Graphic design is much more than learning how to use the tools within Photoshop. It requires an intimate understanding of the relationship between different objects.
Subtitle: How designers learned a favorite trick of food industry and why they should stop abusing it
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How do you make any design better? Just add sugar to it. Visual sugar.
What is visual sugar? Visual sugar is any visual decorative element. The most common types of visual sugar are icons, gradients, shadows, textures, motion etc.
Designers sometimes use them in a meaningless and excessive way to make their designs feel nicer. The word ‘meaningless’ is key here. There’s nothing wrong with any of these per se, it’s just that they are used to sweeten otherwise flavorless and meaningless designs.
This is a quick and easy to understand tutorial on blending modes in Photoshop.
There are a lot of color scheme pickers out there. Which do you think is the best?
paletton.com allows for some very subtle nuancing.
Some other ones:
Here’s a really basic video on how to model a head. This just gives you an idea how it’s done.
If you liked that, here’s a more detailed video specific to Blender. It’s about 15 minutes long but would take longer if you were going to follow along because you’d need to pause it. It moves fast.
Interested? This guy from Blender Cookie is a master. Here’s a 10 part video tutorial. Enjoy!