The brand new issue of Digital Arts is now on sale -- where we're revealing our beauty secrets.
Not how we make ourselves look so good when out and about (you what? Ed) - but how you can create your most exquisite art and designs. We’ve turned to the leading practitioners from across illustration, design, digital art and fashion, who reveal how they produce their stunning works – and how you can produce works of their equal.
We’ve also spent some time with typographic art genius Marian Bantjes, whose new book I Wonder is truly a thing of splendour. As usual, the issue features a wealth of tutorials across Photoshop, Illustrator, Painter and After Effects -- from the secrets of painting over photos and 3D vector art to how to get that cosmic look and creation stylish motion typography.
There's also a showcase of the work, artists and technology that you have to know about - including new work from Airside and Tado - and even how to one artist 'printed' knitting using Photoshop.
THE ART OF BEAUTY
We know it when we see it… or do we? Artists discuss their diverse ideas of beauty
A WOMAN OF LETTERS
Marian Bantjes reflects on her new and stunningly ornate collection of essays
Derek Lea shows how Painter's Oil Palette Knife tool can create beautiful painted effects from photos
CREATE QUIRKY 3D IMAGERY IN ILLUSTRATOR
It’s so easy to draw objects by extruding and shading basic shapes, as Thomas Burden explains
BALANCING THE ABSTRACT
Rob Shields tries to impart a sense of harmony to art packed with surreal effects
Overlays can create work with that certain mystical quality. James White walks you through the steps
STYLISING WITH SHAPES
Mart Biemans shows you how the right tracing techniques in Photoshop can produce artwork that seems to be made from hundreds of multicoloured fragments
Ever wanted to animate the lyrics in a pop video? Sam Hampton-Smith pulls it off in After Effects
Two London exhibitions celebrate the role of illustration in fashion
AIRSIDE COMES OUT TO PLAY
Design studio Airside launches an online shop and networking site
Badgemania with Fl@33
Maxon Cinema 4D R12
Red Giant Motion Graphics Suite 10
Boris FX Continuum Complete 7
LaCie 324i Display
Apple 27-inch LED Cinema Display
£300 of stock images
Stylish images from Photostogo. This month’s images feature themes drawn from throughout this issue – from beauty and fashion to stars and galaxies – all at a resolution of around 3,000 x 2,500 pixels.
(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).