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Pixelmator Tip #60 – How To Quickly Create A Color Splash Effect

The color splash effect is frequently used by photographers and designer to great effect. Using this Pixelmator technique, it is quite easy to isolate a single color within the image and create this effect. This works best if the color of the subject stands out from the background. In this tutorial, we will show you a quick technique […]

Pixelmator Tip #52 – How To Create Your Own Custom Paint Brush

Being able to create your own paint brushes in Pixelmator is one of the basic tools you will use quite a lot as a graphic designer. In this tutorial we will show you how to quickly create you own paint brush from text. The final image: Here is what you will create by the end […]

Pixelmator Tip #50 – How To Make BB-8 Droid From Starwars

Today is a special day, it is our 50th Pixelmator tutorial, and as a special treat we are going to show you step by step how to make our favourite new droid, BB-8, from Starwars Episode 7 – The Force Awakens. We have to warn you that this is a medium to advanced tutorial and will take […]

Pixelmator Tip #46 – How To Design A Simple Sexy Login Form

As part of expanding our Pixelmator tutorials into UI/UX design, we thought a tutorial on creating a simple login form, would be useful for our users. In this tutorial we show you how to create a simple sexy login form using Pixelmator. Whether it’s a website or app, a login form is crucial to the […]

Pixelmator Tip #45 – How To Recreate The Awesome Apple WWDC15 Poster

Every WWDC poster from Apple is a piece of art in itself, and this years WWDC15 poster does not disappoint. It uses simple geometric shapes and vivid colours to delight. We love this poster for its simplicity and yet its complexity, so in this tutorial we will show you how to recreate the Apple WWDC15 […]

Pixelmator Tip #42 – How To Create Simple UI Buttons – Glossy Buttons

In this tutorial we show you how to create simple glossy buttons using basic techniques in Pixelmator. This article is part of a new series of tutorials for creating UI/UX designs in Pixelmator. Preview We are going to show you how to create the 9 most common types of buttons for UI / web design, so we […]

Pixelmator Tip #41 – How To Create UI Buttons – The Basics

In this tutorial we show you how to create simple UI buttons using some basic techniques in Pixelmator. This article is part of a new series of tutorials for creating UI/UX designs in Pixelmator. Preview We are going to show you how to create the 9 most common types of buttons for UI / web design, […]

Pixelmator Tip #40 – How To Create A Brushed Metal Texture

In this tutorial, we’ll show you a simple technique to create a realistic brushed metal texture using Pixelmator. Step 1: Create a new document – we use our standard 400x400px set at 72px resolution for patterns or textures. Step 2: Create 2 layers. On the first layer, fill it with a nice grey colour #c0c0c0 using […]

Guest Post – How To Draw Batgirl by Jamie Edwards

In our first guest post, an amazing Pixelmator artist, Jamie Edwards, shows us how he creates his style of graphic art by teaching you how to draw Batgirl. Artist Bio: Jamie Edwards Jamie Edwards is an awesome Pixelmator ninja, and author of BattleBay series of kids fiction (now available on iTunes for free). In his spare time he has […]

Pixelmator Tip #38 – How To Create An Adorable Valentines Card

Valentine’s day is almost upon us, and if you’re thinking of doing something nice for someone special, why not follow this Pixelmator tutorial and make an adorable card with a heart made of ribbons. The final product: Here is what you will be able to create by the end of this tutorial. Romantic indeed. So let’s […]