The brand new issue of Digital Arts is now on sale -- where you can discover a wealth of techniques across digital painting, photo-illustration and vector artwork. Learn how to create cutting edge vector art with tips and advice from the world's best artists. Be inspired by graduate talent with our picks from this year's D&AD New Blood 2010 exhibition. And get your hands on £405 of stock images, vectors and fonts from Photostogo and Hydro74.

The issue is full of in-depth tutorials created by leading artists, taking you step by step through how to use their favourite techniques. Master light and shadow to tie collages and compositions together, turn a photo into a fiery figure, and build urban type art. Inject meaning and emotion into an image with some simple photography techniques, develop your line art skills for t-shirt motifs, and design a porfolio blog in 8 easy steps -- with no coding required!

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FINE LINES
It requires commitment and effort to master , but vector art can yield spectacular results. Five leading artists share their knowledge.

MASTER ADJUSTMENT LAYERS AND BLENDING
Ignite your imagery with step-by-step instructions on how to illustrate lifelike flames using Photoshop’s paint tools.

CREATE AN ICONIC T-SHIRT ARTWORK
Produce an iconic graphic in Illustrator using vector shapes, line art, and this season’s must-have icon: the owl.

OVERLAY EFFECTS
Inject meaning and emotion into an image with some simple photography manipulation. Tom Starley shows us how it’s done.

EXPERIMENT WITH TYPE ART
Create a trendy text-based logo for London using abstract imagery and a blend of both traditional and digital media.

MAKE THE MOST OF LIGHTING EFFECTS
Discover how expertly chosen colour layers can add texture and mood to composite images.

EDIT A BLOG TEMPLATE IN DREAMWEAVER
Create a stylish WordPress portfolio blog without touching any code.

GRADUATE SHOWCASE
Our pick of the new breed in the D&AD’s New Blood exhibition.

REVIEWS
Adobe After Effects CS5
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5
Autodesk Maya 2011
Leica X1
Canon Ixus 300HS

PLUS

  • £300 of hi-res reference photos 
  • £105 of fonts and vector art by Hydro74

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