008 at 11:38 am

Amazing skills!
See our best web 2.0 layouts on our site at, http://www.gigaturn.com

kesavarao
Jun 9, 2008 at 12:19 am

nice tips pls so all menu explain also
means file and content sub files
nice and learn easly

Calvin
Jun 11, 2008 at 7:36 am

I just want to say for some of us that just dabbles and wants to learn the techniques you use in your art work, your tutorials are FANTASTIC! Thank you for sharing I have been inspired to try some of these techs for my sons PeeWee football card. Thanks again

Gjermund Rein Gustavsen
Jun 12, 2008 at 8:39 am

I agree that a certain degree of polishing can provide some really neat details, but I think a key issue here is to show moderation. Many of the examples shown above has been largely overdone in my opinion, and I didn’t think of the original illustrations as flat or dull. I mean, they have lots of gradients and nice details, and doesn’t necessarily need all the extra elements scattered around.

But yeah, a nice tutorial overall! I just think it’s important to keep in my mind the old cliche of how great power brings great responsibility along.

James Kurtz III
Jun 16, 2008 at 9:10 am

Thanks for the insight!

pr yüksek siteler
Jun 21, 2008 at 3:19 am

thank you wery much…

brek
Jun 22, 2008 at 4:10 pm

I agree that a certain degree of polishing can provide some really neat details

brek
Jun 22, 2008 at 4:11 pm

Amazing skills!

temizlik şirketi
Jun 24, 2008 at 3:21 am

thank you wery much…

J Buchmann
Jun 24, 2008 at 11:57 pm

Great stuff! You use some awesome techniques that I’ll be using in some of my future art. Thanks for sharing =)

githongo
Jun 25, 2008 at 8:46 am

I am overwhelmed by your prowess. When you say that your vector illustration are ‘dull’ or ‘boring’, to me that is a language hard to fathom as per now, this is because they already look complex and really nice. Moreover your tutorials have helped me a lot, imagine i have already been given a new, in the village(am in Africa by the way) i am being called a computer guru. They don’t understand the difference between a computer and software. I have never gone to any practical design class, thanks to you i have learned a lot. Mark you keep it up since i am still your student. Kudos and thanks.

temizlik firmaları
Jun 25, 2008 at 9:58 am

thank you:)

Camil8
Jun 26, 2008 at 6:00 pm

Thank U, you save me, te agradesco que tutoriales tan completos, son los mejores que he visto hasta el momento, sigue asi.
saludos..

temizlik
Jun 28, 2008 at 6:27 am

thank…

film indir
Jun 28, 2008 at 2:02 pm

thank you..

Harry
Jun 28, 2008 at 9:40 pm

Beautiful works!!! This is the future of visual art presentation!!!

söve
Jul 3, 2008 at 2:12 am

thank you…

Frank
Jul 6, 2008 at 9:59 am

thank you

Aleks
Jul 7, 2008 at 2:56 pm

Beautiful lessons! This is Magnificent visual art presentation! You the present professional and creative person Magnificent figures! I in a creative shock! I wish to you good luck! And there are a lot of design ideas

temizlik
Jul 9, 2008 at 6:31 am

thank you….

kiralık vinç
Jul 10, 2008 at 3:03 am

thank you….

Skout™
Jul 10, 2008 at 3:57 am

thanks for caring [oops, sharing]…

Tutorial Web Design
Jul 10, 2008 at 5:59 am

visit more tutorials at
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bursa evden eve
Jul 11, 2008 at 8:43 am

thank you….

tam
Jul 11, 2008 at 11:07 am

thanks, and stunning work!

click
Jul 12, 2008 at 4:22 am

Congratulation, it was very interesting surfing around here, It was a great pleasure for me to visit and enjoy you site. Keep it running!

j.na
Jul 13, 2008 at 1:59 pm

Thank you so much for this tutorial! It totally rocks!!! I posted it on my blog:
http://blog.jessicana.com/2008/07/vector-illustration-polishing-tricks/
Thanks again for sharing

kynangtinhoc.com
Jul 14, 2008 at 5:17 am

This is a great post and you can read more at http://www.kynangtinhoc.com/forum/showthread.php?t=192

alan
Jul 14, 2008 at 6:57 pm

adding my thanks. I’ve always wondered how the pros balanced illy and pshop. the only one I ever figured out myself was the color dodge one…

cynthia
Jul 16, 2008 at 11:23 am

really nice art work

Danh ba web 2.0
Jul 16, 2008 at 12:31 pm

Great blog! Thanks for share !

