Russell Tate
I am a designer/illustrator working in Sydney Australia, I enjoy character illustration and logo design. My Motto: "You can only be young once, but you can always be immature." I try not to take my work too seriously and like to treat what I do as having fun. Having said that, some of the projects that give you the most frustration in the beginning often turn out to be the best - go figure!
Latest Posts
  • Design & Illustration
    Effects
    Quick Tip: The Real Deal on Creating Chrome!Previewjpg
    Vector drawing programs often supply templates for metallic finishes, but they can look like soft bands of blue and grey (silver) or yellow and brown (gold). Today I'm going to show you how to put a custom metallic finish with depth on your artwork and really turn your vector thing, into bling! Because I'm a simple kind of guy, there will be no transparency, mesh or 3D extrusion in this example, just a few cheeky tricks of the trade. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Illustration
    Drawing with Limited Colors in Adobe Illustrator®Preview
    We have another great Vector Plus tutorial available exclusively for Plus members today. If you want to learn how to work effectively with a limited color palette when illustrating, then we have an awesome tutorial for you. Sometimes when illustrating for mediums with restrictive color use, like T-shirts, or just for a change from the thousands of colors we have available in our color palettes, illustrating in a reduced color palette can be fun...and challenging!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Illustration
    Retro Drawing and Shading with Adobe IllustratorDesign and illustration
    With illustrating on computers it's always tempting to use all the bold and bright colors that appear in the default color palettes. Sometimes though, fewer colors and slightly softer shades will give your work a certain warmth and charm that will leave folks wondering if it was created on a computer at all!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Typography
    Ultimate Type TwistingDesign and illustration
    So, have you ever wanted to twist type in a way that is a little more advanced than some of the options you have seen with the Warp feature?Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Techniques
    Learn How to Draw Hand-crafted Pixel Art in PhotoshopPreview
    In this tutorial, legendary Aussie illustrator Russel Tate teaches you how to draw with pixels. You'll learn how to create awesome artwork in the style of eBoy and Army of Trolls. This article was kindly shared with Psdtuts+ by iStockphoto as part of a knowledge exchange between the two sites. Read on and enjoy!Read More…