The Behance Blueprint

The Behance Blueprint


Chances are you’re making a critical
mistake with your portfolio. Oftentimes as creative professionals, we invest tons
of time and effort in our clients’ projects but we don’t take the same care
and attention when it comes to investing in ourselves. Your portfolio is not
limited to a collection of completed work but should also include your
expertise, process, strategy, and prove you’re able to make good decisions when
designing with a goal in mind. It’s not enough to be skilled at what you do, you
have to take it a step further and get others to believe you can actually
provide value. When you use this approach and apply the blueprint framework, you’ll
never have to wonder whether or not your portfolio reflects your best work.
Setting up your design portfolio is one of the most essential areas as a
creative and is often overlooked. This also may be a reason why you’re not
securing as many clients as you could. Your portfolio is not everything that it
could be. My name is Nathan Allotey, I’m a designer and marketing strategist and
for the last five years I’ve been solely focused on teaching designers how to
bridge the gap between their creative skills and business. In this course, we’ll
walk through the process of creating a portfolio project from start to finish.
Everything from mindset all the way down to what specific creative elements you
should include. We will walk through how to compose, curate, and create the
necessary assets to best communicate your design skills. I get completely
transparent and communicate where I’ve failed in the past but also I walk
through how to avoid those common pitfalls and take a leap forward. You can
anticipate tips, examples from real client projects, case studies, and live
portfolio reviews. No matter if you’re a student, freelancer, just getting started,
or have years of experience, the Behance Blueprint will help you focus on what’s
important when creating your portfolio.

Meet Graphic Design student Jershon Moodie

Meet Graphic Design student Jershon Moodie


(funky music) Hi, I’m Jershon Moodie,
I’m a graphic design student, and I’m born and raised
in Toronto, Ontario. I always liked art and
drawing when I was younger, and just in high school, the one course that gravitated towards me was combined communication design course. It was a mix of graphic
design and videography, and I felt that was only type of work I can focus and dive into, and like, work I really
wanted to excel at. My style of art actually is a mix. I draw interest from my
daydreams, my likes of music, and the different types of art I like. I just like to put it all together. Pretty much what I
daydream about in general. I gravitated towards
photography, and motion graphics. I’ve designed my own tattoo, enjoy doing illustrations and drawings. Just, I found so many creative outlets. My experience at OCAD,
I’d say is life-changing, ’cause when you start at high school, and you’re just kind
of following that herd, it just doesn’t really, you don’t really get anything. And then OCAD’s kind of opened my eyes, working with different professors. Its been an amazing experience, and like, overall, at the end of this, I’d like to be a creative director. (funky music)

These are the Must Have GRAPHIC DESIGN Tools For Your CREATIVE TEAM!! w/ Gio Dizon

These are the Must Have GRAPHIC DESIGN Tools For Your CREATIVE TEAM!! w/ Gio Dizon


Hi I’m Gio Dizon senior graphic designer
at Hall Pass Media you might be curious on how creatives come up with really
cool looking designs in this age of digital and cloud computing today I’ll
be giving you a glimpse of what’s inside the toolbox of the creative team at
HallPass at Hall Pass Apple products are the hardware of choice for computing
they have been an industry standard for creatives for a long time having this
Apple ecosystem allows us to share files and communicate with different devices
seamlessly the creative team uses Adobe products more than any application the
days of compact discs and serial numbers are long gone and have been replaced
with Adobe Creative Cloud having a subscription to Adobe CC allows us to
use every single Adobe product like Photoshop Illustrator InDesign After
Effects Lightroom and XD to name a few for any creative it is great to have all
these applications available in one subscription back in the day you only
have one or two of these applications with Creative Cloud all of these are
available if you need web design starts with mock-ups and wire framing which are
valuable steps in the web development process a couple of great tools for this
are Adobe XD and sketch once the designs are approved they are now ready to be
developed as live website web flow and WordPress help us transform those
mock-ups to beautifully designed responsive websites a few other
invaluable tools in the design process that help our team include a font
manager like expensed a suitcase a Pantone color book and even a pen tablet
like Wacom Intuos these are just the basics new and improved devices plugins
and applications are being developed as fast as we can think of them and those
are topics for the coming days I hope you have learned a few things about the
essential tools that we use we are a passionate team of creatives that are
adapting and evolving with the latest technology to best help us and our
clients achieve and exceed our goals all of that happens here at Hall Pass Media

How did you get started as a graphic designer? | Ask a designer

How did you get started as a graphic designer? | Ask a designer


The best way, If you want to start and… start design or looking at
getting into the industry… I think is just do. Don’t worry so much about the tools
you’re using. Start pen and paper, texter, Posca pen, whatever you can get your hands
on. Start creating things. I think that’s the best way. If you can’t get your hands on like
an Adobe suite or some sort of graphic design software, don’t let that limit you. Once you develop the fundamentals
through creating stuff, you know by hand. Then looking to, you know trying to get your hands on
some sort of graphic design software and from there explore, expand. Now it’s so much easier. When I started there wasn’t really
any YouTube tutorials to watch. Now I can go on YouTube and
watch like a hundred different… More like God knows how many different
types of videos of how to do things using, you know, graphic design software. Knowing how to do specific things, I don’t think is that overly important. It’s just learning the
fundamentals of design, you know, by doing, just creating
things, getting critiqued, reading design books, just soaking as much information as
you can from wherever that may be, from creative artists that you follow. Uh, you know, or videos that you
watch. Just soak it in and create, don’t worry about the result, just do it and keep doing it. Rinse and repeat, and you’ll see, and if
you’ve got a passion for it, you realise, you know, I’m sort of good at this. Then you can take to the next level
and start creating solid work, but you got to start somewhere. So don’t
get hung up on the technical things.

