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How to Draw a Flamingo

Post pobrano z: How to Draw a Flamingo

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What You’ll Be Creating

Flamingos are familiar even to those who have never seen one in real life. These large birds have long, stick-like legs with backward-bending knees and long, curvy necks.

Flamingos embody the saying „You are what you eat.” The pink and reddish colors of their feathers come from eating pigments found in algae and invertebrates. Zoo flamingos will turn white if their diet doesn’t contain shrimp or other food providing carotenoid pigments.

Let’s explore this bird and learn some interesting facts about it together! In this tutorial, we’ll draw a flamingo from scratch, using graphite pencils.

What You Will Need

You’ll need the following supplies to create this project:

  • an HB graphite pencil
  • a 3B graphite pencil
  • an eraser
  • drawing paper
The art supplies for this project

How to Draw a Flamingo

Step 1

I outline a rough shape of the flamingo’s head, using the HB graphite pencil.

Drawing the shape of the head

I add a shape of the bird’s beak; it is massive and slightly bent downwards.

Adding the shape of the beak

Step 2

I add the long line of the neck—it has an “S” shape. 

This position may vary, and sometimes the line of the neck becomes much straighter or, on the contrary, demonstrates even more curves.

Adding the core line of the neck

Step 3

I draw a rough shape of the flamingo’s body; it is similar to a stylized drop that is lying on its side.

Adding the shape of the body

Step 4

I add a framework of the first leg, marking the ankle with an oval. Let’s keep the outline as simple as possible for now.

Drawing the core line of the leg

I’m going to depict a common position in which the other leg is tucked beneath the bird’s body.

It’s difficult to say why flamingos tend to stand on one foot, but it’s supposed that keeping one of their feet out of the cold water helps birds to conserve body heat. However, this behavior also takes place in warm water and in birds that do not typically stand in water.

It also seems to be a comfortable resting position for flamingos; the one-legged pose can be held without any muscle activity.

Adding the framework of another leg

Actually, the positions of the flamingo’s neck and legs can be quite versatile. Don’t feel limited to just one of them!

The variants of poses

Step 5

It’s time to refine the head of the bird in our drawing. It is relatively small, compared to the massive black-tipped beak with a distinctive downward bent. The lower part of the beak is much larger and stronger than the upper one.

A flamingo’s beak has a filter-like structure to remove food from the water before the liquid is expelled.

You can find a stylized illustration of a flamingo’s head in the image below.

An illustration of the head

I add a small eye, and then refine the contours of the upper and lower bills.

Refining the head and adding some details

Step 6

I outline the contours of the bird’s wing.

Adding the wing

A flamingo has a massive covering of feathers; some of them, especially in the bottom part of the body, are longer, with clear-cut contours.

The feathers in the upper part of the body create a softer, smother impression—often, we can’t differentiate separate feathers there.

I divide the bird’s body into parts (or layers) to make the process of drawing the feathers easier.

Creating the layers for the feathers

Step 7

I draw the contours of the flamingo’s neck, joining the head and the body.

Refining the neck

Step 8

I refine the leg, based on the framework.

The three main toes are webbed to help spread the bird’s weight as it stands on soft mud, and also to act as paddles when the flamingo swims.

Drawing the first leg adding details

I add the contours of the visible part of the tucked leg.

Refining another leg

Step 9

I refine the outer contour of the wing, marking the feathers, and then create an illusion of soft feathers in the top part of the body. The direction of the pencil lines accentuates the contours of the flamingo’s body.

Adding the texture of feathers

I add the longer feathers. They can be more fluffed up in slightly different directions or just come together at the tip of the tail. 

I decided to make this flamingo more artistic and stylized, so I draw a decorative tail with attention to the long feathers.

Adding the longer feathers

Step 10

With the HB pencil, I apply some graphite hatching to give the drawing more volume. 

I accent the bottom part of the bird’s body and the areas between the long feathers. There should be shadows on the bird’s neck and legs.

And, as a nice addition, a drop shadow makes the bird’s figure steadier.

Creating a layer of hatching

Step 11

With the 3B pencil, I increase the contrast in my drawing. Flamingos have black flight feathers under their wings, so I create a hint at them.

I also darken the tip of the beak and the area around the eye to make the artwork more expressive. It’s a great trick to use a sharp tip of the eraser to add small highlights on the feathers and create a soft transition between the areas of shorter and longer feathers.

As a finishing touch, I add some graphite dots to the drop shadow under the flamingo to create an illusion of grainy sand texture.

Completing the drawing

Your Drawing Is Complete

Congratulations—we’ve created a beautiful graphite pencil drawing! I hope you were inspired by the theme of this tutorial: wonderful flamingos.

Let your creative journey be fruitful and full of joy!

The result of our work

Join the Design & Illustration Instructor Team!

Post pobrano z: Join the Design & Illustration Instructor Team!

It’s that time of year again! We’re looking for some new designers to join our always developing team of awesome instructors. 

What We’re Looking For

Envato Tuts+ has many areas of content, and while we love a variety of avenues, we’re specifically looking for instructors to create written content. The topics we’re specifically looking for are:

  • Photo manipulation
  • Product mockups
  • Logo design 
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Procreate
  • Affinity Photo
  • Sketchbook

Vector Software Gurus: 

  • Affinity Designer
  • Sketch
  • Inkscape

Your area of expertise not listed? We never turn a good application down!

You must also be comfortable with the English language. We can proof your content, but we can’t rewrite everything for you. 

We’re looking for content from quick tips to in-depth tutorials. Most of all, we want instructors who can explain themselves clearly and accurately and produce quality end results. Whether you’re an expert in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Inkscape, Adobe Photoshop, Sketch or any other design package, we want to hear from you!

We are passionate about diversity and inclusion, and this includes design and trends from all corners of the globe. If you want to contribute to our ever-expanding Global Influences content, please send us a pitch.

If you want to know more, please check out this insightful comment on our previous call for new instructors.

What Do You Get Out of It?

There are many benefits to becoming an Envato Tuts+ Instructor:

  • Getting paid for a subject you’re passionate about is always rewarding. Depending on the content type and subject, you could be billing thousands per month! We pay $250 USD for a standard length tutorial (around 25-30 steps/images).
  • We have in-depth guides to help you put together your posts, from formatting to tone to screenshot presentation. So if you’re new to tutorial writing, this is a great place to start!
  • Get your name out into the community. This is especially good if you’re just starting your freelance career.
  • If you create assets for Envato Market or Envato Elements, then use this opportunity to help promote your items!

Pitch a Tutorial!

While I can tell you which areas we’re specifically looking into, it all comes down to which areas are your strongest and what you feel most confident in teaching. If you are interested in becoming an Envato Tuts+ instructor, why don’t you pitch us an idea? We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

The Beginner’s Quick-Start Guide to InDesign (Tutorials, Tips & Resources)

Post pobrano z: The Beginner’s Quick-Start Guide to InDesign (Tutorials, Tips & Resources)

How to Get Started With Adobe InDesign

If you’re putting together a magazine, brochure or book, it’s likely that you’ll encounter Adobe InDesign during your design process. This publishing program is the print designer’s everyday tool of choice, but you can also use it to do more unusual tasks, such as creating EPUBs (eBooks), formatting cool typography effects, and designing Pinterest-worthy posters. 

club flyer tutorial

If you’re a beginner to InDesign, it can be intimidating knowing how to get started and what tasks the software is suitable for. Here, you’ll find a quick-start guide to InDesign to help you get started on the right foot.

What Is InDesign?

InDesign is a publishing program, which means it’s designed for creating 2D layouts which combine type and images. 

Some items you might commonly create in InDesign might include multi-page print publications like magazines and books, stationery items such as business cards and letterheads, promotional media like flyers, booklets, and brochures, and other single-page print layouts like posters and banners. 

The more recent CC version of InDesign also has more features that allow designers to create layouts for digital and online, such as eBooks, digital magazines, and social media images.

