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Gigposter Design: The New Sex

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The Fall of Troy gigposter design

Tutorial Introduction:


A lot of people are making them. A lot of people suck. We don’t suck, and neither do you. This tutorial requires NO drawing talent… so don’t trip folks. You will however need Adobe Photoshop 7.0 or higher and Illustrator CS2 or higher. My name’s Dave, and this is my first ever solo tutorial. I’m very unorthodox and direct… so forgive me if I lose you guys during any part of this. I’ll do what I can to answer questions for people who think my tutorial is too confusing. So we’re going to make a gig poster! Subject matter: Deftones and The Fall of Troy in Cleveland, Ohio at the House of Blues on May 30th. Why are the Deftones not first, you ask? Because I like The Fall of Troy better and this is an unofficial poster, who cares?

Winged Scrolls

Those winged scrolls are new from Vector Set 16. They would look great in this design!

Let’s get to business.

So what to make? Hmmm… something fierce. Maybe something militaristic? Considering the legendary event of the fall of Troy… we’ll go that route. After searching through some public domain photos from WWII, I found a picture of Dwight D. (Ike) Eisenhower on D-day lecturing some troops.

Ike Eisenhower photo

We’re going to use this as the base of our initial illustration… but the hand, it lacks emotion. It’s ok. We’re all designers and we can fix this, right guys?

Istockphoto.com (a lifesaver for all stock photo needs) will be our resource. If you do not have an account, get one. If you would rather go the free route – www.sxc.hu, better known as Stock Exchange, has a slick selection of free stock photos. You’ll still need an account, but it’s free.

istock citation

I found this chick holding a gun on istock. We’re gonna get the cheapest one because the resolution doesn’t matter so much in this tutorial yet. Her hand will become Ike’s hand… holding a gun.

Next we have to cut out Ike and the girl’s gun so we can combine these different pieces into the same image. We’re going to use the pen tool to cut these out. I trust we can all accomplish this through knowledge gained in previous tutorials. WARNING: Using the pen tool in Photoshop is tricky… to keep your anchor points from drifting off into oblivion, you have to alt+click them (The same way you would click your anchor points in Illustrator). Make sure your shapes fill color is an obnoxious color so you don’t lose it in the photo.

Ike Red Shape

Chick red shape

Once you have the shapes made to cut them out (and it’s ok if it took 3000 shapes and layers to make it) you’re going to merge them all to one layer. Ctrl+click your “shape layer” to make a selection and then click the actual image’s layer. Press Ctrl+C to copy and then press Ctrl+V to paste it into it’s own layer. Do the same for the girl’s gun. Save your PSD’s in case you fumble up. The hardest part is over.

Now take both shapes and tastefully combine them on a fresh canvas. Some airbrushing or cutting may be needed to make it look real. It’s up to you. The rotating of the hand will be needed to make it fit on Ike’s arm. Make your image 300 dpi (image>image size) and don’t worry about the image quality. Merge the hand layer with the Ike layer and make it gray scale.

Ike complete

You now have Ike pissed off and holding a gun.

Here is where it gets a little interesting and it might be hard to follow here. Create three files in Photoshop that overcompensate in size for the Ike-shape – you don’t have to save them or anything. They’re there for copying purposes only. Throw a copy of Ike into each of them. Make sure they all remain on their own layers. We’ll be playing with the contrast next.

contrast

contrast third

Above are the setting you’re going to make Ike the first two files. The third will be -100% on both Brightness and Contrast. It will result in just a shape of him in solid black. Now open Illustrator and make a new file at 11×17 portrait orientation.

Size down the Photoshop window and drag over each of the layers that have been brightness/contrast-adjusted into Illustrator. Line them up horizontally and start Live Tracing them one-by-one using the “Black and White logo” option. The option is located on the top tool bar once your photo is selected. Copy these attributes in the photo below.

live trace settings

Live Trace is basically Illustrator’s tool for deciphering and creating graphics into vector art automatically. It was a new feature in CS2 and it’s way cool, but can have some backlashes. Like all automated solutions to things done best by hand, there are sacrifices made with the result. A lot of times, your Live Traced images get lossy. Having them at a high resolution most times solves this but not always. In our case though… the dirtier, the better.

magic wand white

Now make sure each image is expanded. Use your magic wand tool and select the white areas that Illustrator assumed when you dragged in the Photoshop layer. They’re there, trust me. Once all selected – delete them. They’re not needed. Now’s your time to start figuring out a color scheme for this big project. Here’s what I chose.

color scheme

Having 1 dark color, 1 to 3 medium tones, a light color, and a wild-card color is pretty mandatory when making 4 to 6 color prints. They work better. Although this wouldn’t be a silk screened poster, following this limited color rule assists in giving it an authentic gig poster appearance.

Doodads are always the hot ish in your designs, so we’re using some from our arsenal, the Go Media Vectorpacks. Along with a few we’ll be making from scratch. Below is what we’ll be using from the packs. (side note: we’ll be using a bunch of stuff from Go Media’s Arsenal. If you haven’t any cash to purchase some of the packs, we’ve got some samples here).

vector shapes

We’re using 5 splatters from the various Splatter packs and one wheel-type doodad from Set 5′s Decorative Ornaments pack. Now we’re going to get all these shapes ready and drag em over into our Illustrator file. Mind you we have not touched Ike yet… don’t worry about him or the colors. Let’s get trendy.

Make a long, skinny rectangle and duplicate it about 80 times (alt+click and drag it to copy it once, and then press Ctrl+D over and over again until you get a lot of bars) or more depending on your preference. Align them to the center and space them evenly. Now use the add function in your pathfinder box and expand the selection. Now that it’s own shape – rotate it 45 degrees (holding shift + rotate will rotate the shape in increments of 45 degrees). Duplicate that shape about 3 or 4 times.

rectangle lines

45 degree turn

Now duplicate/take a splatter from the vector art we’ll be using and place it on top of that shape you made. Select both objects and intersect them (it’s an option in the pathfinder box as well). Expand the appearance of your object.

intersection

intersection

You now have a distressted pattern of diagonally running lines. It’s a pretty neat trick to add some organized distress to your designs. Do this a few times with different splatters. That is why I’m encouraging duplicating your objects and not just dragging and dropping. A lot of these shapes need to be kept preserved because they’ll be used over and over again throughout this project.

Now make sure your actual poster area is clear of any objects. Moving them to the sides of the artboard and separated is always a good thing to do so you can just drag in what you need when you need it. Make a rectangle in the 11×17 area. Bleed of the edges a little bit for good measure. Now fill it with a gradient of color 1 and 2. Throw a medium color in there if you want it to blend smoother (I added some earthy-red in the middle). It might help, or it might not, who knows. Experiment and be different.

artspace

Now we turn to the Go Media Texture Packs. I want a concrete-looking surface to start this off with. We’re going to use Concrete8.jpg. It’s a nice and has lots of good grainy tones. Place it into your file (file>place).

texture grad

Stretch the image to fit the poster size. Now go to your transparency settings and choose the multiply setting. All the dark ridged areas of the texture are now accented onto the gradient. Drop the opacity down to like 30% or so. Lock these two objects in place at the very bottom and we’re onto designing the focal piece of the poster.

texture opacity

So now back to good ole’ Ike. Make the Solid shape of his body Color 3, The medium-detailed shape Color 4, and the least detailed shape Color 2. Align them in this order – Color 3, Color 4, Color 2. You have your focal image almost intact. Add a stroke of the same color to Color 3′s shape to bring it all in. Expand the stroke if you need to, in case we do any abnormal sizing to the figure. Group the three objects, and there you have Ike.

3 ikes
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ikey ikey

Take the wheel object we chose from Set 5′s Decorative Elements pack and place it right in the middle of the poster (above the gradient/texture combo). Size it up huge if you have to. It will accentuate Ike’s figure in the design. Fill it with Color 1 and drop the opacity down to 30%. We’re done with that.

ornament

Grab all those crazy diagonal line objects we made and fill them with color 3 or 4′ (your call, color 3 was too strong for my liking – I chose 4). I duplicated them and threw them in the middle-area of the poster, kinda outlining where Ike will be. Grab Ike and throw him in the mix. Make sure he’s the top layer. We’re almost there.

Let’s play with our text options. I want something nice and organized, but already beaten up with some grunge. I don’t want it a grungy impact font because those are way too common for post-hardcore bands nowadays… Luckily we created the Affliction font (located at our Arsenal site). It’s styled well and beat up tastefully. We’re using it!

doodads

So we’re gonna play with the font and sizing. After a few options, I think stacking the text all the same size by breaking up “THE FALL” and “OF TROY”and adjusting the tracking and leading should do it. Check out the settings I used below.

header font stuff

Duplicate that in case it gets messed up and right click the text and create outlines. Color it with color 3 and place it right above Ike in the poster. Add the Deftones with a larger tracking size and smaller font size and we’re in business.

bottom text
text bottom detail

I added a rectangle at the bottom for the venue information. I applied a stroke to the rectangle, broke up Ike’s group, and wedged it between the Color 4 object of him and the Color 2. Since we won’t be moving Ike at this point, we’ll leave him ungrouped, but the effect just created makes Ike’s figure look almost like a part of the rectangle; eliminating the look of the area being an afterthought. Now add your venue’s information and all that good stuff. Adjust your bleeds, save it out… and you are DONE!

final gig poster

Thanks for reading my first tutorial, I hope you learned something. I’m now going to go eat a hot dog.

-Dave

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About the Author, Dave

Dave is Go Media's hell raising wild child. Illustration and petrified whale bone are the two things this guy lives for... next to barbacoa tacos and fried plantains. When he's not gently tapping and stroking the surface of his wacom with his stylus... he's relaxing to some contemporary jazz. More than likely illustrating some vomiting skulls in fitted caps, half-naked zombie women with dookie rope chains, or demon toddlers chugging tequila on their big wheels.
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  • jared

    very well done, a great tutorial. please do more.

  • jared

    very well done, a great tutorial. please do more.

  • jared

    very well done, a great tutorial. please do more.

  • http://www.jahmodi.blogspot.com jahmodi

    Sweet,nice tutorial.Can I use “Flash” instead for live tracing,seeing as I haven,t got illustrator?

    • http://twitter.com/RageofNatureCOM RageOfNature

      Thanks for this post, knowing the physical process always helps us designers to grow and add more stuff to our Arsenal (Gomedia plug) lol.
      природные катаклизмы
      Also, using the inspiration of some die cut business cards posted a couple weeks ago, we could possibly go on from here to create our own pieces with more confidence.

      Thank you

  • http://www.jahmodi.blogspot.com jahmodi

    Sweet,nice tutorial.Can I use “Flash” instead for live tracing,seeing as I haven,t got illustrator?

  • http://www.jahmodi.blogspot.com jahmodi

    Sweet,nice tutorial.Can I use “Flash” instead for live tracing,seeing as I haven,t got illustrator?

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    @jahmodi – that’ll work too I suppose.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    @jahmodi – that’ll work too I suppose.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    @jahmodi – that’ll work too I suppose.

  • Bob

    Man, you guys are the best! Keep the tutorials coming. I’m to get my boss to buy all of your Vectorpacks in the morning :)

  • Bob

    Man, you guys are the best! Keep the tutorials coming. I’m to get my boss to buy all of your Vectorpacks in the morning :)

  • Bob

    Man, you guys are the best! Keep the tutorials coming. I’m to get my boss to buy all of your Vectorpacks in the morning :)

  • http://www.skapunk.de Mario

    Great tutorial, I was planning to do something in a similar style for my band, so that’s a nice inspiration.

    I’d also like to have that “magic want tool” you are going on about. On second thought it’s maybe just a typo *sigh* ;)

    Anyway thanks again for the article.

  • http://www.skapunk.de Mario

    Great tutorial, I was planning to do something in a similar style for my band, so that’s a nice inspiration.

    I’d also like to have that “magic want tool” you are going on about. On second thought it’s maybe just a typo *sigh* ;)

    Anyway thanks again for the article.

  • http://www.skapunk.de Mario

    Great tutorial, I was planning to do something in a similar style for my band, so that’s a nice inspiration.

    I’d also like to have that “magic want tool” you are going on about. On second thought it’s maybe just a typo *sigh* ;)

    Anyway thanks again for the article.

  • http://dbdesignco.com dbdesignco

    Free-kin Kick ass………the graphic breakdown was my favorite part. Never thought of doing it that way. Thanks.

  • http://dbdesignco.com dbdesignco

    Free-kin Kick ass………the graphic breakdown was my favorite part. Never thought of doing it that way. Thanks.

  • http://dbdesignco.com dbdesignco

    Free-kin Kick ass………the graphic breakdown was my favorite part. Never thought of doing it that way. Thanks.

  • http://dbdesignco.com dbdesignco

    And check out http://kuler.adobe.com/ it’s a great color comp idea site…..if you didnet already know about it.

  • http://dbdesignco.com dbdesignco

    And check out http://kuler.adobe.com/ it’s a great color comp idea site…..if you didnet already know about it.

  • http://dbdesignco.com dbdesignco

    And check out http://kuler.adobe.com/ it’s a great color comp idea site…..if you didnet already know about it.

  • rietz

    Yah, that was like, “Take trite design convention #1, add Trite Design Conventions #2 and #3, and blamo.”

    Also, you didn’t put The Fall Of Troy first because you like them more. You put em first, because the design problem here would have been to put the Deftones first (they certainly would have been the headliner). So instead of solving a design problem, you used a bad example of how to work-around your issue. It’s obvious that if a promoter came to you with this project, that it would be rejected. He’s more worried about the tickets the Deftones pull in, not Fall of Troy.

    As a design tutorial — C+
    As a design problem solved? — F-

  • rietz

    Yah, that was like, “Take trite design convention #1, add Trite Design Conventions #2 and #3, and blamo.”

    Also, you didn’t put The Fall Of Troy first because you like them more. You put em first, because the design problem here would have been to put the Deftones first (they certainly would have been the headliner). So instead of solving a design problem, you used a bad example of how to work-around your issue. It’s obvious that if a promoter came to you with this project, that it would be rejected. He’s more worried about the tickets the Deftones pull in, not Fall of Troy.

    As a design tutorial — C+
    As a design problem solved? — F-

  • rietz

    Yah, that was like, “Take trite design convention #1, add Trite Design Conventions #2 and #3, and blamo.”

    Also, you didn’t put The Fall Of Troy first because you like them more. You put em first, because the design problem here would have been to put the Deftones first (they certainly would have been the headliner). So instead of solving a design problem, you used a bad example of how to work-around your issue. It’s obvious that if a promoter came to you with this project, that it would be rejected. He’s more worried about the tickets the Deftones pull in, not Fall of Troy.

    As a design tutorial — C+
    As a design problem solved? — F-

  • Brandon

    Thanks for the great and very useful tutorial!

  • http://www.gomedia.us Dave

    Look Rietz… I don’t know what elitist new media design firm you come from but the tutorial I created was a fun little project created SOLELY for the purpose of teaching people something they may have not already known. Not a seminar on how to visually communicate. This was a make-believe poster and it covers good features in Illustrator and Photoshop, and how to implement them well. I don’t want the end user of this tutorial to make what I made… but to take the techniques and create something ridiculously awesome with their own creative drive.

    Re-reading your post made me realize that A.) I Shouldn’t be explaining myself to you and B.) How people should mind their own business or write a better tutorial if what they see is deemed as garbage.

    Get off the kick kiddo and worry about your own. It’s people like you that make up the stomach-wrenching headache-heavy side of the industry many of us fight tooth and nail to stake a claim in.

    Thanks for the feedback.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Dave

    Look Rietz… I don’t know what elitist new media design firm you come from but the tutorial I created was a fun little project created SOLELY for the purpose of teaching people something they may have not already known. Not a seminar on how to visually communicate. This was a make-believe poster and it covers good features in Illustrator and Photoshop, and how to implement them well. I don’t want the end user of this tutorial to make what I made… but to take the techniques and create something ridiculously awesome with their own creative drive.

    Re-reading your post made me realize that A.) I Shouldn’t be explaining myself to you and B.) How people should mind their own business or write a better tutorial if what they see is deemed as garbage.

    Get off the kick kiddo and worry about your own. It’s people like you that make up the stomach-wrenching headache-heavy side of the industry many of us fight tooth and nail to stake a claim in.

    Thanks for the feedback.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Dave

    Look Rietz… I don\’t know what elitist new media design firm you come from but the tutorial I created was a fun little project created SOLELY for the purpose of teaching people something they may have not already known. Not a seminar on how to visually communicate. This was a make-believe poster and it covers good features in Illustrator and Photoshop, and how to implement them well. I don\’t want the end user of this tutorial to make what I made… but to take the techniques and create something ridiculously awesome with their own creative drive.

    Re-reading your post made me realize that A.) I Shouldn\’t be explaining myself to you and B.) How people should mind their own business or write a better tutorial if what they see is deemed as garbage.

    Get off the kick kiddo and worry about your own. It\’s people like you that make up the stomach-wrenching headache-heavy side of the industry many of us fight tooth and nail to stake a claim in.

    Thanks for the feedback.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    @reitz – I’m glad you feel so strongly about the topic. But I’d like to respond.

    I argue against your opinion that this would have been rejected if this was for an actual poster because you think the Fall of Troy wouldn’t sell tickets.

    You are missing the point. If the Fall of Troy is promoting their shows, who are they going to put on the poster? Themselves of course.

    If the Deftones are promoting it, then they’ll put themselves on the top and TFOT on the bottom.

    If an unbiased venue was promoting it and wanted to make sure they got more ticket sales, yes, the Deftones would be a better headliner choice.

    But since there is no promoter, there is no issue with who to put at the top. It could be Avril Lavigne or Weird Al, it doesn’t matter who they are. The point is to discuss design elements and getting that “gigposter” feel using the basic tools from Photoshop and Illustrator.

    If you are at all familiar with our work, you’d realize that we’ve done plenty of posters for promoters and yes, it’s up to them what content goes where. And never is a poster flat out rejected, it’s simply revised. I don’t see why you’re making such an effort to talk shit.

    But keep it up. It’s fun. Btw, you could have at least taken credit for your opinion and put in a real email address. If you are going to have the nerve to talk shit, then back it up!

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    @reitz – I’m glad you feel so strongly about the topic. But I’d like to respond.