DEEPIKA MEHROTRA
Jul 16, 2008 at 10:27 pm

thankyou for sharing this amzing tutorial.

mrvé
Jul 17, 2008 at 8:11 am

I love these techniques..
Thank you N.! ;)

web development
Jul 19, 2008 at 1:38 am

Nice post, Thanks for sharing your knowledge…:)

Derek
Jul 21, 2008 at 1:15 pm

Thanks so much for the tutorials. Really helped. Nice of you to share your knowledge.

gemi ve yat temizligi
Jul 23, 2008 at 10:01 am

thank you..

Mohammed
Jul 27, 2008 at 2:55 am

Thankyou for posting such tutorials which helps lot to improve your skills….

anjum
Jul 28, 2008 at 5:26 am

sir its really a good tutorial i like it

asansör
Feb 17, 2012 at 10:17 am

Thank you very much very helpful

Swapnil
Jul 30, 2008 at 2:03 am

Hi,this techniques are too good.Please publish some tutorials on how to Illustrate a character.Thanks a lot for this wonderful knowledge pond.

aqib
Aug 1, 2008 at 6:31 am

hey hi i have just saw your work its excellent i really like illustration part
and i want to suggest something that you could add more tutorials on your
web i mean for vector illustration side its could be amazing. best of luck
aqib ahmed !!!!!

Edith
Aug 1, 2008 at 4:54 pm

Thank you for sharing your excellent styling techniques with us!
Blessings!

Worpdess Thems Park
Aug 1, 2008 at 9:32 pm

the best tutorial i ever read about photoshop , man you are amazing

bob
Aug 1, 2008 at 9:44 pm

I think the starting vector art was just fine!

hega
Aug 2, 2008 at 2:14 am

great tutorial i ever knew..

i’m just beginning to learn adobe illustrator..
n combine my first artwork with photoshop..
as i read u’r other tutorial..
finally i’ve done my first artwork..
i hope u’ll post another awesome tutorial..
thx anyway…

Andrea
Aug 2, 2008 at 11:46 am

You are God. Impressive!

yeoung
Aug 2, 2008 at 9:28 pm

Indonesian designer respecta 4 people that love 2 sahre like you
BIG THANKS PAL! =D
XOXOXOXOXOXOXO^^

Avaloon
Aug 4, 2008 at 12:15 am

you are mind-blowingly talented my friend. your work is fantastic. do me a favor and keep it up :D

nicolaas van den broek
Aug 6, 2008 at 6:40 am

that is one of the most useful tutorials ever. thanks

asansör
Aug 6, 2008 at 7:00 am

Thank you for sharing…..

RaphaelDDL
Aug 6, 2008 at 4:40 pm

Most useful tutorial ever made !

Thank you Nick :D

jaint
Aug 8, 2008 at 2:05 am

thx, for ur tutorials God Bless for sharing ur knowledge.

nirmal gyanwali
Aug 20, 2008 at 11:04 am

very good stuffs, keep on doing your job..

Neena
Aug 21, 2008 at 7:32 pm

Loved your work. Your tutorial were extremely helpful. You are such an inspiration. Thank for sharing your tip. God bless You.

Leo
Aug 22, 2008 at 7:13 am

I’m so glad you posted this. This is gonna give me a great edge for my work.

muneef
Aug 23, 2008 at 3:02 am

really cool stuff..

noen
Aug 23, 2008 at 5:11 am

great stuff. thx

Daquan Wright
Aug 24, 2008 at 1:32 pm

Great stuff man. Iove the glowing dust effects and the particle tails, keep it up! I’m always looking for ways to improve in illustrator and photoshop and I’ll be making my own online web presence very soon. Just want to do it right the first time.

