Create Vector Graphics in Illustrator and Freehand Article
Working with Paths and the Pen Tool Becoming comfortable with the Pen Tool often takes a while for vector graphic newbies. Unlike pencil-and-paper doodling (or comparatively, using a pencil- or brush-type tool in a typical drawing program), where your hand (or mouse) guides the drawn path, the pen tool creates shapes based on a series […]
Create Vector Graphics in Illustrator and Freehand
If you think Adobe Illustrator and Macromedia Freehand are all about creating boring geometric shapes, think again. Corrie explains, step by step, how easy it is to create vector graphics using either application in this excellent tutorial.
Build Beautiful Buttons in Photoshop, Part II
In this second instalment of Photoshop tutorials, Corrie reveals more of the secrets behind creating swish navigation buttons. Learn techniques for creating a wide range of button styles: opaque, pearl, glass, plastic, and more!
Build Beautiful Buttons in Photoshop, Part I
In this first instalment of graphics tutorials, Corrie demonstrates how to use Photoshop to style nifty navigation buttons of every shape and style — from shiny and metallic to embedded and circular, and everything in between.
Create Eye-popping Graphics with Photoshop Brushes
Every designer knows that Photoshop’s Brush tool is terrific for touching up photos and other images. However, few realize that it’s also a powerful utility for creating graphics from scratch, fast! Corrie cleans up with headers, backgrounds, and other graphic elements that you can create in moments.
Creating Web 2.0 Effects With Photoshop, Part 2
Now that you’ve tried your hand with a few Web 2.0-style graphic techniques, it’s time to build your design arsenal further. In this hands-on tutorial, Corrie explains the finer points of creating pop-out objects, fading images, and creating starbursts with Photoshop.
Creating Web 2.0 Effects With Photoshop, Part 1 Article
Climb aboard the Web 2.0 design bandwagon as Corrie steps you through the techniques to create the latest visual effects — from striped backgrounds to subtle shadows — using Photoshop.
Place a Graphic in your Photoshop File
Importing existing graphics and art into a Photoshop document is no big deal, as Corrie explains in this step-by-step tute. Learn the techniques the pros use to import art swiftly and effectively for best results.
Getting Started with Photoshop: Alpha Channels and Selections
This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Getting Started with PhotoshopAlpha Channels and Selections You can use alpha channels to create selections and save them for later use. If you open the Channels palette, you’ll see several channels, displayed in a similar way to layers in the Layers palette. By default, you’ll […]
Getting Started with Photoshop: More Tools
This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Getting Started with PhotoshopThe Move Tool The Move Tool (V) moves a selected area or an entire layer. You can invoke the Move Tool temporarily when using most other tools by holding down the Ctrl key (Command key on a Mac). Move and Copy Shortcut […]