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Manufactured by Adobe, InDesign is part of a core trio of Creative Suite applications, which also includes Photoshop and Illustrator. While Photoshop is designed for editing raster (photographic) images and Illustrator is tailored to creating vector (scaleable) graphics, InDesign is programmed to allow designers to incorporate their edited images as part of a broader layout.

If you’re still not sure whether InDesign is going to be the best software choice for your project, ask yourself whether the design is based around a layout across one page or multiple pages. If so, InDesign is going to be a great pick. If your design is going to be focussed on a single image, such as a photo that requires a lot of editing or a design for a logo, opt for Photoshop or Illustrator instead. 

Templates Are a Great Way to Get Started With Learning InDesign

As well as picking up some basic InDesign skills from Envato’s range of beginner tutorials (see below), you can actually learn a huge amount about InDesign by downloading a template.

Opening a template and exploring what’s already been set up for you, such as layers, color swatches, and type, is a fun and easy way to start getting familiar with the InDesign interface. 

Here is a selection of some of our favorite templates, which make a great foundation for creating your own unique design:

Minimal Magazine Template

magazine template

This minimal magazine template has a simple layout which is intuitive and easy to edit, making it a great template choice for beginners to magazine design. 

Professional Magazine Template

magazine template

This magazine template uses more experimental color and transparencies to add visual interest to layouts. It’s deceptively simple in its setup, so again it makes for a perfect magazine template for InDesign beginners. 

You can also find out how to adapt this template creatively in this tutorial: 

Stylish Brochure Template

brochure template

This newsletter and brochure template is a more stylish take on the corporate brochure format. This design is particularly strong on the typography front, so make sure to explore the different styles being used across the template (Window > Styles > Paragraph Styles) to pick up some tips.  

Simple Brochure Template

brochure

A multipurpose brochure is always handy, but this ultra-simple style is particularly versatile. It’s a great example of how strong color and type is a tried-and-tested combination that packs a punch. 

Lookbook Template

lookbook

Catalogs and lookbooks are another type of print media for which InDesign is the perfect software choice. Lookbooks tend to be very simple in format—pairing images and type together to create a heavily visual result—so they make an ideal template for InDesign beginners to explore.

Juniper Stationery Set 

stationery set

Stationery sets are really simple to put together in InDesign, but it’s always handy to dip a toe into creating your own by adapting an existing template. This contemporary stationery set is easy to adapt by swapping in a different image for the background and border, or by swapping the sans serif font for a more classic serif. 

You can find more of our top InDesign template picks here:

How to Develop Your InDesign Learning Further With Tutorials

Working your way through a tutorial, either with the goal of picking up a new skill or creating a particular design, is an immersive and effective way to start learning InDesign. 

Luckily, you’ll find a huge range of free InDesign tutorials here on Envato Tuts+. If you’re a complete beginner, work your way through the following tutorials, which will help to build your confidence with using InDesign and develop your print design skills along the way. 

How to Create Documents in InDesign 

create documents

This tutorial gives readers with no or limited InDesign experience the basic knowledge on how to set up a document for print.

How to Thread Text in InDesign

thread text

Threading text within InDesign can hugely improve the experience of editing and amending copy while working on layouts. The process of threading text is linking two or more text frames, allowing text to flow from one separate frame to another.

How to Import Graphics Into InDesign Documents

import images

In this Quick Tip tutorial, you will learn about the various ways you can import image files into an InDesign document and how to replace and rescale them.

How to Prepare Your InDesign Documents for Printing

prep for print

Learn how to properly set up the technical specs for your InDesign documents, before you send off your hard work to the printers.

When you have a few basic skills under your belt, you can start to pick up more skills by learning how to create layouts for magazines, posters, or flyers.

How to Design a Book Cover in InDesign

moby dick

Learn how to design a book cover in InDesign the fun way, with this modern twist on the classic novel Moby Dick.

How to Create a Magazine Template in InDesign

magazine template

This tutorial leads you through the steps of creating a magazine template in InDesign, complete with page numbers, masters, and running headers. It makes a great foundation for creating your own unique magazine designs. 

How to Design a Stylish Real Estate Flyer in InDesign

real estate flyer

Flyers might be small, but these single-page layouts need to pack a punch if they’re going to attract the eye. Here, you’ll learn how to put together a stylish real estate flyer.

How to Create a Business Card in InDesign

business card

Business cards are easy to create in InDesign, and they’re really fun to do. This tutorial shows you how to create one in ten easy steps. 

How to Create a Wedding Invitation in InDesign

wedding invite

Want to know more about specialist print finishes, like foiling and die-cutting? Invitation tutorials are fantastic ways of picking up some cool print skills. Check out this fall-themed wedding invite tutorial. 

Take Your Skills to the Next Level With Courses and Intermediate Tutorials

When you’ve created your first magazine layout or business card in InDesign, you’re ready to deepen your InDesign knowledge and tackle some more niche projects. Learn how to create EPUBs or advanced typography effects through an intermediate tutorial, or become a print design expert with an in-depth course.

How to Create an eBook (EPUB) in InDesign

epub

Ever wanted to convert your InDesign layouts to eBooks? With the right know-how, it’s super-simple to do. In this tutorial, you’ll learn about three different ways you can quickly turn your designs into interactive PDFs or EPUBs, ready for sharing or selling online. 

How to Create Advanced Text Effects in InDesign

These four quick tutorials show you how you can create immersive, advanced typography effects in InDesign in minutes.

Course: Pro Print Design Workflow

 

In this course, instructor Nicki Hart leads you through the process of creating any print document professionally, all the way through from the initial client brief to revisions and final delivery.

Course: Designing Booklets

 

Learn how to create a multi-page booklet in this course, as well as picking up skills applicable to creating catalogs, brochures, and other print publications. You’ll also learn how to use InDesign’s „Print Booklet” feature so you can send your new booklet to print. 

Course: The Art of Typography

 

This course gives a broad overview of typography and how to apply it to print designs. You’ll learn how to apply fundamental typographic techniques to your own layouts, and you’ll tackle a broad range of project tasks, including typesetting a book and designing a vintage-inspired typographic poster.

Conclusion

InDesign might seem a little intimidating for first-time users, but it’s actually really intuitive to use once you know a few basics. 

Downloading InDesign templates is a good way of familiarising yourself with the workspace, before moving on to beginner tutorials to build your knowledge base. You can deepen your understanding of creating more specific print and digital work by following intermediate tutorials and video courses. 

Discover more InDesign tutorials and courses here.

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20 Best Photo Frame Effects for Photoshop to Make Your Pictures Pop

Post pobrano z: 20 Best Photo Frame Effects for Photoshop to Make Your Pictures Pop

Create a simple and easy picture frame effect with Photoshop! Check out these amazing resources below.

20 Best Photo Frame Effects

Need a quick frame for your photo? Try a simple Photoshop mockup. These clever resources help you create realistic scenes with picture frames and more.

Display your art in a vintage frame for an old-world effect, or use a levitating frame for a modern twist! Today we bring you 20 incredible assets to simplify your work.

Hand-picked from the latest premium sections of Envato Elements and Envato Market, these picture frame resources are easy to use for any creative professional or hobbyist.

Want to see these resources in action? Check out our examples below.

Make Amazing Vintage Effects Fast: See Our Examples!

To give you an idea of how easy it is to use these resources, here are two fun examples we’ve tried out!

Picture Frame Mockup

Display
your favorite posters and more in this simple retro setup. Featuring
several versatile sizes to display your art, this pack lets you mix and
match frames for the perfect wall. Add it to your website for an
impressive professional look.

Picture Frame Mockup

In this case, I used this mockup pack on a few free stocks from Pixabay. For a quick turnaround, I went with the setup featuring three black frames in a row. Check out my result below! Pretty sweet!

Picture frame example 1

Picture Frame Mockup v3

Typography
is stunning all on its own. Now you can display your favorite handwritten
quotes and more with this wondrous mockup set. Inside you’ll get a look at five
Photoshop files with well-organized layers for easy customization.

Picture Frame Mockup v3

I tried out this mockup set on this Yellow Bee and Hydrangeas Stock from Pixabay. My favorite room featured a beautiful bicycle, so I used that to complement these photos for a cool look. Experiment with different setups to refresh your designs.

