Adobe Keyboard Mapper Showcases Hundreds of Keyboard Shortcuts for Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

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33 Illustrator Design Tutorials for Unique Text Effects


Illustrator is the perfect tool for building large scalable design effects. Either for print or digital mediums, Illustrator is a wonderful tool with a lot to offer in the way of customized typography. There are plenty of great Photoshop effects that can also apply to text and lettering. But with Illustrator you get access to […]

Showcase of 44 Creative Illustrations from Dribbble Artists


As most designers know by now Dribbble has become the pulse of all digital artists. Every day there are hundreds of new shots uploaded and shared on the invite-only social community. I highly recommend checking out their tags gallery to see if you can pickup your own inspiration.

Illustrations are some of the most common form of artwork. But taking things into the digital platform includes software such as Adobe Illustrator and tablet pads. Thus this style is very complicated, and outright difficult to master. The showcase below contains some of the most popular illustrations I’ve ever seen! If you enjoy the post let us know your thoughts in the comment wall.

Sea Turtle

by Gaia Bordicchia – @gaiabordicchia

40 Awesome Illustrator Tutorials


In this roundup we have showcased some of the creative illustrator tutorials from 2011. These include typography, character design, poster design, logo design, portrait design and many more. Enjoy!!

Artistic Printing Inspiration in Illustrator and Photoshop

Create a Lava Island Scenario in Illustrator

How to Create an Awesome Retro VW Beetle Vector in Illustrator


In this tutorial we’ll be using Adobe Illustrator (CS4 in this case, although can be completed using most versions of Illustrator) to create a vector image of an original Volkswagen (VW) Beetle. We will be making use of one of Illustrators most-used tools; the Pen Tool, as well as adding some finishing touches using a graphics tablet (an affordable Wacom Bamboo tablet in my case) to give the vector a nice hand-drawn style.

If you like this tutorial, keep your eyes peeled for the follow-up tutorial, in which we’ll be using our vectored VW Beetle to create a lovely retro and textured poster in Adobe Photoshop.