The brand new issue of Digital Arts is now on sale -- where we're rediscovering our love of drawing! Whether you use a pen or pencil and paper, or a stylus and tablet -- you'll find a wealth of techniques to help you produce a wealth of hand-fashioned styles, and master those tricky elements like hands that most artists have trouble with.
Inside you'll also find a host of great tips for producing amazing art and designs using Illustrator and InDesign – and a report from Adobe's Max conference in LA, where the company has debut a brand new tool.
As usual, the issue features a wealth of tutorials across Photoshop, Illustrator and more -- from mixed media and expert shading techniques to a stylish new take on the often-hackneyed cyborg and how you can use Flash Pro to create iPhone apps. There's also a showcase of the work, artists and technology that you have to know about.
We talk to top creatives from around the world to find out how you can create your best ever hand-fashioned art
10 TOP CREATIVE TRICKS
Illustrator and InDesign tips to boost your creativity
Mixing digital and pencil strokes to create a three-colour painting, Ollie Munden shows how he’s Chasing The Dragon
MIX MEDIA IN PHOTOSHOP
Marry photography, watercolours and textile textures to produce unique artwork, says Murilo Maciel
REPEAT THAT PATTERN
Steven Bonner shows how to repeat graphics to create beautiful homeware designs
THE CYBORG REBORN
Continuing our Classic Effects Reimagined series, Fabio Sasso gives a Photoshop cliché a modern makeover
A SENSE OF PERSPECTIVE
Lacking a sense of depth and atmosphere in your art? Ben Steers shows how to use gradient effects and opacity masks in Adobe Illustrator
IPHONE APP DESIGN
Create and publish an iPhone app in Flash Pro CS5, thanks to Charles Maragna
Adobe Max Conference
Launch of new digital magazine service, plus prototype of new tool
Christmas Cheer for Bristol
Ben Ib reimagines Gerald Scarfe’s animations for Pink Floyd
CREATIVE FREEDOM: Maia & Wignall's SeeNoEvil
Introducing London's hottest meeting point for creative types
Canon EOS 60D
Workstation Specialists WSX-6+
Smith Micro Poser Pro 2010
FontLab Fontographer 5
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX5
G-Tech G-Drive Mobile USB
£300 of stock images
Stylish model shots from Photostogo
(These are provided to purchasers of the magazine only through our Download Zone, so are available to both readers of both the print and digital edition).