Picture frame example 2

Want to see more options? Check out the rest of these amazing resources below.

Just Frames – Prints Mockups

There’s no need to print out your work when you can create that same framed look in seconds! Check out this Just Frames print mockup series, featuring 20 smart locations to choose from. Explore amazing brick backgrounds and incredible wood finishes with this high-quality set.

Just Frames - Prints Mockups

20 Gravity Photo Frame Mockups

Design a magical room for your photos with this anti-gravity mockup set. These fully customizable Photoshop files make it easy to insert your photos for a cool, anti-gravity effect. Try out different looks featuring white and old oak wood patterns.

20 Gravity Photo Frame Mockups

9 Picture Frame Mockups

A simple frame can do a lot for a photo. Make your work shine with this professional pack of picture frame mockups. Designed for high-resolution photos of portraits, landscapes, and more, this pack is fun and easy to use. Just double-click the smart objects to insert your own pictures.

9 Picture Frame Mockups

Poster Frame Mockups – Letter

Need a simple frame against a white background? Try out this clean poster frame mockup. This mockup set features various letter-sized frames in an array of basic and bold colors. You’ll get two Photoshop files to view these frames in landscape or portrait mode and a convenient help file.

Poster Frame Mockups - Letter

A4 Frame Mock Up

Make your poster scene even better with a cute office plant! This A4 frame mockup features a standard professional design against a modern stone background. The background is completely included too, so you won’t have to worry about switching it out. Give it a try!

A4 Frame Mock Up

Picture Art Mockup Vol 11

Want a contemporary space for your art? Try out this epic picture art mockup set dedicated to giving you that sleek vibe. Including several inspiring scenes made from real photos, this set features tall windows and cool furniture. Present your designs in a beautiful manner with this amazing pack.

Picture Art Mockup Vol 11

Poster Frame Mockup

Poster mockups are a great way to display your art to clients and other professionals. Check out this impeccable set, featuring 10 realistic-looking templates with interchangeable backgrounds. Inside, you’ll find well-organized layers that are easy to customize for efficient editing.

Poster Frame Mockup

Frame Art Photoshop Action

Split your pictures up into rectangular frames with this awesome action. Install the action to enjoy an instant effect you can apply to Facebook headers and more. Included in this download is one Photoshop action file along with simple text instructions to help you achieve this look!

Frame Art

Frame Picture Mockup

Create a clean 3D display with interesting details. This creative picture frame mockup features editable smart objects, well-organized layers, and a helpful instructional guide. Learn how to change the impact of your work with a striking picture frame effect.

Frame Picture Mockup

Gif Animated Frames Photoshop Action

Design an impressive animated frame effect with this cool Photoshop action. Take your portraiture to the next level with unlimited variants to switch up your animation. Get ready to explore 20 color effects that will mesmerize and dazzle. Just watch the animation included.

Gif Animated Frames Photoshop Action

20 Studio Frame Mockups

Transform your backgrounds into simple studios with this easy mockup. Use Adobe Photoshop to present your photographs and illustrations with finesse and style. Check out the 20 high-resolution Photoshop files to try out different color effects.

20 Studio Frame Mockups

Stack of Vintage Frames

Quickly emulate the look of vintage photo frames with this useful pack! Download stunning vintage designs that work well with cityscape and landscape photography. Also included are bonus features like 10 stain brushes and more for added distressing.

Stack of Vintage Frames

Film Strip Mockup

How would your story look? Easily insert your memories into this simple film strip for an exciting look! Check out this film strip mockup featuring fully editable smart objects for pictures and graphics. Replace the blue backgrounds with your images for a fun and exciting effect!

Film Strip Mockup

Picture Art Mockup Vol 12

Can you see your art displayed in a modern interior design? Style your designs with incredible, realistic scenes using this epic picture art frame mockup. Using scenes from real photos, this mockup set is great for beginners to Photoshop. Give it a try!

Picture Art Mockup Vol 12

Simple Homes Mockup Vol. 4

Minimalism is simple yet purposeful. Now you can create simple, stunning layouts with this Simple Homes Mockup. Enjoy six Photoshop files packed with professionally lit photography. Display these images for your Etsy, Facebook, or Behance projects for an impressive result.

Simple Homes Mockup Vol 4

New Photo Frames

Instantly transform your images with creative, geometric splits. This new photo frame action gives you four amazing styles perfect for the avid photographer. Bring out the best of your work with creative geometric frames that are fully editable and resizable. Download it now!

New Photo Frames

Video Feedback Photo Effect Photoshop Tool

Make an epic video feedback effect with this effective Photoshop tool. Great for picture frame posters or shots with rectangular edges, this tool allows you to warp your photos instantly for a wicked illusion. Test it out with any image, including text and other graphics.

Video Feedback Photo Effect Photoshop Tool

Framework Scene Creator

Design the scene you need with this awesome Framework scene creator. Creatives will enjoy the beautiful selection of high-quality frames and objects to beautify any scene. Showcase your work in its best light with this striking set!

Framework Scene Creator

Show Us Your Picture Frame Designs!

Tried any of these assets? Let us know! Tell us your favorite picture frame assets in the comments below.

Want to create these effects yourself? Try out these tutorials:

This has been a collection of premium resources perfect for the avid designer. For more Photoshop photo frame effects, check out Envato Market and Envato Elements, or enlist the help of our talented professionals at Envato Studio. Happy designing!

How to Create a Vintage Photo Filter With Photoshop in 60 Seconds

Post pobrano z: How to Create a Vintage Photo Filter With Photoshop in 60 Seconds

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What You’ll Be Creating

In this quick video,I will show you how to create your own Photoshop Action for a cool vintage photo effect.

Photoshop in 60 Seconds: Vintage Filter Effect

Vintage photos take us back in time to a whole different world. And you can give your photos the beautiful look of old photography with a custom Photoshop action. In this video below, watch me create an easy Photoshop action for a vintage photo effect that incorporates both fade and texture.

And feel free to download the Old Paper Stock image used in this video. 

 

How to Create a Vintage Filter Action in Photoshop

Open your photo into Photoshop. Here I’ll be using this Man Stock.

Pixabay Asian Man Stock
Man Stock

Go to Window > Actions, to open the Actions palette. Then hit the Folder and Paper icons to create a New Action Set and Action. Name your new action.

Create a New Action in Photoshop

Next, go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Levels. Adjust the Shadow Output Level to 56 and increase the Shadow Input Level to 23.

Adjust the Levels

Copy and Paste your Old Paper Reference onto the canvas, setting the Layer Blend Mode to Divide.

Paste the Old Paper Reference

Add two new Adjustment Layers: one for Curves, and the other for Color Lookup. Adjust the curve for the Blue Channel to add a yellow and blue tint to the photo. Then set the Color Lookup layer to FoggyNight.

Hit the Stop button on the Actions palette when you’re finished, and feel free to Save this action for later photos.

Color Lookup Adjustment Layer

Here is the final result.

Vintage Photo Effect Photoshop Action Tutorial

Want to see this in action? Check out the video above to see this lesson at work!

5 Vintage Photoshop Actions

Love the look of retro photos? Browse the amazing selection of Photoshop Actions available through GraphicRiver and Envato Elements to create instant vintage effects! And check out a few of our favorites below.

Vintage Photoshop Action

How would your photo look if it were taken during the early 1900s? Find out with this incredible vintage action. This action is created using old charcoal and watercolor scans that result in an amazing effect. Download this action to get access to 16 different color variations.

Vintage Photoshop Action

Vintage Sketch Photoshop Action

Merge your love of old photos with a quick sketch effect with this awesome action. Tested on multiple versions of Photoshop for your convenience, this action includes 10 total color effects. Simply run the action after you open your photo to save hours of work!

Vintage Sketch Photoshop Action

49 Vintage Photoshop Actions

Get an amazing pack of retro Photoshop actions all for one low price! This set includes 49 vintage-inspired actions to give your photos that dreamy, timeless look. With fast rendering and non-destructive editing, this set gives you awesome filters for your photos with just one click!

