How to create simple business card mock up

This tutorial will teach you how to take a photograph of an existing business card and use it to create a digital mockup using Smart Object function in Adobe Photoshop CC

With some basic shading using Photoshop layer styles, mask etc. we will make it look like an actual photograph.

The techniques used in this tutorial can be applied to create realistic product presentations without all the hassle of printing and cutting out paper items. Read more

Creating Google Chrome Logo in Coreldraw x7

This Logo recreation tutorial shows you how to create a simple Google Chrome Logo in Corel Draw X7. Corel Draw allows you to draw vector based object that can be printed or use for onscreen applications. This particular tutorials shows specific ways in which you can use “Freehand tool”, “Ellipse tool” and “Curves” to create a dynamic logo.  Read more

How to create dynamic lighting in Photoshop

As concept artists, our job is to reach out to our audience and connect with them on a profound emotional level. One of our primary tools to achieve this goal is lighting design. For this workshop I’ll build a scene using light to create visual interest and emotion. My process is to explore the idea through thumbnails, then bring them into Photoshop for colour development and finish. I’ll rework the scene several times using different lighting palettes to create a range of emotional beats. Learning to do this gives each of us the ability to become a visual storyteller, much like a musician who can score an entire movie with its emotional highs and lows rather than striking a single cord. Read more

Improve your creature art, Aaron Blaise

It takes time, patience and countless hours of practise and Illustrator tutorials to master the art of character drawing. During my early days at Disney, while working on films such as The Lion King, Mulan and Brother Bear, we would go through hundreds of variations of character designs. Because these films were hand drawn it wasn’t too difficult to imagine how these rough designs would look in the finished film. Read more