    I argue against your opinion that this would have been rejected if this was for an actual poster because you think the Fall of Troy wouldn’t sell tickets.

    You are missing the point. If the Fall of Troy is promoting their shows, who are they going to put on the poster? Themselves of course.

    If the Deftones are promoting it, then they’ll put themselves on the top and TFOT on the bottom.

    If an unbiased venue was promoting it and wanted to make sure they got more ticket sales, yes, the Deftones would be a better headliner choice.

    But since there is no promoter, there is no issue with who to put at the top. It could be Avril Lavigne or Weird Al, it doesn’t matter who they are. The point is to discuss design elements and getting that “gigposter” feel using the basic tools from Photoshop and Illustrator.

    If you are at all familiar with our work, you’d realize that we’ve done plenty of posters for promoters and yes, it’s up to them what content goes where. And never is a poster flat out rejected, it’s simply revised. I don’t see why you’re making such an effort to talk shit.

    But keep it up. It’s fun. Btw, you could have at least taken credit for your opinion and put in a real email address. If you are going to have the nerve to talk shit, then back it up!

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    @reitz – I’m glad you feel so strongly about the topic. But I’d like to respond.

    I argue against your opinion that this would have been rejected if this was for an actual poster because you think the Fall of Troy wouldn’t sell tickets.

    You are missing the point. If the Fall of Troy is promoting their shows, who are they going to put on the poster? Themselves of course.

    If the Deftones are promoting it, then they’ll put themselves on the top and TFOT on the bottom.

    If an unbiased venue was promoting it and wanted to make sure they got more ticket sales, yes, the Deftones would be a better headliner choice.

    But since there is no promoter, there is no issue with who to put at the top. It could be Avril Lavigne or Weird Al, it doesn’t matter who they are. The point is to discuss design elements and getting that “gigposter” feel using the basic tools from Photoshop and Illustrator.

    If you are at all familiar with our work, you’d realize that we’ve done plenty of posters for promoters and yes, it’s up to them what content goes where. And never is a poster flat out rejected, it’s simply revised. I don’t see why you’re making such an effort to talk shit.

    But keep it up. It’s fun. Btw, you could have at least taken credit for your opinion and put in a real email address. If you are going to have the nerve to talk shit, then back it up!

  • Glen Hentz

    Yes, Rietz. Please give us a link to your work so we all know what real designers are doing these days. Would love to see the work you’ve done for the local elementary school’s bake sale and the Lost Dog flyer you made for your Aunt.

  • Glen Hentz

    Yes, Rietz. Please give us a link to your work so we all know what real designers are doing these days. Would love to see the work you’ve done for the local elementary school’s bake sale and the Lost Dog flyer you made for your Aunt.

    • Tara

      LOL, Don’t forget about the CD cover for his brother’s wedding dvd…. :)-

  • Glen

    Yes, Rietz. Please give us a link to your work so we all know what real designers are doing these days. Would love to see the work you’ve done for the local elementary school’s bake sale and the Lost Dog flyer you made for your Aunt.

  • Brandon

    Thanks for the great and very useful tutorial!

  • Brandon

    Thanks for the great and very useful tutorial!

  • Seth Clark

    Great tutorial! It really inspired me to go out and try some of these techniques!

  • Seth Clark

    Great tutorial! It really inspired me to go out and try some of these techniques!

  • Seth Clark

    Great tutorial! It really inspired me to go out and try some of these techniques!

  • http://www.myspace.com/chris_mahon Chis

    Wow, this is amazing. I was confused at first wiht what you did with the hand but I forgot to read the part that you rotated it.

  • http://www.myspace.com/chris_mahon Chis

    Wow, this is amazing. I was confused at first wiht what you did with the hand but I forgot to read the part that you rotated it.

  • http://www.myspace.com/chris_mahon Chis

    Wow, this is amazing. I was confused at first wiht what you did with the hand but I forgot to read the part that you rotated it.

  • Yaco

    Great tutorial..really solved my putting off switching from freehand to illustrator…but that’s not what this is about eh? The image composition was awesome..I know, sure it’s probably vector graphics 101 but never really thought it up that clearly. And all the rest makes the poster a truly designed one, tons of ideas inspired by it now…and truly in want of full vectorpack set..gotta get money first, darn it.

    and please keep this up.

    Ar+ design Student

  • Yaco

    Great tutorial..really solved my putting off switching from freehand to illustrator…but that’s not what this is about eh? The image composition was awesome..I know, sure it’s probably vector graphics 101 but never really thought it up that clearly. And all the rest makes the poster a truly designed one, tons of ideas inspired by it now…and truly in want of full vectorpack set..gotta get money first, darn it.

    and please keep this up.

    Ar+ design Student

  • Yaco

    Great tutorial..really solved my putting off switching from freehand to illustrator…but that’s not what this is about eh? The image composition was awesome..I know, sure it’s probably vector graphics 101 but never really thought it up that clearly. And all the rest makes the poster a truly designed one, tons of ideas inspired by it now…and truly in want of full vectorpack set..gotta get money first, darn it.

    and please keep this up.

    Ar+ design Student

  • classic brand

    I think no matter what anyone says, this tutorial is perfectly fine and I learned a lot from it, you shouldn’t have to back yourself up because there’s nothing wrong with the tutorial in the first place.

  • classic brand

    I think no matter what anyone says, this tutorial is perfectly fine and I learned a lot from it, you shouldn’t have to back yourself up because there’s nothing wrong with the tutorial in the first place.

  • classic brand

    I think no matter what anyone says, this tutorial is perfectly fine and I learned a lot from it, you shouldn’t have to back yourself up because there’s nothing wrong with the tutorial in the first place.

  • Lupz

    @Rietz

    Lighten up man, this is supposed to be fun and informative.

    Rietz as an a-hole — A++++++

  • Lupz

    @Rietz

    Lighten up man, this is supposed to be fun and informative.

    Rietz as an a-hole — A++++++

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    classic – right, but it’s fun to chat about the difference of opinion.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    classic – right, but it’s fun to chat about the difference of opinion.

  • Lupz

    @Rietz

    Lighten up man, this is supposed to be fun and informative.

    Rietz as an a-hole — A++++++

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    classic – right, but it’s fun to chat about the difference of opinion.

  • Dave

    Great F’n tutorial, I really enjoyed reading it and I learned some things from it. Keep it up man and thanks again.

  • Dave

    Great F’n tutorial, I really enjoyed reading it and I learned some things from it. Keep it up man and thanks again.

  • Dave

    Great F’n tutorial, I really enjoyed reading it and I learned some things from it. Keep it up man and thanks again.

  • jackiechan

    u deserved that hot dog

  • jackiechan

    u deserved that hot dog

  • jackiechan

    u deserved that hot dog

  • Matt Jansson

    Just wanted to give out a huge THANK YOU for all the great tutorials you guys been giving out for free. I´m currently studying graphic design in Sweden and thanks to you guys I have been rising to the top of my class (a little self-confident, I know…but it´s the truth, hehehe). There is no reason for you to give out these free lessons, so no matter what anyone says about them…they really help alot of us out. Keep up the awsome work and if you ever would like to get an intern from Sweden, give me a call :) If nothing else…I can be in charge of making the cofee.

  • Matt Jansson

    Just wanted to give out a huge THANK YOU for all the great tutorials you guys been giving out for free. I´m currently studying graphic design in Sweden and thanks to you guys I have been rising to the top of my class (a little self-confident, I know…but it´s the truth, hehehe). There is no reason for you to give out these free lessons, so no matter what anyone says about them…they really help alot of us out. Keep up the awsome work and if you ever would like to get an intern from Sweden, give me a call :) If nothing else…I can be in charge of making the cofee.

  • Matt Jansson

    Just wanted to give out a huge THANK YOU for all the great tutorials you guys been giving out for free. I´m currently studying graphic design in Sweden and thanks to you guys I have been rising to the top of my class (a little self-confident, I know…but it´s the truth, hehehe). There is no reason for you to give out these free lessons, so no matter what anyone says about them…they really help alot of us out. Keep up the awsome work and if you ever would like to get an intern from Sweden, give me a call :) If nothing else…I can be in charge of making the cofee.

  • Craig Burrow

    Great Illustrator (Photoshop) Tutorials

    I just found your site and have been searching the internet for tutorials that show work from beginning to end utilizing different techniques, believe me there aren’t many. Most tutorials don’t show real world (type) designs from start to finish and the workflow used. Your tutorials are appreciated, keep up the good work.

    Ah, by the way, Reitz, “not everyone here are design experts, that is why we look for tutorials, you should step back and think about people who are beginning to dive into the magic of illustrator or people who are looking for inspiration. AND these guys take time out to share tips and techniques that help others achieve their goals.” Again, thanks for the tuts.

  • Craig Burrow

    Great Illustrator (Photoshop) Tutorials

    I just found your site and have been searching the internet for tutorials that show work from beginning to end utilizing different techniques, believe me there aren’t many. Most tutorials don’t show real world (type) designs from start to finish and the workflow used. Your tutorials are appreciated, keep up the good work.

    Ah, by the way, Reitz, “not everyone here are design experts, that is why we look for tutorials, you should step back and think about people who are beginning to dive into the magic of illustrator or people who are looking for inspiration. AND these guys take time out to share tips and techniques that help others achieve their goals.” Again, thanks for the tuts.

  • Craig Burrow

    Great Illustrator (Photoshop) Tutorials

    I just found your site and have been searching the internet for tutorials that show work from beginning to end utilizing different techniques, believe me there aren’t many. Most tutorials don’t show real world (type) designs from start to finish and the workflow used. Your tutorials are appreciated, keep up the good work.

    Ah, by the way, Reitz, “not everyone here are design experts, that is why we look for tutorials, you should step back and think about people who are beginning to dive into the magic of illustrator or people who are looking for inspiration. AND these guys take time out to share tips and techniques that help others achieve their goals.” Again, thanks for the tuts.

  • mac

    im from dominican republic i really enjoy this tutorial so awesome keep that way

  • mac

    im from dominican republic i really enjoy this tutorial so awesome keep that way

  • mac

    im from dominican republic i really enjoy this tutorial so awesome keep that way

  • Olivia

    This is really helpful, thanks alot.

  • Olivia

    This is really helpful, thanks alot.

  • Olivia

    This is really helpful, thanks alot.

  • Larry

    Who the F*&^ cares who’s on the top of the poster. You guys rock! keep up the good work and keep the info. coming. This is one of the best sources on the net in my own opinion for design tutorials and fresh inspiration!Thanks.

  • Larry

    Who the F*&^ cares who’s on the top of the poster. You guys rock! keep up the good work and keep the info. coming. This is one of the best sources on the net in my own opinion for design tutorials and fresh inspiration!Thanks.

  • Larry

    Who the F*&^ cares who’s on the top of the poster. You guys rock! keep up the good work and keep the info. coming. This is one of the best sources on the net in my own opinion for design tutorials and fresh inspiration!Thanks.

  • Steve

    Realy good tutorial has tought me a few things thank you

  • http://myspace.com/dutchpotdp Hugh

    This couldnt have come at a better time, since a band just asked me to make a gig poster. Thanks this will be extremely helpful

  • http://myspace.com/dutchpotdp Hugh

    This couldnt have come at a better time, since a band just asked me to make a gig poster. Thanks this will be extremely helpful

  • http://myspace.com/dutchpotdp Hugh

    This couldnt have come at a better time, since a band just asked me to make a gig poster. Thanks this will be extremely helpful

  • Steve

    Realy good tutorial has tought me a few things thank you

  • Steve

    Realy good tutorial has tought me a few things thank you

  • Martin

    Excellent Tutorial, reallt useful – would love to have some more. Please dont let numb-nuts comment put you off putting the time in – some of us really do appreciate it!

  • Martin

    Excellent Tutorial, reallt useful – would love to have some more. Please dont let numb-nuts comment put you off putting the time in – some of us really do appreciate it!

  • Martin

    Excellent Tutorial, reallt useful – would love to have some more. Please dont let numb-nuts comment put you off putting the time in – some of us really do appreciate it!

  • http://www.positivewebdesign.net mark

    Really enjoyed the tutorial & learned a lot. Cheers.

  • http://www.positivewebdesign.net mark

    Really enjoyed the tutorial & learned a lot. Cheers.

  • http://www.positivewebdesign.net mark

    Really enjoyed the tutorial & learned a lot. Cheers.

  • Jon Thomas

    These are awesome. Really helping me understand the tools and even things like color separation.

  • anonymous

    I fully understand that people NEED tutorials etc. The thing that kills me is that so many tutorials are focused on ripping off one’s style. Why not just post tutorials titled,”How to vectorize a raster image” or “Create vector paths from a raster image”. Something along those lines. Please don’t get me wrong – what you are doing is a huge help to many beginners and I’m sure they all appreciate the kind gestures. However I would like to see more originality from such a talented individual like yourself. I can tell you right now that if we had a client come to our agency and they said,”make it look like this”, we would inevitably be chastised for producing it the moment it went to print.

    Just some food for thought, or my opinions on the subject. Take it as you see fit.

    Thanks.

    • sevişme

      very very good….

  • anonymous

    I fully understand that people NEED tutorials etc. The thing that kills me is that so many tutorials are focused on ripping off one’s style. Why not just post tutorials titled,”How to vectorize a raster image” or “Create vector paths from a raster image”. Something along those lines. Please don’t get me wrong – what you are doing is a huge help to many beginners and I’m sure they all appreciate the kind gestures. However I would like to see more originality from such a talented individual like yourself. I can tell you right now that if we had a client come to our agency and they said,”make it look like this”, we would inevitably be chastised for producing it the moment it went to print.

    Just some food for thought, or my opinions on the subject. Take it as you see fit.

    Thanks.

  • anonymous

    I fully understand that people NEED tutorials etc. The thing that kills me is that so many tutorials are focused on ripping off one’s style. Why not just post tutorials titled,”How to vectorize a raster image” or “Create vector paths from a raster image”. Something along those lines. Please don’t get me wrong – what you are doing is a huge help to many beginners and I’m sure they all appreciate the kind gestures. However I would like to see more originality from such a talented individual like yourself. I can tell you right now that if we had a client come to our agency and they said,”make it look like this”, we would inevitably be chastised for producing it the moment it went to print.

    Just some food for thought, or my opinions on the subject. Take it as you see fit.

    Thanks.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    Dear Anonymous – I’m not sure what you are getting at? Are you saying that our tutorials have no originality to them? I can’t tell if you are criticizing our tutorials or complimenting them.

    Are you joking when you ask for tutorials on “how to vectorize a raster image?” Because there are tons of those out there. Or are you being sarcastic and claiming that’s all we are showing people how to do. I think our tutorials are very original, but ambiguous enough to allow for the user to use their creativity and use our techniques in their own designs.

    Please clarify this, I’d email you but you wanted to remain unknown.

    Jeff

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    Dear Anonymous – I’m not sure what you are getting at? Are you saying that our tutorials have no originality to them? I can’t tell if you are criticizing our tutorials or complimenting them.

    Are you joking when you ask for tutorials on “how to vectorize a raster image?” Because there are tons of those out there. Or are you being sarcastic and claiming that’s all we are showing people how to do. I think our tutorials are very original, but ambiguous enough to allow for the user to use their creativity and use our techniques in their own designs.

    Please clarify this, I’d email you but you wanted to remain unknown.

    Jeff

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    Dear Anonymous – I’m not sure what you are getting at? Are you saying that our tutorials have no originality to them? I can’t tell if you are criticizing our tutorials or complimenting them.

    Are you joking when you ask for tutorials on “how to vectorize a raster image?” Because there are tons of those out there. Or are you being sarcastic and claiming that’s all we are showing people how to do. I think our tutorials are very original, but ambiguous enough to allow for the user to use their creativity and use our techniques in their own designs.

    Please clarify this, I’d email you but you wanted to remain unknown.

    Jeff

  • Jon Thomas

    These are awesome. Really helping me understand the tools and even things like color separation.

  • Jon Thomas

    These are awesome. Really helping me understand the tools and even things like color separation.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Dave

    Stay tuned for my next tutorial. How to vector trace a circle… BY HAND! with the pencil tool. bam!

    Anonymous, you seem to be a very advanced designer and your agency is a step above the rest. I can tell by your grammar that you’re sweet like that. I’m sorry we don’t have what you would “like to see”. But…

    Our tutorials are much like Computer Arts Magazine’s tutorials. They take a project, with a particular style in mind, and walk you through from start to finish.

    You should write them too.

    And for everyone else, the feedback doesn’t discourage us. It only adds to the drive to make more. Hopefully we can attain the impossible goal of making everyone happy. Keep your eyes peeled.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Dave

    Stay tuned for my next tutorial. How to vector trace a circle… BY HAND! with the pencil tool. bam!

    Anonymous, you seem to be a very advanced designer and your agency is a step above the rest. I can tell by your grammar that you’re sweet like that. I’m sorry we don’t have what you would “like to see”. But…

    Our tutorials are much like Computer Arts Magazine’s tutorials. They take a project, with a particular style in mind, and walk you through from start to finish.

    You should write them too.

    And for everyone else, the feedback doesn’t discourage us. It only adds to the drive to make more. Hopefully we can attain the impossible goal of making everyone happy. Keep your eyes peeled.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Dave

    Stay tuned for my next tutorial. How to vector trace a circle… BY HAND! with the pencil tool. bam!

    Anonymous, you seem to be a very advanced designer and your agency is a step above the rest. I can tell by your grammar that you’re sweet like that. I’m sorry we don’t have what you would “like to see”. But…

    Our tutorials are much like Computer Arts Magazine’s tutorials. They take a project, with a particular style in mind, and walk you through from start to finish.

    You should write them too.

    And for everyone else, the feedback doesn’t discourage us. It only adds to the drive to make more. Hopefully we can attain the impossible goal of making everyone happy. Keep your eyes peeled.

  • http://www.biteyourtongue.net/daydream Beth

    Very cool tutorial. The techniques are ones I know for the most part, but knowing and implementing are different things, and it definitely helps spark inspiration seeing how someone else puts things together – thanks!

  • http://www.biteyourtongue.net/daydream Beth

    Very cool tutorial. The techniques are ones I know for the most part, but knowing and implementing are different things, and it definitely helps spark inspiration seeing how someone else puts things together – thanks!

