N.S.L: WEEK 154 – Adobe Photoshop CC 2014: “Spin Blur”

If you’re on the Creative Cloud, you heard the big news that we have some new features and updates!

Above is a short video showing you how to find this new feature and some of the basics.

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#WacomWed wk.31 “Peter Murphy” and “Kendrick Lamar” DynamicSketch and Blob Brush

I finally got this guy finished up!!! =D

Peter Murphy in Adobe Illustrator
“Peter Murphy” by Sebastian Bleak

I’ve been working on Peter Murphy for a while, but I learned a lot Continue reading

N.S.L: WEEK 153 – Adobe Illustrator CC: “2014 Update: Pencil Tool”

We got a bunch of cool updates in the Creative Cloud but if we focus on Adobe Illustrator, I was most happy to see the updates in the Pencil Tool.

Vector Gnome
Gnome template sketched with Blob Brush

In this update, they gave us back a level of control and the ability to change the Alt/Option behavior when drawing. Continue reading

#WacomWed wk.30 “Grandpa Munster” and “Raven” DynamicSketch and Blob Brush

This was the first time I got to meet up with someone for a #WacomWED session =D

I ended up drawing out Grandpa Munster and Justin (Creativ Outlaws Apparel) got to try a Wacom Tablet for the first time. He drew the Raven you see further down in the post.

Grandpa Munster Vector Illustration in Adobe Illustrator
“Grandpa Munster” by Sebastian Bleak

All of this is done in Adobe Illustrator CC with the help of Wacom IntuosPros and DynamicSketch by Astute Graphics. Continue reading

N.S.L: WEEK 152 – Adobe Photoshop CC: “Reveal All: Seamless Pattern”

Reveal All!!! Not a new feature in Adobe Photoshop. Not a complex feature. This is a quick lil helper that comes in handy from time to time. I didn’t even know it EXISTED =D Now I’m glad I learned about it.

Reveal All in Adobe Photoshop CC
Reveal All found in the Image Menu of Adobe Photoshop

The basics of it is that if you have some pixels that are present outside of the document bounds, Reveal All with expand your document until All Pixels are revealed. Continue reading

N.S.L: WEEK 151 – Adobe Illustrator CC: “Opacity Mask Workflow Updated w/Phantasm”

Last week I showed you how to create Distressed text in Adobe Photoshop so I figured I’d show you how to do it in Adobe Illustrator. I changed things up a bit since I did it in NSL week 96 so I thought I’d bring you up to speed =)

Opacity Masks in Adobe Illustrator CC
My updated workflow with Opacity Masks

I like to use an Opacity Mask to create distressed text in Adobe Illustrator. Back in week 96 I showed you how to use a linked image and Adobe Photoshop to edit your Opacity Masks to create different effects. Continue reading