49 Vintage Photoshop Actions

Premium Vintage – Photoshop Actions

Create luxury photo effects with this incredible collection of Photoshop actions. This pack features five professional actions located in one organized file. Download today to get access to an additional help file for more instructions.

Premium Vintage - Photoshop Actions

Vintage Film Photoshop Actions

Are you a fan of retro films? Then showcase your love of this vintage art form with these incredible Photoshop actions. Inspired by vintage film like Fujifilm and more, this pack comes complete with 10 total actions. Create non-destructive photo effects easily with this essential action pack.

Vintage Film Photoshop Actions

60 Seconds?!

This is part of a series of quick video tutorials on
Envato Tuts+ in which we introduce a range of subjects, all in 60
seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments
what you thought of this video and what else you’d like to see explained
in 60 seconds!

How to Draw a Giraffe and a Giraffe Pattern

Post pobrano z: How to Draw a Giraffe and a Giraffe Pattern

Final product image
What You’ll Be Creating

If you want to learn how to draw a giraffe, you’ve come to the right place! In this tutorial I will show you how to draw these amazing animals from scratch: first by establishing the guidelines of the skeleton, then by adding simplified muscle masses, and then by adding all the necessary details. 

Even if you’re a beginner at drawing, you can draw a realistic giraffe with me! And if you want something simpler, I will also show you how to draw the characteristic giraffe pattern.

This is a simple step-by-step tutorial on how to draw a giraffe in a single pose. If you want to learn more about drawing giraffes, especially about their anatomy, try this tutorial instead:

1. How to Draw a Giraffe’s Body

Step 1

The main body of a giraffe has a characteristic shape—the shoulders are much higher than the hips, and the whole torso is quite short. Sketch this shape to create a basic outline of the body.

simple giraffe body

Step 2

Divide this shape into thirds.

divide torso into thirds

Step 3

Draw a circle in the first two thirds. This will help us see the ribcage.

rib cage simplified

Step 4

Add two circles in the front for the shoulder, and a tilted oval in the back for the hips.

draw simplified shoulders

Step 5

We’ll need more details to use these pieces of anatomy. Add the front of the shoulder, the front of the ribcage, and tips of the hips—all drawn as simple circles.

add bony landmarks

Step 6

Draw the sacrum right over the hips.

draw sacrum

Step 7

Add the tail.

draw simple tail

Step 8

Outline the silhouette of the body as the guidelines suggest.

outline the body

2. How to Draw a Giraffe’s Legs

Step 1

Giraffes have very long legs—but how long, exactly? It’s all about proportions. Measure the torso in the middle, and then add twice this length below, plus some extra space for the hooves.

measure the distance to the ground

Step 2

Sketch basic curves for the front and hind legs.

sketch one pair of legs

Step 3

Legs can only be legs if they have joints in the correct places. Here’s how you can find them:

add joints to the legs

Step 4

Let’s add some depth to the drawing by adding another pair of legs slightly in the background. Draw the line of the ground above the previous one…

add another ground level

… and draw another pair of legs here.

add another pair of legs

Step 5

Mark their joints, too.

add another pair of leg joints

Step 6

The joints have a special shape that is very visible on these skinny legs. First, draw circles to create the joints over the hooves.

draw hoof joints

Step 7

Now, add semicircles for the „wrists” and „ankles”.

add bony joints

Step 8

Finish these joints by adding more shapes.

finish joint hsapes

Step 9

Finally, the arm and the knee.

add arm and knee bones

Step 10

Draw the top of the hooves by „cutting” the line right over them.

sketch hooves

Step 11

Outline the hooves. They should be quite flat.

outline hooves

Step 12

Add some muscle masses.

add thigh
add muscle masses

Step 13

Outline the whole legs.

outline giraffe legs

3. How to Draw a Giraffe’s Neck and Head

Step 1

To find the proper length for the giraffe’s neck, use the length of the front limbs (without the hooves). You don’t have to use a ruler—these lengths just need to be visually similar.

establish length of giraffe neck

Step 2

To give this neck the proper volume, draw three ovals across it.

add volume to neck

Step 3

Outline the neck, merging it gently with the torso.

outline the neck

Step 4

Add an oval for the head. It should be quite small.

add head oval

Step 5

The simplest way to quickly set the proportions of the head is to draw a cross made of the eye line and a line going along the whole head. This cross must be adjusted to the perspective.

add head cross

Step 6

Add the muzzle in the front.

add muzzle oval

Step 7

Add the cheeks.

add oval cheeks

Step 8

Add the „eye sockets”. If you draw them bigger than the intended eyes, you get a better visual idea of where they should be placed.

add eye sockets

Step 9

Draw the top of the muzzle.

add top of muzzle

Step 10

Add the long nostrils.

add giraffe nostrils

Step 11

Add the ears.

add giraffe ears

Step 12

Some giraffes have a bump on their forehead—this is where males store additional calcium.

giraffe head bump

Step 13

Sketch the two little horns.

sketch giraffe horns

Step 14

Draw the oval lines.

draw oval eyes

Step 15

Draw the bump over the eyes.

draw detail of eyes

Step 16

Draw the long upper lip of the giraffe.

draw giraffe upper lip

Step 17

Finish the shape of the head by connecting some of the guidelines.

finish head guide lines

4. How to Finish the Drawing of a Giraffe

Step 1

The guidelines are all done, so it’s time to draw the final lines over them. You can use a darker tool now, erase the sketch to an extent, or put a new sheet of paper over it—it’s up to you.

Outline the body as the guidelines suggest.

outline whole body

Step 2

Outline the head and all its details.

outline head

Step 3

Add some details to the body.

add details to body

Step 4

Some elements should be darker—the eyes, the nostrils, the mane, the tail, and the hooves.

add value to drawing

Step 5

To better show the 3D form of the body, shade it in a simple way.

add simple shading
finish the shading

5. How to Draw a Giraffe Pattern

Step 1

Let’s practice it on the side first. The pattern is pretty chaotic, but it has a special rhythm we have to follow. You can simulate it by drawing a lot of ovals/circles of similar size.

draw a pattern of ovals

Step 2

Now you need to create borders between these ovals. First with long curves…

create borders between ovals

… then with simple lines, wherever necessary. Your goal is to keep all the ovals separate.

separate the ovals

Step 3

Clean up these borders to create a regular mesh of polygons.

clean up the borders

Step 4

Finally, draw patches inside the polygons, creating some distance between them. Make the lines a little wobbly to create a more natural shape.

finish the pattern

Step 5

Various species of giraffe have slightly different patterns and colors, so don’t forget to check out some references to finish your pattern correctly!

how to draw a giraffe pattern skin

Step 6

Back to our drawing. Let’s use the same process: fill the whole body with ovals. Remember to adjust them to the 3D form of the giraffe’s body!

fill body with ovals

Step 7

Now the sketch of the borders…

sketch the borders
finish the borders

Step 8

And the clean plan of the borders:

clean up the borders

Step 9

Finally, draw the patches.

draw giraffe pattern

Step 10

Darken the patches to create a proper contrast between them and the rest of the skin.

color giraffe pattern

Step 11

Finally, shade the patches to fit the rest of the lighting, and add some final touches.

finish the shading with pattern

Beautiful Job!

Now you know how to draw a giraffe and a giraffe pattern! Are you interested in other giraffe-related tutorials? Check these out:

And if you want to keep drawing, here are some other animal drawing tutorials. You’ll like the cow, especially—it’s very similar to a giraffe!

how to draw a giraffe step by step

What Is the Memphis Style?

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If you love unashamedly brash and bold colors and patterns, you’ll be very happy to hear that the Memphis Style, the design style pioneered by the 1980s Memphis Group, is very much back in vogue. 

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Club flyer template with Memphis Style references

Here we’ll take a look at the background of the Memphis Group and look at how you can emulate the Memphis Style in your own design work. 

What Was the Memphis Group?