INTRODUCTION – GRAPHIC DESIGNER to ILLUSTRATOR to TYPE DESIGNER

INTRODUCTION – GRAPHIC DESIGNER to ILLUSTRATOR to TYPE DESIGNER


Hello, my name is Ian I’m a Font Designer Maybe in Indonesia it still a few people that know about the profesion but i’ll try to explain that a lil bit, so Maybe, for you who got a job that involved the computer things typing things on keyboard, you must be wondering which font that will suitable with your stuff maybe it can be a thesis graphic designer food menu or maybe a ready sell product usually you use a fonts on that things for the example like maybe some of the famous font in the world like Arial Times New Roman Helvetica Comic Sans thats what we called fonts and my job is, making those kinda fonts and sell it on the internet And now i’ll tell you how From the first time I learned About Design (Graphic Design) till i decided to totally “all-in” this Font Design things Sorry ๐Ÿ™‚ So, to be honest i not graduated in any college even any Graphic Design college or maybe some kinda art school or university of art, just like that. So i graduated from Senior High School in 2009 And then i’m doing an common things for the money so many things Then i learned bout Adobe Photoshop and Corel Draw at the moment and then i make myself available for hire for any job based on those software to be honest i just dont understand what is the real Graphic Design jobs at the moment in my mind just, as long as it can be made by Adobe Photoshop or Corel Draw i accept that kinda job based on that conditions i’m proclaiming myself as a Freelance Type Designer ahhh…sorry i mean, proclaiming myself as a Graphic Designer Freelance Graphic Designer The first time being Graphic Designer, my jobs are so random i just work on anything like, making a school’s yearbook and then some printed banner for things a digital printing stuff and then the path that i through leads me to an clothing line (apparel, merchandise) stuff like Tshirts, the good thing is a long long time ago i basically love to drawing then it leads me more to an illustration things i draw for tshirt designs, then.. it tooks me pretty much long time in this Tshirt and clothing line stuff started from 2010 and then i’ve ever work as a inhouse designer in one of major Clothing or Apparel brand in here (Jakarta, Indonesia) and then i decided to get back to basic as a Freelance Illustrator to be focused on working on some for a clothing line and apparel stuff, just like that. and then gradually i feel like i just kinda forcing myself to be an illustrator like to be honest, i can do it but its like i forced myself its like i forced myself it feels like i’m not enjoying it anymore and finally back in late 2012 i met a friend from Bandung, Indonesia. His name is GILANG PURNAMA he’s one of the finest and famous Type Designer (Font Designer/Font Maker) in here in Indonesia. He started to make fonts since circa 2008 some of them are free and some are for sale when i first knew him, he suggest me to “cmon man, lets make fonts” it will be a big things in the future and i said “oh yes i wanna do it man” but i realized that making fonts took a long time to learn at the moment, my personal financial situation is kinda low to be honest, the decision to change myself into a Type Designer took a very long time back in that day i feel pretty confused to let go the title as an illustrator and then moved into being Type Designer or Font Designer just like what i told before because, me personally dont want it to be like i can do so much things like Illustrator (slash) Graphic Designer (slash) Type Designer for me it doesn’t look cool because everywhere, what i know is The Specialist, are more credible better than someone that can do so many things here i give you an example, when we learn about one thing for 5 years, compared to learning 5 things in 5 years it must be better for the 1things5years than the 5things5years Thats what i though about being a specialist in my personal opinion thats what i wanted and i want to be like that in every kind of situation that i work for and then, i think about how i can move myself to be a Font Designer but at the moment, i need to constantly making money for a living everybody knews that when we sell something for the first time, it must be not highly sold as we expect it needs to be totally prepared learning so many things, learn about the market lets take aside the learn about the market, i still didn’t know how to make fonts back in the day. and then i came up with a strategy, just like this *my tongue just slipped at the moment* when i’m still being an illustrator, i accept all of the orders and jobs from anywhere as much as i can handle, even though its cheap or expensive i accept all of them till i get some “safe money” for a