  • http://www.biteyourtongue.net/daydream Beth

    Very cool tutorial. The techniques are ones I know for the most part, but knowing and implementing are different things, and it definitely helps spark inspiration seeing how someone else puts things together – thanks!

  • zeiad

    thats a good tutorial ….

  • zeiad

    thats a good tutorial ….

  • zeiad

    thats a good tutorial ….

  • mark

    thanks again for all the hard work, guys & gals. would love to see more AE toots. current trends have a ton of animated vectors and such. peace [m]

  • mark

    thanks again for all the hard work, guys & gals. would love to see more AE toots. current trends have a ton of animated vectors and such. peace [m]

  • mark

    thanks again for all the hard work, guys & gals. would love to see more AE toots. current trends have a ton of animated vectors and such. peace [m]

  • http://www.templateslord.com Marko

    Very nice and detailed tut. Bookmarked it and I will go trough it. Good work!

  • http://www.templateslord.com Marko

    Very nice and detailed tut. Bookmarked it and I will go trough it. Good work!

  • http://www.templateslord.com Marko

    Very nice and detailed tut. Bookmarked it and I will go trough it. Good work!

  • aaron

    hey guys. i just want to say hwo great i think your site is. i am a huge fan since the first day i saw it when i started design school last fall. these kinds of tutorials that you guys do are great because they dont say “copy me so you get it” they say “take this technique and run with it”.

    as for the overall look of the poster here, its great. i have always been a fan of the whole distressed/grunge/etc. look. i think it works especially well for gig posters.

    nice work. now if only i could afford that last darn vectorpack…..:(

  • aaron

    hey guys. i just want to say hwo great i think your site is. i am a huge fan since the first day i saw it when i started design school last fall. these kinds of tutorials that you guys do are great because they dont say “copy me so you get it” they say “take this technique and run with it”.

    as for the overall look of the poster here, its great. i have always been a fan of the whole distressed/grunge/etc. look. i think it works especially well for gig posters.

    nice work. now if only i could afford that last darn vectorpack…..:(

  • aaron

    hey guys. i just want to say hwo great i think your site is. i am a huge fan since the first day i saw it when i started design school last fall. these kinds of tutorials that you guys do are great because they dont say “copy me so you get it” they say “take this technique and run with it”.

    as for the overall look of the poster here, its great. i have always been a fan of the whole distressed/grunge/etc. look. i think it works especially well for gig posters.

    nice work. now if only i could afford that last darn vectorpack…..:(

  • Zeitgeist

    How was the hotdog?

  • Zeitgeist

    How was the hotdog?

  • Zeitgeist

    How was the hotdog?

  • http://mistikraptor.deviantart.com MistiK

    Pretty cool tutorial, keep em coming! :)

  • http://mistikraptor.deviantart.com MistiK

    Pretty cool tutorial, keep em coming! :)

  • http://mistikraptor.deviantart.com MistiK

    Pretty cool tutorial, keep em coming! :)

  • Glen Hentz

    I love how the GoMedia guys don’t take shit from anybody.

  • Glen Hentz

    I love how the GoMedia guys don’t take shit from anybody.

  • http://myspace.com/hentzphotography Glen

    I love how the GoMedia guys don’t take shit from anybody.

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  • CrisB

    Nice tutorial man!……its so awesome that you guys “share the wealth” with these tutorials, please keep them coming. And its great to see such rich talent coming straight out of Cleveland.

  • CrisB

    Nice tutorial man!……its so awesome that you guys “share the wealth” with these tutorials, please keep them coming. And its great to see such rich talent coming straight out of Cleveland.

  • CrisB

    Nice tutorial man!……its so awesome that you guys “share the wealth” with these tutorials, please keep them coming. And its great to see such rich talent coming straight out of Cleveland.

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  • Anonymous

    cool tutorial man!
    cant wait try it out

  • Anonymous

    cool tutorial man!
    cant wait try it out

  • http://www.mrmalique.com malique

    cool tutorial man!
    cant wait try it out

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  • http://www.triple-tri.com JPH

    Great tutorial – thanks.

  • http://www.triple-tri.com JPH

    Great tutorial – thanks.

  • http://www.triple-tri.com JPH

    Great tutorial – thanks.

  • ben

    amazing tutorial
    and the fall of troy are really good =)

  • ben

    amazing tutorial
    and the fall of troy are really good =)

  • ben

    amazing tutorial
    and the fall of troy are really good =)

  • Marx

    Its really sad how these “designers” can take some crit.
    Im with Reitz on this, why “design” something that wouldnt work in the first place… that just isnt fun… why not make something that might actually work… maybe and Im spitballing here restrict yourself to 2 to 4 colors (maybe even PMS) now that would be FUN!

    But hey, some people are so weak that a little crit hurts there tiny little ego and all they can do is puff out their chests and spew challenges.

  • Marx

    Its really sad how these “designers” can take some crit.
    Im with Reitz on this, why “design” something that wouldnt work in the first place… that just isnt fun… why not make something that might actually work… maybe and Im spitballing here restrict yourself to 2 to 4 colors (maybe even PMS) now that would be FUN!

    But hey, some people are so weak that a little crit hurts there tiny little ego and all they can do is puff out their chests and spew challenges.

  • Marx

    Its really sad how these “designers” can take some crit.
    Im with Reitz on this, why “design” something that wouldnt work in the first place… that just isnt fun… why not make something that might actually work… maybe and Im spitballing here restrict yourself to 2 to 4 colors (maybe even PMS) now that would be FUN!

    But hey, some people are so weak that a little crit hurts there tiny little ego and all they can do is puff out their chests and spew challenges.

  • Julien

    Hi, i’m from Germany. I love your style and want to say “Thank You” for this great tutorials you’ve been giving us. Lot of Merci

  • Julien

    Hi, i’m from Germany. I love your style and want to say “Thank You” for this great tutorials you’ve been giving us. Lot of Merci

  • Julien

    Hi, i’m from Germany. I love your style and want to say “Thank You” for this great tutorials you’ve been giving us. Lot of Merci

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    @ Marx,

    I think you meant “can’t take some crit.” We take criticism all the time, I don’t know what you are talking about. We like to engage in conversation with our readers, so responding to criticism by Reitz wasn’t a result of bruised egos. It’s because we want to provoke discussion. Reitz made some negative comments, which is fine. We just responded.

    Keep up the crits!

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    @ Marx,

    I think you meant “can’t take some crit.” We take criticism all the time, I don’t know what you are talking about. We like to engage in conversation with our readers, so responding to criticism by Reitz wasn’t a result of bruised egos. It’s because we want to provoke discussion. Reitz made some negative comments, which is fine. We just responded.

    Keep up the crits!

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    @ Marx,

    I think you meant “can’t take some crit.” We take criticism all the time, I don’t know what you are talking about. We like to engage in conversation with our readers, so responding to criticism by Reitz wasn’t a result of bruised egos. It’s because we want to provoke discussion. Reitz made some negative comments, which is fine. We just responded.

    Keep up the crits!

  • Gregorio

    Oh boy, I really like this tutorial, it’s really useful for me, because I am really good using photoshop, but with ilustrator am a mess, I like vector but my pacience sucks, and if something don´t go like a wanna, I dont keep doing it! I hope you can understandme, my english is´s really crappy, T think I jus speak the basics, am from Venezuela and in here we speak spanish all the time…

  • Gregorio

    Oh boy, I really like this tutorial, it’s really useful for me, because I am really good using photoshop, but with ilustrator am a mess, I like vector but my pacience sucks, and if something don´t go like a wanna, I dont keep doing it! I hope you can understandme, my english is´s really crappy, T think I jus speak the basics, am from Venezuela and in here we speak spanish all the time…

  • Gregorio

    Oh boy, I really like this tutorial, it’s really useful for me, because I am really good using photoshop, but with ilustrator am a mess, I like vector but my pacience sucks, and if something don´t go like a wanna, I dont keep doing it! I hope you can understandme, my english is´s really crappy, T think I jus speak the basics, am from Venezuela and in here we speak spanish all the time…

  • Guest

    @Marx – There’s a reason it’s called a TUTORIAL. The content doesn’t matter. Just the look. The fact is that that’s a hot look right now in promotional concert posters. Take a look around. And on another note, I guess you were too busy bitching about the content of the tutorials to take a gander at the actual work the GoMedia guys put out for high end clients like Van Halen and Dragonforce. That shit “works.”

  • Guest

    @Marx – There’s a reason it’s called a TUTORIAL. The content doesn’t matter. Just the look. The fact is that that’s a hot look right now in promotional concert posters. Take a look around. And on another note, I guess you were too busy bitching about the content of the tutorials to take a gander at the actual work the GoMedia guys put out for high end clients like Van Halen and Dragonforce. That shit “works.”

  • Glen

    @Marx – There’s a reason it’s called a TUTORIAL. The content doesn’t matter. Just the look. The fact is that that’s a hot look right now in promotional concert posters. Take a look around. And on another note, I guess you were too busy bitching about the content of the tutorials to take a gander at the actual work the GoMedia guys put out for high end clients like Van Halen and Dragonforce. That shit “works.”

  • http://www.dssquared.com Clint

    I just want to offer a grateful thanks and suggest a solution for Dave during on step of the tutorial…I believe you could benefit from using the blend tool and setting it to a specified number
    of steps instead of making so many copies of one line.

  • http://www.dssquared.com Clint

    I just want to offer a grateful thanks and suggest a solution for Dave during on step of the tutorial…I believe you could benefit from using the blend tool and setting it to a specified number
    of steps instead of making so many copies of one line.

  • http://www.dssquared.com Clint

    I just want to offer a grateful thanks and suggest a solution for Dave during on step of the tutorial…I believe you could benefit from using the blend tool and setting it to a specified number
    of steps instead of making so many copies of one line.

  • http://www.vigilantthreads.com John

    Hey fellas…

    Nice to see you standing your ground. Y’all are one of my biggest inspirations and [literally] are one of the main reasons I decided to get into this business. I’ve learned quite a bit from y’all and can’t wait to see more. Tutorials are great for anybody and these douche-bags that talk crap to you can go chase themselves. Considering all of the success you guys have gained thus far, I think they are barking up the WRONG tree. Keep it going… I love your stuff.

  • http://www.vigilantthreads.com John

    Hey fellas…

    Nice to see you standing your ground. Y’all are one of my biggest inspirations and [literally] are one of the main reasons I decided to get into this business. I’ve learned quite a bit from y’all and can’t wait to see more. Tutorials are great for anybody and these douche-bags that talk crap to you can go chase themselves. Considering all of the success you guys have gained thus far, I think they are barking up the WRONG tree. Keep it going… I love your stuff.

  • http://www.vigilantthreads.com John

    Hey fellas…

    Nice to see you standing your ground. Y’all are one of my biggest inspirations and [literally] are one of the main reasons I decided to get into this business. I’ve learned quite a bit from y’all and can’t wait to see more. Tutorials are great for anybody and these douche-bags that talk crap to you can go chase themselves. Considering all of the success you guys have gained thus far, I think they are barking up the WRONG tree. Keep it going… I love your stuff.

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  • Arve

    Because of you, I like the illustrator more.
    thanks!

  • Arve

    Because of you, I like the illustrator more.
    thanks!

  • Arve

    Because of you, I like the illustrator more.
    thanks!

  • http://www.marcoantonio.org Marco Antonio

    Great tutorial, guys. There is a little bit in it for everybody, and even seasoned designers might pick up a trick or two. (we ALL have different trick-bags, it’s always fun to swap and see everybody else’s!)

    Keep up the good work. Should be proud of yourselves, and you’re at least doing our industry a favour by promoting good design and skills. It’s all about sharing the love!! :D

    Cheers! — M.

  • http://www.marcoantonio.org Marco Antonio

    Great tutorial, guys. There is a little bit in it for everybody, and even seasoned designers might pick up a trick or two. (we ALL have different trick-bags, it’s always fun to swap and see everybody else’s!)

    Keep up the good work. Should be proud of yourselves, and you’re at least doing our industry a favour by promoting good design and skills. It’s all about sharing the love!! :D

    Cheers! — M.

  • http://www.marcoantonio.org Marco Antonio

    Great tutorial, guys. There is a little bit in it for everybody, and even seasoned designers might pick up a trick or two. (we ALL have different trick-bags, it’s always fun to swap and see everybody else’s!)

    Keep up the good work. Should be proud of yourselves, and you’re at least doing our industry a favour by promoting good design and skills. It’s all about sharing the love!! :D

    Cheers! — M.

  • Amy

    You’ve made a great tutorial. I used it in a class project for computer design. I didn’t have illustrator, so I only used PS throughout the whole project. Thankfully that still worked. ^_^

    Anyhow, thanks alot and great job. ;)

  • Amy

    You’ve made a great tutorial. I used it in a class project for computer design. I didn’t have illustrator, so I only used PS throughout the whole project. Thankfully that still worked. ^_^

    Anyhow, thanks alot and great job. ;)

  • Amy

    You’ve made a great tutorial. I used it in a class project for computer design. I didn’t have illustrator, so I only used PS throughout the whole project. Thankfully that still worked. ^_^

    Anyhow, thanks alot and great job. ;)

  • intermedia

    good tutorial good to learn usefull techniques

  • intermedia

    good tutorial good to learn usefull techniques

  • intermedia

    good tutorial good to learn usefull techniques

  • http://www.myspace.com/rustyeight RustyEight

    I love the result. I have been in a little bit of a creative block lately and have a few poster designs to create. This has refueled me a bit.

    On a side note, and I hope this doesn’t sound amature, can’t you get the same result just using Photoshop? Is there a certain reason that an .eps or an .ai poster would be superior in this instance rather than a bitmap based format?

    I do work primarily in Photoshop and I don’t want to be creating a sub-standard product if Vector has the advantage.

    - Ryan Grandmison
    - RustyEight Media
    - http://www.myspace.com/rustyeight

  • http://www.myspace.com/rustyeight RustyEight

    I love the result. I have been in a little bit of a creative block lately and have a few poster designs to create. This has refueled me a bit.

    On a side note, and I hope this doesn’t sound amature, can’t you get the same result just using Photoshop? Is there a certain reason that an .eps or an .ai poster would be superior in this instance rather than a bitmap based format?

    I do work primarily in Photoshop and I don’t want to be creating a sub-standard product if Vector has the advantage.

    - Ryan Grandmison
    - RustyEight Media
    - http://www.myspace.com/rustyeight

  • http://www.myspace.com/rustyeight RustyEight

    I love the result. I have been in a little bit of a creative block lately and have a few poster designs to create. This has refueled me a bit.

    On a side note, and I hope this doesn’t sound amature, can’t you get the same result just using Photoshop? Is there a certain reason that an .eps or an .ai poster would be superior in this instance rather than a bitmap based format?

    I do work primarily in Photoshop and I don’t want to be creating a sub-standard product if Vector has the advantage.

    - Ryan Grandmison
    - RustyEight Media
    - http://www.myspace.com/rustyeight

  • http://www.myspace.com/rustyeight RustyEight

    Oh, and by the way, I’ve read all the crits to this tutorial. What people don’t seem to understand, and correct me if I’m wrong, this ad wasn’t made to go “Hey take a military guy and use him for your next poster!”

    THEY ARE NOT TEACHING HOW TO BE A DESIGNER.

    That is something that can’t be taught. Either you have an eye for art or not. This is the same problem I have with design schools. They teach you theory, but nothing practical. They don’t teach you Illustrator or Photoshop… they teach you futurism, post-modernism, Victorian, etc. (we’re in a post-modern era now anyway, so none of that really matters).

    My point is, don’t take this tutorial on its artistic merit, take it as a chance to learn the ins and out of programs the industry uses through a tutorial that actually gives you a result rather than empty techniques and theory.

    - Ryan Grandmaison
    - RustyEight Media
    - http://www.myspace.com/rustyeight

  • http://www.myspace.com/rustyeight RustyEight

    Oh, and by the way, I’ve read all the crits to this tutorial. What people don’t seem to understand, and correct me if I’m wrong, this ad wasn’t made to go “Hey take a military guy and use him for your next poster!”

    THEY ARE NOT TEACHING HOW TO BE A DESIGNER.

    That is something that can’t be taught. Either you have an eye for art or not. This is the same problem I have with design schools. They teach you theory, but nothing practical. They don’t teach you Illustrator or Photoshop… they teach you futurism, post-modernism, Victorian, etc. (we’re in a post-modern era now anyway, so none of that really matters).

    My point is, don’t take this tutorial on its artistic merit, take it as a chance to learn the ins and out of programs the industry uses through a tutorial that actually gives you a result rather than empty techniques and theory.

    - Ryan Grandmaison
    - RustyEight Media
    - http://www.myspace.com/rustyeight

  • http://www.myspace.com/rustyeight RustyEight

    Oh, and by the way, I’ve read all the crits to this tutorial. What people don’t seem to understand, and correct me if I’m wrong, this ad wasn’t made to go “Hey take a military guy and use him for your next poster!”

    THEY ARE NOT TEACHING HOW TO BE A DESIGNER.

    That is something that can’t be taught. Either you have an eye for art or not. This is the same problem I have with design schools. They teach you theory, but nothing practical. They don’t teach you Illustrator or Photoshop… they teach you futurism, post-modernism, Victorian, etc. (we’re in a post-modern era now anyway, so none of that really matters).

    My point is, don’t take this tutorial on its artistic merit, take it as a chance to learn the ins and out of programs the industry uses through a tutorial that actually gives you a result rather than empty techniques and theory.

    - Ryan Grandmaison
    - RustyEight Media
    - http://www.myspace.com/rustyeight

  • Mauriciops

    awesome! :)

  • Mauriciops

    awesome! :)

  • Mauriciops

    awesome! :)

  • http://www.eddywashere.com eddy

    this totally opened more doors for me in illustrator

    thanks

  • http://www.eddywashere.com eddy

    this totally opened more doors for me in illustrator

    thanks

  • http://www.eddywashere.com eddy

    this totally opened more doors for me in illustrator

    thanks

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  • JJ

    You have just as easily done this in PS without illus. Of course you’d lack the vector shit in backgrounds but you could just as simply played with the pen tool or less desirably played with a brush.

    The 3 layers could’ve been thresholded and put into Filter > Artistic > Cutout and you’re golden.

    I like the tut though, good experience for those who’re getting into Illus

    4239123

  • JJ

    You have just as easily done this in PS without illus. Of course you’d lack the vector shit in backgrounds but you could just as simply played with the pen tool or less desirably played with a brush.

