The latest edition of Digital Arts is out today, with a focus on moving beyond the screen and into the real world with tonnes of exciting applications for your artwork. Roll up your sleeves and prepare to see your art as never before.
Screen-printing is hot property right now and we've got the lowdown on everything you need to know to get started -- whether you're pulling prints yourself or preparing them for others to print. Whether you're creating posters, skateboards or any of the myriad products you can screen-print, this is your essential starting point.
One of the most popular things to screen-print is T-shirts -- which is why we've got a whole separate feature on T-shirt design now. It's easier than ever to get your designs made and sold, thanks to open-submission sites such as Threadless. We've spoken to the designers who make these sites work for them, to show how you can make money and build your profile with some clever design know-how.
Your chance to win 100 T-shirts featuring your designs with this brilliant design competition in collaboration with Awesome Merchandise.
For the past 50 years, Penguin's art directors have hand-picked some of the UK's finest illustrators to create its book covers. A new book, Penguin by Illustrators, sees Jan Pienkowski, Alan Aldridge, David Pearson, Quentin Blake, and many more talk about their work for the publisher.
Spot up-and-coming talent in our pick of inspirational illustrators.
Masterclass: Screen-print your designs
Recreate our gruesome cover and learn how to prepare artwork for screen-printing with great tips from gurus Waste.
Masterclass: Create heavyweight 3D poster art
Integrate Daz 3D figures and Photoshop to create vintage poster art styles, with this brilliant step-by-step tutorial from Mark Mayers.
Masterclass: Mile-high type art
Create a fantasy scene in Photoshop, featuring typographic art and ace compositing skills, with help from Fabio Sasso.
Masterclass: Master web-based grids
Adapt your print design skills to web design to create crisp, grid-based layouts, with Craig Grannell.
Project: Vault49's juicy BlackBerry images
The New York illustration studio talk us through a multi-faceted illustration project showing off the diversity of BlackBerry's new range.
Project: Benetton shows its true Colors
The fashion label's in-house magazine features pages that can play video, thanks to augmented-reality wizardry
* Autodesk Softimage 2010
* Red Giant Software Magic Bullet Mojo
* Avid Media Composer 4
* Eizo ColorEdge CG241W
* LaCie Starck Desktop Hard Drive
* Maxon Cinema 4D R11.5
* Ricoh CX2
* Canon Legria HFS11
All the latest industry news, product news, stock collections, fonts, and cool creative stuff!
Free creative CD with every issue!
Get your hands on our outstanding mix of video tutorials, full software and creative resources. This month's CD includes:
* Adobe After Effects video training from Talented Pixie.
• Max Muscles - a face, costume and morph set worth £12 that can be used with the free Daz Studio 3 software, and the Michael 4 Base model to create a strongman figure, as seen in Mark Mayers' great tutorial.
* 20 high-res stock images - a full library from Fotolia.
* Motion-media showcase - the best new music promos, animated ads and short films.
* Masterclass materials - project files to help you complete our tutorials.