living for a 1 or 2 months next. and then after the money is there, i stopped all of that kinda orders and illustrations job then i focused to learn about how to make a font with the money that i get before for my daily needs when i’m learning, in making fonts and then.. finally i can make one font and then i try to sell it unfortunately almost nobody buys it and my money getting drained so i repeat those steps before find a new jobs and orders, tshirt design, illustration anything i’m designing so much stuff till i get that “safe money” and then i use that for my daily things and i learn to make a new font again again and again untill one day, the fonts that i made before, gradually started to make my financial condition safer and then, gradually i just let go all of the illustration and graphic design jobs and orders till i finally not working on any kinda orders even graphic design or illustration at all in 2013. and totally focused only just making fonts for a living. one of the things that make my decision stronger to be a Type Designer is its a “product-selling” based not a “work-by-orders” when we selling a digital product like this, to be honest making font takes a long time its like maybe a month, 2 months even like a couple years. it depends how the quality of the font is. what’s on my mind is, its kinda investment, a product investment. so we only make it once, but it can be sell forever the more we created, the products being much much more variative. So the long term of investments are gone longer and way more far. compared to when i’m work for one “order-based” job which is maybe the rate are high and some of them are cheap but its just stop right there, no continuity. i think if it repeated again and again just like that, its only making myself tired and exhausted. repeating those same things are pretty tiring and then i find out how to make these energy spends are optimal so i try to find a way how to make all of these as a passive income. which is we sell a digital product, and we make it by ourself, even though it takes a long time to make it, but the profit is a long-term which is someday maybe i didn’t do anything in one or two months it still gives me (lets just say like) salary in every month. even though i didn’t make anything new at the moment. that’s one of the reasons why i changed myself to be a type designer and then, finally when i can feel more relax, when everythings being steady and then i can track how much money that i can earn every month, then i started to realize like how much font that i can make in a month, how much font that i can make in 2 month, then i realized that, “these-kinda” job are more relaxing and enjoyable. i can improve myself better in every aspect of the business, and i can learn much more different things about the business, that’s because we’re not tied by the deadline, and not being pushed by other people, and all of the decisions in the business are depends on me myself and i as a one man show, back in the day That’s what i found really fun to do and thats another reason why i choose this Type Design things actually, if you wanna sell something digital as a Graphic Designer or maybe an Illustrator. Its not only fonts that can be sell online just like this as a digital product and a passive income i have some of illustrator friends doing the similar things like this almost have the same system to make the passive income, they jump in to Shutterstock 123RF, Fotolia Graphic River there’s some of the marketplace website that have a lot of digital products to sell not only fonts there are Templates, Brochure template, Website template or maybe a Vector illustration a piece by piece illustration, that can be used a couple times after. i think that’s enough for the moment, here’s the short story that i can tell you for the first as an introduction and in the future, i wanna make more of “these-kinda” videos maybe i’ll share about the process about how i make the fonts or maybe as a sharing about about the font business environtment or maybe about a digital products and stuff about the marketing movement or maybe how to promote on Social Media and if you can suggest me, i dont wanna say “just ask me a question” cause it looks like i’m the one who knows everything where both of us are still learning so, maybe if you wanna know something and you need a buddy to learn together just let me know what the thing is and i’ll try to learn on that too which is maybe still related with what i’ve been doing to improve myself better thank you for all of your interest, I’m really sorry about the lack of video quality, and so ordinary and so many annoying cats cause i have 4 cats thank you and see you later hope you enjoy this video and still interest to watch the next video ๐Ÿ™‚