    The 3 layers could’ve been thresholded and put into Filter > Artistic > Cutout and you’re golden.

    I like the tut though, good experience for those who’re getting into Illus

    4239123

  • JJ

    You have just as easily done this in PS without illus. Of course you’d lack the vector shit in backgrounds but you could just as simply played with the pen tool or less desirably played with a brush.

    The 3 layers could’ve been thresholded and put into Filter > Artistic > Cutout and you’re golden.

    I like the tut though, good experience for those who’re getting into Illus

    4239123

  • Ash

    Hi, love the result.
    Could you point me in the direction of that typeface please? Cant find it anywhere. : /
    Thanks

  • Ash

    Hi, love the result.
    Could you point me in the direction of that typeface please? Cant find it anywhere. : /
    Thanks

  • Ash

    Hi, love the result.
    Could you point me in the direction of that typeface please? Cant find it anywhere. : /
    Thanks

  • tim

    hey this is a great tut thanks soo much for it and others u guys rule. HOW do you get rid of all that extra stuff outside the box when your done with the image? thx!

  • tim

    hey this is a great tut thanks soo much for it and others u guys rule. HOW do you get rid of all that extra stuff outside the box when your done with the image? thx!

  • tim

    hey this is a great tut thanks soo much for it and others u guys rule. HOW do you get rid of all that extra stuff outside the box when your done with the image? thx!

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    @Ash – the font is called Affliction. You can buy it here:

    http://www.gomedia.us/arsenal/fonts.php

    @tim – We use what’s called “Crop Marks” in Illustrator. You make a box and then go to Object>Crop Area>Make. And when you export or Save For Web, you will only export that area within those crop marks.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    @Ash – the font is called Affliction. You can buy it here:

    http://www.gomedia.us/arsenal/fonts.php

    @tim – We use what’s called “Crop Marks” in Illustrator. You make a box and then go to Object>Crop Area>Make. And when you export or Save For Web, you will only export that area within those crop marks.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    @Ash – the font is called Affliction. You can buy it here:

    http://www.gomedia.us/arsenal/fonts.php

    @tim – We use what’s called “Crop Marks” in Illustrator. You make a box and then go to Object>Crop Area>Make. And when you export or Save For Web, you will only export that area within those crop marks.

  • lube

    reitz –

    he has a point. but this isn’t a marketing/advertising tutorial. this is a DESIGN tutorial. learning how to use illustrator. but seriously, you should put that comment you left in a marketing tutorial web site. seriously man.

  • lube

    reitz –

    he has a point. but this isn’t a marketing/advertising tutorial. this is a DESIGN tutorial. learning how to use illustrator. but seriously, you should put that comment you left in a marketing tutorial web site. seriously man.

  • lube

    reitz –

    he has a point. but this isn’t a marketing/advertising tutorial. this is a DESIGN tutorial. learning how to use illustrator. but seriously, you should put that comment you left in a marketing tutorial web site. seriously man.

  • andrea

    Graphic Designers can be assholes. ‘Nuff Said.

  • andrea

    Graphic Designers can be assholes. ‘Nuff Said.

  • andrea

    Graphic Designers can be assholes. ‘Nuff Said.

  • Dre

    great work. been working with flash and photoshop to get my vector stuff done, skipping the whole illustrator bit but i like the technique with the different contrasts before tracing, adds more depth and love the vector packs. Looking forward to more.

  • Dre

    great work. been working with flash and photoshop to get my vector stuff done, skipping the whole illustrator bit but i like the technique with the different contrasts before tracing, adds more depth and love the vector packs. Looking forward to more.

  • Dre

    great work. been working with flash and photoshop to get my vector stuff done, skipping the whole illustrator bit but i like the technique with the different contrasts before tracing, adds more depth and love the vector packs. Looking forward to more.

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  • Mike

    this tutorial is EXACTLY what i’ve been looking for. i’ve been wondering how to make the splattered look using diagonal lines, so that was particularly useful. Also, the seperation of colors on Dwight was interesting…i never thought of doing it like that. however, what is the different between how you did it (three different contrast/brightness image’s combined) and using the live trace options to use 3 colors?

    anyway, thanks for this, i will deffinitely be checking out more of these tutorials…

  • Mike

    this tutorial is EXACTLY what i’ve been looking for. i’ve been wondering how to make the splattered look using diagonal lines, so that was particularly useful. Also, the seperation of colors on Dwight was interesting…i never thought of doing it like that. however, what is the different between how you did it (three different contrast/brightness image’s combined) and using the live trace options to use 3 colors?

    anyway, thanks for this, i will deffinitely be checking out more of these tutorials…

  • Mike

    this tutorial is EXACTLY what i’ve been looking for. i’ve been wondering how to make the splattered look using diagonal lines, so that was particularly useful. Also, the seperation of colors on Dwight was interesting…i never thought of doing it like that. however, what is the different between how you did it (three different contrast/brightness image’s combined) and using the live trace options to use 3 colors?

    anyway, thanks for this, i will deffinitely be checking out more of these tutorials…

  • Lexy

    Thanx a lot for your job. :)

    Your tutoials are awesome!
    What do you think if some of them would be translated into Russian? Surely, with respect to all your copyrights.

  • Lexy

    Thanx a lot for your job. :)

    Your tutoials are awesome!
    What do you think if some of them would be translated into Russian? Surely, with respect to all your copyrights.

  • Lexy

    Thanx a lot for your job. :)

    Your tutoials are awesome!
    What do you think if some of them would be translated into Russian? Surely, with respect to all your copyrights.

  • Michael

    Hey, how would you do this with CorelDraw 12?

  • Michael

    Hey, how would you do this with CorelDraw 12?

  • Michael

    Hey, how would you do this with CorelDraw 12?

  • tim

    thx jeff!

  • tim

    thx jeff!

  • tim

    thx jeff!

  • Natalie

    Truly an inspiration! Thank you for the tutorial!

  • Natalie

    Truly an inspiration! Thank you for the tutorial!

  • Natalie

    Truly an inspiration! Thank you for the tutorial!

  • http://www.myspace.com/katiedewar Katie

    Wow, that’s a fantastic tutorial. Easy to follow and informative, I love seeing how others go about designing I always pick up new tricks that way :) Thanks so much

  • http://www.myspace.com/katiedewar Katie

    Wow, that’s a fantastic tutorial. Easy to follow and informative, I love seeing how others go about designing I always pick up new tricks that way :) Thanks so much

  • http://www.myspace.com/katiedewar Katie

    Wow, that’s a fantastic tutorial. Easy to follow and informative, I love seeing how others go about designing I always pick up new tricks that way :) Thanks so much

  • robert

    geez…. a guy puts up a free resource
    and gets hassle….thats the sort of grief that stops good guys like dave posting to help noobs like me…

    if you dont like the tutorial dont use it..
    find another….

    it’s really appreciated here..thanks man..
    keep going….

  • robert

    geez…. a guy puts up a free resource
    and gets hassle….thats the sort of grief that stops good guys like dave posting to help noobs like me…

    if you dont like the tutorial dont use it..
    find another….

    it’s really appreciated here..thanks man..
    keep going….

  • robert

    geez…. a guy puts up a free resource
    and gets hassle….thats the sort of grief that stops good guys like dave posting to help noobs like me…

    if you dont like the tutorial dont use it..
    find another….

    it’s really appreciated here..thanks man..
    keep going….

  • Sores

    great tutorial! looks amazing

  • Sores

    great tutorial! looks amazing

  • Sores

    great tutorial! looks amazing

  • Covey

    I have a couple of problems that hopefully you can fix for me…

    When I copy the layers from Photoshop into Illustrator, they are copied over as a bunch of rectangles grouped together.

    Also, when I select one of the newly copied over layers, live trace is greyed out, not making it a valid option to select.

    Is there something that I am doing wrong, or forgetting to do?

  • Covey

    I have a couple of problems that hopefully you can fix for me…

    When I copy the layers from Photoshop into Illustrator, they are copied over as a bunch of rectangles grouped together.

    Also, when I select one of the newly copied over layers, live trace is greyed out, not making it a valid option to select.

    Is there something that I am doing wrong, or forgetting to do?

  • Covey

    I have a couple of problems that hopefully you can fix for me…

    When I copy the layers from Photoshop into Illustrator, they are copied over as a bunch of rectangles grouped together.

    Also, when I select one of the newly copied over layers, live trace is greyed out, not making it a valid option to select.

    Is there something that I am doing wrong, or forgetting to do?

  • http://legobrickmaster.deviantart.com Justin

    I’ve been trying to get the Pathfinder part of this tut to work, and I can’t. I have my lines, and the splatter image on top, and I hit the intersect button, and the paths are there but they have no fill or stroke, and I can not add a stroke or fill to them, so I hit expand, and they get deleted?

    Can you explain this step in more detail?

  • http://legobrickmaster.deviantart.com Justin

    I’ve been trying to get the Pathfinder part of this tut to work, and I can’t. I have my lines, and the splatter image on top, and I hit the intersect button, and the paths are there but they have no fill or stroke, and I can not add a stroke or fill to them, so I hit expand, and they get deleted?

    Can you explain this step in more detail?

  • http://legobrickmaster.deviantart.com Justin

    I’ve been trying to get the Pathfinder part of this tut to work, and I can’t. I have my lines, and the splatter image on top, and I hit the intersect button, and the paths are there but they have no fill or stroke, and I can not add a stroke or fill to them, so I hit expand, and they get deleted?

    Can you explain this step in more detail?

  • Av-

    Enjoy your hot dog ;)

  • Av-

    Enjoy your hot dog ;)

  • Av-

    Enjoy your hot dog ;)

  • Carlos

    @Covey:
    try dragging the layer from from photoshop into illustrator,rather than copy pasting (IF that’s what you’re doing). Maybe that’s why you’re not getting the live trace option?

    @Justin:
    this happened to me also, but I managed to figure it out. First make sure you’re doing the lines using the rectangle tool and not the line tool, Otherwise the pathfinder option won’t work correctly. Once you have all the lines done, select them and hit “add” on the pathfinder menu (maybe you’re using “group” instead?) now go ahead and try the other steps.

  • Carlos

    @Covey:
    try dragging the layer from from photoshop into illustrator,rather than copy pasting (IF that’s what you’re doing). Maybe that’s why you’re not getting the live trace option?

    @Justin:
    this happened to me also, but I managed to figure it out. First make sure you’re doing the lines using the rectangle tool and not the line tool, Otherwise the pathfinder option won’t work correctly. Once you have all the lines done, select them and hit “add” on the pathfinder menu (maybe you’re using “group” instead?) now go ahead and try the other steps.

    • travesti

      First make sure you are doing good.

      • http://www.xtravesti.com travesti

        whe are to…

      • http://www.xtravesti.com travesti

        hmmm

  • Carlos

    @Covey:
    try dragging the layer from from photoshop into illustrator,rather than copy pasting (IF that’s what you’re doing). Maybe that’s why you’re not getting the live trace option?

    @Justin:
    this happened to me also, but I managed to figure it out. First make sure you’re doing the lines using the rectangle tool and not the line tool, Otherwise the pathfinder option won’t work correctly. Once you have all the lines done, select them and hit “add” on the pathfinder menu (maybe you’re using “group” instead?) now go ahead and try the other steps.

  • Covey

    I am definitely dragging and dropping the image into Illustrator. It automatically just recognizes it as a solid image. I have to rasterize it first, and then it will allow the live trace.

    not too sure why this happens, but at least I found a way around it.

    • http://www.travesti.im öçşğ

      have to rasterize it first, and then it will allow the live trace.

  • Covey

    I am definitely dragging and dropping the image into Illustrator. It automatically just recognizes it as a solid image. I have to rasterize it first, and then it will allow the live trace.

    not too sure why this happens, but at least I found a way around it.

  • Covey

    I am definitely dragging and dropping the image into Illustrator. It automatically just recognizes it as a solid image. I have to rasterize it first, and then it will allow the live trace.

    not too sure why this happens, but at least I found a way around it.

  • http://www.qwertyrash.com Chris H

    Great tute. I like these real world tutes and I especially liked you explaining your decision making.

  • http://www.qwertyrash.com Chris H

    Great tute. I like these real world tutes and I especially liked you explaining your decision making.

  • elastic illusion

    DAMN HOME SKILLET!!!

    you just blew my fuckin mind

    i see there are haters even in design land.. i had no idea!!

    i will tell you, that coming from breakdancing world, where haters abound–and i have gotten use to think it’s normal–it’s almost FUNNY to see haters in a design context…

    it makes me recontextualize my whole hateration paradigm namean!?

    anyway, dave-o, you are the fucking man and go media in one day made me realize i dont need to go to design school..

    i always dreamed of just doing real life shit and getting better as i go.. but i truly thought design and motion graphics might be too hard..

    if someone had showed me that poster you just taught me to made, i would have said you need 5 years experience to work at that level..

    SHEISE!

    i guess what im trying to say is that i thank you… from the pit of my soul

    your friend, now and later,
    brit
    elastic illusion
    teaching kids to do the breakdance and getting hated on like you wouldnt even know (except you do know cuz you get hated on too) :)

    http://www.howtodotherobot.com

    and as they say in the ghett-o,
    “it’s all love”

  • elastic illusion

    DAMN HOME SKILLET!!!

    you just blew my fuckin mind

    i see there are haters even in design land.. i had no idea!!

    i will tell you, that coming from breakdancing world, where haters abound–and i have gotten use to think it’s normal–it’s almost FUNNY to see haters in a design context…

    it makes me recontextualize my whole hateration paradigm namean!?

    anyway, dave-o, you are the fucking man and go media in one day made me realize i dont need to go to design school..

    i always dreamed of just doing real life shit and getting better as i go.. but i truly thought design and motion graphics might be too hard..

    if someone had showed me that poster you just taught me to made, i would have said you need 5 years experience to work at that level..

    SHEISE!

    i guess what im trying to say is that i thank you… from the pit of my soul

    your friend, now and later,
    brit
    elastic illusion
    teaching kids to do the breakdance and getting hated on like you wouldnt even know (except you do know cuz you get hated on too) :)

    http://www.howtodotherobot.com

    and as they say in the ghett-o,
    “it’s all love”

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    haha that was awesome man, thanks for the comment – best comment in years! is that you in the video? wow. you are one crazy robot dude and I would totally buy your video. :-)

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    haha that was awesome man, thanks for the comment – best comment in years! is that you in the video? wow. you are one crazy robot dude and I would totally buy your video. :-)

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    haha that was awesome man, thanks for the comment – best comment in years! is that you in the video? wow. you are one crazy robot dude and I would totally buy your video. :-)

  • http://legobrickmaster.deviantart.com Justin

    @Carlos

    Thank you! I was making lines, and not rectangles, that is why! You are awesome.

  • http://legobrickmaster.deviantart.com Justin

    @Carlos

    Thank you! I was making lines, and not rectangles, that is why! You are awesome.

  • http://legobrickmaster.deviantart.com Justin

    @Carlos

    Thank you! I was making lines, and not rectangles, that is why! You are awesome.

  • Mike

    It’s good to see tutorials, and to teach people how to create something they dont know how to so well done on that respect.
    However, I dont like the poster created, for a number of reasons. There is a saturation of this style which is overused and in this case done badly through use of image, stock imagery is pretty much the same as selling out, i understand if it has to be used and is part of a brief, but for someone to use it for their own personal “non profit” poster is in my opinion the worse thing a designer can do. There has been no consideration taken into the photograph what has Eisenhower got to do with this and putting a gun in his hand!? secondly the use of typography is awful ‘gore fonts’ as theyre known are only used cos everyone else uses them, how about a nice strong slab serif or sans serif?such as helvetica or avant garde? and the overall composition of colour is trite at best.

    This is mass design for the uneducated and
    to teach people this way of working is misleading and pretentious.

    this is just my opinion, i guess i’ll get backlash like the last guy who voiced his opinion against the work, he was completely right by the way, i dont mind.

  • Mike

    It’s good to see tutorials, and to teach people how to create something they dont know how to so well done on that respect.
    However, I dont like the poster created, for a number of reasons. There is a saturation of this style which is overused and in this case done badly through use of image, stock imagery is pretty much the same as selling out, i understand if it has to be used and is part of a brief, but for someone to use it for their own personal “non profit” poster is in my opinion the worse thing a designer can do. There has been no consideration taken into the photograph what has Eisenhower got to do with this and putting a gun in his hand!? secondly the use of typography is awful ‘gore fonts’ as theyre known are only used cos everyone else uses them, how about a nice strong slab serif or sans serif?such as helvetica or avant garde? and the overall composition of colour is trite at best.

    This is mass design for the uneducated and
    to teach people this way of working is misleading and pretentious.

    this is just my opinion, i guess i’ll get backlash like the last guy who voiced his opinion against the work, he was completely right by the way, i dont mind.

  • Mike

    It’s good to see tutorials, and to teach people how to create something they dont know how to so well done on that respect.
    However, I dont like the poster created, for a number of reasons. There is a saturation of this style which is overused and in this case done badly through use of image, stock imagery is pretty much the same as selling out, i understand if it has to be used and is part of a brief, but for someone to use it for their own personal “non profit” poster is in my opinion the worse thing a designer can do. There has been no consideration taken into the photograph what has Eisenhower got to do with this and putting a gun in his hand!? secondly the use of typography is awful ‘gore fonts’ as theyre known are only used cos everyone else uses them, how about a nice strong slab serif or sans serif?such as helvetica or avant garde? and the overall composition of colour is trite at best.

    This is mass design for the uneducated and
    to teach people this way of working is misleading and pretentious.

    this is just my opinion, i guess i’ll get backlash like the last guy who voiced his opinion against the work, he was completely right by the way, i dont mind.

  • elastic illusion

    that’s one of my partners in the video… we have just started filming my video “how to do the pop lock”

    since i guess i wrote the best comment and all i think about is go media and design and how dope it is and you guys are and all that.. like i am seriously considering having the 3 of us in elastic illusion (http://www.elasticillusion.com) fly from LA to cleveland to just bask in your glow for a few days…

    so i have a request… can you guys do a tutorial where you show how you did what you did for the “hateus” intro… i have no idea how to animate vector graphics like that… i bet it’s relatively easy after effects but it would make my day…

    thanks guys.. you’re so money you don’t even know :)

    look forward to having a project to work with you guys on!

