Freelance illustrator and designer Mark Mayers is based in Cornwall. With over 18 years’ experience, he can recall life before Macs and is a reformed technophobe.
Mark now writes tutorials for leading publishers worldwide, and has won several awards, including MetalFX Designer of the Year.
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Articles by Mark Mayers
In-Depth: Photoshop Tip: Glide between blends
In-Depth: Photoshop Tip: Use layer comps
In-Depth: Photoshop Tip: Talk to your printer
In-Depth: Photoshop Tip: Recycle It
In-Depth: Photoshop Tip: Be a better selector
In-Depth: Photoshop Tip: Bitmap It
In-Depth: Photoshop Tip: Use Smart Objects
In-Depth: Photoshop Tip: Lighten Up
In-Depth: Photoshop Tip: Brush up on clouds
Tutorial: Create incredible B-movie poster art
Prepare to shock! Terrify! Amaze! Mark Mayers demonstrates how to recreate the shlock B-movie posters of cinema’s golden age.
In this tutorial, Mark Mayers' will show how to convert an existing image or illustration into a 3D image with help from Photoshop.
Tutorial: Create dynamic lighting
Dynamic lighting isn’t new – far from it. The 16th-century Baroque art movement saw artists such as Giovanni Baglione use chiaroscuro (Italian for…
Roll up, roll up for Mark Mayers’ step-by-step guide to using 3D elements for vintage poster effects with Photoshop and the free Daz Studio tool.
Tutorial: Create your own pop art
The pop art movement of the 1950s celebrated the birth of consumer culture, taking mundane things into art galleries. Learn how to create artworks…
Tutorial: Make smashing glass effects
Master a convincing shattering-glass effect that has dozens of applications with this brilliant technique from Mark Mayers.
Tutorial: Create 3D effects
Seamlessly integrate 3D elements using Photoshop Extended.
Tutorial: Design amazing mosaic effects
Create a cool look using Illustrator’s Symbols and Global Colors.
Tutorial: Knockout mixed-media techniques
Mix and match images to stunning effect, with these fantastic tricks from Mark Mayers.