• Illustrator Tutorial: 3 Ways to Vectorize an Image
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    Illustrator Tutorial: 3 Ways to Vectorize an Image

    Learn the key steps to vectorize an image in Adobe Illustrator with Juan Villamil In the world of graphic design, and, more specifically, illustration, lettering, branding and corporate and institutional design, mastering the creation of vector images is key. Vectors are highly manipulable, offer different advantages over pixels, and learning to create with them in Adobe Illustrator is not particularly difficult. In this tutorial, illustrator and graphic designer Juan Villamil, better known as Juan Sin Miedo (@juansinmiedo), explains three different ways to vectorize an image in Adobe Illustrator, and reviews the fundamental difference between images created with vectors and images created with pixels

  • Illustration Tutorial: How to Draw Facial Details
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    Illustration Tutorial: How to Draw Facial Details

    Learn these techniques to add detail and realism to your illustrated portraits with José Rosero Realistic portraiture is returned to time and again throughout art history. It may be intimidating at first but you can learn how to do it, little by little, starting with some basic concepts that will allow your drawings to become progressively more complex. José Rosero (@rosero), visual artist and teacher, is an expert in portraiture with techniques ranging from pencil to quill to Indian ink. He knows better than most how to draw all the accents of a face. In the following video tutorial, he reviews some of the most common facial features, so you can learn how to draw them from scratch:

  • Creativity Tutorial: A Step-by-step Guide to Creating a Brief
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    Creativity Tutorial: A Step-by-step Guide to Creating a Brief

    Learn to structure a brief–step by step–for a marketing project, with MUMU – El Branding Love A brief is a key tool for facilitating communication between a company and its customers, across all sectors. It is a document that communicates what some people are looking for and what offers can offer, the objectives of the person who has contracted your services, as well as all the creative solutions that one can adopt to reach them. To help you get to grips with all the essential elements that this document should include, Daniel Yepes Giraldo, founder of the Colombian branding agency MUMU – El Branding Love (@mumuelbrandinglove), will guide you through creating your own. 1. Basic Information: Understanding the Company and its Current Situation What is the name of the brand? The client might more or less have a clear idea, however, you might need to help them perfect it.Briefly tell us the story of the brand. The client should be able to describe it in their own words–how the brand came to be and where they are now.How do you think people perceive your company now? In other words, what is the client’s perception of the public opinion about their brand?

  • After Effects Tutorial: How to Create a Loop
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    After Effects Tutorial: How to Create a Loop

    Learn to loop an animation in After Effects with Moncho Massé One of our favorite features from After Effects is that it enables you to create loop animations. A loop animation has no beginning nor end–it repeats itself infinitely. This makes it easy to create gifs and is a very useful tool for generating social media content. Freelance illustrator and animator Moncho Massé will show you how to create your own loop animation in After Effects in the following video. You just need to have already designed the character that you’ll be using to create your continuous loop.

  • Hand Lettering Tutorial: How To Draw An Ampersand
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    Hand Lettering Tutorial: How To Draw An Ampersand

    Learn to draw the symbol & with these tricks and tips from Joluvian and apply them to your lettering projects When we start lettering, it’s interesting to begin with the letters and symbols that are most common. That way, we can take what we learn from them and use it on more complicated commissions, adding the tools to our repertoire one by one . In order for you to be able to enter the world of lettering with the best, Joluvian (@joluvian), graphic designer, calligrapher, typographer and illustrator, will share a few tips in the following video on how to draw an ampersand, the well known “&” sign, by hand.

  • Design Tutorial: How to Overcome a Creative Block
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    Design Tutorial: How to Overcome a Creative Block

    Learn to create characters by setting your pencil free and leaving your comfort zone, with these tips from Cecy Meade Drawing for pleasure is usually fun, however, drawing every day for a living can be wearing. If you have to constantly churn out new characters, you will of course have days where you feel less inspired or you just can’t find a way to create something fresh and original. To help you overcome these creative blocks and tap into your creativity, designer and 2D and 3D illustrator Cecy Meade shares her top tips below. Although they focus on character design, these tips can be applied to any illustration task or, in fact, any creative task.

  • Illustration Tutorial: How to Tackle the Blank Page
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    Illustration Tutorial: How to Tackle the Blank Page

    Adolfo Serra shares three drawing exercises that will get your pencil moving and help you to overcome a creative block Illustrator Adolfo Serra (@adolfoserra) insists that you should never obsess over what the final image will look like and, instead, keep trying until you achieve something that feels fresh. Here he shares three ways to unleash your creativity when you’re experiencing a creative block, let your pencil and mind soar free, and create something special.

