Category Archive: Tutorials

Abstract Geometric Photo Collage Tutorial

I just found this super cool tutorial by Chris Spooner on how to make a Geometric Photo Collage Art. Mind you, if you don’t have a lot of time on your hands, I would not recommend this. You can always play around with your Geometric Illustrator template and create your own as well.

Here is the link for the tutorial:

Here is my original image:


and then here is the image I created:




Chalkboard lettering tutorial in Photoshop

Once again my love for donuts prevails.

If you are typographically challenged when it comes to drawing letters, you result to other ways in order to improvise. I made this super easy tutorial that will make your lettering look like chalk letters! No more messing with photoshop to get the right effect.

1. Open a new document in photoshop sized at 8.5″x11″

2. Write out whatever saying you want. I used one font that looks handwritten (Moonflower bold) & Happyloverstown

3. Reduce the opacity of the text layer to anywhere from 10%-14%. (You can barely see mine below).

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4. print the document out

5. trace the letter with a pencil and shade in the bold ones (like I’m doing below). It doesn’t have to be perfect because you ultimately want it to look like you hand drew it from the start.

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6. Scan the document once you are done tracing

7. Import the scanned document into Photoshop

8. Use the magic wand tool to select the white background. Then go to Select>Similar

then Select>Inverse to select the text

9. Move the letters (you’ll see the scissor tool when hovering over the letters) to a new document.

10. Place an image as a background, meaning this layer will be below your text layer you just pasted. (I got my image here:

11. Your text looks exactly like a pencil drawing and probably pretty ugly. So, put a color overlay on it. You can chose any color you want but in order for it to look like a chalk effect, choose white.

12. Voila! You’re done!

Here’s my final product:



Planetary Awesomeness

Some of my favorite tutorials are by YuLia Sokolova and today I created some space icons from one of her Photoshop tutorials. Here’s my outcome:

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Invitation Design + Tutorial

I created these vintage flowers from this tutorial I found here:–cms-21817

I loved them so much I decided to then make an invitation design out of them. Here is my result:

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Surreal Poster – Illustrator Tutorial

Check out this awesome illustrator tutorial on how to make a surreal poster. Here is what I came up with:


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Last night for UNLV’s SAGA (Student Association of Graphic Artists) organization, I had the opportunity to be a part of a screen printing workshop by PrintMakeIt. The workshop consisted of basic screen printing demonstrations, t-shirt printing, and split fountain inks passes. Here are some pictures from it:

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Yummy Donut in Photoshop

Looks good enough to eat! Which is exactly what I had to do once I was done making this. Went and got 6 donuts all for myself!



Designing a Creative Coffee Meetup Poster

Check out this awesome poster design tutorial created by Jo Fallon. I love all the handwritten and vintage elements in this tutorial.

Here’s my version:


Summer Cocktail Menu Design

Check out this awesome Summer Cocktail Menu I made from a tutorial from Design Cuts

I made my own using different fonts that I already had.

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Easy Easter Bunny Tutorial

I absolutely love all the tutorials by Nataliya Dolotko She makes everything so easy to follow.

If you have illustrator, I recommend you try out this tutorial of hers. Super cute and fun!–vector-23576

Here’s my version:

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