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
    Combine Hand-drawn Art with PhotoshopDesign and illustration
    Incorporating hand-drawn artwork with Photoshop is a trend that's been around for a while. It's a style that instantly gives your work an edgy feel – and it translates well for both print or web-based projects.Read More…
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    Create a Fantasy Map IllustrationDesign and illustration
    Having the ability to produce a fantasy map is a great addition to any Illustrators' arsenal. Fantasy maps are used extensively in role playing games, in both digital and print media. Although there are some specialist map generator applications available, their results often appear lackluster and uninspiring.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create an Awesome 3D Anaglyph PosterDesign and illustration
    In this tutorial, we'll take inspiration from these movies of yesteryear and recreate a retro B-movie styled poster. I'll walk you through entire creation process, step-by-step using photography and 3D renders.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Big Air Event Poster with Photoshop and IllustratorDesign and illustration
    Create this poster, based on a vert skate competition, using both Photoshop to bring the elements together and Illustrator to assemble the final, print-ready artwork.Read More…
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    Create a Mixed Media MasterpieceDesign and illustration
    Photoshop cannot replicate the spontaneity of a paint splash or an ink splatter; and you won't find a happy accident tool – well not yet anyway! In the first part of this tutorial you'll be encouraged to step away from your screen, then get down and dirty to create your own textures.Read More…
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    Create a Gritty, Action-packed Movie PosterDesign and illustration
    Action movies provide a form of escapism that no other genre of film can. Their advertising posters' strive to capture the fast-paced, action-packed scenes to fuel your adrenaline! This tutorial focuses on designing an advance or teaser poster which are displayed several months prior to the actual films release.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Design, Print and Apply a Surfboard DecalDesign and illustration
    In this tutorial, I'll demonstrate how to design and print your own surfboard decal, as well as how its application is integral to the surfboard's manufacturing process.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Illustrate a Sensitive Subject Using Poser, Cinema 4D, and PhotoshopDesign and illustration
    In this tutorial I'll walk you through a hypothetical brief on creating a magazine illustration. To start off, I'll show you how to painlessly export/import Poser meshes into Cinema 4D, where you'll perform a Boolean operation.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Five-color Magazine Cover using a Spot MetallicPreview day1
    This is an advanced tutorial commissioned especially for Graphic Design Week. I’ll demonstrate how to integrate a spot-color metallic ink into your workflow using InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat Professional. Let's get to it!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Adding Sparkle to Fashion PhotographyDesign and illustration
    In this tutorial, I'll show you how to transform a fashion photograph into a unique, multi-layered Photoshop illustration. You'll be using 3D renders, custom space and cloud brushes, as well as throwing in some cool 3D vectors as Smart Objects for good measure.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Design Cool Game Graphics Using Displacement MapsDesign and illustration
    This tutorial takes inspiration from survival horror game graphics such as Resident Evil and Doom. What makes survival horror games distinctive is that the player often finds himself alone in dark, claustrophobic, vulnerable situations.Read More…
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    Create a Three-Color Illustration for Screen PrintingDesign and illustration
    This tutorial shows step-by-step how to create separated artwork for a screen printed T-shirt.Read More…