Le Quan
Sep 3, 2008 at 11:29 pm

If you ever in New York, I would like to meet you.
You are so generous by showing ur technique to other artist.
Keep up the good work.
Le

Loraine
Sep 4, 2008 at 12:24 am

I was using the guidelines given in the tutorial that links to this blog that gives three steps to make shinny buttons. I followed the steps (and the similar steps to make the shine in the itunes note) but I keep getting weir lines when I blend the different objects. I wonder if it has to do with my preferences, but am uncertain what will cause this problem. Do you (or any other visitors) know how to solve this?

event
Sep 8, 2008 at 9:09 pm

Merci

florin barza
Sep 8, 2008 at 9:51 pm

Man i’m not even a beginner. I’m an artist tough and looking toward the computer design. what i do in hard airbrush you perfect it in computer bits. I love it. And the fact that you put it on the net for everybody to see makes you an artist. Just like a sourgeon doing his miracles on a live camera. Thank you

Josemon
Sep 15, 2008 at 12:00 pm

nice stuff…
I am a newbie at design These posts are really helpful. Thanks.

Conrad Gorny
Sep 26, 2008 at 5:28 am

Good stuff, cool glowing effects.

Conrad Gorny
Freelance Graphic Designer
http://www.conradgorny.com

tina
Oct 2, 2008 at 6:04 pm

this whole page is sooo awesome!!!!

chethan
Oct 3, 2008 at 6:25 am

the pictures look great here and your website design is simply superb!

wesley
Oct 6, 2008 at 12:40 pm

im starting to try to make vactor images and when u saw that skin tone in the image above i went out of my mind…i been lookin for something like,its a great smooth efect u have on the skin,congrats!

Paint
Oct 7, 2008 at 8:06 am

Boya,Söve,Mantolama

Lisa
Oct 8, 2008 at 1:15 pm

I can´t play around with the settings of the brush pannel to get different results, i don´t know why…

TomTom
Oct 12, 2008 at 10:17 am

Great tips! Will be sure to use them in the future!! :D

Masker
Oct 14, 2008 at 4:29 pm

Stunning effects, really!!

victor
Oct 15, 2008 at 10:48 pm

wow~ thanx cool tips XD

siddhesh
Oct 26, 2008 at 4:39 am

really artistic and smart work !!!!!!!!!!!!

siddhesh
Oct 26, 2008 at 4:42 am

can isee more projects with there explanation as i teach my students same effects.

leir
Nov 4, 2008 at 9:00 am

有视觉冲击力

sandesh
Nov 6, 2008 at 2:56 am

some one help me guys

i am not beginer in photoshop , i can do many basic operations and i need a help to learn high level operation like mask operation,other than this more,pls guys som1 hlp me.

sandesh
Nov 8, 2008 at 4:23 am

Great tips! Will be sure to use them in the future!!

Joachim in Oslo, Norway
Nov 10, 2008 at 3:54 pm

Thank you very much for your tutorials, they are very informative.

Wern
Nov 14, 2008 at 12:08 am

thank u so much!

jiro
Nov 25, 2008 at 6:45 am

where can i download all the plu-ins here?

Lana
Nov 25, 2008 at 9:20 am

are this images from http://www.ndesign-studio.com/? :) you everybody takes it from somewhere?

smilesquare
Nov 30, 2008 at 11:56 pm

wow… It’s really nice photoshop tip.
the particles technique is great, I like it.

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Dec 2, 2008 at 3:05 am

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Carlos Hermoso
Dec 18, 2008 at 7:20 am

Fantastic tutorial about vector polishing techniques. You are so good in what you do!

mauricio
Dec 23, 2008 at 9:23 am

que bueno que los pusieran en español
son exelentes

sm
Jan 8, 2009 at 12:01 am

有中文的吗?

Yinan
Jan 8, 2009 at 10:58 pm

Hey Buddy, here’s English only.
哥们 没有中文的

SemaNur
Jan 9, 2009 at 11:53 am

Gerçekten çok güzel çalışmalar…Bende yapmak istiyorum

Dan Cobb
Jan 9, 2009 at 8:40 pm

If you are looking for garment printing artwork try
http://www.quickartworkdesigns.com

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Jan 20, 2009 at 8:35 pm

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Jan 20, 2009 at 8:36 pm

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vinpizza
Feb 1, 2009 at 3:58 pm

nice tip!
i like it and will try to put it in my artwork.
you are great.

Jon
Feb 2, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Wow great article. Vectors can often look too ‘perfect’ so some of these techniques will bring a bit of life to my artwork.

poom
Feb 6, 2009 at 2:28 am

You very good idea
Thanks.
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คุณใจดีจัง ทั้งเก่งทั้งใจดี

:D

D_E_R_M_A_N
Feb 18, 2009 at 3:10 pm

thank youu

rj
Feb 27, 2009 at 10:39 pm

thanks for sharing these!