07/11 Empire State Building โ€” Graphic Design: Illustrate a Flat Style City_ENG

07/11 Empire State Building โ€” Graphic Design: Illustrate a Flat Style City_ENG


On this lesson, we’re going to work on the Empire State Building. So the first we’re going to do, is go here and see how the shape of the building is. So what I’m going to do is to go to my Rectangle tool by clicking here or pressing M on my keyboard and make a rectangle that’s around this size. And if you remember, I sometimes prefer to work with only the stroke, so I’m going to do that. Then I’m going to do another one that is smaller. Then I’m going to do an another one. that’s a little bit smaller, and another one that is just like this. I’m going to select all the shapes and align them with Horizontal Align Center. And now I think this is looking okay. So what I’m going to do is select all of this before this. And move them to the right a little bit by, sorry, to the left by pressing Alt and Shift. And I think that’s ok, so what I’m going to do right now, is select the ones that I created first. Select them all and Unite them. So now this is going to be the main shape of my building. I’m going to create another rectangle here on the top. And another one that is smaller and this… place it right here kind of a thiner. And I’m going to do the same that I did with this two shapes, but while moving them I’m going to press Alt and Shift. Ok, so what I’m going to do is fill this one with our white color, remove the stroke. Then go to these three and Unite them because I want them to have the same color. So probably grey would work fine for them. Then I’m going to right click>Arrange>Send to back, or you can use the shortcut. And again just as before with a Statue of Liberty, we can move this a little bit to the bottom. So we can see that we don’t have them behind our other things, so remember to remove the stroke. And we’re going to have this one, I’ll have it yellow. And just sent it back. Then… I think I’m going to use the same yellow, I could use the Eyedropper by selecting here or pressing I on my keyboard. Then right click>Send to back. And then for this one, I’m going to use a darker, send it to back. Then probably the same color for this one. And just make sure that for this other one you pick one that is darker, maybe that one. Make it like that, make a little bit thicker and center it to this rectangle and now remember to send it to back. And you can actually center it, the both of these. Not make it as all. So you’remember with your Direct Selection tool or you can press A on your keyboard, you can make this smaller and maybe a little bit wider. Okay, so this is kind of the shape that I am trying to replicate here. Now you can see that it has a lot of windows and I want to do that as well, so I’m going to go here to my Rectangle tool. And then create while pressing Shift, so I create the square. I’m going to use this dark blue as the window color. And I’m going to make another copy by pressing Alt + Shift. And then I’m going to press Ctrl +D to make the same copy with the same distance again. I’m going to select them all and group them and move them a little bit here probably. Yeah I think that’s okay. And I’m going to make a copy again while pressing Alt and Shift around there. Then I’m going to press Ctrl + D, Ctrl + D, Ctrl + D, Ctrl + D…until I have enough copies there. Then I’m going to do the same with Ctrl + D, Ctrl + D, until I get almost to the top, I think right there is ok. So what I’m going to do right now, is just select this Rectangle here because they are going outside, and I don’t want to do that or to mask them. So what I’m going to do is you could ungroup them or go inside the group by double clicking. And then just remove this one and then go outside. But other way you can get around this is with the Direct Selection tool, you can select all the squares. And you press delete. Make sure that you are selecting them all, and that’s it. I think this is looking okay. You can select all of them and again, if you don’t have any other element that is using this dark blue, you can select this and make sure that you are selecting similar objects. And you’ll have them right there. ANd I want to actually move them a little bit to the bottom. So around there, I think it’s okay. And I’m going to select them all again and group them. And then I just want to make a copy for the other side, so I’m going to go right click>Transform>Reflect. Make sure you’re reflecting on the vertical axis and make a copy. And I’m goig to move it to this side. And finally, I want to create some other windows here in the middle. So and I actually think that this is not as tall as in the proportion with the one that I have here. It is not as tall and probably not as wide. So I’m going to fix that by selecting everything, except the windows and scaling them a little bit, probably like that, maybe not make it that wide. Make sure that you are making a little bit taller. And then let’s select the windows and move them here on the bottom. And probably I’m going to have to delete this one because I’m going to have to repeat some of the windows here because they didn’t… they don’t work for this new lay out. So that’s okay, I can go double click on the group. And let’s just double click here and make any… Select one of these, press Ctrl+ C, go one level of the group to the top and press Ctrl + Shift + V, so you place it on the exact same place. Now I’m going to move it a little bit or right and again, just as before by pressing Alt + Shift, move these windows to fill those spaces you need it and go outside the group. And now I want to… These two to have the same distance as the other ones, so I move them, again Ctrl + D. Right until I think it’s okay. Now I’m going to do what I did before, right-click>Transform>Reflect. And make sure that I’m reflecting on the vertical axis and make copy, move it to this side. And now you have.._ I think now the proportions are better, so I’m gonna add some windows here on the middle. So to do that again, I’m going to copy one of these squares, I’m going to pres Ctrl + C. Then is one I can paste it wherever I want by pressing Ctrl + V. And then just move it around here. I think that it looks nice, make a copy by pressing… by dragging and pressing Alt + Shift. Release them, group both of these. Make sure that you center them. Now let’s make a copy around there. And then I want to make a lot of copies until I get to the top by pressing Ctrl+ D, remember that repeats the last action. I think that these ones on the top doesn’t look like, so that’s it. And with this, we have a building that resembles our reference. And as I told you before, if your city has different buildings, make sure that you try to capture what is unique about them. So for example, here you can see the different levels that we have been trying to recreate, how it kind of looks like a stairs, right here on the border. So now that I have this, I’m going to go Ctrl + G to group it and put this buildinging on my map. I’m going to scale it of course because I think it’s too big, and move it around here. So probably a little bit smaller, and move it, probably around there I think it would work fine. So now we have a building there and on the next lesson, we’re going to keep populating this map by adding some other buildings here and some trees and houeses. So see you on the next lesson.