  • Embroidery Tutorial: How to Embroider Simple Flowers
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    Embroidery Tutorial: How to Embroider Simple Flowers

    Five simple steps to embroider flowers with Señorita Lylo, from design to the final stitch Loly Ghirardi AKA Señorita Lylo (@srtalylo) managed to unite her two passions years ago: graphic design and embroidery. She now threads between two styles: working with hoops and needles, and making unique designs. She loves to experiment and give all her projects a personal touch. This tutorial encapsulates what her craft is about. Discover Señorita Lylo’s 5 steps to embroider a flower:

  • Photography tutorial: how to freeze motion
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    Photography tutorial: how to freeze motion

    Learn how to capture subjects or objects that move very fast with Jesús G. Pastor's techniques for photographing objects in motion One of the endless possibilities that photography offers is to capture the movement, that is, capture objects or subjects that pass very fast in front of our camera. At first glance, it may seem like a challenge, but following some simple steps, we can freeze an entire scene or even just the most dynamic subject on a photograph. We will explain these two techniques, and how to use them on your SLR camera, guided by Spanish photographer Jesús G. Pastor (@jesus_g_pastor), who has worked for several Spanish national newspapers (La Vanguardia, Public, Metro, Avui, Interviu, Human Journalism, Huffington Post ) and international publications (Travel Africa Magazine, the Sunday Times, Corbis, Demotix, UNHCR), as well as companies, NGOs and of course Domestika, where he teaches the course Introduction to Digital Photography.

  • Instagram Tutorial: Photographic Composition for Beginners
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    Instagram Tutorial: Photographic Composition for Beginners

    Discover the basic tips to start taking good Instagram pictures without any prior knowledge ​​of composition, by Mina Barrio Mina Barrio (@minabarrio) is a product photographer who specializes in Instagram and her smartphone can be considered an extension of her arm. Thanks to this, she knows how to capture the best moments and create compositions that enhance the value of the products shown on the image. This tutorial will teach you five fundamental keys to enhance the composition of your Instagram photos.

  • Illustration Tutorial: watercolor lettering
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    Illustration Tutorial: watercolor lettering

    5 practical exercises with brushes to learn how to write comfortably and find your personal style of lettering to apply to your watercolor projects Handmade lettering made with watercolors has a personal and natural quality that no other technique can imitate. By creating letters with our brush and some ink, we give them a unique texture that reveals how you are as an artist and contributes to boosting the customer's confidence in our personal style. If you want to get started in the world of watercolor lettering, painter and illustrator Ana Victoria Calderon (@anavictoriana) offers below 5 tips and practical exercises with brushes, to lose the fear of ink and get excited about one of the world's most beautiful techniques.

  • Illustration Tutorial: How to Draw from Your Imagination
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    Illustration Tutorial: How to Draw from Your Imagination

    Learn to draw flora and fauna using the imaginary as a reference to find your own style with Violeta Hernández. The best way to learn to draw is to familiarize yourself with the technique through exercises that help us to experiment with different materials and visual references. Once you master the first phase, Violeta Hernández proposes that you go even further to find your own stamp: draw from your imagination. What does that mean? To create from what you remember and the sensations an animal or a bunch of flowers have made you feel, for example. In this process, memory, creativity and a desire to let yourself go, will be key. Below, designer and illustrator Violeta Hernández (@soyvioleta), will show you some key tips on how to draw from your memories and the results of her own adventures.

  • Illustration Tutorial: 5 Basic Tips on How to Shade with Ink
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    Illustration Tutorial: 5 Basic Tips on How to Shade with Ink

    5 basic tips from Sergio Bleda on how to shade with ink and take light into account Shading gives depth to your drawings: it makes something flat, three-dimensional. Inking and shading are fundamental components of the process of designing a comic. They help us place an object or character, illustrating the space in which they are found and helping the viewer understand where the light is coming from. Cartoonist and illustrator Sergio Bleda (@sergibleda) shares his tips and tricks on how to shade like an expert with India ink. All you need are: two synthetic brushes (number 1 and number 2), 300gsm Canson paper, and Winsor & Newton India ink.

  • Illustration Tutorial: The Color Wheel
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    Illustration Tutorial: The Color Wheel

    Andonella shows us a simple way to understand color and how to use a color wheel to improve our illustrations. Color is an essential part of any artist’s work, but to use it effectively, you need to understand it first. The color wheel is a useful tool that will help you do just that. It usually takes the form of a circle. Around the circumference, you can identify the primary colors and see how they mix together to make the secondary and tertiary colors. Andonella, who teaches the Domestika course, Introduction to Illustration of Characters with Gouache and India Ink, is here to give you some tips on how to create a color wheel from scratch. You will be able to use it to choose color palettes for your illustrations.

  • Cinema 4D Tutorial: cloning methods in MoGraph
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    Cinema 4D Tutorial: cloning methods in MoGraph

    Learn the best way to clone models using the Cinema 4D MoGraph module The MoGraph module is one of the most important tools that users of the Cinema 4D animation software have for animating objects and creating special effects. With MoGraph you can make models explode, control them using other objects, deform them or create infinite movements. Zigor Samaniego (@zigor), illustrator, modeler, and designer specialized in Photoshop, Cinema 4D and After Effects has a vast experience in this field. In this tutorial, he explains the different cloning modes and tools found within this module of Cinema 4D.