Birthed Creative Studio
Birthed Creative Studio is a graphic design studio in Sydney, Australia. Birthed consists of Phil Elder, who manages to balance creative thinking & ingenious ideas with sound logic and fantastic business-managing skills, & Dave Coleman, who manages to forget where he leaves his car keys pretty much every day, but is awesome at design. If you would like to see what happens when Phil & Dave bang heads (or pots) together, visit here! Thanks for checking us out...
  • Design & Illustration
    How To Design a Sweet Linework & Typography ComboThumb
    In this tut, we'll create a quick sketch similar to the style made famous by the ridiculously gifted guys at Mulheres Barbadas. We'll scan our sketch in, ink it up in Flash, move it over to Illustrator for coloring, add some nice typography and finish in Photoshop for some subtle grunge. A graphics tablet of some description will make this tut (and probably your life in general) 90% more satisfying, but isn't essential - if you're nifty with a mouse you'll have no troubles inking up your sketch tablet-less-ly. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Design a Cheeky Koala Mascot HeadPreview
    We're going to put those vector eyes you learned how to make not long ago to some good use! This tutorial will show you how to combine basic shapes with some clever coloring and blending to make a fantastic looking koala character. We'll use some opacity masks, brushes, gradients and effects, in addition to an easy shading technique you'll find yourself using in plenty of other projects. Get ready to tuck into this Aussie-flavored tut!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Set of Shiny Character EyesPreview
    This tutorial will teach you how to create detailed vector eyes that can be used for all sorts of character design projects. The techniques used here are basic and the processes quick and simple, but the result looks great. If you're a beginner, expect to learn a little more about opacity masks, gradients, effects, and handy shortcuts. If you're a more advanced Illustrator user then we encourage you to experiment a bit with the steps shown here! Enjoy!Read More…