    PEEEEEEEACE
    brit
    e.i.

  • elastic illusion

    that’s one of my partners in the video… we have just started filming my video “how to do the pop lock”

    since i guess i wrote the best comment and all i think about is go media and design and how dope it is and you guys are and all that.. like i am seriously considering having the 3 of us in elastic illusion (http://www.elasticillusion.com) fly from LA to cleveland to just bask in your glow for a few days…

    so i have a request… can you guys do a tutorial where you show how you did what you did for the “hateus” intro… i have no idea how to animate vector graphics like that… i bet it’s relatively easy after effects but it would make my day…

    thanks guys.. you’re so money you don’t even know :)

    look forward to having a project to work with you guys on!

    PEEEEEEEACE
    brit
    e.i.

  • elastic illusion

    that’s one of my partners in the video… we have just started filming my video “how to do the pop lock”

    since i guess i wrote the best comment and all i think about is go media and design and how dope it is and you guys are and all that.. like i am seriously considering having the 3 of us in elastic illusion (http://www.elasticillusion.com) fly from LA to cleveland to just bask in your glow for a few days…

    so i have a request… can you guys do a tutorial where you show how you did what you did for the “hateus” intro… i have no idea how to animate vector graphics like that… i bet it’s relatively easy after effects but it would make my day…

    thanks guys.. you’re so money you don’t even know :)

    look forward to having a project to work with you guys on!

    PEEEEEEEACE
    brit
    e.i.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    @elastic

    I see. Bask in our glow huh? Haha, well the only glow here is from our monitors!

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    @elastic

    I see. Bask in our glow huh? Haha, well the only glow here is from our monitors!

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    @elastic

    I see. Bask in our glow huh? Haha, well the only glow here is from our monitors!

  • Camilo

    I am trying to drag the layers from photoshop into illustrator and nothing happens. I try to export them and nothing appears on my illustrator file. Any help?

  • Camilo

    I am trying to drag the layers from photoshop into illustrator and nothing happens. I try to export them and nothing appears on my illustrator file. Any help?

  • Camilo

    I am trying to drag the layers from photoshop into illustrator and nothing happens. I try to export them and nothing appears on my illustrator file. Any help?

  • http://www.gomedia.us Dave

    Yo, Camilo…

    use a selection tool (polygonal lasso, regular lasso, square, or whatever gets the job done) ctrl+c copies it and when you’re in illustrator ctrl+v pastes it. done deal.

    still doesn’t work?

    make sure in photoshop your move tool (black arrow) is selected so you can drag it elsewhere.

    hope this helped.

    @ Mike… I would like to invite you, Rietz, and the other critics to engage in a beer-pong competition with me, where the winner gets to rant on what’s hot and what’s not in graphic design to a room fool of third graders.

    holler.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Dave

    Yo, Camilo…

    use a selection tool (polygonal lasso, regular lasso, square, or whatever gets the job done) ctrl+c copies it and when you’re in illustrator ctrl+v pastes it. done deal.

    still doesn’t work?

    make sure in photoshop your move tool (black arrow) is selected so you can drag it elsewhere.

    hope this helped.

    @ Mike… I would like to invite you, Rietz, and the other critics to engage in a beer-pong competition with me, where the winner gets to rant on what’s hot and what’s not in graphic design to a room fool of third graders.

    holler.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Dave

    Yo, Camilo…

    use a selection tool (polygonal lasso, regular lasso, square, or whatever gets the job done) ctrl+c copies it and when you’re in illustrator ctrl+v pastes it. done deal.

    still doesn’t work?

    make sure in photoshop your move tool (black arrow) is selected so you can drag it elsewhere.

    hope this helped.

    @ Mike… I would like to invite you, Rietz, and the other critics to engage in a beer-pong competition with me, where the winner gets to rant on what’s hot and what’s not in graphic design to a room fool of third graders.

    holler.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Dave

    whoops, i meant to say full, not fool. forgive me. but yeah… offer still stands!

  • http://www.gomedia.us Dave

    whoops, i meant to say full, not fool. forgive me. but yeah… offer still stands!

  • http://www.gomedia.us Dave

    whoops, i meant to say full, not fool. forgive me. but yeah… offer still stands!

  • loganathan

    hi, i´m fascinated with the tutorials and ive already bought the vector tools, but theres a problem, my photoshop cs3 cannot reach the numeric value of -100 in contrast, so i cannot perform the effect required for this tutorial, can you please help me?

  • loganathan

    hi, i´m fascinated with the tutorials and ive already bought the vector tools, but theres a problem, my photoshop cs3 cannot reach the numeric value of -100 in contrast, so i cannot perform the effect required for this tutorial, can you please help me?

  • loganathan

    hi, i´m fascinated with the tutorials and ive already bought the vector tools, but theres a problem, my photoshop cs3 cannot reach the numeric value of -100 in contrast, so i cannot perform the effect required for this tutorial, can you please help me?

  • Sam

    I dont know what i’m doing wrong, but when i add to shape area in the pathfinder part of the tutorial, whatever i have selected becomes invisible and when i expand, it completely disappears. can anyone help me understand how to mix the ink blots and the rectangular pattern?

  • Sam

    I dont know what i’m doing wrong, but when i add to shape area in the pathfinder part of the tutorial, whatever i have selected becomes invisible and when i expand, it completely disappears. can anyone help me understand how to mix the ink blots and the rectangular pattern?

  • Sam

    I dont know what i’m doing wrong, but when i add to shape area in the pathfinder part of the tutorial, whatever i have selected becomes invisible and when i expand, it completely disappears. can anyone help me understand how to mix the ink blots and the rectangular pattern?

  • http://www.danieltyack.com Daniel Tyack

    First I was going to say that Rietz probably didn’t get breastfed as a child so cut him a little slack… But then I read this quote from Dave,

    And for everyone else, the feedback doesn’t discourage us. It only adds to the drive to make more. Hopefully we can attain the impossible goal of making everyone happy. Keep your eyes peeled.

    and I realized that more people who weren’t breastfed should comment! And on that note I must say that YOU GUYS HAVE THE WORST TUTORIALS EVER AND THEN SOME!

    Seriously guys this is some great real world stuff! It was very inspiring.

    Look I even made SOMETHING using some skills I learned from you, THANKS!

  • http://www.danieltyack.com Daniel Tyack

    First I was going to say that Rietz probably didn’t get breastfed as a child so cut him a little slack… But then I read this quote from Dave,

    And for everyone else, the feedback doesn’t discourage us. It only adds to the drive to make more. Hopefully we can attain the impossible goal of making everyone happy. Keep your eyes peeled.

    and I realized that more people who weren’t breastfed should comment! And on that note I must say that YOU GUYS HAVE THE WORST TUTORIALS EVER AND THEN SOME!

    Seriously guys this is some great real world stuff! It was very inspiring.

    Look I even made SOMETHING using some skills I learned from you, THANKS!

  • http://www.danieltyack.com Daniel Tyack

    First I was going to say that Rietz probably didn’t get breastfed as a child so cut him a little slack… But then I read this quote from Dave,

    And for everyone else, the feedback doesn’t discourage us. It only adds to the drive to make more. Hopefully we can attain the impossible goal of making everyone happy. Keep your eyes peeled.

    and I realized that more people who weren’t breastfed should comment! And on that note I must say that YOU GUYS HAVE THE WORST TUTORIALS EVER AND THEN SOME!

    Seriously guys this is some great real world stuff! It was very inspiring.

    Look I even made SOMETHING using some skills I learned from you, THANKS!

  • Ryan

    Hi, Dave
    I haven’t had any experience working with an agency and have no idea how long it should take to complete a design project from conceptualization to completion. I am passionately self-taught and always wanting to learn more. how long does/ should it take for an average project?

    Please excuse my ignorance.

    thanks.

  • Ryan

    Hi, Dave
    I haven’t had any experience working with an agency and have no idea how long it should take to complete a design project from conceptualization to completion. I am passionately self-taught and always wanting to learn more. how long does/ should it take for an average project?

    Please excuse my ignorance.

    thanks.

  • Ryan

    Hi, Dave
    I haven’t had any experience working with an agency and have no idea how long it should take to complete a design project from conceptualization to completion. I am passionately self-taught and always wanting to learn more. how long does/ should it take for an average project?

    Please excuse my ignorance.

    thanks.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Dave

    @ logonathan – click the “legacy” box and it should revert to the previous versions of photoshops brightness/contrast way of editing the image.

    @ sam – make sure the object you are subtracting the shape out of is on the bottom of the desired shape you want (shift+ctrl+[ or ] for absolute bottom or absolute top to make absolutely sure). or click both objects and choose the intersect option.

    @ Daniel Tyack – Awesome, haha. don’t worry, we’ll have more. really good use of the tutorial by the way, i dig it.

    @ Ryan – If you have all of the content needed and you’re given pretty lenient guidelines as far as artistic freedom goes… i wouldn’t expect the project to go beyond 4 to 6 hours using these methods. In some of our straight from scratch illustrations, it’s not wildly inappropriate to invest 12 to 16 hours or more. Client feedback and revisions play a major role as well and may set you a couple hours back. It really just depends on job/client/artistic direction you choose to go in.

    and not an ignorant question by any means.

    Take care fellas.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Dave

    @ logonathan – click the “legacy” box and it should revert to the previous versions of photoshops brightness/contrast way of editing the image.

    @ sam – make sure the object you are subtracting the shape out of is on the bottom of the desired shape you want (shift+ctrl+[ or ] for absolute bottom or absolute top to make absolutely sure). or click both objects and choose the intersect option.

    @ Daniel Tyack – Awesome, haha. don’t worry, we’ll have more. really good use of the tutorial by the way, i dig it.

    @ Ryan – If you have all of the content needed and you’re given pretty lenient guidelines as far as artistic freedom goes… i wouldn’t expect the project to go beyond 4 to 6 hours using these methods. In some of our straight from scratch illustrations, it’s not wildly inappropriate to invest 12 to 16 hours or more. Client feedback and revisions play a major role as well and may set you a couple hours back. It really just depends on job/client/artistic direction you choose to go in.

    and not an ignorant question by any means.

    Take care fellas.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Dave

    @ logonathan – click the “legacy” box and it should revert to the previous versions of photoshops brightness/contrast way of editing the image.

    @ sam – make sure the object you are subtracting the shape out of is on the bottom of the desired shape you want (shift+ctrl+[ or ] for absolute bottom or absolute top to make absolutely sure). or click both objects and choose the intersect option.

    @ Daniel Tyack – Awesome, haha. don’t worry, we’ll have more. really good use of the tutorial by the way, i dig it.

    @ Ryan – If you have all of the content needed and you’re given pretty lenient guidelines as far as artistic freedom goes… i wouldn’t expect the project to go beyond 4 to 6 hours using these methods. In some of our straight from scratch illustrations, it’s not wildly inappropriate to invest 12 to 16 hours or more. Client feedback and revisions play a major role as well and may set you a couple hours back. It really just depends on job/client/artistic direction you choose to go in.

    and not an ignorant question by any means.

    Take care fellas.

  • http://don-g.com Don G.

    Veeery cool indeed! You just learned an old bugger some fresh tricks – I love it – thanks a lot :-)

  • http://don-g.com Don G.

    Veeery cool indeed! You just learned an old bugger some fresh tricks – I love it – thanks a lot :-)

  • http://don-g.com Don G.

    Veeery cool indeed! You just learned an old bugger some fresh tricks – I love it – thanks a lot :-)

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  • marxbro

    Is there a name for this specific style of art?

  • marxbro

    Is there a name for this specific style of art?

  • marxbro

    Is there a name for this specific style of art?

  • joe

    hey again nice tutorial (i read the sketch one first).

    though I agree with one of your dissenters that this dirty surface art vector style (disintegrating lines and text, blood spatters or paint drips, cardboard or otherwise rough dirty backgrounds, angel wings, victorian flourishes, etc) has become trite and overused in pretty much every form of print and motion graphics over the past year and a half.

    that said, what better way to teach a tool than to use a style that an unaquainted new user is bound to be familiar with?

    nice work guys.

    also I would roof your shit in beer pong dave. theres my criticism. oh and also check the sketch to vector thread for another criticism. I want to join in in the arguments!!! David Carson sucked! discuss.

  • joe

    hey again nice tutorial (i read the sketch one first).

    though I agree with one of your dissenters that this dirty surface art vector style (disintegrating lines and text, blood spatters or paint drips, cardboard or otherwise rough dirty backgrounds, angel wings, victorian flourishes, etc) has become trite and overused in pretty much every form of print and motion graphics over the past year and a half.

    that said, what better way to teach a tool than to use a style that an unaquainted new user is bound to be familiar with?

    nice work guys.

    also I would roof your shit in beer pong dave. theres my criticism. oh and also check the sketch to vector thread for another criticism. I want to join in in the arguments!!! David Carson sucked! discuss.

  • joe

    hey again nice tutorial (i read the sketch one first).

    though I agree with one of your dissenters that this dirty surface art vector style (disintegrating lines and text, blood spatters or paint drips, cardboard or otherwise rough dirty backgrounds, angel wings, victorian flourishes, etc) has become trite and overused in pretty much every form of print and motion graphics over the past year and a half.

    that said, what better way to teach a tool than to use a style that an unaquainted new user is bound to be familiar with?

    nice work guys.

    also I would roof your shit in beer pong dave. theres my criticism. oh and also check the sketch to vector thread for another criticism. I want to join in in the arguments!!! David Carson sucked! discuss.

  • Dragan

    Great tutorial :}

  • Dragan

    Great tutorial :}

  • Dragan

    Great tutorial :}

  • shei

    whoa! i really learned alot from this tutorial! thanks!

  • shei

    whoa! i really learned alot from this tutorial! thanks!

  • shei

    whoa! i really learned alot from this tutorial! thanks!

  • 1/10/soldr

    Thanks alot. Good tutorial. I’m trying to break out of this rut I’ve been in and this was a good start! Keep up the good work.

  • 1/10/soldr

    Thanks alot. Good tutorial. I’m trying to break out of this rut I’ve been in and this was a good start! Keep up the good work.

  • 1/10/soldr

    Thanks alot. Good tutorial. I’m trying to break out of this rut I’ve been in and this was a good start! Keep up the good work.

  • http://mechanicumbrella.wordpress.com/ Jeff

    oh god, no words for you, well done!

  • http://mechanicumbrella.wordpress.com/ Jeff

    oh god, no words for you, well done!

  • http://mechanicumbrella.wordpress.com/ Jeff

    oh god, no words for you, well done!

  • http://myspace.com/clubtransmission katastrophy

    thanks for the tutorial! here’s how it turned out.. http://vendetta-music.com/images/blue_ice_gasmask.gif

  • http://myspace.com/clubtransmission katastrophy

    thanks for the tutorial! here’s how it turned out.. http://vendetta-music.com/images/blue_ice_gasmask.gif

  • http://myspace.com/clubtransmission katastrophy

    thanks for the tutorial! here’s how it turned out.. http://vendetta-music.com/images/blue_ice_gasmask.gif

  • townsendcolon

    awesome tutorial but how do cut the stroke on the rectangle to flow with ike??

  • townsendcolon

    awesome tutorial but how do cut the stroke on the rectangle to flow with ike??

  • townsendcolon

    awesome tutorial but how do cut the stroke on the rectangle to flow with ike??

  • Phonz

    Hey hey Guys, Dave Jeff and others.
    mm I was thinking a lot of these comments.
    Look Im designer from LIMA-PERU. as you know the graphic of sudAmerica in the last years had as CANNES winner BRAZIL(the most graphics) ARGENTINA. http://www.adhemas.com enter it.!!
    This movement, style of GRaphism that you use, its overused in all world its true but its useful too its an easy way of fill an artboard or express an rebel sad, wild,hard smooth idea, depending of the form. Personally, as professional,improving designer I dont know if buy the vector pack or copy this style, I was thinking to creat mine,i fight evry single day for do originals works and break this vector graphism,virus Wave that i see in all medias,video tv ads,Flash and print, but by other side i usually use the graphism. So its difficult to ignore.
    Suppose that vector pack took to the owners a lot of days to organize the files,take pictures,many hours in Internet, streets, graffitti, and many hours sitted in the PC, WOW Admiritations.
    Id feel badly if I make money designing with unpersonal,unoriginal work.

    Thats all maybe ill put another comments.
    Look for brazilian ADHEMAS have a nice view I dont know maybe he bought your vectorpack and we dont know.

    Fonsi.M
    http://www.myspace.com/phonziem

  • Phonz

    Hey hey Guys, Dave Jeff and others.
    mm I was thinking a lot of these comments.
    Look Im designer from LIMA-PERU. as you know the graphic of sudAmerica in the last years had as CANNES winner BRAZIL(the most graphics) ARGENTINA. http://www.adhemas.com enter it.!!
    This movement, style of GRaphism that you use, its overused in all world its true but its useful too its an easy way of fill an artboard or express an rebel sad, wild,hard smooth idea, depending of the form. Personally, as professional,improving designer I dont know if buy the vector pack or copy this style, I was thinking to creat mine,i fight evry single day for do originals works and break this vector graphism,virus Wave that i see in all medias,video tv ads,Flash and print, but by other side i usually use the graphism. So its difficult to ignore.
    Suppose that vector pack took to the owners a lot of days to organize the files,take pictures,many hours in Internet, streets, graffitti, and many hours sitted in the PC, WOW Admiritations.
    Id feel badly if I make money designing with unpersonal,unoriginal work.

    Thats all maybe ill put another comments.
    Look for brazilian ADHEMAS have a nice view I dont know maybe he bought your vectorpack and we dont know.

    Fonsi.M
    http://www.myspace.com/phonziem

  • Phonz

    Hey hey Guys, Dave Jeff and others.
    mm I was thinking a lot of these comments.
    Look Im designer from LIMA-PERU. as you know the graphic of sudAmerica in the last years had as CANNES winner BRAZIL(the most graphics) ARGENTINA. http://www.adhemas.com enter it.!!
    This movement, style of GRaphism that you use, its overused in all world its true but its useful too its an easy way of fill an artboard or express an rebel sad, wild,hard smooth idea, depending of the form. Personally, as professional,improving designer I dont know if buy the vector pack or copy this style, I was thinking to creat mine,i fight evry single day for do originals works and break this vector graphism,virus Wave that i see in all medias,video tv ads,Flash and print, but by other side i usually use the graphism. So its difficult to ignore.
    Suppose that vector pack took to the owners a lot of days to organize the files,take pictures,many hours in Internet, streets, graffitti, and many hours sitted in the PC, WOW Admiritations.
    Id feel badly if I make money designing with unpersonal,unoriginal work.

