Create Japanese Style Artwork

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During my job at Envato, I come across plenty of cool creative tutorials. Over the years there have been plenty of Japanese inspired artwork tutorials that I’ve come across. I’d like to share them you in case you feel like making some art of your own :)


Combine Stock Photography to Create a Sleepy Japanese Village in Photoshop

Japanese art tutorial

We often talk about what an incredible tool Photoshop is to create imaginary scenes from stock photography. In today’s tutorial, we will create a sleepy Japanese village in Photoshop by combining several stock photos.


Create an Illustrated, Japanese Style Hand Fan in Photoshop

Japanese art tutorial

Before air conditioning and the electric box fan the only means that most people had to cool themselves on a hot day was a hand-held fan. Today, we will demonstrate how to illustrate a realistic, Japanese-style folding fan in Photoshop.


Create a Traditional Japanese Koi Carp Illustration

Japanese koi art tutorial

Traditional Japanese paintings are instantly recognizable; their style, composition and colors are a dead give away. Even more so, the subject matter. Koi Carp have been painted and illustrated by the Japanese for centuries and are familiar to people all over the world. This tutorial will take the intermediate Adobe Illustrator user through the techniques and processes needed to imitate what the Japanese have perfected.


How to Make a Repeating Japanese Wave Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Japanese wave pattern tutorial

Repeating patterns can be confusing to make and sometimes creating a quick and easy pattern will leave you with a result that is less than professional. In this basic Quick Tip tutorial you will learn how easy it is to use the Appearance Panel and an arch shape to create a harmonious Japanese Wave Pattern.


Create a Japanese Ukiyo-e Style Print

Japanese print tutorial

Today, we have another Vector Premium tutorial exclusively available to Premium members. If you want to take learn how to create a traditional japanese style print, then we have an awesome tutorial for you. We’ll cover some brush techniques, gradient mesh shading, and more in the creation process of this tranquil, vector print.

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