In 1981, Italian designer Ettore Sottsass founded a group of artists and designers called Memphis. Bob Dylan’s song ‚Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again’ was playing on repeat during the group’s first meeting, which led to the group being named ‚Memphis’.

After the inaugural meeting, the group decided that they would meet again in February 1981. The members brought over 100 drawings with them, picturing a variety of bold, colorful designs with multiple stylistic influences. 

The Memphis Group went on to create furniture, fabrics, patterns, ceramics and other products in a distinctly Postmodern style that blended stylistic traits of 1950s kitsch, Art Deco, and Pop Art. 

memphis style
A room containing furniture and other items designed in the Memphis Style, as part of a Memphis-Milano design collection. CC Wikipedia.

Initial critical reaction to the designs produced by the Memphis Group was not positive. The group’s use of conventionally ‘bad-taste’ plastic laminate and clashing colors didn’t resonate with the more widely accepted design standards of the time. 

However, we can now reflect on the designs created by the Memphis Group and recognise that they were groundbreaking. They marked a complete separation from the dark, overly tasteful and serious design styles of the 1970s. 

Memphis’s fresh approach to design, which was characterised by creativity and humor, came to be a lasting stylistic hallmark of the 1980s. 

dj flyer
Club flyer template

After six years of creative productivity, in 1987 the Memphis Group disbanded. Despite being described as a fad at the time, the group’s trademark style is now experiencing a revival. 

One of the members of the Memphis Group, Nathalie Du Pasquier, recently collaborated with Danish design company HAY to create Memphis-inspired products. The world of fashion has been one of the quickest design fields to revitalise the style, with houses such as Dior and Missoni creating collections and show sets that take inspiration from the Memphis Group.

What Is the Memphis Style?

The Memphis Style is one of the most instantly recognisable design styles. It’s known for its use of bright neon, primary and pastel colors, geometric shapes, and bold, repetitive patterns. The style is experiencing a resurgence in graphic design and illustration, as the trend for reviving all things eighties and maximalist continues to feel fresh and relevant.  

As the Memphis Style is a mish-mash of various design styles that were popular during the 1980s, it can look a little confused at best, and downright bonkers at worst! It’s a real Marmite design style—individuals tend to either completely love it or loathe it. 

Whether you think the outlandish designs of the Memphis Style are awesome or simply bad taste, you can’t deny the influence of the Memphis Group on graphic design and interior design today. 

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‘Casablanca Cabinet’, designed by Ettore Sottsass in 1982. CC Wikipedia.

Graphic design has allowed the Memphis Style to be recreated for a contemporary audience, with designers creating patterns, textures, color fonts and posters using its trademark geometric shapes and bold colors.

How Can I Emulate the Memphis Style in My Own Work?

While the out-there furniture style of the Memphis Group might not be everyone’s cup of tea, luckily the revival of the style in graphic design and illustration is a little more pared back. 

A good starting point is to create a vector pattern using repeated shapes, such as triangles, circles, and wavy lines, to give any background a Memphis flavor. 

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Memphis seamless patterns

Try softening the color palette of your pattern to more muted tones to keep the style looking fresh, not throwback. 

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Abstract Memphis Style backgrounds

You can apply your background to print media, such as business cards or invitations. Team it with simple, minimal sans serif typography in black to anchor the style and stop it all looking a bit too zany.

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Memphis business card template
wedding invite set
Wedding invite set with geometric border

You don’t need to be a Memphis purist to extract the best elements of the style. Blending Memphis influences with other retro design traits can make patterns look nicely off-beat and relevant for now. These retro-style patterns borrow influences from 1970s design and the Memphis Style, as well as mixing in pastel neons for a contemporary twist.

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Seamless retro patterns

Ultimately, the Memphis Style is all about taking a bold and brash approach to design. So get experimental! Try pairing pastels and neons together, rotate shapes into jaunty positions, and keep everything you create looking playful. 

Try to add a contemporary twist to your designs that keeps the style looking on-trend. In this tutorial, the Memphis Style is given a 3D update and a fresh pastel palette. 

In this text effect tutorial, Memphis Style influences are stripped down to the basics, with minimal lines, a rich color palette, and a flat design. 

Conclusion

Even though the Memphis Group’s ethos was considered to be in poor taste by the critics of the day, the style they pioneered has proven to have lasting relevance for designers, who look to its off-beat, humorous approach to give freshness and life to their designs.

What makes the Memphis Style so fun is the lack of rules and regulations associated with it. It really is a style that embraces eclectic and truly creative design. It’s also an inherently optimistic design style, which perhaps is why designers and illustrators are discovering a fresh relevance to the style today. 

Although the Memphis Style had its heyday during the 1980s, its influence filtered down into 90s-era design too. Check out these retro-themed tutorials to embrace the optimistic, brightly colored design style of the 1990s:

How to Create a Lace-Up Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

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Final product image
What You’ll Be Creating

This tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop’s layer styles, filters, and adjustments to create a stylish lace-up text effect. Let’s get started!

This text effect was inspired by the many Layer Styles available on GraphicRiver.

Tutorial Assets

The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial:

1. How to Define Patterns

Step 1

Open the 71.jpg image from the Realistic Textile Backgrounds 5 pack. Go to Image > Image Size, change the Width value to 1170, and click OK.

Image Size

Step 2

Go to Edit > Define Pattern, and click OK.

Do that for the rest of the pattern images to add them to the Patterns preset.

Define Pattern

2. How to Create the Background and Text Shape Layers

Step 1

Create a new 1000 x 1000 px document. Click the Create new fill or adjustment layer icon at the bottom of the Layers panel, choose Solid Color, and use the Color #d6dbdb.

Solid Color

Step 2

Create the text using the font The Next Font. Set the Size to 550 pt and the Tracking to 50.

Create the Text

Step 3

Duplicate the text layer and hide it, and right-click the copy to choose Convert to Shape.

Rename the shape layer to Text Shape.

Convert to Shape

Step 4

Duplicate the Text Shape layer 3 times and hide it.

Rename the copy layers from top to bottom to Fill, Outer Stroke, and Stroke.

Keep in mind that you can turn these layers’ visibility on and off during the tutorial to better see what you’re doing with each one of them.

Duplicate the Shape Layer

Step 5

For both the Stroke and Outer Stroke layers, select each of them, and pick the Direct Selection Tool (A) to adjust their shape attributes in the Options bar.

Change the Fill to None, the Stroke Color to any bright color, and the Size to 35. Then click the Set shape stroke type icon to change the Align to Center and the Corners to Round.

Shape Attributes

3. How to Style the Stroke Layer

Double-click the Stroke layer to apply the following layer style:

Step 1

Add a Bevel and Emboss with these settings:

  • Size: 0
  • Uncheck the Use Global Light box
  • Angle: 40
  • Altitude: 48
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Highlight Mode: Overlay
    • Opacity: 60%
  • Shadow Mode: Linear Burn
    • Opacity: 35%
Bevel and Emboss

Step 2

Add a Texture with these settings:

  • Pattern: Rough Cloth
  • Scale: 100%
  • Depth: 1000%
  • Check the Invert box
Texture

Step 3

Add a Pattern Overlay with these settings:

  • Pattern: 71.jpg
Pattern Overlay

Step 4

Change the Stroke layer’s Fill value to 0.

Fill Value

4. How to Style the Outer Stroke Layer

Double-click the Outer Stroke layer to apply the following layer style:

Step 1

Add a Bevel and Emboss with these settings:

  • Style: Stroke Emboss
  • Size: 29
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Highlight Mode: Soft Light
    • Opacity: 35%
  • Shadow Mode: Linear Burn
    • Opacity: 35%
Bevel and Emboss

Step 2

Add a Contour with these settings:

  • Contour: Cove – Deep
  • Check the Anti-aliased box.
Contour

Step 3

Add a Texture with these settings:

  • Pattern: Project Papper
  • Check the Invert box
Texture

Step 4

Add a Stroke with these settings:

  • Size: 3
  • Position: Outside
  • Fill Type: Pattern
  • Pattern: 71.jpg
Stroke

Step 5

Change the Outer Stroke layer’s Fill value to 0.

