Yulia Sokolova
Yuzach Art & Tutorials
My name is YuLia Sokolova (Yuzach). I'm an illustrator and designer, creating fancy art and working with such companies as Envato, Disney, Ask.fm and many others. Most of all I like to create whimsy patterns and textures, unique characters, trendy app stickers and various floral illustrations. I'm proficient with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw. I love writing tutorials and sharing my knowledge! Hope you find some useful tips and tricks to use in your personal artworks :) Enjoy!
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Set of Flat Hiking Icons in Affinity DesignerHiniking%20icons%20affinity textured400
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    Summer is a great season to go hiking and get closer to wild nature. Are you ready for it? In this tutorial we’ll be creating a set of trendy flat icons with hiking items in Affinity Designer. We’ll be using various techniques to create shadows and switching between the Personas, applying grungy texture to our icons. Let’s get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Set of Apple Watch Icons in Adobe IllustratorApple watch icons
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    In this tutorial we’ll create a set of flat icons for Apple Watch that can be found on the original Apple Watch Home Screen menu by default. We’ll be using basic shapes and Warp Effects as well as some more complicated methods of making a trendy user interface design. Let’s get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Detailed Lighthouse Flat Icon in Affinity DesignerLighthouse400
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    In this tutorial we’ll go through a process of creating a lighthouse icon in a trendy flat style in Affinity Designer. We’ll be using simple shapes, such as rectangles and ellipses, and manipulating them with Boolean Operations to transform the shapes. Let’s start!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Colorful Wooden Artist's Palette in Adobe IllustratorPalette wood400
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    In this tutorial we’ll be creating a semi-realistic wooden palette for painting. We’ll use some basic shapes along with a simple freehand drawing, and then we'll add spectacular effects, making the palette look more real with the help of the Image Trace function that will help us to add some texture to our image. Let’s get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Radiant Owl iPhone Case Template in Adobe IllustratorPhone6 template400
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    In this tutorial we’ll go through the process of creating a stylish smartphone case with a colorful, detailed owl. We’ll work with gradients to create a vivid color palette, use the Blend Tool to simplify the process of making the feathers, and add some mesh and other effects to give our case a completed look. Let’s get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Flat Design Rolled Sushi Icon Set in Adobe IllustratorSushi icons isometric tutorial400
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    The increasing popularity of rolled sushi has resulted in the spread of this dish around the world. Nowadays, there are so many variations and fillings that we can all find something to our taste. In this tutorial we’ll create our own rolls and combine them into a set of colorful icons. We’ll create a base with some simple shapes and transformations and then use it to create as many variations as we can by replacing separate details, like in a constructor. Let’s start!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Vivid Video Game Background in CorelDRAW30 game background mesh tree400
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    Visual appearance is one of the main aspects of any game alongside the gameplay itself. In this tutorial we’ll take on the role of a video game designer and create our own repeating background, depicting a colorful orchard. We’ll work with some basic shapes and use Mesh Fill to enliven our objects in CorelDRAW® X7. Let’s get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Design and Recolor a Flat Precious Gems Seamless Pattern in CorelDRAWGems seamless recolor pattern400
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    In this tutorial we’ll be creating an elegant seamless pattern with precious gems in CorelDRAW® X7. Follow the process together with me and learn how to make a set of shiny gems with basic shapes and then build up a repeating pattern using the Duplicate feature and Pattern Fill function in CorelDRAW. We'll finish up by recoloring our pattern in a few clicks with the versatile Color Styles docker and using the Find and Replace function. Interested? Let’s get started! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Design a Hipster Barbershop Facebook Cover in CorelDRAW38 hipster facebook cover cd beard400z
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    In this tutorial we’ll be creating a retro-style banner for a hipster barbershop in CorelDRAW® X7. We will learn how to use various tools for creating curves and segments and drawing hair, rendering a stylish bushy beard. Then we’ll continue by designing a banner and find out how to turn it into a trendy Facebook cover image. Let’s get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Paint a Spring Lady Floral Portrait in Adobe PhotoshopSpringlady tut400
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    Spring is in the air! Can you already feel it? Join me and get in a warm and sunny mood while drawing this vivid floral illustration of a girl surrounded with gentle flowers and fresh green foliage. Follow through a calming process of digital painting, using the Lasso Tool and standard Photoshop brushes, creating a textured effect. Let's start!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Make a Trendy Double Exposure Effect in Adobe Photoshop16 trendy double exposition screen400
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    You’ve probably seen this interesting effect of two or more overlapping photos on the covers of music albums, in modern magazines and in advertisements. In this tutorial we’ll create a trendy double exposure effect in Adobe Photoshop with the help of Blending Modes and Clipping Masks in a few steps. Let’s do it!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Retro Logotype on a Blurred Background in Adobe IllustratorRetro stickers tutorial400
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    In this tutorial we’re going to create a stylish retro logotype and place it on a blurred background made from a photo right in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll be using some basic shapes and effects and working with Gradient Mesh to turn our photo into a defocused background. Let’s get started!Read More…