TheDutchResistence
Mar 3, 2009 at 11:48 pm

Wow, thanks so much for sharing your skillz. I am a Vector illustration junkie and this type of thing is just what I have been needing to get re-inspired. Thank you so much!

-Melanie S.

Ruby
Mar 26, 2009 at 6:23 am

great tutorial! I’ve been reading online tutorials for awhile! This is so far the best one on graphic design (no kidding!) So detailed and SO GENEROUS for sharing the tips and techniques in both illustrator and photoshop! THANKS a bunch! REALLY!

Aphos
Apr 1, 2009 at 7:54 am

own you thanks a lot ,hope you continuos working nd sharing your knowlegde hard.

anfeather
Apr 28, 2009 at 9:45 pm

是在ai中, 还是ps里

منتديات
May 10, 2009 at 9:39 pm

You very good idea
Thanks.

Sherri
May 19, 2009 at 11:31 pm

Thank you for this tut I learned something new and simple

kristykk
May 24, 2009 at 5:45 pm

I have a question. Are there any programs like that for windows or can i some how download photoshop onto my windows laptop????

Florida SEO
Jun 12, 2009 at 11:23 am

This … is a very useful tut …
Thanks for the share …

:)

Florida SEO
Jun 12, 2009 at 11:24 am

This is a VERY useful tut …

Thanks for the share …

:)

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ranvier
Jun 15, 2009 at 9:37 pm

Thanks for your generosity in sharing the techniques.

Barrett Greene
Jul 7, 2009 at 12:19 pm

very clever! currently working on a project and can use these tips, thanks!

Windy
Jul 9, 2009 at 8:34 pm

I will definitely be polishing my illustrations using photoshop with some of these techniques! Thanks so much for the education and inspiration.

Cheers

Camilla (RJ/Brasil)
Jul 10, 2009 at 9:04 am

Excelente a iniciativa!! Adorei!

cennetevi
Aug 8, 2009 at 5:47 am

these are awesome!
thanks for putting in the effort to get this list together

cennet
Aug 8, 2009 at 5:54 am

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cennetevi
Aug 8, 2009 at 6:01 am

these are awesome!
thanks for putting in the effort to get this list together http://www.cennet.gen.tr

cennetevi
Aug 8, 2009 at 6:24 am

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Aoobi
Sep 4, 2009 at 9:36 pm

these are awesome! Can you write more tuts about ai skill.

bagsin
Sep 10, 2009 at 7:34 pm

very clever! currently working on a project and can use these tips.

davekenobi
Sep 11, 2009 at 12:15 am

Thank you so much for your time putting this together, it inpires as well as informs.

Cyrus
Sep 21, 2009 at 10:00 am

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purplerain
Oct 6, 2009 at 9:00 pm

so needed these tips for an assignment. love it

isa
Oct 13, 2009 at 3:07 pm

awesome tips, very inspiring:) thank You!

Mike
Oct 31, 2009 at 4:31 am

these are awesome! Can you write more tuts about ai skill. I am a beginner.

Rama
Dec 5, 2009 at 1:21 am

Glorious tutorial! I love Illustrator, but find that my art is flat. Using your tips, I can now add life to them in Photoshop and give them a whole new dimension!

Thank You

vincentdresses
Jan 5, 2010 at 11:33 pm

The designs showed here show what simple and tasteful design is all about. Another one to consider

Wener
Jan 9, 2010 at 12:20 am

what means this:
Experiment with the blending modes and drag the layers around (you will get unexpected results): Overlay, Color, Multiply, Screen, and Color Dodge.

i cant understand

step 1
step 2
step 3
???
can you send email to me i am a chinese student~~~~~~~~~

zamir
Jan 29, 2010 at 7:40 am

excellent tutorial…. Its very Helpful

Mimi
Feb 18, 2010 at 11:13 am

hi I’m using elements7 and i’m having problem on imitating your rainbow effect. its the layer mask icon I can’t locate and the gradient your using.. can you help me please..

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Feb 23, 2010 at 6:07 am

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sbobet
Mar 4, 2010 at 4:10 am

I was using the guidelines given in the tutorial that links to this blog that gives three steps to make shinny buttons.

Steve
Mar 10, 2010 at 2:20 am

Thank you so much for sharing your great talent dude, this I really a great help to all aspiring web and graphic designers. Keep it up and share more nice ideas. Your cool dude.

