The brand new issue of Digital Arts is now on sale, where you can discover the secrets of illustration. The issue is packed full of tips, tricks and techniques that will transform your work. Inside you'll find our complete guide to create perfect printed artworks on everything from posters and gallery prints to wall stickers and badges; learn how to create tattoo-style illustrations, turn photos into 80s pop graphics and design an op-art poster; read our interview with the creator of the London 2012 Olympic mascots; discover how to build a winning portfolio; and much, much more. Plus you'll get the full 3D suite Daz Carrara 7, £300 of stock images, tattoo vectors and an A2 poster by Simon C Page.

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PUT ART ON YOUR WALLS
Posters, badges, stickers and flyers are are great ways to show off your artworks – and you can make money selling them too

DESIGN A GEOMETRIC RETRO POSTER
Create a complex op-art poster with ease using scripts and InDesign

BACK-TO-BASICS PHOTO ILLUSTRATION REVEALED
Ditch Photoshop’s recently-introduced functions and rediscover old-school comping techniques

COVER TUTORIAL: LEARN TATTOO ILLUSTRATION
Artwork that looks like a tattoo is something every illustrator wants to create. Chris Parks shows you how

PHOTOSHOP’S LAYER EFFECTS EXPLAINED
James White shows you how, with a few tricks, to turn photos into 80s-style pop art

OLYMPIC MASCOT DESIGN
Iris discusses its London 2012 characters, which draw on influences from taxis to designer toys

BUILD A WINNING PORTFOLIO
Leading illustrators reveal how you can best show your work in print and online

CREATIVE FREEDOM - CitID
Norweigan Ink reveal their project to help artists and designers rebrand their cities more creatively

MASTER BRUSH AND LAYER EFFECTS FOR TYPE
Fabio Sasso takes you through Photoshop’s numerous brush and layer settings to create a watercoloured type effect

ANIMATE CAMERA MOVES
Sam Hampton-Smith shows you a simple way to bring stills to life

REVIEWS
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Adobe Illustrator CS5
Adobe InDesign CS5
Daz-Gizmoz Carrara 8

PLUS

  • Daz Carrara 7 - Full 3D software worth £100
  • £300 of hi-res reference photos 
  • A fantastic A2 op-art poster featuring artwork by Simon C Page

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