Fill Value

5. How to Style the Text Shape Layer

Make the Text Shape layer visible, and double-click it to apply the following layer style:

Step 1

Add a Pattern Overlay with these settings:

  • Pattern: Human Skin
  • Scale: 50%
Pattern Overlay

Step 2

Add a Color Overlay with these settings:

  • Color: #edece9
  • Blend Mode: Multiply

You can use any other color you like depending on the result you want.

Color Overlay

This will style the Text Shape layer.

Text Shape

6. How to Create and Style Eyelets

Step 1

Pick the Ellipse Tool and create a 30 x 30 px circle where you want to place the first eyelet.

Then, press-hold the Option key, and create a smaller 17 x 17 px circle inside the one you already have to subtract it and get the main eyelet shape.

You can use the Path Selection Tool to separately select and move the smaller circle inside the bigger one if needed.

Right-click the shape layer and choose Convert to Smart Object.

Create the Eyelet Shape

Double-click the eyelet shape layer to apply the following layer style:

Step 2

Add a Bevel and Emboss with these settings:

  • Size: 7
  • Uncheck the Use Global Light box
  • Angle: 40
  • Altitude: 48
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Highlight Mode: Linear light
    • Opacity: 60%
  • Shadow Mode: Linear Burn
    • Opacity: 35%
Bevel and Emboss

Step 3

Add a Contour with these settings:

  • Contour: Cone
  • Check the Anti-aliased box.
Contour

Step 4

Add a Color Overlay with these settings:

  • Color: #969c9d
Color Overlay

Step 5

Add a Drop Shadow with these settings:

  • Opacity: 100%
  • Distance: 2
  • Size: 3
Drop Shadow

Step 6

Add another Drop Shadow effect instance with these settings:

  • Opacity: 60%
  • Distance: 3
  • Size: 7
Drop Shadow

Step 7

Press-hold the Option key and click-drag the styled eyelet shape to duplicate it. You can press-hold the Shift key while doing so to constrain the movement.

Duplicate the Eyelet Shape

7. How to Modify a Ribbon Image

Step 1

Open the Ribbons image, and use the Quick Selection Tool to select the black ribbon.

Select the Ribbon

Step 2

Press Command-J to duplicate the selected ribbon into a new layer, and use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to select a portion you like of the duplicated ribbon.

Press Command-J again to duplicate that portion in a new layer, and hide the other layers you have.

Duplicate the Ribbon

Step 3

Use the Rectangular Marquee Tool to select the right half of the ribbon, pick the Move Tool, and press the Left Arrow key a couple of times to move the selected part inwards, making the ribbon thinner without losing texture or details.

You might need to repeat the process a couple of times to get the result you like.

Once you do, duplicate the layer to the original text document.

Reduce the Ribbon Size

8. How to Add a Ribbon to an Eyelet

Step 1

The ribbon should be thin enough to fit inside the eyelet shape you have. If it’s not, keep selecting one half of it and moving it inwards until you get the right size.

Duplicate the Ribbon

Step 2

Double-click the ribbon layer to apply an Inner Shadow effect with these settings:

  • Color: #020302
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Distance: 0
  • Size: 5
Inner Shadow

Step 3

Convert the ribbon layer to a Smart Object.

Convert to a Smart Object

Step 4

Press Command-T to enter Free Transform Mode, rotate the ribbon to an angle you like based on the distance you want to create between the eyelet rows, and place one of its ends inside the first eyelet.

You can also resize the ribbon slightly if needed.

Free Transform Mode

Step 5

Press the Warp icon in the Options bar to enter Warp Mode, and click-drag the ribbon’s tip to create a small arc and give the illusion of it being folded into the eyelet.

Press the Return key to commit the changes.

Warp Mode

9. How to Build a Laced-Up Effect

Step 1

Duplicate both eyelet shape layers and drag them downwards. Adjust their position as well as the ribbon’s end so that they meet where you’d like them to.

Place the Ribbon

Step 2

Duplicate the ribbon layer, and go to Edit > Transform > Flip Horizontal.

Place the flipped ribbon’s tip inside the empty top eyelet.

Flip Horizontal

Step 3

With the ribbon layer selected, click the Add layer mask icon at the bottom of the Layers panel, and select the mask’s thumbnail.

Pick the Brush Tool, set the Foreground Color to Black, choose a hard round brush tip with the same Size as the eyelet, and click on the bottom eyelet to erase the ribbon covering it.

Then, erase the extra parts of the ribbon, and repeat that for the other one.

Remove the Extra Parts

Step 4

Double-click the ribbon’s Smart Object thumbnail to open it, add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer, and change both the Hue and Saturation values to -60.

Save and close the file.

HueSaturation

Step 5

To continue building the laced-up effect, select both the ribbon layers and the bottom eyelet layers, duplicate them, and drag them downwards.

Duplicate the Lace Units

Step 6

Keep doing that for the straight parts of the letters. Once you reach a curved area, duplicate one of the ribbon layers, rotate it so that it’s horizontal again, and place it on top of the last pair of eyelets you have.

You might need to delete the layer mask in order to transform the ribbon, so do that, and add in a new mask to get rid of any extra parts.

End the Lace-Up

Step 7

Take the time to build up the effect, and play around with the placement of the elements to fit each letter’s shape.

Build the Lace-Up Effect

Step 8

Once you’re done, put all the eyelet and ribbon layers in a group and name it Lace.

Lace Group

10. How to Cover Empty Text Areas

Step 1

Select the Fill layer and change its Fill value to 0.

Fill Value

Step 2

Pick the Rectangle Tool, press-hold the Option key, and create rectangles that cover the laced-up parts of the letters you have to remove them.

Remove the Lace-Up Parts

Step 3

Change the Fill layer’s Fill value back to 100%, and click the Path operations icon in the Options bar to choose Merge Shape Components.

Merge Shape Components

Step 4

Pick the Add Anchor Point Tool, and click where you want to extend the shape to cover any more areas.

Add Anchor Point Tool

Step 5

Pick the Convert Point Tool and click any anchor points you added to convert them to corner points.

Convert Point Tool

Step 6

Use the Direct Selection Tool to select and drag the anchor points to create a final shape you like.

Drag the Points

Step 7

Duplicate the Fill shape layer and rename the copy to Stitches.

Stitches Layer

Step 8

In the Options bar, change the Fill to None, the Stroke Size to 2, click the Set shape stroke type icon, and choose the dashed preset.

Stroke Properties

11. How to Style Stitches

Step 1

Right-click the Stroke layer, choose Copy Layer Style, right-click the Fill layer, and choose Paste Layer Style.

Copy and Paste the Layer style

Double-click the Stitches layer to apply the following layer style:

Step 2

Add a Bevel and Emboss with these settings:

  • Size: 1
  • Check the Anti-aliased box
  • Highlight Mode: Linear Light
    • Opacity: 82%
  • Shadow Mode: Linear Burn
    • Opacity: 35%
Bevel and Emboss

Step 3

Add a Contour with these settings:

  • Contour: Gaussian
  • Check the Anti-aliased box.
Contour

Step 4

Add a Color Overlay with these settings:

  • Color: #b5b4b2
Color Overlay

Step 5

Add a Drop Shadow with these settings:

  • Opacity: 100%
  • Distance: 2
  • Spread: 5
  • Size: 5
Drop Shadow

This will style the stitches.

Styled Stitches

12. How to Add Edges

Step 1

Duplicate the Outer Stroke Layer and change its Fill value to 100%.

Fill Value

Step 2

Convert the copy layer to a Smart Object and Command-click its thumbnail to load a selection.

Load a Selection

Step 3

Open the Paths panel, Option-click the Make work path from selection icon at the bottom of the panel, set the Radius to 0.8, and click OK.

Make Work Path

Step 4

Hide the Outer Stroke copy layer, and create a new layer on top of it with the name Edges.

Edges Layer

13. How to Create an Edges Brush

Step 1

Pick the Brush Tool and open the Brush Settings panel.