AC
Mar 19, 2010 at 12:57 am

Trying to design a cool business card. Just the tutorial I’ve been looking for, Thanks a bunch!!!

chinmoy roy
Mar 25, 2010 at 4:23 pm

tutirial show with more detail

chinmoy roy
Mar 25, 2010 at 4:32 pm

your tutirials are good for student.but how can we grow our creativity & colour sence.pls writre something in my problem.
thank you.

marcelo
Mar 26, 2010 at 1:41 pm

each one of it are great!! thanks a lot!!!

Anton Boshoff
Mar 26, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Hi, recently I was researching design companies and came across a South African website that has done some copy-pasting. I scrolled through the site and saw something very familiar in their footer; beautifully drawn doodles. I recognized it immediately as I was one your site before. As a designer I know how I would feel if someone stole my hard work. (This is actually just to bring it under your attention)

Oh yeah, here it is – http://www.cheapwebdesign.co.za/ .

Please let me know what you think!

temizlik
Apr 4, 2010 at 6:13 am

You have good techniques Nick! :) Thank you for share its with us.

Web Design
Apr 28, 2010 at 8:39 pm

very easy to follow!! thanksfor sharing

gclub
Jun 11, 2010 at 9:15 am

Thank for your website I love gclub content and want you to see my website too.

fgdgdg
Jun 14, 2010 at 2:55 am

horrible…the name of the tutorial is abt glow and he doesnn’t teach it at allll

ninel conde
Jul 2, 2010 at 12:07 am

I loved the rainbow effect.
It costs a lot of work to do, without the toys that you have. :)
Ninel

Progs4u
Jul 6, 2010 at 11:06 pm

Thank you so much ..
You are very cool

iphone
Sep 16, 2010 at 6:34 am

my favorite technique is Blurred and Darkened no7 fast and accurate

jithu
Sep 19, 2010 at 1:53 am

om

jithu
Sep 19, 2010 at 1:53 am

omsaravanababa

egypt mansoura web design
Oct 6, 2010 at 6:15 am

very vice. thank you very much

sbobet
Oct 10, 2010 at 12:19 am

Thanks for the knowledge to guide

C
Oct 13, 2010 at 1:36 am

Its a misleading name on this vector… And i think its sad to eliminate the positive effect of vectors by adding this stuff. In that case you had no need to use vector in the first place

Lorna
Oct 17, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Thank you heaps for this you should do a book as its very hard to find descent vector painting that has light and tone.

Gclub
Oct 18, 2010 at 5:05 am

New knowledge that we receive.

web design egypt Mansoura
Oct 28, 2010 at 6:55 am

nice ., the powerful effects

Diesel Engine
Nov 6, 2010 at 10:00 am

Learning all tricks and how to use photoshop is really hard but with a little hard work after that all things looks simpler . The worst part is that there aren’t too many good vectors out there for use.

jyoti
Nov 16, 2010 at 7:49 am

very good lighting effiects.

akeanant
Nov 19, 2010 at 4:45 am

very good lighting effiects. Thk.

طرب
Nov 27, 2010 at 3:31 am

thanks its easy

rina
Nov 27, 2010 at 7:31 pm

gmna caranya ngedapetin efek kaya gituuuuu ??
dimana ????
pake photoshop apa ???
ayolah aku pengen bisa ???

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Dec 15, 2010 at 3:35 am

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august
Dec 17, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Thanks for tutorial,that’s right,vector image result often too flat,except for the expert of course and if we edit in illustrator it self,will need much time for best result,love this site.

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Dec 23, 2010 at 11:38 pm

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Juno Mindoes
Dec 24, 2010 at 10:41 pm

People think that iphone 4 white is better iphone 4 black. Is that ture? Here you can judge by yourself.

Alexandra
Dec 25, 2010 at 4:08 pm

Thanks a lot for your sharings :))) Have aHappy new year!

Uçak Bileti
Jan 11, 2011 at 11:29 pm

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Ben
Jan 13, 2011 at 5:05 am

It’s nice to once and for all find a web site where the blogger knows what they are talking about.

sesli chat evi
Jan 15, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Thanks a lot for your sharings

sandy
Jan 28, 2011 at 11:07 am

wow………superb!!!!!thank “U”

Marcel
Feb 1, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Thanks, very good lighting effiects.

altın çilek
Feb 2, 2011 at 5:46 am

These are so incredibly well thought out, I’m having such a hard time redesigning ours right now… I want to use all the ideas of inspiration, but that would mean I’d have the worlds longest footer

hcg damla
Feb 2, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Thanks, very good lighting effiects.