    Thats all maybe ill put another comments.
    Look for brazilian ADHEMAS have a nice view I dont know maybe he bought your vectorpack and we dont know.

    Fonsi.M
    http://www.myspace.com/phonziem

  • Phonz

    OH of course i forget I congrates you in the typeof work you do.
    Wish nice years and a possible change

  • Phonz

    OH of course i forget I congrates you in the typeof work you do.
    Wish nice years and a possible change

  • Phonz

    OH of course i forget I congrates you in the typeof work you do.
    Wish nice years and a possible change

  • muhammad hasimul kabir rana

    really most efficient tutorial.

    Thanks.

  • muhammad hasimul kabir rana

    really most efficient tutorial.

    Thanks.

  • muhammad hasimul kabir rana

    really most efficient tutorial.

    Thanks.

  • Dinesh

    excellent just what i was looking for your a saint

  • Dinesh

    excellent just what i was looking for your a saint

  • Dinesh

    excellent just what i was looking for your a saint

  • Pike

    Wow, inspiring stuff. Please do more!
    -Pike

  • Pike

    Wow, inspiring stuff. Please do more!
    -Pike

  • Pike

    Wow, inspiring stuff. Please do more!
    -Pike

  • http://www.paperninja.net santos

    Useful tutorial for grasping some basics of putting together elements of a design. Gives me ideas for other things to try out.

    One suggestion/question: why not use an Adjustment > Posterize after cutting out the Ike image, rather than doing the lengthy process of splitting it into different documents and altering the contract/brightness? It would be easier to add more “shades” if needed, and in order to break them up one would just have to do a Select > Color Range (Fuzziness 50) for each shade, then Ctrl + J to dupe that into its own layer. Drag those into Illustrator to vectorize and good to go. It could cut down on windows, as everything would be in a single .psd prior to the Illustrator file.

  • http://www.paperninja.net santos

    Useful tutorial for grasping some basics of putting together elements of a design. Gives me ideas for other things to try out.

    One suggestion/question: why not use an Adjustment > Posterize after cutting out the Ike image, rather than doing the lengthy process of splitting it into different documents and altering the contract/brightness? It would be easier to add more “shades” if needed, and in order to break them up one would just have to do a Select > Color Range (Fuzziness 50) for each shade, then Ctrl + J to dupe that into its own layer. Drag those into Illustrator to vectorize and good to go. It could cut down on windows, as everything would be in a single .psd prior to the Illustrator file.

  • http://www.paperninja.net santos

    Useful tutorial for grasping some basics of putting together elements of a design. Gives me ideas for other things to try out.

    One suggestion/question: why not use an Adjustment > Posterize after cutting out the Ike image, rather than doing the lengthy process of splitting it into different documents and altering the contract/brightness? It would be easier to add more “shades” if needed, and in order to break them up one would just have to do a Select > Color Range (Fuzziness 50) for each shade, then Ctrl + J to dupe that into its own layer. Drag those into Illustrator to vectorize and good to go. It could cut down on windows, as everything would be in a single .psd prior to the Illustrator file.

  • Alan

    Hey guys, sometimes it has got to be pretty tough listening to the unstable rants from people scared to back up what they say with their own work. I admire what you guys do, and applaud you for teaching others what you have learned. You simply show how someone can apply certain styles to all different mediums, and then open up a line of communication for all to comment. The thing is it’s not simple to “just” do that, you actually took the time to do it and expect nothing from it. For that I think you for taking what you have learned and giving it away as a gift for others to use. Thanks Dave & GoMedia.

  • Alan

    Hey guys, sometimes it has got to be pretty tough listening to the unstable rants from people scared to back up what they say with their own work. I admire what you guys do, and applaud you for teaching others what you have learned. You simply show how someone can apply certain styles to all different mediums, and then open up a line of communication for all to comment. The thing is it’s not simple to “just” do that, you actually took the time to do it and expect nothing from it. For that I think you for taking what you have learned and giving it away as a gift for others to use. Thanks Dave & GoMedia.

  • Alan

    Hey guys, sometimes it has got to be pretty tough listening to the unstable rants from people scared to back up what they say with their own work. I admire what you guys do, and applaud you for teaching others what you have learned. You simply show how someone can apply certain styles to all different mediums, and then open up a line of communication for all to comment. The thing is it’s not simple to “just” do that, you actually took the time to do it and expect nothing from it. For that I think you for taking what you have learned and giving it away as a gift for others to use. Thanks Dave & GoMedia.

  • Phonz

    Hey guys, sometimes it has got to be pretty tough listening to the unstable rants from people scared to back up what they say with their own work.
    —————————————–

    What you mean alan?? talking about me? or others?

  • Phonz

    Hey guys, sometimes it has got to be pretty tough listening to the unstable rants from people scared to back up what they say with their own work.
    —————————————–

    What you mean alan?? talking about me? or others?

  • Phonz

    Hey guys, sometimes it has got to be pretty tough listening to the unstable rants from people scared to back up what they say with their own work.
    —————————————–

    What you mean alan?? talking about me? or others?

  • alan

    No phonz, I didn’t even read your post until now. You unlike others make a valid point, and you backup what you say.

  • alan

    No phonz, I didn’t even read your post until now. You unlike others make a valid point, and you backup what you say.

  • alan

    No phonz, I didn’t even read your post until now. You unlike others make a valid point, and you backup what you say.

  • raysor

    i wish you gomedia guys would make some free tutorials

  • raysor

    i wish you gomedia guys would make some free tutorials

  • raysor

    i wish you gomedia guys would make some free tutorials

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  • rajendran

    i have run through this tutorial, when drag the image from photoshop to illustrator , the image becomes horizondal peices.and after live traced this image, cannot ungroup. how to solve this problem?
    thankz for your nice tutorial

    rajendran

  • rajendran

    i have run through this tutorial, when drag the image from photoshop to illustrator , the image becomes horizondal peices.and after live traced this image, cannot ungroup. how to solve this problem?
    thankz for your nice tutorial

    rajendran

  • rajendran

    i have run through this tutorial, when drag the image from photoshop to illustrator , the image becomes horizondal peices.and after live traced this image, cannot ungroup. how to solve this problem?
    thankz for your nice tutorial

    rajendran

  • http://www.myspace.com/nitetimestudios robert

    I just recently got Adobe Crestive Suite Master and I’ve been looking for tutorials for Illustrator. This is a great tutorial for a newbie in the field, thank you keep up the great work.

  • http://www.myspace.com/nitetimestudios robert

    I just recently got Adobe Crestive Suite Master and I’ve been looking for tutorials for Illustrator. This is a great tutorial for a newbie in the field, thank you keep up the great work.

  • http://www.myspace.com/nitetimestudios robert

    I just recently got Adobe Crestive Suite Master and I’ve been looking for tutorials for Illustrator. This is a great tutorial for a newbie in the field, thank you keep up the great work.

  • Paparuchas

    Is a really cool tutorial, but i’m having one problem when turning that shape into lines, when i try to intersect shape areas it all turns to white or disappears i don’t know wat is it. I’m using Illustrator CS3.

    RAJENDRAN, to solve that select every horizontal piece, then, go to Object>Rasterize, that way you’ll have all the pieces in one.

  • Paparuchas

    Is a really cool tutorial, but i’m having one problem when turning that shape into lines, when i try to intersect shape areas it all turns to white or disappears i don’t know wat is it. I’m using Illustrator CS3.

    RAJENDRAN, to solve that select every horizontal piece, then, go to Object>Rasterize, that way you’ll have all the pieces in one.

  • Paparuchas

    Is a really cool tutorial, but i’m having one problem when turning that shape into lines, when i try to intersect shape areas it all turns to white or disappears i don’t know wat is it. I’m using Illustrator CS3.

    RAJENDRAN, to solve that select every horizontal piece, then, go to Object>Rasterize, that way you’ll have all the pieces in one.

  • Hannibal the Gen.

    As someone who has just recently gotten into graphic design, this tutorial has helped me a great deal. All the criticism in unnecessary as far as i see. Why would you even be looking at tutorials on how to create a poster if u consider yourselves such professionals?

  • Hannibal the Gen.

    As someone who has just recently gotten into graphic design, this tutorial has helped me a great deal. All the criticism in unnecessary as far as i see. Why would you even be looking at tutorials on how to create a poster if u consider yourselves such professionals?

  • Hannibal the Gen.

    As someone who has just recently gotten into graphic design, this tutorial has helped me a great deal. All the criticism in unnecessary as far as i see. Why would you even be looking at tutorials on how to create a poster if u consider yourselves such professionals?

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  • Roger

    Great Job dude!!!!! Do more!!! Do more!!

  • Roger

    Great Job dude!!!!! Do more!!! Do more!!

  • Roger

    Great Job dude!!!!! Do more!!! Do more!!

  • Roger

    GREAT JOB DUDE!!!!

  • Roger

    GREAT JOB DUDE!!!!

  • Roger

    GREAT JOB DUDE!!!!

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  • http://www.jorgecampos.cl jorge

    awesome

  • http://www.jorgecampos.cl jorge

    awesome

  • http://www.jorgecampos.cl jorge

    awesome

  • Meong

    i like the outline, so interesting, with lines so many things to do, thnks for the tutorial

  • Meong

    i like the outline, so interesting, with lines so many things to do, thnks for the tutorial

  • Meong

    i like the outline, so interesting, with lines so many things to do, thnks for the tutorial

  • Ryan

    Here is my attempt at recreating the poster but with different stuff of course. Note its my first time using Illustrator.
    http://img54.imageshack.us/my.php?image=daveposterjl4.jpg

  • Ryan

    Here is my attempt at recreating the poster but with different stuff of course. Note its my first time using Illustrator.
    http://img54.imageshack.us/my.php?image=daveposterjl4.jpg

  • Ryan

    Here is my attempt at recreating the poster but with different stuff of course. Note its my first time using Illustrator.
    http://img54.imageshack.us/my.php?image=daveposterjl4.jpg

  • enjoi

    hey dave,
    i absolutly love this tutorial. the second i saw it i fell in love. however, being that i’m very photoshop savvy and relativly a beginner in illustrator, i had trouble (when i tried to mimic this) with a few parts. especially making the three eisenhowers. i was curious, (i understand if you dont want to) if you could possibly guide me through, up to the magic wand part. (being that im a beginner, i may need step by step analysis) also my e-mail is sjmagner@usfca.edu.

    Again, i absolutly appreciate this tutorial, and i would love to see any other work you choose to do.

    -enjoi

  • enjoi

    hey dave,
    i absolutly love this tutorial. the second i saw it i fell in love. however, being that i’m very photoshop savvy and relativly a beginner in illustrator, i had trouble (when i tried to mimic this) with a few parts. especially making the three eisenhowers. i was curious, (i understand if you dont want to) if you could possibly guide me through, up to the magic wand part. (being that im a beginner, i may need step by step analysis) also my e-mail is sjmagner@usfca.edu.

    Again, i absolutly appreciate this tutorial, and i would love to see any other work you choose to do.

    -enjoi

  • enjoi

    hey dave,
    i absolutly love this tutorial. the second i saw it i fell in love. however, being that i’m very photoshop savvy and relativly a beginner in illustrator, i had trouble (when i tried to mimic this) with a few parts. especially making the three eisenhowers. i was curious, (i understand if you dont want to) if you could possibly guide me through, up to the magic wand part. (being that im a beginner, i may need step by step analysis) also my e-mail is sjmagner@usfca.edu.

    Again, i absolutly appreciate this tutorial, and i would love to see any other work you choose to do.

    -enjoi

  • eninja

    Great Tutorial.

    I also had trouble with the magic wand, and getting the whitespace out.

    I’m now stuck putting the 3 Ike’s together.

  • eninja

    Great Tutorial.

    I also had trouble with the magic wand, and getting the whitespace out.

    I’m now stuck putting the 3 Ike’s together.

  • eninja

    Great Tutorial.

    I also had trouble with the magic wand, and getting the whitespace out.

    I’m now stuck putting the 3 Ike’s together.

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  • jhvlhg

    has anyone heard of the “gimp”? its a program like the one used but free for download

  • jhvlhg

    has anyone heard of the “gimp”? its a program like the one used but free for download

  • jhvlhg

    has anyone heard of the “gimp”? its a program like the one used but free for download

  • mobb

    cool tutorial bud! i learned a new technique!

  • mobb

    cool tutorial bud! i learned a new technique!

  • mobb

    cool tutorial bud! i learned a new technique!

  • Julio

    esta buenisimo, lo pesque de una vez, excelente site, suerte

  • Julio

    esta buenisimo, lo pesque de una vez, excelente site, suerte

  • Julio

    esta buenisimo, lo pesque de una vez, excelente site, suerte

  • http://www.yuraku.com.sg/renewable_energy/index.php Solar Boy

    Nice one guys! This is a wonderful tutorial.

    :)

  • http://www.yuraku.com.sg/renewable_energy/index.php Solar Boy

    Nice one guys! This is a wonderful tutorial.

    :)

  • http://www.yuraku.com.sg/renewable_energy/index.php Solar Boy

    Nice one guys! This is a wonderful tutorial.

    :)

  • Edwar

    Muy bueno, Gracias.

  • Edwar

    Muy bueno, Gracias.

  • Edwar

    Muy bueno, Gracias.

  • kofty

    great themes, a very inspired and inspiring gallery ! Thanks for sharing it

  • kofty

    great themes, a very inspired and inspiring gallery ! Thanks for sharing it

  • kofty

    great themes, a very inspired and inspiring gallery ! Thanks for sharing it

  • iko

    now thats what i call a tutorial !!! thx a lot !!
    that was awesome. Jus’ wut i needed: something simple and effective :D

  • iko

    now thats what i call a tutorial !!! thx a lot !!
    that was awesome. Jus’ wut i needed: something simple and effective :D

  • iko

    now thats what i call a tutorial !!! thx a lot !!
    that was awesome. Jus’ wut i needed: something simple and effective :D

  • http://www.twistedtease.com Lorcan Dragonskull

    Dave,
    Nice tutorial! All of these naysayers are talkin’ through their asses. The issues that they’re bitchin’ about are trivial compared to the impact you’ve made with people that want to learn how to do things that are going to look good. And not only have I not seen any of the work from these blowhards, where are their tutorials? You can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?
    Keep on keepin’ on!
    Lorcan

  • http://www.twistedtease.com Lorcan Dragonskull

    Dave,
    Nice tutorial! All of these naysayers are talkin’ through their asses. The issues that they’re bitchin’ about are trivial compared to the impact you’ve made with people that want to learn how to do things that are going to look good. And not only have I not seen any of the work from these blowhards, where are their tutorials? You can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?
    Keep on keepin’ on!
    Lorcan

  • http://www.twistedtease.com Lorcan Dragonskull

    Dave,
    Nice tutorial! All of these naysayers are talkin’ through their asses. The issues that they’re bitchin’ about are trivial compared to the impact you’ve made with people that want to learn how to do things that are going to look good. And not only have I not seen any of the work from these blowhards, where are their tutorials? You can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?
    Keep on keepin’ on!
    Lorcan

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  • aNdrei

    Great tutorial.. a little tricky but if you’ve worked with Photoshop/Iluustrator a bit in the past you’ll get the hang of it.thanks

  • aNdrei

    Great tutorial.. a little tricky but if you’ve worked with Photoshop/Iluustrator a bit in the past you’ll get the hang of it.thanks

  • aNdrei

    Great tutorial.. a little tricky but if you’ve worked with Photoshop/Iluustrator a bit in the past you’ll get the hang of it.thanks

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  • Grace

    I salute you, Dave, for documenting this tutorial. For the patience and time you put into this, you are a KICK-
    ASS Designer. Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge to us.

  • Grace

    I salute you, Dave, for documenting this tutorial. For the patience and time you put into this, you are a KICK-
    ASS Designer. Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge to us.

  • Grace

    I salute you, Dave, for documenting this tutorial. For the patience and time you put into this, you are a KICK-
    ASS Designer. Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge to us.

  • Nick

    Cool, hand’s too large though

  • Nick

    Cool, hand’s too large though

  • Nick

    Cool, hand’s too large though

  • Todd

    This is a fantastic tutorial, ive been looking for something exactly like this. Im having trouble using the sample pack from Go Media though. I dont know how to use the EPS files other than opening them in Illustrator. cant i place them somewhere? Like you place Brushes in photoshop? Like some kind of area in program files? Thanks in advance, and keep these tutorials comin

  • Todd

    This is a fantastic tutorial, ive been looking for something exactly like this. Im having trouble using the sample pack from Go Media though. I dont know how to use the EPS files other than opening them in Illustrator. cant i place them somewhere? Like you place Brushes in photoshop? Like some kind of area in program files? Thanks in advance, and keep these tutorials comin

  • Todd

    This is a fantastic tutorial, ive been looking for something exactly like this. Im having trouble using the sample pack from Go Media though. I dont know how to use the EPS files other than opening them in Illustrator. cant i place them somewhere? Like you place Brushes in photoshop? Like some kind of area in program files? Thanks in advance, and keep these tutorials comin

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    YOu should just be able to file>open then in Illustrator.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    YOu should just be able to file>open then in Illustrator.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    YOu should just be able to file>open then in Illustrator.

  • Todd

    Well ya, i can open them like that. so any time i want to use um i need to open that up and drag them to where i want? That seems a little inconvenient. But, hey, whatever, they’re incredible. Once i get some extra money ill be sure to buy the large packs

  • Todd

    Well ya, i can open them like that. so any time i want to use um i need to open that up and drag them to where i want? That seems a little inconvenient. But, hey, whatever, they’re incredible. Once i get some extra money ill be sure to buy the large packs

  • Todd

    Well ya, i can open them like that. so any time i want to use um i need to open that up and drag them to where i want? That seems a little inconvenient. But, hey, whatever, they’re incredible. Once i get some extra money ill be sure to buy the large packs

  • http://www.kennyredman.com Kenny

    Here is a cool way to view the different layers when they’re being created:

    http://www.kennyredman.com/temp/go_screenshot.gif

    I like to do this using the adjustment layers because it gives you a lot of flexibility to change and see how your different ‘color/balance’ adjustments work together.

