Alright, let's have a go at this, shall we?
I'm using Photoshop 7.0. Recently I've been gearing up to make a new layout and a whole bunch of icons as well and I've noticed that vectors seem to be pretty good-looking when done correctly.
My problem is I have no clue how to do anything like that in Photoshop. I know wingding fonts can be helpful but clearly I'd like to be able to do more than draw a line and throw in a wingding or fill up a square with the paintbucket.
So I'm looking for tutorials. Some good specific examples of what I'm thinking of are:asya_17
, but more specifically her Vector Brush Set
. Yes, I replied asking her how she does it. But she has so many replies I'm sure it just got lost (and/or she has better things to do with her time =) ).
Specifically, I'd like to know how people do their curved vectors. Those, truly, are the ones that peak my interest (they tend to look victorian-y to me, if that helps. Like embellishments).
Also, I'm interested in how to make repeating patterns such as the one on woodycakes
' background (especially diagonal patterns like that. Vertical or Horizontal I can do easy enough). It would be nice to know how to do more complicated patterns as well, but beggars can't be choosers.
...and basically just generally anything in that respect. I'm not looking for brushes to do the work for me. Unless that's the magical secret everyone's been using this whole time... but I'd be disappointed if that were true.
I've looked in the memories to no avail and rummaged around the internet but mostly they're not what I'm looking for. I apologize if people think it only vaguely relates to icons.. but I know that this could potentially help people in addition to myself =) If anyone can be of any help (or point me to somewhere/someone that can be) I'd be ridiculously appreciative.