Choose the Dune Grass tip and adjust its settings as below:

Brush Tip Shape

Brush Tip Shape

Shape Dynamics

Shape Dynamics

Scattering

Scattering

Color Dynamics

Color Dynamics

Step 2

Set the Foreground Color to #212121 and the Background Color to #3f3f3f, and hit the Return key a couple of times until you like the stroke.

Stroke the Work Path

Step 3

Place all the layers you have, except for the Background and Solid Color layers, in a group and name it Text.

Text Group

14. How to Add Drop Shadow and Noise

Step 1

Double-click the Text group to apply Drop Shadow effects with these settings:

  • Opacity: 50%
  • Distance: 2
  • Spread: 5
  • Size: 5
Drop Shadow

Step 2

  • Opacity: 30%
  • Distance: 30
  • Size: 50
Drop Shadow

This will add the final shadows.

Added Shadows

Step 3

Place the 1.jpg image from the Abstract Spotlight Backgrounds pack on top of the Solid Color layer, and resize it to fit within the document so that its bottom part isn’t showing.

Rename the layer to BG Texture and change its Blend Mode to Soft Light.

BG Texture

Step 4

Create a new layer, name it BG Noise, and go to Edit > Fill.

Change the Contents to 50% Gray and click OK.

Gray Fill

Step 5

Convert the BG Noise layer to a Smart Object, and change its Blend Mode to Soft Light.

Convert to a Smart Object

Step 6

Go to Filter > Noise > Add Noise, change the Amount to 10 and the Distribution to Uniform, and check the Monochromatic box.

Add Noise Filter

15. How to Make the Final Changes

Step 1

Add a Levels adjustment layer on top of the Text group, change its Blend Mode to Luminosity, and change the Shadows value to 5 and the Highlights to 237.

Levels

Step 2

Add another Levels adjustment layer on top of all layers, choose the Blue channel, and change the Output Shadows value to 7.

Blue Channel Levels

Step 3

Create a new layer on top of all layers, name it High Pass, and press Command-Option-Shift-E to create a stamp.

Convert the layer to a Smart Object and change its Blend Mode to Soft Light.

High Pass Layer

Step 4

Go to Filter > Other > High Pass, and change the Radius value to 1.

High Pass Filter

Step 5

Duplicate the BG Noise layer, place the copy on top of all layers, expand the Smart Filters list, and double-click the Noise tab to change the Amount to 7.

Add Noise Filter

Congratulations, You’re Done!

In this tutorial, we created a couple of shape layers and adjusted their shape attributes to create the different text parts.

Then, we styled the layers, created the eyelets, and added the ribbon.

After that, we worked with the different elements to build the laced-up effect, and created a brush tip to add some fuzzy edges.

Finally, we made some final adjustments to finish off the effect.

Please feel free to leave your comments, suggestions, and outcomes below.

Final Result

Envato Tuts+ Community Challenge: Created by You, June 2018 Edition

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Welcome to our monthly feature of fantastic tutorial results created by
you, the Envato Tuts+ community! 

Every day, visitors like you take the
time not only to read our tutorials but also to try them out. This is an
assortment of those comment submissions found throughout the Design
& Illustration section. Check out this set of results and join in
for the next roundup, published next month!

Vector Tutorial Results

Taken from the
comments section of your favorite tutorials, these first pieces are an
assortment of results created with vector drawing programs. Check out
these amazing results!

Create a Summer Portrait From a Stock Image in Adobe Illustrator

After studying this Summer Portrait tutorial from , Aaron created this beautiful, colorful design. See his work below!

Create a Summer Portrait From a Stock Image in Adobe Illustrator

Create Two Colorful Children’s Book Illustrations in Illustrator

Narcisa Didoaca took on this adorable Colorful Children’s Book Illustration from Mary Winkler, creating a lovely result of her own. Check it out!

Create Two Colorful Childrens Book Illustrations in Illustrator

How to Create a Cartoon Polar Bear Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

Monique Carrati cuddled up to this charming Cartoon Polar Bear Portrait, inspired by a tutorial from . See how she changed the colors below!

How to Create a Cartoon Polar Bear Portrait in Adobe Illustrator

How to Create a „BBQ Time” Concept Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Caroll Boubou is all prepped for summer after taking on this BBQ Concept Illustration from . See her work below!

How to Create a BBQ Time Concept Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

How to Create a Tropical Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Very pretty! Cheryl Ferrell couldn’t have created a more perfect version of this Tropical Pattern tutorial from instructor . Let’s take a look!

How to Create a Tropical Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

How to Create a Vintage Camera in Adobe Illustrator

Brenda Santoli did a wonderful job recreating this Vintage Camera Illustration from . See how she switched up the colors below!

How to Create a Vintage Camera in Adobe Illustrator

How to Create a Cherry Pie Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

So cool! Medore Ruiz transformed this Cherry Pie Text Effect tutorial from into a delicious looking plate of pie. Check out her work!

How to Create a Cherry Pie Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

How to Create a Canyon Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

Clever! Cindi Bane Gilmour added an extra funny element to this Canyon Illustration by instructor . Can you tell what it is?

How to Create a Canyon Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

How to Create a Spain-Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Alicia Hermelibus celebrated a good siesta with this Spain-Inspired Text Effect from . Check out her version below!

How to Create a Spain-Inspired Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

How to Draw a Festive Theatre Stage in Adobe Illustrator

Reader Tanu Bedi achieved a stunning Theatre Stage Design by using this awesome Illustrator tutorial by . Try it yourself!

How to Draw a Festive Theatre Stage in Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop Tutorial Results

Let’s
take a look at this next set of results inspired by Adobe Photoshop
tutorials published here on Envato Tuts+. Contributions range from photo
manipulations to text effects and more! Check out these wicked results
below!

How to Create a Surreal Giraffe Photo Manipulation With Adobe Photoshop

Super impressive! Susana González Gutierrez aced this Surreal Giraffe Photo Manipulation from instructor . Check it out!

How to Create a Surreal Giraffe Photo Manipulation With Adobe Photoshop

How to Create a Sketch vs. Camera Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Very cool! Debayani Das nailed this Sketch vs. Camera Effect created by instructor . Check out her result below!

How to Create a Sketch vs Camera Effect in Adobe Photoshop

How to Create a Quick Mirrored Landscape Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Nice! Ano used this incredible Mirrored Landscape Text Effect from to illustrate his name creatively. See his version below!

How to Create a Quick Mirrored Landscape Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

How to Create a 90s Graphical Photo Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Kat Silent did an amazing job with this 90s Graphical Photo Effect from . See her fantastic result below.

How to Create a 90s Graphical Photo Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Quick Tip: Create a Sports-Themed Text Effect in Photoshop Using Layer Styles

Khaldoon Megdadi tackled this Sports-Themed Text Effect from , adding his own unique take on the colors and textures. Check it out!

Quick Tip Create a Sports-Themed Text Effect in Photoshop Using Layer Styles

How to Create a Dragon Landscape Photo Manipulation With Adobe Photoshop

Hecton Eciro made an incredible version of this Dragon Landscape Photo Manipulation from instructor . Check out his design below!

How to Create a Dragon Landscape Photo Manipulation With Adobe Photoshop

How to Create an Enchanted Photoshop Action

User aio350 made this sweet bird sparkle by using this Enchanted Photoshop Action tutorial from . Check out their work below!

How to Create an Enchanted Photoshop Action

Design Tutorial Results

These final
pieces are inspired by an assorted of design tutorials that don’t quite
fit the previous categories. They include everything from print design
to drawing and more! Enjoy these beautiful pieces created by the
community below!

How to Create a 3D Paper Cut-Out Text Effect in Adobe InDesign

So quick and easy! Arjen van der Velde perfected this 3D Paper Cut-Out Text Effect from . You should try it out too!

How to Create a 3D Paper Cut-Out Text Effect in Adobe InDesign

Cartoon Fundamentals: The Secrets in Drawing Animals

Congrats, you did great! Ashley Miller did a wonderful job drawing different sides of this cat from this Cartoon Fundamentals lesson by Check it out!