    Great work!

  • http://www.kennyredman.com Kenny

    Here is a cool way to view the different layers when they’re being created:

    http://www.kennyredman.com/temp/go_screenshot.gif

    I like to do this using the adjustment layers because it gives you a lot of flexibility to change and see how your different ‘color/balance’ adjustments work together.

    Great work!

  • http://www.kennyredman.com Kenny

    Here is a cool way to view the different layers when they’re being created:

    http://www.kennyredman.com/temp/go_screenshot.gif

    I like to do this using the adjustment layers because it gives you a lot of flexibility to change and see how your different ‘color/balance’ adjustments work together.

    Great work!

  • Jorge

    buenisimo tutorial me dan muchas ideas y recursos para poder hacer cosas como estas. es una imagen bastante impactante y no es nada dificil de hacer. No te atragantes con el pancho jejejej

  • Jorge

    buenisimo tutorial me dan muchas ideas y recursos para poder hacer cosas como estas. es una imagen bastante impactante y no es nada dificil de hacer. No te atragantes con el pancho jejejej

  • Jorge

    buenisimo tutorial me dan muchas ideas y recursos para poder hacer cosas como estas. es una imagen bastante impactante y no es nada dificil de hacer. No te atragantes con el pancho jejejej

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  • Lazar

    http://layzz.deviantart.com/art/Music-Poster-77239220
    here is something i did using this amazing tutorial and the amazing free vectors from gomedia arsenal..
    thx a lot for this tutorial

  • Lazar

    http://layzz.deviantart.com/art/Music-Poster-77239220
    here is something i did using this amazing tutorial and the amazing free vectors from gomedia arsenal..
    thx a lot for this tutorial

  • Lazar

    http://layzz.deviantart.com/art/Music-Poster-77239220
    here is something i did using this amazing tutorial and the amazing free vectors from gomedia arsenal..
    thx a lot for this tutorial

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    cool keep those designs comin Lazar

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    cool keep those designs comin Lazar

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff

    cool keep those designs comin Lazar

  • Lazar

    thank you

  • Lazar

    thank you

  • Lazar

    thank you

  • Lazar

    any feedback would be appreciated :D

  • Lazar

    any feedback would be appreciated :D

  • Lazar

    any feedback would be appreciated :D

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  • Engin

    This is great work, i will use this technique

  • Engin

    This is great work, i will use this technique

  • Engin

    This is great work, i will use this technique

  • http://www.fluidbluemedia.com Brian

    Wonderful tutorial. Thank you for putting the work into creating it and for sharing it with us.

  • http://www.fluidbluemedia.com Brian

    Wonderful tutorial. Thank you for putting the work into creating it and for sharing it with us.

  • http://www.fluidbluemedia.com Brian

    Wonderful tutorial. Thank you for putting the work into creating it and for sharing it with us.

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  • David

    You are a god among men. Awesome tutorial.

  • David

    You are a god among men. Awesome tutorial.

  • David

    You are a god among men. Awesome tutorial.

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  • your name

    man this freaking sucked!!!!!

    • Tara

      Did it “suck” because you are illiterate?

  • your name

    man this freaking sucked!!!!!

  • your name

    man this freaking sucked!!!!!

  • Tenchedesigns.com – Nathan Pie

    Yeah yeah yeah… I hope for you’re sake your joking

  • Tenchedesigns.com – Nathan Pie

    Yeah yeah yeah… I hope for you’re sake your joking

  • Tenchedesigns.com – Nathan Pierce

    Yeah yeah yeah… I hope for you’re sake your joking

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  • CJ

    Now could you use the free Photoshop Action – 3 Color for this tutorial it looks like it would work as it was used for the Designing SceneXCore Apparel as well, seems to be the same principal right? 3 different versions of the image and then send it over to Live Trace.

    Maybe i am missing something?

  • CJ

    Now could you use the free Photoshop Action – 3 Color for this tutorial it looks like it would work as it was used for the Designing SceneXCore Apparel as well, seems to be the same principal right? 3 different versions of the image and then send it over to Live Trace.

    Maybe i am missing something?

  • CJ

    Now could you use the free Photoshop Action – 3 Color for this tutorial it looks like it would work as it was used for the Designing SceneXCore Apparel as well, seems to be the same principal right? 3 different versions of the image and then send it over to Live Trace.

    Maybe i am missing something?

  • Amanda

    It’s not the tools you use, but how you use them.

    I think rietz needs to get over them self and get down from their high horse.

  • Amanda

    It’s not the tools you use, but how you use them.

    I think rietz needs to get over them self and get down from their high horse.

  • Amanda

    It’s not the tools you use, but how you use them.

    I think rietz needs to get over them self and get down from their high horse.

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  • chris

    FALL OF TROY!~!~!! BEST BAND EVER!

  • chris

    FALL OF TROY!~!~!! BEST BAND EVER!

  • chris

    FALL OF TROY!~!~!! BEST BAND EVER!

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  • http://www.jeffwoelker.com Jeff Woelker

    This really is great. I really have to get back into Photoshop to get my skills back to where they should be.

  • http://www.jeffwoelker.com Jeff Woelker

    This really is great. I really have to get back into Photoshop to get my skills back to where they should be.

  • http://www.jeffwoelker.com Jeff Woelker

    This really is great. I really have to get back into Photoshop to get my skills back to where they should be.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/integralapparel IntegralApparel

    Wow I know I am late on the comment, but this is a beast tutorial, and like my guy said above me, I never knew there was so many haters in the design world as well. It floors me that someone would be on THIS website and read through a whole tutorial and then complain how they didnt like it.. It makes no sense, its almost like stumbling on a favorite sports teams website and they show you good ways to lose weight and then at the end of the article your upset because real fat people could never do some of the exersizes or etc..I am sure my analogy is all over the place, but I hope it makes sense! :)

    Great stuff gomedia, official customer 4 life homez!(use your best vato voice here)

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/integralapparel IntegralApparel

    Wow I know I am late on the comment, but this is a beast tutorial, and like my guy said above me, I never knew there was so many haters in the design world as well. It floors me that someone would be on THIS website and read through a whole tutorial and then complain how they didnt like it.. It makes no sense, its almost like stumbling on a favorite sports teams website and they show you good ways to lose weight and then at the end of the article your upset because real fat people could never do some of the exersizes or etc..I am sure my analogy is all over the place, but I hope it makes sense! :)

    Great stuff gomedia, official customer 4 life homez!(use your best vato voice here)

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/integralapparel IntegralApparel

    Wow I know I am late on the comment, but this is a beast tutorial, and like my guy said above me, I never knew there was so many haters in the design world as well. It floors me that someone would be on THIS website and read through a whole tutorial and then complain how they didnt like it.. It makes no sense, its almost like stumbling on a favorite sports teams website and they show you good ways to lose weight and then at the end of the article your upset because real fat people could never do some of the exersizes or etc..I am sure my analogy is all over the place, but I hope it makes sense! :)

    Great stuff gomedia, official customer 4 life homez!(use your best vato voice here)

  • Rachel

    wow, please please please do more tutorials like this, I look at so many things for inspiration and seeing something as great looking as this broken down really helps us all to see just how simple it is to make!!!! where can i find more of your tutorials like this????

  • Rachel

    wow, please please please do more tutorials like this, I look at so many things for inspiration and seeing something as great looking as this broken down really helps us all to see just how simple it is to make!!!! where can i find more of your tutorials like this????

  • Rachel

    wow, please please please do more tutorials like this, I look at so many things for inspiration and seeing something as great looking as this broken down really helps us all to see just how simple it is to make!!!! where can i find more of your tutorials like this????

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  • jeannie

    that’s me above. just wanted to add a real comment. i loved this tutorial – and i made something cool :) woo

    also, it’s true that this style is everywhere and overused, but you can’t argue with the fact that your average knuckleheads really like it and respond to it.

    by the way, i made my own starburst vector shapes for the background with one octagon and two long rectangles. it was super easy and made me feel cool (i’m with phonz – want to use my own stuff as often as i can)

    thanks for the tutorial and for the free stuff (:

  • Andrew

    Huzzah for The Fall of Troy! I love that band.

  • Andrew

    Huzzah for The Fall of Troy! I love that band.

  • Andrew

    Huzzah for The Fall of Troy! I love that band.

  • jeannie

    that’s me above. just wanted to add a real comment. i loved this tutorial – and i made something cool :) woo

    also, it’s true that this style is everywhere and overused, but you can’t argue with the fact that your average knuckleheads really like it and respond to it.

    by the way, i made my own starburst vector shapes for the background with one octagon and two long rectangles. it was super easy and made me feel cool (i’m with phonz – want to use my own stuff as often as i can)

    thanks for the tutorial and for the free stuff (:

  • jeannie

    that’s me above. just wanted to add a real comment. i loved this tutorial – and i made something cool :) woo

    also, it’s true that this style is everywhere and overused, but you can’t argue with the fact that your average knuckleheads really like it and respond to it.

    by the way, i made my own starburst vector shapes for the background with one octagon and two long rectangles. it was super easy and made me feel cool (i’m with phonz – want to use my own stuff as often as i can)

    thanks for the tutorial and for the free stuff (:

  • http://www.sharewarecheap.com Bill

    cool, this is amazing. thanks for sharing this great tutorial.

  • http://www.sharewarecheap.com Bill

    cool, this is amazing. thanks for sharing this great tutorial.

  • http://www.sharewarecheap.com Bill

    cool, this is amazing. thanks for sharing this great tutorial.

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  • will

    your site seems good but I got a terrible headache due to the sans serif typeface.

    Do you have any option to read it in Times New Roman?

  • will

    your site seems good but I got a terrible headache due to the sans serif typeface.

    Do you have any option to read it in Times New Roman?

  • will

    your site seems good but I got a terrible headache due to the sans serif typeface.

    Do you have any option to read it in Times New Roman?

  • http://chillaxclothing.com manav

    this is a little bit redundant .. but : awesome ! thank you.

  • http://chillaxclothing.com manav

    this is a little bit redundant .. but : awesome ! thank you.

  • http://chillaxclothing.com manav

    this is a little bit redundant .. but : awesome ! thank you.

  • http://chillaxclothing.com manav

    ah- to clarify: redundant = the compliment , not the tutorial .

  • http://chillaxclothing.com manav

    ah- to clarify: redundant = the compliment , not the tutorial .

  • http://chillaxclothing.com manav

    ah- to clarify: redundant = the compliment , not the tutorial .

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  • http://www.allmylovegifts.net Sin

    While fiddling I’ve realized that if you don’t have Illustrator CS2 and therefore don’t have livetrace, in a pink inkscape will work too to trace the bitmap :)

  • http://www.allmylovegifts.net Sin

    While fiddling I’ve realized that if you don’t have Illustrator CS2 and therefore don’t have livetrace, in a pink inkscape will work too to trace the bitmap :)

  • http://www.allmylovegifts.net Sin

    While fiddling I’ve realized that if you don’t have Illustrator CS2 and therefore don’t have livetrace, in a pink inkscape will work too to trace the bitmap :)

  • http://www.sebgonz.com Sebastian

    HAHA!! This is my favorite post.

    “Excellent Tutorial, reallt useful – would love to have some more. Please dont let numb-nuts comment put you off putting the time in – some of us really do appreciate it!”

    But seriously, thanks a lot for the help. I’ve been looking for something like this.

  • http://www.sebgonz.com Sebastian

    HAHA!! This is my favorite post.

    “Excellent Tutorial, reallt useful – would love to have some more. Please dont let numb-nuts comment put you off putting the time in – some of us really do appreciate it!”

    But seriously, thanks a lot for the help. I’ve been looking for something like this.

  • http://www.sebgonz.com Sebastian

    HAHA!! This is my favorite post.

    “Excellent Tutorial, reallt useful – would love to have some more. Please dont let numb-nuts comment put you off putting the time in – some of us really do appreciate it!”

    But seriously, thanks a lot for the help. I’ve been looking for something like this.

  • K

    Thanks so much for the tutorial. I have a question for all the designers out there.

    I didn’t go to Design school, so I was never taught how to use istock and all that, but I make a lot of posters and shit for activist organizations and events. Needless to say, I’m doing it for free, so I NEVER pay for images. If I were making something as high-contrast as that poster (and usually I’m working on a smaller size), I would go to istock, take the picture with the watermark on it, and use it (the watermark doesn’t cover the hand or gun anyways). Is that, like, design sacrilege? Because seriously, all I could think was, why pay for the hand?

    Anyways, thanks. I’d appreciate hearing peoples opinions on this.

  • K

    Thanks so much for the tutorial. I have a question for all the designers out there.

    I didn’t go to Design school, so I was never taught how to use istock and all that, but I make a lot of posters and shit for activist organizations and events. Needless to say, I’m doing it for free, so I NEVER pay for images. If I were making something as high-contrast as that poster (and usually I’m working on a smaller size), I would go to istock, take the picture with the watermark on it, and use it (the watermark doesn’t cover the hand or gun anyways). Is that, like, design sacrilege? Because seriously, all I could think was, why pay for the hand?

    Anyways, thanks. I’d appreciate hearing peoples opinions on this.

  • K

    Thanks so much for the tutorial. I have a question for all the designers out there.

    I didn’t go to Design school, so I was never taught how to use istock and all that, but I make a lot of posters and shit for activist organizations and events. Needless to say, I’m doing it for free, so I NEVER pay for images. If I were making something as high-contrast as that poster (and usually I’m working on a smaller size), I would go to istock, take the picture with the watermark on it, and use it (the watermark doesn’t cover the hand or gun anyways). Is that, like, design sacrilege? Because seriously, all I could think was, why pay for the hand?\

    Anyways, thanks. I’d appreciate hearing peoples opinions on this.

  • http://www.gomedia.us Dave

    @K:

    I understand where you are coming from, and I have multiple answers to your question if using imagery from istock without paying is sacrilegious in the design community.

    Istock is one of many stock imagery sites, and they are a key part of the chain in the design market/community/etc.

    The higher the resolution on a photograph, the better results it will yield for print using the methods described in this tutorial. It will produce better work rather than just grabbing an image @ 72 dpi and running with it. So among other designers, you might encounter some criticism as to how that image was obtained based on the quality of the end result – Especially to designers who are well aware of the multiple routes you can take to achieve the affects mentioned in the tutorial. So that’s answer number one.

    Purchasing the photo/artwork from the site helps out the photographer/designer who made it and submitted it. They get change thrown at them from the respective stock art site, and in turn keeps them working and contributing. I always think of it as helping out your colleague. You need something suitable on the fly and the stock site is the middleman to that resource. It brings you to realize that paying for the file makes perfetc sense. I don’t want to know if somebody is illegally using my stock resources for their gain. That’s like stealing the food off of my plate. And with all social agendas aside… at the end of the day – you are what matters, your family is what matters, and if you’re a designer whose bread and butter is obtained by pushing pixels… people taking your hard earned work and running with it should leave a sour taste in your mouth. That’s answer number two.

    There are a great amount of free stock resources out there to assist you in your needs tatsefully. Stock Exchange (sxc.hu) and Blue Vertigo’s portal to free resources are very excellent routes to getting what you need without dropping a dime.

    Hope this helps.

    -Dave

  • http://www.gomedia.us Dave

    @K:

    I understand where you are coming from, and I have multiple answers to your question if using imagery from istock without paying is sacrilegious in the design community.

    Istock is one of many stock imagery sites, and they are a key part of the chain in the design market/community/etc.

    The higher the resolution on a photograph, the better results it will yield for print using the methods described in this tutorial. It will produce better work rather than just grabbing an image @ 72 dpi and running with it. So among other designers, you might encounter some criticism as to how that image was obtained based on the quality of the end result – Especially to designers who are well aware of the multiple routes you can take to achieve the affects mentioned in the tutorial. So that’s answer number one.

    Purchasing the photo/artwork from the site helps out the photographer/designer who made it and submitted it. They get change thrown at them from the respective stock art site, and in turn keeps them working and contributing. I always think of it as helping out your colleague. You need something suitable on the fly and the stock site is the middleman to that resource. It brings you to realize that paying for the file makes perfetc sense. I don’t want to know if somebody is illegally using my stock resources for their gain. That’s like stealing the food off of my plate. And with all social agendas aside… at the end of the day – you are what matters, your family is what matters, and if you’re a designer whose bread and butter is obtained by pushing pixels… people taking your hard earned work and running with it should leave a sour taste in your mouth. That’s answer number two.

    There are a great amount of free stock resources out there to assist you in your needs tatsefully. Stock Exchange (sxc.hu) and Blue Vertigo’s portal to free resources are very excellent routes to getting what you need without dropping a dime.

    Hope this helps.

    -Dave

  • http://www.gomedia.us Dave

    @K:

    I understand where you are coming from, and I have multiple answers to your question if using imagery from istock without paying is sacrilegious in the design community.

    Istock is one of many stock imagery sites, and they are a key part of the chain in the design market/community/etc.

    The higher the resolution on a photograph, the better results it will yield for print using the methods described in this tutorial. It will produce better work rather than just grabbing an image @ 72 dpi and running with it. So among other designers, you might encounter some criticism as to how that image was obtained based on the quality of the end result – Especially to designers who are well aware of the multiple routes you can take to achieve the affects mentioned in the tutorial. So that’s answer number one.

    Purchasing the photo/artwork from the site helps out the photographer/designer who made it and submitted it. They get change thrown at them from the respective stock art site, and in turn keeps them working and contributing. I always think of it as helping out your colleague. You need something suitable on the fly and the stock site is the middleman to that resource. It brings you to realize that paying for the file makes perfetc sense. I don’t want to know if somebody is illegally using my stock resources for their gain. That’s like stealing the food off of my plate. And with all social agendas aside… at the end of the day – you are what matters, your family is what matters, and if you’re a designer whose bread and butter is obtained by pushing pixels… people taking your hard earned work and running with it should leave a sour taste in your mouth. That’s answer number two.

    There are a great amount of free stock resources out there to assist you in your needs tatsefully. Stock Exchange (sxc.hu) and Blue Vertigo’s portal to free resources are very excellent routes to getting what you need without dropping a dime.

    Hope this helps.

    -Dave

  • Anonymous

    This is one of my favorite Go Media tutorials on the site and I keep coming back to it!

