36 Awesome Icon Design Tutorials

Web Roundups | August 24th, 2010 2 Comments

When we visited the design tutorial sites, it’s likely there will we find a tutorial to make an icon, a familiar topic for people who love design. Every designer, whether he is a beginner or a professional will someday, in his career create icons for his client or his portfolio. Creating icons can be extremely fun, provided you do it the right way. Most importantly, you should learn the basic principles of icon design first, the importance and functions of icons on web sites and in user interfaces. This might take a long time but trust me, its the right way. You should also learn how to use your imagination and creativity to reflect the characteristics of the icon effectively. Neatly designed icons can make a website more attractive and easier to use and aesthetically more pleasing.

Designing a Colorful Phone Ad

Illustrator, Photoshop | August 20th, 2010 2 Comments

Advertising is one very important thing to promote a product. Therefore, an advertisement must be made as attractive as possible so the information will be spread more widely. One of the things that can make the ad interesting is good design. And in this Photoshop tutorial we’re going to play with colors to design a cool ad, we will learn how to create a colorful phone ad with simple Photoshop techniques.

Stone Effect on 3D Typography

Illustrator, Photoshop, Typography | July 9th, 2010 3 Comments

In this tutorial we will create a typographic 3D with Illustrator and give a touch of Photoshop to create more realistic effect. We will create a text with the effects of stone stands beside ‘Tugu Jogja’ at night with a fairly easy technique. Here we will also learn about lighting techniques and use texture to create more realistic 3D effect.

Creating Cool Logo Inspired by Rainbow

Illustrator, Typography | May 19th, 2010 8 Comments

Almighty Allah Azza wa Jalla who has created a beautiful rainbow in the sky. A rainbow with colors that decorate it has inspired artists to create a masterpiece. In this tutorial, we will use Adobe Illustrator to create a cool and simple logo armed with creative ideas, playing with colors and a bit of typography techniques. I made this logo for Painthink, my personal blog in Bahasa Indonesia.