Cartoon Fundamentals The Secrets in Drawing Animals

How to Create a Vintage Music Festival Flyer in Adobe InDesign

Inspired by this summery Vintage Music Festival Flyer by , Jael mastered her own result. Check it out below!

How to Create a Vintage Music Festival Flyer in Adobe InDesign

How to Be Involved in the Next Showcase

Have
you created a piece based on one of our tutorials here in the Design
& Illustration section of Envato Tuts+? We’re keen for you to share
your results with us! Check out the general guidelines below to join in
with our community:

  • Your artwork should be similar in some
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20 Best Photo to Pencil Drawing Effect Actions for Photoshop

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Learn how to make photo drawing effects using Photoshop actions! Check out this awesome resource list below.

20 Best Photo to Sketch & Art Photoshop Actions

How do you draw a person? A city? Or sky? These simple questions open the floodgates to different design and art theories, but often people get intimidated by them.

That’s why you should always take advantage of different mediums to explore your creative thoughts. Photoshop actions can deliver promising, expert-level results by transforming any photo into a realistic pencil drawing.

Explore varying textures and more, with exciting actions perfect for any art enthusiast. Enjoy this selection of amazing handpicked assets from Envato Market and Envato Elements.

Want to see these resources in action? Check out our examples below.

Make Amazing Photo Effects Fast: See Our Examples!

To give you an idea of how easy it is to use these resources, here are two fun examples we’ve tried out!

Pencil Sketch Photoshop Action

First, I tried out this pencil sketch action. It quickly changes your photos to pencil drawings and works with all the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop. For the best results, use it with high-resolution photos between 1,500 and 6,000 pixels in size.

Pencil Sketch Photoshop Action

Here I tried this action on this Student Stock from Pixabay. All I needed to do was open the photo and press play. Pretty simple setup! Check out the result below.

Pencil example 1

Sketch Art Photoshop Action

For a little more texture, I went with this pretty Sketch Art action for Adobe Photoshop. Easily make your photos into gifts, packages, or souvenirs with this quick and effective action.

Sketch Art Potoshop Action

Here I used this action on this Man Stock from Pixabay. Initially, I
created a simple color fill around the man’s entire body before pressing
play. It’s a pretty big file, so give it some time to load. Check out my result below.

Pencil Example 2

Want to see more options? Check out the rest of these amazing resources below.

Mixed Ink Sketch Photoshop Action

Use Photoshop actions to help update your space! This mixed ink sketch action combines ink and pencil textures for an abstract, modern painting. It’s been tested on dozens of photos with quality results and creates stunning images you’ll want to hang up. Try it out!

Mixed Ink Sketch Photoshop Action

Sketch Photoshop Action

Dedicate a special portrait to your furry friend with this amazing action. This download features one Photoshop action with accompanying brush textures to complete the look! It’s been tested on Photoshop CS3 and above, so make sure to try it out with recent versions!

Sketch Photoshop Action

Pencil Sketch Photoshop Action

Discover the beauty of hatching and crosshatching pencil marks with this sketch Photoshop action. Convert any photo into a masterpiece with the two-step process. First, create a new layer dedicated to the pencil details, and then brush over your image. Press the action and presto! You’ve got one stunning traditional result.

Pencil Sketch Photoshop Action

Scribble Pen Sketch Photoshop Action

Some artists are so talented that they can create epic drawings with pens! Now you can too with this incredible Photoshop action. Dedicate a new layer to the areas where you want the most details, and then play the action. Within a matter of moments, you’ll get a cool drawing like the one below.

Scribble Pen Sketch Photoshop Action

Graphitum – Charcoal Sketch Photoshop Action

Charcoal is another great medium many artists enjoy. Now you can explore these dramatic tones with this fun Graphitum Photoshop action. Included in this pack is one main Photoshop action with access to 10 colorful presets for more options. Check it out!

Graphitum - Charcoal Sketch Photoshop Action

Pencil Sketch vs Camera Photo Effect Photoshop Action

Easily change your cityscapes into dramatic pencil sketches with this Photoshop action. This action simulates a person holding a torn drawing over a real-life scene. Inspired by the photo artist Ben Heine, this action creates a high-quality image we’re sure you’ll love.

 Pencil Sketch vs Camera Photo Effect Photoshop Action

Tech Sketch Photoshop Action

Design the tech you’ve always wanted with this brilliant Photoshop action. Try it out on amazing car concepts and more for fantastic tech-inspired drawings. Save countless hours with this simple action packed with well-organized layers.

Tech Sketch Photoshop Action

Pencilogy – Pencil Sketch Photoshop Action

Prefer a colored sketch instead? Then try out this clever Pencilogy Photoshop action. Get fast results with easy-to-use folders you can turn off and on to adjust your drawings. Enjoy the classic black-and-white effect or switch it up with full-blown color.

Pencilogy - Pencil Sketch Photoshop Action

Pencil Sketch Photoshop Action

No matter your subject, Photoshop actions create jaw-dropping images that will wow your audience. And this pencil sketch action is no different. Create realistic pencil sketches that you can easily apply color effects to. Keep it monochromatic for a traditional look or just add color.

Pencil Sketch Photoshop Action

Art Pen Photoshop Action

Make your photography even more beautiful with this art pen Photoshop action. Designed to combine two traditional textures into one, this action is highly effective. Play around with different looks by jumping into the folders section and experimenting with texture. Check it out!

Art Pen Photoshop Action

Pencil Print Photoshop Action

Design epic prints with traditional pencil textures. This new Photoshop action brings you phenomenal results with simple instructions. As with most actions, you’ll need to follow the initial steps of preparing your photo before playing the action. Pair this design with posters, prints, and more.

Pencil Print Photoshop Action

Architectum – Sketch Draft Photoshop Action

Need a new way to display your product photos? Try this wicked sketch Photoshop action. Featuring a fantastic, realistic look, this action creates drawings that look as if they just left your drafting table. Simply pick the photo you want, and then play the action for great effects!

Architectum - Sketch Draft Photoshop Action

Architectum 2 – Sketch Tools Photoshop Action

A sequel to the original Architectum action, this action is one you don’t want to miss! Add varying straight and diagonal lines for more dynamic energy in your work. Apply this action to objects, places, or transportation like the image below. Check it out!

Architectum 2 - Sketch Tools Photoshop Action

Construct Photoshop Action

Construct a clean and dynamic composition with this helpful Photoshop action. Specifically made for design images and architecture-friendly content, this action is super simple to master. Try out the colored pencil effect by itself or add more color to match your brand.

Construct Photoshop Action

Archi Sketch Photoshop Action

Architects are known for bringing their work to life with traditional pencil sketches. Now you can get the same look with your favorite architectural imagery. Perfect for exteriors, interiors, and other types of building design, this action is highly effective and easy to use.

Archi Sketch Photoshop Action

Pen Sketch Photoshop Action

Get clean crosshatching lines with this incredible pen sketch action. Optimized specifically for Photoshop CS3 and above, this action helps you enjoy a phenomenal pen sketch look without all the fuss. Use it on posters, collages, and more for different effects.

Pen Sketch Photoshop Action

ModernArt Photoshop Action

Highlight your family photos with this charming and modern Photoshop action. This ModernArt action comes with one Photoshop action to quickly convert your work. Save the original background or upload your own textures for more variety. Try it out!

ModernArt Photoshop Action

Vintage Sketch 2 Photoshop Action

Mix and match vintage styles and textures with beautiful color presets. This amazing Photoshop action is inspired by vintage drawings and even places your photo on weathered paper. Customize your result by playing with different brushes to make your work unique.

Vintage Sketch 2 Photoshop Action

Show Us Your Sketch Effects!

Tried any of these assets? Let us know! Tell us your favorite Photoshop sketch effects in the comments below.

Or make your own! Create amazing photo to sketch effects using the following tutorials:

This has been a collection of premium resources perfect for the avid designer and photographer. For more cool Photoshop sketch actions, check out Envato Market and Envato Elements, or enlist the help of our talented professionals at Envato Studio. Happy designing!