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+.
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
    Design and Print a 70s Style T-ShirtDesign and illustration
    Authentic, retro looking T-shirt designs are all the rage these days – so in today's tutorial we'll take a heavy dose of inspiration from the 70s and create a cool, surf-style graphic with tons of retro appeal.Read More…
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    Create a Print-Ready Blu-ray Packaging DesignDesign and illustration
    If you've ever wanted to create your own Blu-ray packaging, then read on. We'll walk you through the entire process of producing a striking blu-ray inlay card and CD surface print design.Read More…
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    Create a Mixed Style CollagePreview
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    Today, we are giving everyone access to a premium tutorial written by senior author, Mark Mayers that demonstrates the process of exploring new styles of illustration by re-mixing existing elements with new ones. This method of working is a great way to quickly develop your own style and inject some individuality into your artwork. It's also a fun way to learn and refine new techniques. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!Read More…
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    Create a Fantasy Underwater SceneDesign and illustration
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    The ocean depths are the least explored of all the world’s ecosystems; and many say that the ocean is truly the last frontier on earth. Beneath the world’s oceans lie rugged mountain ranges, active volcanoes, vast plateaus and almost bottomless trenches that shroud many mysteries.Read More…
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    Use Color-Logic Plug-ins to Create a Metallic Magazine Cover - Part IIDesign and illustration
    In the first past of this tutorial we created a stunning piece of cover art using Color-Logic's metallic plug-ins. Color-Logic enables you to add hundreds of metallic colors and special print finishes into your artwork.Read More…
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    Use Color-Logic Plug-ins to Create a Metallic Magazine Cover - Part IDesign and illustration
    In this two part tutorial I'll show you how to create a magazine cover with maximum shelf appeal. This tutorial is a little special – it's the first one to demonstrate fully how to design with the Process Metallic Color System by Color-Logic.Read More…
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    Create a Biomechanical Floating EcosystemDesign and illustration
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    We're all aware that an ecosystem is a living community of plants and animals that share the same environment, but what happens when the natural world and man-made technology amalgamate to form a harmonious coexistence?Read More…
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    Developing a Diverse Range of Illustration StylesPreview
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    Making a living as an illustrator is a dream for many young artists – but it takes more than dreaming to impress potential clients. A successful illustrator needs flare, persistence and a strong portfolio. Over the years I've experimented with various mediums and techniques to establish a broad range of styles. In this article I'd like to share my thoughts and experiences with using multiple illustration styles, as opposed to fixating on just one.Read More…
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    Create a Surrealist Inspired MasterpieceDesign and illustration
    Today's tutorial takes a heavy dose of inspiration from two of the greatest surrealist painters of all time: René Magritte and Salvador Dali.Read More…
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    Create a Cosmic, Dreamlike CompositionDesign and illustration
    Sometimes a photo will ignite your imagination and inspire you. When I first saw the stock image of the model used in this tutorial, her embryonic-like pose instantly conjured up thoughts of an out of the body experience or a lucid dream.Read More…
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    How to Create Create Cool Retro GraphicsDesign and illustration
    I'm an illustrator and print designer from Cornwall in the UK. I've been using Photoshop since version 3. I also contribute tutorials for some of the worlds leading creative publications. Head over to my website where you can see more of my work.Read More…
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    How to Create a Mythical Creature Photo ManipulationDesign and illustration
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    Mythical creatures have been part of legend and folklore since the dawn of time. These imaginary creatures are often hybrids, or a combination of two or more animals such as a centaur (human and horse) or a minotaur (human and bull).Read More…