2017 is already underway! So kick off the new year with amazing tutorials featuring the latest trends in graphic design and illustration. Tackle some new and exciting projects by checking out the following tutorials from across the web!
Best of the Design Web: January 2017
10 Amazing Tutorials From Across the Web
Drawing and Animating Horses: A Flipbook Tutorial
In this tutorial, our very own Monika Zagrobelna teaches you how to draw and animate horses using Sketchbook. Learn how to create your own amazing animal animations while getting a complete anatomy breakdown.
How to Create a Pair of Headphones in Adobe Illustrator
In this tutorial, our very own ThemeKeeper Tuts+ instructor, Hector Heredia, breaks down the steps for creating a minimalist pair of headphones in Adobe Illustrator. Learn how to create this cool design using simple shapes and gradients.
Create a 2017 Calendar in Just 10 Steps
Need a new calendar? In this tutorial, Jo Gulliver shows you how to create a 2017 calendar with charming minimalist elements in Adobe InDesign. Learn how to create the calendar from scratch before adding your own unique design.
Illustrating Animals With 13 Circles
You can make all sorts of animals using simple geometric shapes. And in this tutorial, Dorota Pankowska shows you how to make 13 different animals in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator before finally editing them with cool animations in After Effects.
Photoshop Tutorial: Advanced Photo Collage Techniques
In this tutorial, Mike Harrison shows you how to blend multiple photos together for a powerful photo manipulation. Learn simple photo collage techniques, how to apply realistic lighting, and more in this thorough tutorial.
Change Colors to Match 2017’s Visual Trends in Photoshop
The bold theme for 2017 is to use bright, contrasting colors. And in this tutorial, Tigz Rice shows you how to transform the boring background of a photo into a clean, and vibrant color.
How to Create a Vintage Film Text Effect in Photoshop
Relive the classic film styles of the 30s and 40s with this fun project. In this tutorial, Chris Spooner shows you how to create a vintage themed text effect using Photoshop’s 3D tools.
How to Create a Winter Background in Adobe Illustrator
Snuggle up with a warm cup of hot chocolate and dig into this fun project. In this tutorial, Laura Martin walks you through the process of creating a simple winter-themed background in Adobe Illustrator.
How to Create an Intense Composite of a Stone Tiger With Blue Flames
In this tutorial, Moustafa Sharaf shows you how to create an incredible fantasy photo manipulation in Adobe Photoshop. Learn how to use basic adjustments, textures, and masks to create this intense tiger photo manipulation.
Create Sensational Sunsets in Adobe Photoshop
Nothing is more beautiful than a photo taken capturing a sunset. And you can create your own magical sunsets with this tutorial. Instructor James Paterson will show you how to create beautiful sunset scenes by stitching several photos together.
Top 5 Tutorials from ThemeKeeper Tuts+ Design & Illustration
Our experts have provided you with many great tutorials this month! Here are five of our most tried and tested tutorials from the Design and Illustration section here at ThemeKeeper Tuts+.
Be sure to check out this month’s Love Week, featuring tutorials dedicated to all things love and wedding related. And see entries from our latest ThemeKeeper Tuts+ Community Challenge: Created By You, celebrating the incredible efforts of our talented community.
VehiclesHow to Create a Side View Surfing Van in Adobe IllustratorAliaksei Kruhlenia
Photoshop ActionsHow to Create a Fur Action Text Effect in Adobe PhotoshopAnderson Luiz
Photo ManipulationHow to Create a Surreal, Emotional Scene With Adobe PhotoshopJenny Le
Logo DesignHow to Create a Geometric Style Logo in InkscapeNick Saporito
AnimalsHow to Draw a Fox Illustration in Adobe IllustratorNataliya Dolotko
10 Incredible Premium Design Assets
Before you go, be sure to pick up some amazing premium design assets from GraphicRiver and ThemeKeeper Elements. Browse the incredible selections of design graphics, fonts, and so much more for high-quality design.
Create a stunning animated GIF with this incredible Photoshop action. This action allows you to apply billowing smoke onto your photos for a cool double exposure effect. Save the final result as a static image or enjoy the animation as a GIF in all its beautiful wonder.
Celebrate your love with this lovely Photoshop action. This action allows you to turn your photos into a sweet Valentine’s Day greeting card with one professional watercolor action. Download this action to enjoy 20 color presets and more!
Enjoy this incredible package of 25 abstract Photoshop brushes. This pack features incredible line wave designs that you can incorporate into any creative project. With high-resolution shapes, you’ll definitely want to add this set to your collection!
Or try your hand at our incredible digital painting tutorials with this huge Photoshop brush pack. Included in this set are 30 Photoshop brushes inspired by traditional art strokes. They’re suitable for any painting or decorative element, so have fun using these brushes for your designs.
Create amazing illustrations with this huge Adobe Illustrator brush set. Included in this set are over 50 Illustrator brushes to make your art stand out. Enjoy the calligraphic styles that are fully editable and 100% handmade.
Get out of the cold and create some stunning art with this brilliant Illustrator brush set. Inspired by natural snow and ice textures, this set features over 30 powerful brushes for a range of effects. Simply draw over your graphics to apply wintry effects instantly!
Create instant embroidered text effects with this amazing Photoshop action. This package features four different actions with three realistic materials and nine different styles. Enjoy this insanely realistic embroidery effect, and transform virtually any text or shape in no time!
Create your own video game-inspired text effects with this amazing package. This package features 12 different styles that are 100% vector and fully editable for easy customization. Download this package to enjoy the free vector backgrounds also included!
Enjoy the sleek design of this brilliant sans-serif font. Developed to inspire your inner epicness, this font features a futuristic stencil design that’s great for logos, headers, and more. Download this font to enjoy the multiple style options.
Handmade-styled graphics are a huge hit in the design industry. And this beautiful handlettering typeface features a stylish brush design perfect for apparel, posters, and more. Included in this package is a full set of letters, numbers, and additional style options.