Mark Mayers
Mark's an illustrator and print designer from Cornwall in the UK, who's been using Illustrator and Photoshop since 1995. He also contributes tutorials for some of the worlds leading creative publications. Head over to his website, or his regular tutorial slot over at Psdtuts+.
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Melting Woman for a Fictional Ice Cream AdvertisementDesign and illustration
    The surrealist art movement art movement began shortly after the end of First World War. Artists like Salvador Dali translated the subconscious mind into visual art. Read More…
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    Create an "Inception" Inspired Movie PosterDesign and illustration
    In this tutorial will take inspiration from the Inception movie of a few years ago. The film used breathtaking special effects to create a world of impossible reality. Read More…
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    Create a Post-Apocalyptic Photo-CompositionDesign and illustration
    In this tutorial we will create a post-apocalyptic photo composition that will take inspiration from movies such as Planet of Apes, where an astronaut finds himself marooned on earth thousands of years into the future only to find scattered relics of mankind.Read More…
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    Apply Liquid Effects to Sports PhotographyDesign and illustration
    In this tutorial we'll enhance a sports photo with some cool liquid effects. Choosing your subject matter is the key to pulling off this type of effect – so what could better than an image of a surfer? The aim of this project is not to overwhelm the model, but rather compliment the flow and movement of the original photography. Read More…
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    Create a Novel Pop-Up Holiday CardPreview
    In today's tutorial I'll show you how to produce a memorable holiday card. Pop-up cards are normally cards that, once opened, have an element of surprise making them both memorable and fun to the reader. Read More…
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    Photo Effects Week: Create a Print-Ready Environmental PosterDesign and illustration
    In this project we'll walk you through the entire process of creating a poster design with a strong environmental message.Read More…
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    Create 3D Displacement EffectsDesign and illustration
    Today I'll walk you through the creative process of applying some cool halftone and 3D displacement effects. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create an Alien Portrait Using Photo Manipulation TechniquesDesign and illustration
    Our culture depicts aliens in all shapes and sizes – but what would a creature from another planet really look like? Would it be the classic anthropomorphic, almond-eyed beings from the X-Files and countless Hollywood movies, or would it be so different from our own DNA to be totally unrecognizable?Read More…
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    Create a Surreal Advertising Photo ManipulationDesign and illustration
    Today we'll take inspiration from the surrealist art movement, which began shortly after the first world war. The influence of surrealism can still be seen today, especially in advertising campaigns – how many times have you seen a product depicted out of context, or in an extraordinary juxtaposition?Read More…
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    Design Brand Identity and CD Packaging for a Rock BandDesign and illustration
    In today's tutorial we'll walk you through the process of producing all the elements that go into the making of a professionally produced CD.Read More…
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    Design and Print a Skateboard Deck and T-ShirtDesign and illustration
    Today's tutorial will focus on creating a brand for a fictitious skate company and also applying graphics to a skate deck and T-shirt. We'll demonstrate how to achieve professional results every time – both items were actually printed using the tutorial techniques.Read More…
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    Create a Mother Earth Photo ManipulationDesign and illustration
    In today's tutorial we'll use stock creatively to create a Mother Earth inspired photo manipulation. Attention to detail and observing how light reacts in the real-world are the key factors when combing multiple photographs – all of which have different degrees of light, shadow and color.Read More…