  • Anonymous

    This is one of my favorite Go Media tutorials on the site and I keep coming back to it!

  • Tiffany

    This is one of my favorite Go Media tutorials on the site and I keep coming back to it!

  • 310

    great job dude :D

  • 310

    great job dude :D

  • 310

    great job dude :D

  • Oliver

    Brilliant! You guys are awesome!

  • Oliver

    Brilliant! You guys are awesome!

  • Oliver

    Brilliant! You guys are awesome!

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  • jared

    Cleveland rocks!

    Great tutorial

  • jared

    Cleveland rocks!

    Great tutorial

  • jared

    Cleveland rocks!

    Great tutorial

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  • Bryan

    I’ve been wondering how I can use intersect. Thanks. Congrats on your first tut well done!

  • Bryan

    I’ve been wondering how I can use intersect. Thanks. Congrats on your first tut well done!

  • Bryan

    I’ve been wondering how I can use intersect. Thanks. Congrats on your first tut well done!

  • http://www.juliesandburg.com/ autoclavicle

    Your tutorials are amazing and very inspiring.

  • http://www.juliesandburg.com/ autoclavicle

    Your tutorials are amazing and very inspiring.

  • Julie

    Your tutorials are amazing and very inspiring.

  • syntax

    Great tut, any chance of doing a tutorial about color combination’s, i am terrible at selecting colors that work well together

  • syntax

    Great tut, any chance of doing a tutorial about color combination’s, i am terrible at selecting colors that work well together

  • syntax

    Great tut, any chance of doing a tutorial about color combination’s, i am terrible at selecting colors that work well together

  • http://www.myspace.com/djjeffreycollins Jeffrey Collins

    Sickness. Your stuff is absolutely amazing. Now I pretty much know how Obey does all it’s posters.

  • http://www.myspace.com/djjeffreycollins Jeffrey Collins

    Sickness. Your stuff is absolutely amazing. Now I pretty much know how Obey does all it’s posters.

  • http://www.myspace.com/djjeffreycollins Jeffrey Collins

    Sickness. Your stuff is absolutely amazing. Now I pretty much know how Obey does all it’s posters.

  • http://goodthursday.net Lancet Dispatch

    Brilliant tutorial. I’m making my brother a poster for his birthday, and I’m sure he’d love something like this. If you want to see it, it should be on my site in a few days. http://goodthursady.net

  • http://goodthursday.net Lancet Dispatch

    Brilliant tutorial. I’m making my brother a poster for his birthday, and I’m sure he’d love something like this. If you want to see it, it should be on my site in a few days. http://goodthursady.net

  • http://goodthursday.net Lancet Dispatch

    Brilliant tutorial. I’m making my brother a poster for his birthday, and I’m sure he’d love something like this. If you want to see it, it should be on my site in a few days. http://goodthursady.net

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  • john doe

    rietz you are a mofo

  • john doe

    rietz you are a mofo

  • john doe

    rietz you are a mofo

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  • ChequeredManiac

    This is such a great post.
    I learned loads from it, mostly what the pathfinder is for, I was a n00b, but not anymore.

    I keep coming back to this design too, and looking at it. Its all great.
    Thanks

  • ChequeredManiac

    This is such a great post.
    I learned loads from it, mostly what the pathfinder is for, I was a n00b, but not anymore.

    I keep coming back to this design too, and looking at it. Its all great.
    Thanks

  • ChequeredManiac

    This is such a great post.
    I learned loads from it, mostly what the pathfinder is for, I was a n00b, but not anymore.

    I keep coming back to this design too, and looking at it. Its all great.
    Thanks

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    This is really a hard look to pull off, you do it with such great style and make it look easy.

  • http://www.jsbwebdesign.com Knoxville Website Design

    This is really a hard look to pull off, you do it with such great style and make it look easy.

  • http://www.jsbwebdesign.com Knoxville Website Design

    This is really a hard look to pull off, you do it with such great style and make it look easy.

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  • http://www.totaltutorial.com/category/adobe-photoshop-tutorials/ Stefan Ashwell

    Love the effect you’ve got on this and great tips on achieving it :)

  • http://www.totaltutorial.com/category/adobe-photoshop-tutorials/ Stefan Ashwell

    Love the effect you’ve got on this and great tips on achieving it :)

  • http://www.totaltutorial.com/category/adobe-photoshop-tutorials/ Stefan Ashwell

    Love the effect you’ve got on this and great tips on achieving it :)

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  • JB

    Thank you very much and congratulations on a well constructed, clear Tut :) It’s my first year in the industry and for months now i’ve been restricted to using Corel Draw (Boss doesnt see importance of keeping up with design standard). Needless to say my Adobe muscle is slowly atrophying, which is sad for when i move on from here. Excellent tutorials like this help me keep my skill alive! Especially as it uses Illustrator and Photoshop. Thanks and thanks again :D

  • JB

    Thank you very much and congratulations on a well constructed, clear Tut :) It’s my first year in the industry and for months now i’ve been restricted to using Corel Draw (Boss doesnt see importance of keeping up with design standard). Needless to say my Adobe muscle is slowly atrophying, which is sad for when i move on from here. Excellent tutorials like this help me keep my skill alive! Especially as it uses Illustrator and Photoshop. Thanks and thanks again :D

  • JB

    Thank you very much and congratulations on a well constructed, clear Tut :) It’s my first year in the industry and for months now i’ve been restricted to using Corel Draw (Boss doesnt see importance of keeping up with design standard). Needless to say my Adobe muscle is slowly atrophying, which is sad for when i move on from here. Excellent tutorials like this help me keep my skill alive! Especially as it uses Illustrator and Photoshop. Thanks and thanks again :D

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  • Syu

    Can anyone help me? Ive already extract the file of vectorsamplepack.zip. Then, where should I ‘copy & paste’ it? Can u help me?

  • Syu

    Can anyone help me? Ive already extract the file of vectorsamplepack.zip. Then, where should I ‘copy & paste’ it? Can u help me?

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  • http://www.myspace.com/thotkall Thot Kall

    it may be your first one, but one of the best i’ve read.
    good job!
    i learned some vey important basics about vector art!

  • http://www.myspace.com/thotkall Thot Kall

    it may be your first one, but one of the best i’ve read.
    good job!
    i learned some vey important basics about vector art!

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    dave is the new sex. and i’m straight. rock posters rock. duh.

  • http://www.misselhornmedia.com c wylie

    dave is the new sex. and i’m straight. rock posters rock. duh.

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    go vegan.

  • rafs

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  • matcrews

    many thanks for this tutorial ! really useful and well-explained !

  • matcrews

    many thanks for this tutorial ! really useful and well-explained !

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  • web developer

    Very nice tutorial, thanks for sharing it here.

  • web developer

    Very nice tutorial, thanks for sharing it here.

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  • Aaron

    Wow! So simple yet amazingly effective!

    You’re good! :)

  • Aaron

    Wow! So simple yet amazingly effective!

    You’re good! :)

  • Roy

    I’m not able to intersect the splatter with the diagonal lines. Any suggestions as to why?

  • Roy

    I’m not able to intersect the splatter with the diagonal lines. Any suggestions as to why?

  • http://www.pstutsblog.com Umar

    Truly awe-inspiring! I really loved the art style in your tutorial and I also linked it on my Photoshop Tutorials blog. Keep up the excellent work!

  • http://www.pstutsblog.com Umar

    Truly awe-inspiring! I really loved the art style in your tutorial and I also linked it on my Photoshop Tutorials blog. Keep up the excellent work!

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  • Sneha

    Wow, nice tutorial. Gotta try it. Thanks a ton.

  • Sneha

    Wow, nice tutorial. Gotta try it. Thanks a ton.

  • romane

    Thank you so much for this tut!!
    Really helpful.

  • romane

    Thank you so much for this tut!!
    Really helpful.

  • http://angrybunnisellout.blogspot.com Angrybunni

    Fantastic tutorial- the best one I’ve worked on so far, the 1st in the gomediazine.com tuts.

    I took your formula but used different colors, fonts, pictures, etc. but I did learn a whole lot. You can see it on my blog angrybunnisellout.blogspot.com

    Great job.

  • http://angrybunnisellout.blogspot.com Angrybunni

    Fantastic tutorial- the best one I’ve worked on so far, the 1st in the gomediazine.com tuts.

    I took your formula but used different colors, fonts, pictures, etc. but I did learn a whole lot. You can see it on my blog angrybunnisellout.blogspot.com

    Great job.

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  • anna

    awesome,congrats!

    • Gazeteler

      hmmm perf.

  • anna

    awesome,congrats!

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  • http://www.zazzle.com/mike3488 mike

    Nice tutorial. I do a lot of vector art like this. you can check it out at http://www.zazzle.com/mike3488. check it out and let me know what you think!!

    Thanks!!

    Mike

  • http://www.zazzle.com/mike3488 mike

    Nice tutorial. I do a lot of vector art like this. you can check it out at http://www.zazzle.com/mike3488. check it out and let me know what you think!!

    Thanks!!

    Mike

  • http://www.wallpaperfree.co.uk wallpapers

    thumbs up here – very useful tut – a link to the place you get public domain images would have been great too.

  • http://www.wallpaperfree.co.uk wallpapers

    thumbs up here – very useful tut – a link to the place you get public domain images would have been great too.

  • http://www.johnpash.com John Pash

    @Jeff – You’ve just put the image in my head (that seems to be stuck there permanently) of an incredible show…
    Weird Al Yankovic featuring Avril Lavigne

  • http://www.johnpash.com John Pash

    @Jeff – You’ve just put the image in my head (that seems to be stuck there permanently) of an incredible show…
    Weird Al Yankovic featuring Avril Lavigne

  • http://www.duzodesign.com Timothy

    Great tutorial! Very simple, clean, easy to follow. Thanks!

  • http://www.duzodesign.com Timothy

    Great tutorial! Very simple, clean, easy to follow. Thanks!

  • Kris A.P.E. designs

    wow….. this tutorial was amazing…..i actually used it to guide me through a piece of artwork that i created and it turned out great….. Thanx again!!!

    • http://www.jigolo.com.tr Asdf

      thnksss

  • Kris A.P.E. designs

    wow….. this tutorial was amazing…..i actually used it to guide me through a piece of artwork that i created and it turned out great….. Thanx again!!!

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  • http://elearningking.blogspot.com/ elearning

    Thanks alot for sharing this great tutorial.

  • http://elearningking.blogspot.com/ elearning

    Thanks alot for sharing this great tutorial.

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  • Erin

    I’m a beginner at all this — but your tutorial was great for giving me ideas and helping me learn some new tricks! Thanks!

  • Erin

    I’m a beginner at all this — but your tutorial was great for giving me ideas and helping me learn some new tricks! Thanks!

  • Ruben

    Just doing my rounds, love the tute.
    I always like seeing how others handle certain designs, even if I don’t use their technique, it’s like I have another piece of a huge puzzle. This tute is a good one because I’ll be walking away learning a new technique that I haven’t used before and that’s what it’s all about. Share knowledge people…and keep rockin’ the box!

    easy guys.

  • Ruben

    Just doing my rounds, love the tute.
    I always like seeing how others handle certain designs, even if I don’t use their technique, it’s like I have another piece of a huge puzzle. This tute is a good one because I’ll be walking away learning a new technique that I haven’t used before and that’s what it’s all about. Share knowledge people…and keep rockin’ the box!

    easy guys.

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  • erkan

    i think : it is wonderfull

  • erkan

    i think : it is wonderfull

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  • Eager Ernest

    This tutorial freakin RRRROCKS!! Way to go Dave! Keep churning out those tuts for us eager-learning folks!

  • Eager Ernest

    This tutorial freakin RRRROCKS!! Way to go Dave! Keep churning out those tuts for us eager-learning folks!

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  • http://anime7graphic.blogspot.com anime7graphic

    Hi Jeff? I have one design resource from my design studio, but I feel not perfectly, so I think this graph must commentary from designer senior like you, please hit this link for detail design.

    http://anime7.graphic.googlepages.com/EqualSoulMurderer-800.jpg

    I’ll waiting your comment for this design

  • http://anime7graphic.blogspot.com anime7graphic

    Hi Jeff? I have one design resource from my design studio, but I feel not perfectly, so I think this graph must commentary from designer senior like you, please hit this link for detail design.

    http://anime7.graphic.googlepages.com/EqualSoulMurderer-800.jpg

    I’ll waiting your comment for this design

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  • Arena

    Good tutorial, thank you for it.
    I want to know the name of the font used, please.
    Thank you.

  • Arena

    Good tutorial, thank you for it.
    I want to know the name of the font used, please.
    Thank you.

    • Anonymous

      Hey you suck dude !!!!! 

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff Finley

    @Arena,

    the font was Go Media’s own Affliction typeface. You can buy it here:

    http://gomedia.us/arsenal/fonts.html

  • http://www.gomedia.us Jeff Finley

    @Arena,

    the font was Go Media’s own Affliction typeface. You can buy it here:

    http://gomedia.us/arsenal/fonts.html

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  • http://aetoricdesign.carbonmade.com Aetoric Design

    I can’t believe I never posted on the most popular GoMediaZine post of all time! Great tutorial! This and the SceneCore shirt post got me really excelling in design!

  • http://aetoricdesign.carbonmade.com Aetoric Design

    I can’t believe I never posted on the most popular GoMediaZine post of all time! Great tutorial! This and the SceneCore shirt post got me really excelling in design!

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  • http://forthelose.org Wordpress Themes

    Damn, this tutorial is amazing. The end product came out great. I cant look away from it, lol.

  • http://forthelose.org Wordpress Themes

    Damn, this tutorial is amazing. The end product came out great. I cant look away from it, lol.

  • reitz

    Well it’s been almost 2 years since my comment and so much has changed for me. My second testicle finally dropped, and I now see the error in my ways. I still use an abnormal amount of starbursts in my work, but that’s what the $ stores desire.

    peace,
    reitz

    shoutout to the MSWord Clip-Art Krew!

  • reitz

    Well it’s been almost 2 years since my comment and so much has changed for me. My second testicle finally dropped, and I now see the error in my ways. I still use an abnormal amount of starbursts in my work, but that’s what the $ stores desire.

    peace,
    reitz

    shoutout to the MSWord Clip-Art Krew!

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  • http://www.ShopDownLite.com Down Pillow

    Really enjoyed – trying to use for a project now.

  • Dave
  • Jake

    Dave,

    thankyou so much for your tutorial – I'm trying to regain the passion for graphic design after I stopped to focus on study, and this helps so much :)

  • hel

    Tutorial is great. Have learned some really useful techniques and approaches. Illustrator is packed with potential and I need someone to help unlock that for me with brilliant tutorials like this one. Don't understand why certain people have to attack and bitch at something that they could just leave alone. I think jealousy! Thank you for giving up your time, freely, in the spirit of helping people genuinely interested in Illustrator. Wish other people would see it that way and not as you setting up your work for appraisal and to take pot shots at you.

  • RobM

    Just wanted to add my comment to say thanks for the very effective tutorial. Rietz was being a douchebag for critizing your tutorial like it was a case study. Definitely give you props for showing some illustrator love, as I am just getting started with it.

  • http://www.musiclyricsnow.net/ music lyrics

    This is a really cool photoshop tutorial. I am amazed at the cool effects you can make. Nice work, it looks like Eisenhower is actually holding a gun in this poster.

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  • krzl

    why won't the pictures appear to me? is this happening to anybody else? i'm a visual person, i can't follow without pictures. :(

  • xxxtim

    after i delete the white using the magic wand tool . i try to change the color it wont let me . only shades of gray will appear.. help?

  • xxxtim

    after i delete the white using the magic wand tool . i try to change the color it wont let me . only shades of gray will appear.. help?

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  • Boxarez

    I cant select anything using the magic wand tool. Nothing happens when i click the white areas. Any idea what might be wrong?

  • Tara

    This was awwwsome, and thanks so much for taking the time to put it together, more, more, MORE!!

  • Tara

    What kind of 100% douche bag -hate that word, but it is appropriate here, for this idiot, “Rietz”- would come on this tuturial and criticize it, I don’t see you inventing tuturials to help others learn, uhg, self righteous moron. Don’t listen to him, keep up the fantastic work, and you are a great designer….he obviously jealous of your talent.

  • Tara

    Great tutorial, thank you for taking the time to put these together, more, more, MORE!

  • Tara

    This was awwwsome, and thanks so much for taking the time to put it together, more, more, MORE!!

  • Tara

    The sole PURPOSE of this tutorial, is to simply help people understand how to USE the TOOLS of Illustrator..period, it is not a class in aesthetics, composition, and color, or what goes where….that is up to the individual's own taste and personal style, there are NO rules when it comes to art and designing.

    So, in that sense, this tutorial is xtremly successful.

    Until you chose to take the initiative to create an online tutorial of your own..I don't think you qualify to say jack.

  • Tara

    Okay, I suppose u have redeemed yourself, I take back what I said about u.
    We arre the woooorld, we arre the childreeennnn….R.I.P. MJ !!
    U just trying to get a rise out of people? Are you a little trouble maker….

  • seth

    Would it have killed you guys to explain a little bit more about the different things you're doing. It wouldn't have taken long. (i.e. using the pen tool like this, etc..) I've spent a long time on this stuff because I'm just learning but I get stuck because the steps aren't explained thoroughly and now I don't know what to do. Time wasted.

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  • http://musiciangraphics.com/ Ronboe

    Well for being two or so years old. This is still a good tutorial today. All Illustrator tutorials are labor intensive to learn, try Classroom in a book and see how mundane, and not fun at all that is. You be glad there are tutorials like this one.

  • http://musiciangraphics.com/ Ronboe

    Well for being two or so years old. This is still a good tutorial today. All Illustrator tutorials are labor intensive to learn, try Classroom in a book and see how mundane, and not fun at all that is. You be glad there are tutorials like this one.

  • DonSimon

    Really dig this tutorial, as an intermediate AI user this was cool to flick through and see how other people approach a workflow, the end result was sweet and I think a lot of people would have gained a lot of insight from working through it. Heres my take on the tut, although maybe my original image was wrong for the Balance/Contrast part so I ended up with something a little dark.
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3966534&l
    Anyway thanks again and hasta luego!

  • poggle

    Really bad tutorial.

  • tiara123

    Well stated..
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