Is this Better Than Drop Shadow? | Crazy Plugins

Is this Better Than Drop Shadow? | Crazy Plugins


Introducing the Shadow WiFi extension for
Photoshop. Unfortunately, you still need to pay for WiFi
because this is a Shadow Creation extension and it claims to create flat or realistic
shadows very easily. And it also does all these things for the
Green Tech. We’ll see how green they are later. But the point is we already have Drop Shadows
in Photoshop. So why do we need this? Here’s the note from the creators – ‘Drop
Shadows in Photoshop often look unrealistic. Shadowify WiFi allows you to create more natural
shadows by applying stepwise blur.’ So they say it’s all customizable so that
you can also turn off Blur. Is this translated from Chinese? Anyway, the product does look interesting
to me. But with so many features already in Photoshop,
do you really need this plugin / extension? Let’s find out. So without any further ado, let’s get started. So here we are back in the brilliant world
of Photoshop, and the way that it works is this – first of all, select the layer for
which you want to create a shadow. So here we have a simple white background. On top of that we have some text. I want to create a shadow for the text. So let’s go ahead and select the text right
there and open up the extension. So here is the Shadowify extension. There we go. The second thing we need to do is to set the
angle. What angle do you want the shadow to follow? This is not about the light. Just as in Drop Shadow we determine the angle
of light, this is not that. This is the angle of shadow. So, I want the shadow in this direction. So, I’m going to set an angle of something
like this, 123 degree or 120 degree looks good to me. The second thing we need to set is the length
of the shadow and that is something you set by manipulating distance. So, how do you figure out what distance to
use. Use a Ruler in Photoshop. So, Ruler is a very important and underrated
tool in Photoshop. You can find it over here. If you cannot see it, it’s in the Eyedropper
group. So, click and hold and you will find the Ruler
tool. So, I want the shadow to be this long. So, I’m going to click and drag. I want it to be this long. Have a look at L. L is the length of the ruler
that you just dragged in. So, it’s about 591 pixels. So, I can make it smaller/larger, it will
correspond to that. I would like it to be this length. So I’m going to set it to 400. So Distance, you’re going to set it to 400
pixels. You can also clear up these Rules by clicking
on Clear. Now, the third thing is, well, there are lots
of things. For now, let’s just create the shadow and
see what it is. We will manipulate the rest of the settings
later. So click on Create Shadow. Now, this reminds me of shadows when I tried
to play high risk games on a potato computer, but, it really shows how this extension actually
creates the shadow stepwise. As you can notice, the steps of the shadow
right here and with each step, the distance between two shadows keeps on increasing. Notice that carefully. Seems like there are very less steps. So let’s go ahead and increase it. Luckily, with this extension, you can undo,
unlike most actions where you can’t, you just can undo – Ctrl or Command + Z, it’s gone. Now, let’s redo it. Now, I need to bring this up that while you
can undo, unfortunately, you cannot adjust things on the fly. So let’s say you created the shadow, just
as we did before, and on the fly, you just wanted to increase the steps of it, you cannot
do it. You will have to undo it by pressing Ctrl
or Command + Z and then redo it by increasing the steps. So let’s try increasing the steps. Let’s increase the steps from 20 to 200 this
time, and let’s go ahead and create a shadow. This should work, but, I’m not very sure. Have a look at this. This still looks jagged, right? Maybe the steps are still too low. 200 is not enough because the distance is
400 pixels. So what if we put 400? That should work, righ? 400 – 400 pixels distance? It makes sense. So,let’s go ahead and try 400. So we’re going to put 400 right there and,
well, it still doesn’t look quite satisfactory. Have a look. I can still see the steps. Maybe it is because the distance is increasing
as the number of shadows increase. Disappointment in my Photoshop abilities. So maybe it’s not the Steps, maybe it is the
Blur. So let’s go ahead and try it. What if we increase the Blur from 40 to 150? Maybe it will be better. So let’s increase the Blur and let’s decrease
the steps to 200, because 400 is kind of too much. Delete the shadow, make sure the Shadow layer
is selected, press the Delete key. Select HELLO and let’s go ahead and create
the shadow. Now, this is decent. Have a look at this one. It’s better than before, it’s not excellent,
but it’s better than before. And it’s something that we can work with. I would use it, but in my opinion, it still
needs some adjustments. So, this is very dark around the edge. So let’s go ahead and decrease the Opacity
to something like 70%. That’s better, or maybe 75%. As you see the shadow is not clearly very
nicely blending in with that of the white background. So we can clearly create a mask to make it
softer. So with the HELLO shadow layer selected, click
on the Mask button right there. And then with the Gradient Mask, click on
the Gradient right there. Just choose a gradient from black to white,
just like this, and we’re going to drag in a Gradient. There you go. It’s much softer that way. And what if you want to change the direction
of the shadow? Look, I’m a very firm believer in non destructive
workflows and it’s great to see that they have given a checkbox that allows me to uncheck
Flattening or in other words, it allows me to avoid merging all the layers. But is that really helpful? Let’s take a look. Now as you can see, this is the flattened
version of the shadow. You cannot change anything. However, you can just uncheck Flattening right
there and let’s apply the same shadow again. Just select the HELLO text and create shadow. So here we have a group which is pretty nice. Here’s the before, here’s the after. And if you open up the group, have a look
at it. There are 20 copies. Have a closer look..20 copies of the HELLO
text and in each one of these copies, 10 filters of Drop Shadows have been applied. So that totals up to 20 x 10=200. Right there, 200 steps. So basically that’s exactly what we did in
this video where we created realistic shadows using Drop Shadows by creating multiple drop
