Poster Design Ideas: How to easily create a record release promo poster with the Arsenal's Crest of Arms vector pack

How to easily create a record release promo poster with the Arsenal’s Crest of Arms vector pack

How to create a cute robot children book cover with Justin Will's hand drawn Sci-Fi vectors!

How to create a cute robot children book cover with Justin Will’s hand drawn Sci-Fi vectors!

how to use an opacity mask in illustrator

Try this Opacity Mask Tip with your New Vector Brushes for a Tattered, Torn Effect

Hey Fans of Go Media’s Arsenal, the best resources for designers on the planet. We’re here for a quick guide to using your new Brink Design Co. Industrial Vector Brushes, just released a day ago! These 100 handmade vector brushes were created with an unparalleled level of detail, made using a variety of different mediums and techniques to give your work that dirty, grungy, industrial look so many of you, our loyal customers, have been requesting.

Print Poster Tutorial – Bringing Doodles and Sketches into Your Illustrator Workflow

Tutorial: How to Create a Halloween Icon Pack Using Adobe Illustrator (Resources Included)

Since Halloween is just around the corner, we thought we should give you an early treat this year, in the form of a little icon tutorial. The idea was to show you guys how to create a cute set of three icons from scratch, using some of Illustrator’s basic tools such as the Shapes Tool, combined with the power of the Pen Tool and Pathfinder panel.

In terms of difficulty this course is aimed at those who have a basic knowledge of how Illustrator works, but that doesn’t mean beginners can’t give it a go, since every step is presented as explicit as possible.

So, assuming you have Illustrator up and running, let’s jump in and start creating!

Adjust Rounded Rectangle Corners in Illustrator | Design Tip of the Week

Positive and Negative Space in Illustrator| Design Tip of the Week

Introducing the Halftone Triple Technique Tutorial!

Say it three times fast…

Halftones: those cool little dots that create lovely tonal values, yet still maintain that flat, graphic look. If you search “how to do halftones” on Google or YouTube, you’ll find that there are a number of ways to achieve this effect. Here at the Go Media’s Arsenal, the best site for design resources on the planet, we tasked our designer Jordan Wong to find the best methods to share with you!

Line Variation in Illustrator | Tutorial

Hanging Punctuation in InDesign and Illustrator | Design Tip of the Week

Hanging Punctuation in InDesign and Illustrator This week, we’re getting into a nitty gritty aspect of type: hanging punctuation. For those who do not know, hanging punctuation is a method of typesetting punctuation marks (and bullet points) to preserve the ‘flow’ of a body…

Making Perfect Curves in Illustrator | Design Tip of the Week

Design Faster with Vectors on Hand | Design Tip of the Week

You’re a pro. We all know it. However, do you ever find yourself drawing the same shape over and over again? With the growing popularity of icons and simplistic, geometric illustration, it’s not uncommon for elements to be used time after time in your designs. This does not mean that we have to stay trapped in some sort of weird, repetitive dimensional hell of making that perfectly-narrow (or wide) triangle.

Tutorial – Lines & Dots: How to Make Quick and Easy Patterns in Illustrator

How to make patterns in Illustrator: Lines and Dots Patterns can be a wonderful visual element. They can create form and show depth in an illustration, or add more visual interest to a large color field of a graphic. Below are step-by-step…

Typography Shortcuts: ‘Custom’ Type Treatments for the Lazy Designer

Tutorial: How to Create a Decoder Design in Illustrator

Secret Decoder Illustrator Tutorial with real Cleveland Graphic Designers I think one of my favorite things about being a theatre person is discovering ways I can incorporate some aspect of theatre into my projects. Recently, I created a self-promotional piece that…

Tutorial: Pro Tips On Preparing Artwork For T-Shirt Printing

Illustrator and Photoshop Tutorial: Create a cool occult LP jacket with the occult symbols collection!Create a cool occult LP design with the occult symbols collection

Illustrator and Photoshop Tutorial: Create a cool occult LP jacket with the occult symbols vector collection!

Top Graphic Design Tutorials: Improve Your Skills Now

How to Create Custom Stickers: Keys to Success

When creating art for custom stickers, it is best to create artwork at a minimum 300dpi. You may use photoshop or illustrator, or a free alternative like Gimp. What’s most important is that your artwork is submitted as a high resolution file and converted to CMYK. A good understanding of the limitations of cmyk printing is helpful but the most important step is to create high resolution artwork. Resolution is not usually a concern when using Adobe Illustrator to create vector artwork.

Illustrator Tutorial: Using Plant Textures to Create a Gritty Text Tee

The metal dumpster texture pack demo - by The Shop / Simon Birky Hartmann

Texture Tutorial: using metal and rust textures to destroy a design

The photocopy noise texture pack by The Shop / Simon Birky Hartmann

Texture Tutorial: Aged poster design with the Photocopy Noise Texture Pack

Tutorial: The Making Of An Editorial Illustration with These Are Things

Flip through your favorite newspaper or magazine and you’re bound to find a lot more than just words on a page. Alongside many articles, you’ll find art that helps to illuminate key concepts from the text. These pieces are called editorial illustrations.

From tiny spot illustrations to multiple page spreads, these informative works of art are sprinkled throughout each issue. Political cartoons are a classic example of editorial illustrations, but today’s publications use the work of contemporary artists to visually interpret a wide range of topics.

As editorial illustrators, our job is to create an engaging visual that both supports and explains the accompanying text copy. A successful piece carefully balances the art director’s vision with our own ideas, all while clearly communicating the article’s core idea to the reader.

These projects an exercise in creative problem solving. From the super-quick turnaround to the varied subject matter, each assignment is a new visual puzzle for us to solve.

Today, we’re going show you how we created an editorial illustration for Southwest Airlines’ in-flight magazine, Spirit. We’ll walk you through the entire illustration process, from our first client conversation to seeing our work in print.

The graphic designer's guide to motion graphics

Introducing the Graphic Designer’s Guide to Motion Graphics