Web Design
Feb 4, 2011 at 2:12 pm

finally, sometimes useful post thank you for it

شات صوتي
Feb 8, 2011 at 6:12 am

thnks
goooooooooooooood
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Uçak Bileti
Mar 31, 2011 at 2:42 am

Thanks.. i will share..

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spacejelly
Apr 24, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Vectors need not be flat & boring. You don’t always need to use Photoshop either – there are many ways of making 3D, glowing and particle effects using Illustrator alone without any raster effects.
Nice article none the less. very in-depth. :)

Abdullah
Apr 25, 2011 at 3:15 am

This is not a good website.

Abdullah
Apr 25, 2011 at 3:16 am

This is a good website.

Tampa Web Design
Apr 29, 2011 at 1:02 am

There are many ways of making 3D, glowing and particle effects using Illustrator alone without any raster effects.I find it interesting and informative.

panax clavis
May 16, 2011 at 5:51 am

çok saçma

business appraisals
May 24, 2011 at 3:38 am

Really nice..This effect works best with cyan, magenta, and purplish colors.

Alican
Sep 11, 2012 at 1:24 am

Nices techniques…thanks

asansör
May 29, 2011 at 8:14 pm

tnk u so much. u are fantastic!

Misza
Jun 20, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Thanks for sharing. I’ll have to take some time to review everything.

durban wedding photographers
Jul 6, 2011 at 3:48 am

This Gentling click on the area where you want to be dodged. Be easy and try to over-dodge the image.

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Jul 21, 2011 at 8:57 am

the techniques are explained in a very good manner and perfectly up to the mark explanation is there. It took time for me to read, but it was really very valuable. thanks for sharing such a nice post. Great efforts !

mychickencurry
Jul 26, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Very informative! Nice site!

Business Directory Melbourne
Aug 3, 2011 at 9:08 am

I’ll answer that question in this, the first article from a series on vector images. In subsequent parts of the series, we’ll take the fundamentals we’ll learn here and see how they can be applied to a range of more complex design tasks.

shop online
Aug 20, 2011 at 2:28 am

A tip : Don’t merge or rasterize your shape layers. As long as all your layers are shape layers then you have a vector piece of art.

complex41
Aug 23, 2011 at 2:01 pm

And then he handed you the thirty-five 45

Catarina
Sep 6, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Hello
Could you explain the technique 5: particles for illustrator CS5? I would really appreciate it. Great website by the way!

pembe maske
Sep 14, 2011 at 5:21 am

Don’t merge or rasterize your shape layers

CiNiTriQs
Sep 21, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Thanks for all these tips, some good freshening up. Keep up our blog here too, been an avid visitor ever since couple of years ago. Take care!

jquery zone
Sep 29, 2011 at 1:20 am

glowing and particle effects using Illustrator alone without any raster effects

asansör
Oct 24, 2011 at 8:44 am

very nice muck muck thanky…

prefabrik ev
Nov 2, 2011 at 9:30 am

ectors need not be flat & boring. You don’t always need to use Photoshop either – there are many ways of making 3D, glowing and particle effects using Illustrator alone without any raster effects.

www
Nov 12, 2011 at 6:34 pm

It’s not my field, but the view is worth.

Design
Nov 12, 2011 at 6:52 pm

Painting on the tablet is fun, but to do cool things need work.

Ajay
Nov 16, 2011 at 5:02 am

Painting on the tablet is fun, but to do cool things need work. s

ileri sürüş teknikleri
Nov 24, 2011 at 7:37 am

to do cool things need work.

Taniya
Dec 8, 2011 at 3:23 pm

I’ve learned some new things today!! Thanks a lot :-)

Moliva
Dec 9, 2011 at 9:21 am

but to do cool things need work.

asansör
Dec 9, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Nice site! thanx

shwetha
Dec 13, 2011 at 1:51 am

nice thanks a lot

Patrick
Dec 14, 2011 at 11:20 pm

This is an old post that I never read before. Great post, by polishing vector with Photoshop effect, it can bring such a huge improvement.

Image To Vector
Jan 4, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Perfect! Just what I was looking for.. Thanks a lot!

asansör
Feb 17, 2012 at 9:04 am

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