shadows, but this one is in a much larger scale. Anybody who can open up and manipulate 200
filters of Drop Shadow should be given a Nobel Prize for patience. However, if you look at it closely, it’s not
all that bad. There’s some good reason behind this button. Unchecking Flattening has a very practical
use if you do one more thing, that is check Global Light. Have a look at this, there is this Global
Light checkbox. Now, this will check the Global Light check
box wherever it applies Drop Shadow filter. Again, how is that going to be helpful? Well, this is a really good trick that we
all must know. Let’s delete the shadows, I’m going to delete
the group. And this time, let’s check Global Light and
keep Flatten unchecked. So select HELLO and this time again, create
the shadow. You can actually change the angle on the fly
by going to Layer and then Layer Style. Have a look at this one – Global Light. Interesting, isn’t it? Now once you choose that, you can change the
angle. So I’m going to change the angle to, let’s
say, 175 and have a look. Suddenly, it all changes. Isn’t that amazing? You can easily change the angle just by coming
to Global Light. Now this is something which really impressed
me about this extension. I’m so happy that the creator thought about
Global Light. Whenever you are we applying and effect like
Drop Shadow and you check Global Light, in all of the drop shadow filters where you have
checked Global Light, will respond to one collective light source or Global Light source. Now let me show you what Photoshop can achieve
with its built in features and tools and whether it can beat it. So basically, I found two main ways in which
Photoshop can replicate this effect. Hold on to the second one because that is
absolute favorite. Starting with the first one – the Multiple
Drop Shadow technique, the same technique that we used in this video, but we’re going
to manually do it and see if it’s worth it. Double click on the right hand side of the
HELLO text, just check in Drop Shadow. I’m going to decrease the size and you can
also change the color of the Drop Shadow. Let’s change it to the default Black. So let’s change it to Black and hit OK. You can actually drag the shadows. You don’t have to play with the angles and
stuff. Just click and drag it just like this. So I’m going to have it at this distance. Looks nice to me. And let’s increase the size, that looks fine,
and decrease the Opacity, just a little bit. Now let’s add one more Drop Shadow on top
of it. Click on the ‘+’ sign right there. And this one, I want to to bring a little
closer. Make sure you have checked Global Lights so
that all shadows are in the same alignment. So this time again, let’s decrease the size
and bring it just a little closer, like that. If you want, you can also decrease the Opacity
and click on the ‘+’ again, one more shadow, decrease the size even more. Let’s bring it even closer just like this. That works. Decrease the Opacity if you want to. Click on the ‘+’ again, decrease the size. So this is something which we are doing manually. Opacity is fine. One more. This one I’m going to bring even more closer
and increase the Opacity so that we can actually see what it is. Keep it probably right here and then increase
the size. Yeah, that looks good. Now control the Opacity. Not bad at all. Let’s create one more. And this one, we’re going to bring it even
closer and decrease the size, just like this, and control the Opacity. There we are, that was not bad at all. Once you’re satisfied with this, hit OK. There you have it. Now let’s compare this with the extension. This is the one that we just created, and
this is the one with the extension. Now in all seriousness for this technique,
I believe that the shadow file extension does a better job. But if you need a lesser number of shadows
and easier control, this is the way to go. If you manually create Drop Shadows, there’s
one more advantage that you have. You can actually go into settings of each
one of these Drop Shadows and just change whatever you want. You can change the color, you can change the
distance and the spread and the size; everything you can do manually because there are less
number of Drop Shadows, so you don’t have to mess with it all the time. Plus, it’s all one layer. There are no 20 copies of layers with 10 drop
shadows applied to each. That can get a little confusing. Now the second technique is something which
blows my mindall the time and there’s no match for it. Guess what it is. Photoshop 3D. See, when we are talking 3D, we are actually
rendering these shadows by throwing real light on it. There is no fakery going on, no illusions,
just pure real shadow. Even Drop Shadow is an illusion, right? So where we just feel the shape with a darker
color, put it at a distance and blur it. But the 3D technique actually calculates where
the light is falling, where it’s not reaching and thus, create shadows. And you’ll be surprised how it even realistically
creates reflections from those texts. First of all, let’s convert this background
to 3D. So we’re going to convert it to a postcard. So, select the background, let’s go to 3d
and then New Mesh from Layer and choose Postcard. Now it’s going to ask you – Do you want to
switch to 3D workspace? You can go ahead and choose Yes because that’s
more easy to work with 3D in that workspace. So let’s go ahead and close Shadowify. We don’t need this anymore. Now we have the background in 3D, but we also
want HELLO text to be in 3D . Here’s what we do. Let’s go to Type and then select Extrude to
3D. Make sure that the Text layer is selected,
just click on that. Have a look at this. This is the top view. It’s extended into 3D. But there’s a problem with this. If you go back to the layers panel, the HELLO
text and the Background are on separate layers, so they don’t respond to each other in 3D. So we need to merge it. So select the HELLO and hold the Ctrl or Command,
select the Background as well and merge it. Press Ctrl or Command + E. Now when you merge
3D layers, they don’t rasterize like everything else. Press Ctrl or Command + E. Now they are one
object. Let me show you something interesting. If I just rotate this and show this to you
see how the HELLO is extruded. It’s looking fantastic, isn’t it? Now, let me just set the Camera right. Let’s go back to 3D and let’s choose Current
view. And we’re going to change the view to Default. This is nice. Now you can extend the HELLO as much as you
