The blog illustrations above were created using layers and layers of layers of Photoshop, and then a layer-by-layer, pixel-by-pixel process to create each one. The layers and layers of layers process is a technique that I learned from my friend, and is used by many web designers, to create a beautiful, eye-catching website.
If you want to use this technique, you’ll need a bit of an art background, and a great eye. You’ll also need to be able to cut out a lot of layers, so I recommend doing a bit of searching on the web before starting.
The technique can be used to a great success, but it doesn’t have to be. For some people, however, it can be a bit daunting. If you’re one of these people, you can still follow along and learn how to make your own layer-by-layer illustrations in Photoshop.
Youll need Photoshop and some patience. First, it helps to download the free Photoshop plug-in called “Layer Mapper.” Next, you can go to the “Layer Mapper” menu and choose your layers in the menu. Next, you can drag and drop your layers in order to create your illustrations. To make this process faster, if you can, you can use the free online tool called LayerMate.
You can download a free Photoshop tutorial here. You can also click here to download Photoshop Elements.
I’m not sure if this is a good idea, but I have a friend who can’t draw. She has a very good sense of anatomy, but she is so bad at it that she can’t even draw a good pencil drawing. So, I thought the best way to help her learn how to draw would be to give her some illustrations to draw.
LayerMate is a free tool that lets you change your images in Photoshop so that they can be easily used in blogs. You can download a tutorial here. You can also click here to download Photoshop Elements.
That’s it! That’s all I can think of! It’s a real eye opener for me. If you are interested in creating awesome illustrations (or even just learning to draw), I recommend starting with LayerMate.
I have downloaded Photoshop Elements, but I don’t like the way that it looks. I am willing to try it again to see if it can be improved.
But for now, I’ll stick to Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. I know Adobe has a free trial version, but I’m not sure if you can use it on your Mac or Windows PC.