want. So I’m going to bring it a little bit to the
front, just like this and extend it so that it touches the postcard at the back. So at the top, you can see there’s a lot of
gap in here. So all you have to do is to come to the Text
Properties, so let’s bring it out right there, and here, just increase the Extrusion Depth. There you go. I don’t want so much of a depth, so I can
just take it back, just a little depth. There we are. Now, there’s no shadow here yet. So how do we bring the shadow? Think of it like real life. In real life, if you want a shadow, what do
you do? Throw some light. So, right now, there is this image based life,
which is creating a very flat looking stuff. We need to add lights in a direction. So let’s go to the Lights tab right there
and let us open up the Properties. Let’s go to Window and make sure Properties
is checked. If you have a closer look, so I’m going to
bring it at the top, there’s this image based light. We don’t want that. Let’s turn it off. Now there’s no light so that’s why there’s
absolute darkness. We need to add a directional light. So click on the light, you can also add a
Spotlight, but I’m going to add an lnfinite Light. It’s easy to work with. Now, you can move the direction of light in
any direction you want and it automatically creates the shadow. Isn’t that amazing? So I’m going to leave it at that, something
like this. And now you can control the intensity by just
clicking on the light, it increases the intensity. And also you can increase the softness of
the shadow by just increasing the softness right there, as you can see. How soft do you want the shadow to be? Now once you have decided that, all you have
to do is just render. So click on the Render button. Now take a look at this. Isn’t this looking amazing? What’s more interesting is, have a look at
the reflection of the light. See, the light is a jumping off the text and
creating this golden reflection right here on the wall. Now this is totally impressive on an absolutely
next level. But there’s a problem with this. It’s not actually a problem. What if you want flat designs? So, right now we have added 3D, but if you
have a closer look, this extrusion is showing up. What if you don’t want to see this extrusion
as a result of 3D? All you have to do is to change the Camera
View. So you need to choose a camera, which is very
far apart from the text and then zooms in. See when you’re very far from your subject
and then you zoom in just like in a telephoto lens, you don’t see so much of an extrusion. And the opposite is if you take a wide angle
lens, and just go closer to the subject, you will see all of this. So that’s what we have to do. So let’s go to the View, let’s go to this
tab right there, click on Current View, and we need to change the Camera to Orthographic. Now, it doesn’t look right, because we need
to increase this to 1. So let’s dial in 1 there and there you have
it. It’s the exact same thing, just a different
view. And now you can adjust the light accordingly. Now, let me show you a few tricks about this. So let’s click on the Infinite Light. And this looks nice to me. All right. Now, what I’m going to do is increase the
Shadow all the way high and decrease the Intensity of the light. Because now, I’m going to add one more light. Let’s go to the Lights tab and click on the
Light button right there and New Infinite Light. And this one, I’m going to add a different
direction, just a little lower like this, and make sure it’s all soft, very soft, and
decrease the Intensity just a little bit. Maybe for the longer one, the first one, I
don’t want it to be so soft. So you can add multiple lights, which is absolutely
amazing. So let’s add one more. Click on the Light and choose New Infinite
Light. And this time, I’m going to choose something
like this. And this one is going to be pretty soft and
not that intense. Now, let’s render it and see how this one
looks. Maybe I need to decrease the Intensity, it’s
kind of too much. So let’s decrease the overall intensity of
this one and this one as well. And now let’s render it. Since rendering takes time, I made little
adjustments in the Direction of light, Intensity of light and Softness and this is what I got. This is my final render. Look at the reflection off of these letters. That’s what impresses me. Now you can of course turn it off if you want
to, but it’s good have. Now as for flat shadows, you can also create
them super easily by using Photoshop 3D. You can check out this tutorial on how to
do that. It’s also very easy to customize. As you can clearly see Photoshop 3D smokes
this panel out. Now the real question is, is this extension
/ plugin for you? Let’s go through the pros and cons. As for the pro – Number one – it quickly creates
the long shadow effect, but it does need a little bit of practice. Number two – I love that the extension comes
with a checkbox that prevents it from flattening the shadows and also apply Global Lights so
that it can actually change the angle of all the shadow filters at once. Number three – if you try to manually create
it with the Drop Shadow folder in Photoshop, it’s going to take a lot of time. Number four – unlike Photoshop 3D, you do
not have to render it every time you want to move things around. And yes, rendering does take a lot of time. Now as for the cons – Number one, this is
a big one – Photoshop 3D is just the best, if you want the highest quality shadows and
lighting. If you’re going for quality, there is, indeed,
no match. Number two – Although this is faster than
Photoshop 3D, you cannot adjust things on the fly. For instance, let’s say you want to make the
shadows softer or decrease the length of the shadows, it is tough. Whereas in Photoshop 3D, all you gotta do
is change the properties of light. Just move the handle, that’s it. Number three – to be honest, it’s just a little
difficult to use. Maybe with a little bit of practice, I will
get a hang of it. But at the moment having to dial all the numbers,
doing hit and trial, I find it not easy to use. Just my personal opinion. Is this the one for you? Well, that for you to decide. If you are in Envato Elements’ member you
can download it at no extra cost. Try it and see if it’s for you. Or you can also get it as stand-alone at Creative
Market. I have both the links in the description and
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VINTAGE VECTOR LOGO | How To Add Texture In Illustrator | Satori Graphics Illustrator Tutorial

VINTAGE VECTOR LOGO | How To Add Texture In Illustrator | Satori Graphics Illustrator Tutorial


in today’s Illustrator tutorial we’re
going to make a vintage vector logo design and I will show you how to add
texture to any design in Adobe Illustrator how’s it going everybody welcome back to
satori graphics home of graphic design content. if you’re new here and
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if you have them already hit that Bell icon to turn on your expectations so you
never miss an upload now on with today is a vintage vector logo tutorial the
first thing we need to do for our vintage logo design is to make the
outline of the shield hit command or control R to open up your rulers
and then drag some guides onto your art board like I’m doing here we want one in the
middle with two equally apply on the left on
the right and then two to help us with the bottom on the top of the shield and
choose the stroke and grab the pen tool using the pencil draw an outline of your
shield using the guides like I’m doing here after you are done you can use a direct
selection tool to edit the anchor points and the handles also the selection tool
to edit the size on the shape of your outline once happy go ahead and with the stroke
thicker to something similar as mine here this will be the outline of a
vintage vector logo design and next we’re going to add a detail and finally
the texture next select the polygon tool and double-click the artboard in
Illustrator type in three sides and generate the shape we can hold down the alt/option key and
duplicate the triangle eating you too we’re going to make mountain peaks while
shield logo design we need to open up the Pathfinder window and then hold down
shift to select both triangles and then unite them together now select the color you can see over
black and using the pencil through two shapes that are going to resemble snow make sure that both shapes are fill and
then unite them together once the United selected both the snow and the mountains
and use the option in Pathfinder window to cut the snow into the mountains move
the mounting over to a shared outline and place it where you think looks best it will help to have a guide on the
center of your shield for this next part use the pen tool to create shape that
will continue the mountain down the shield like I’m doing here once happy to let a new shape and the
mountain and join them together in the Pathfinder window
we are nearly ready tailored extra in Illustrator to make a little design
vintage but first we can add a shape at the top filling the negative space of
our like the design let me know what you guys think do you prefer the leg a with
or without the shape let me know in the comment section below you can use the
Ren collection to any stage to move and edit your logo design via the anchor
points and I just mentioned which lady designed
Eva fair I’m going to add a vintage texture effect to the one on the left
simply because it has more black areas that occupy the vintage style open up
the transparency window in Illustrator but also make sure that all of your
shapes United is one in the path under window there’s a link in the description
below for these grand directors here but once you’ve opened them pick one of them
in command or ctrl C to copy it so let the logo design and then the
transparency window click the show options uncheck booth boxes and then click the
right-hand box this is where you can then paste your vector in with command
or control V you can then add as many vectors as you want using this method
but the more you add the slow your computer is going to become once happy
you simply need to select the left box here when you’re done your vintage
vector load design is complete with texture you can edit and change the
color as you wish here’s how my funnel is design came out
and because it’s a vector is going to retain quality and scale so what did you
think of my vintage bike a little design in Illustrator let me know in the
comment section below and leave a like on your way out subscribe my five weekly
graphic design uploads and until next time design your future today peace

MINIMALIST POSTER TECHNIQUE w/ Yes I’m A Designer

MINIMALIST POSTER TECHNIQUE w/ Yes I’m A Designer


what is that people are welcome back to
tutorial graphics today have a collaboration with the awesome YouTube
channel yes I’m a designer yes I’m a designer is run by Martin curry niak an
official Adobe certified instructor with over 10 years of experience teaching
Adobe products now he’s worked with such clients as Nickelodeon and Disney and
his channel focuses on illustrations but also graphic design techniques and
theory as well it’s a truly awesome channel that you need to check out link
down below and for today’s video he has worked on a low-poly design in Adobe
Illustrator that I’m actually gonna take and implement into my own poster design
and that’s what you’re going to see today you’re going to see my process of
a minimal poster design using Martin’s low poly design we’re going to be
working in Photoshop for today’s post the design and you’re going to need an
image or a model or maybe even just a picture of yourself if your image isn’t
black and whites you can press shift command U on a Mac or shift control U on
a PC and this will dis a straight your image now taking the rectangle tool I’m
going to lay a shape covering the entire canvas and I’m going to use a kind of
beige or off-white color for my shape now to be able to edit the shape later
we’re going T to rasterize it like so now lowering the opacity of the layer is
going to allow you to see the future adjustments that we’re about to make now
link down below you’re gonna find a brush set for Photoshop which you can
download because I’m going to be using those for the poster today
the trick here is to select the eraser tool and then use the brushstroke
brushes to carefully pick out areas of the model beneath the beige background
if the brush stroke doesn’t match your design in the way that you want it to
you can just hold down R on your keyboard and then click and rotate the
canvas as you can see I’m doing here taking your time to do this you can
actually end up with a very interesting base for the poster design you kind of
make an image that it looks like the person is being painted over the top of
a background I’ve got some more tips to show you coming up as well as some
creative input from Martin at the YouTube channel yes I’m a designer the
yeah link down below is the YouTube channel yes I’m a designer who are
actually collaborating in today’s video for this poster design tutorial yes I’m
a designer offers some awesome and some helpful tutorials in debut Illustrator
as well as other graphic design related topics after you watch today’s video
check out his process for a low poly design that I’m going to be using here
but be sure to check out his video link down below for his full design process
as well as subscribed to his channel for a useful graphic design content so as I
mentioned I’m just gonna take the framework of his vector design and I
want to add it over my design on the facial region now after resizing and scaling the line
arts I’m not gonna place it over all layers then hold down the alt or the
option key and then click in between the two layers here to create a mask and this is a possible choice for the
final design outcome if you want the mask to be seen only in the beige parts
of your design but also if you want to make changes you can select the base
layer and then select the brush tool by pressing B and then sample the color of
the beige background in doing so you can use the brush
downloads to paint over where you originally erased earlier this can
actually be achieved with using masks as well but this way is efficient enough I
think now using these skills and techniques you can really build up an
interesting poster design however the final poster design can really be
complemented with some clever typography typography often makes a poster design
complete and I set it on not using a mask for the face line arts and instead
I changed the blend mode to overlay in the layers window now for the typography
I’ve decided to utilize the graphic design principle of balance the main
focal point of my poster ie the female model and the brush strokes is sort of
neatly created in the upper left of the design so I’ve decided to lay the
typography to the bottom right which creates a sense of balance on my design
but also only having these two elements and a lot of negative space makes the
poster design somewhat minimal and visually appealing and for those of you
who watch my content often you will know I’m a big fan of minimal design so there
was today’s poster design tutorial using techniques in Photoshop and then some
neat typography at the very end remember to check out Martin’s video on yes I’m a
designer link down below to see his full design process of a low poly design and
subscribe to my channel for weekly graphic design content that’s going to
boost your skills as a graphic designer have a great day and into next time
design your future today peace