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Yulia Sokolova
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Attended South Ural State University
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23Apr0. Pro Talks: Interview with a Graphic Designer and Illustrator Yulia Sokolova. Yulia Sokolova is a talented CG-artist, graphic designer, and the author of dozens of inspiring and helpful tutorials. Yulia has worked for companies like Envato, Disney, and Ask.fm.
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You've probably seen a bunch of overlapping semi-transparent photos all over the web as they are super trendy now. 
Ever wanted to make your own double-exposure effect? Here is a quick and easy Adobe Photoshop​ photomanipulation guide from me :)
Try it out and don't forget to share your result! :)
http://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/make-a-trendy-double-exposure-effect-in-adobe-photoshop--cms-23774

#PhotoManipulation #Photoshop #Photo #Effect #DoubleExposure #tutorial #yuzach
You’ve probably seen this interesting effect of two or more overlapping photos on the covers of music albums, in modern magazines and in advertisements. In this tutorial we’ll create a trendy double exposure effect in Adobe Photoshop with the help of Blending Modes and Clipping Masks in a few steps. Let’s do it! | Difficulty: Intermediate; Length: Quick; Tags: Photo Manipulation, Adobe Photoshop, Photo Effects, Double Exposure, Clipping Mask
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Don't miss my new tutorial at Tuts+!
Join me and Draw a Cartoon Pastel Painted Landscape in Adobe Photoshop
http://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-create-a-pastel-painted-landscape-in-adobe-photoshop--cms-23477

‪#‎photoshop‬ ‪#‎drawing‬ ‪#‎draw‬ ‪#‎art‬ ‪#‎yuzach‬ ‪#‎illustration‬ ‪#‎tutorial‬ ‪#‎landscape‬ ‪#‎nature‬ ‪#‎cartoon‬
Nature is the most inexhaustible source of inspiration! Follow me in this tutorial and let’s make a dedication to the beauty of nature by painting a lovely cartoon landscape in Adobe Photoshop, using default brushes with textured edges, creating a pastel drawing effect. We’ll start with a blank page and go through the full process of creating our sketch, enlivening it with colors, and filling our artwork with details. Let’s get started! | Difficu...
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Ahoy there, mateys! 
Check out my Captain tutorial if you haven't seen it yet :)

I had a lot of fun drawing this square-style portrait. 
You can find it at Tuts+ (the link below) and both in Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Creative Cloud twitter blogs as well!

Hope you enjoy!
By the way, I've tested some new Facebook feature - Pirate English! Try switching the language in your FB settings, it's really funny, aye!

#‎vector #‎drawing #‎draw #‎art #‎yuzach #‎illustration #‎illustrator #‎tutorial #‎portrait #‎flat #‎pirate #‎captain #‎square #‎cartoon
Ahoy, mateys! In this tutorial we will learn how to draw a stylized flat portrait of a funny captain, using basic shapes, warp effects and some custom brushes and textures. Get ready and hoist the sails! | Difficulty: Intermediate; Length: Medium; Tags: Portrait, Adobe Illustrator, Illustration, Vector, Cartoon
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Wanna know how to make a whimsy seamless pattern without using a graphic tablet? All you need is a pen and a sketchbook! 
Check out my new tutorial at Tuts+ and learn how to Create a Tea Party Seamless Pattern From a Sketch in Adobe Illustrator

http://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-a-tea-party-seamless-pattern-from-a-sketch-in-adobe-illustrator--cms-22993

#vector #drawing #draw #art #yuzach #illustration #illustrator #tutorial #seamless #pattern #texture #sketch #doodle
In this tutorial you will learn how to make a detailed seamless pattern without using a graphic tablet. Arm yourself with your paper sketchbook and a pen or an ink liner to create a set of elements for your seamless pattern. Then we’ll go through the process of turning our image into vector shapes, coloring them in Adobe Illustrator, and combining them into a colorful and whimsical pattern. Let’s get started! | Difficulty: Intermediate; Length: M...
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Woot! Don't miss it :) How to Create Stylish Flat Space Icons in Adobe Photoshop
#tutorial #photoshop #icons #space #flat
Inspired by recent events in space exploration and discoveries, we’ll go through an exciting process and create trendy flat-style space icons with long shadow effects in Adobe Photoshop, using simple shapes and path operations. Let’s dig in! | Difficulty: Intermediate; Length: Medium; Tags: Icon Design, Icons, Flat Design, Illustration, Adobe Photoshop
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Another quick tip from me :) Fun & easy.
Create a stylish retro logotype and place it on a blurred background made from a photo right in Adobe Illustrator​.

http://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/create-a-retro-logotype-on-a-blurred-background-in-adobe-illustrator--cms-23644

#vector #yuzach #illustration #illustrator #tutorial #logo #logotype #mesh
In this tutorial we’re going to create a stylish retro logotype and place it on a blurred background made from a photo right in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll be using some basic shapes and effects and working with Gradient Mesh to turn our photo into a defocused background. Let’s get started! | Difficulty: Beginner; Length: Quick; Tags: Logo Design, Vector, Adobe Illustrator, Graphic Design, Gradient Mesh Tool
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Yay, looks like spring is finally here! A perfect moment to post my Spring Lady tutorial about digital drawing in Adobe Photoshop​ at Tuts+​ :D
Check it out here if you haven't seen it yet: 
http://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-paint-a-spring-lady-floral-portrait-in-adobe-photoshop--cms-23395

There are also some variations at my Behance​:
https://www.behance.net/gallery/23381769/Spring-Lady

Enjoy!

#photoshop #drawing #draw #art #yuzach #illustration #tutorial #portrait #girl #cartoon
Spring is in the air! Can you already feel it? Join me and get in a warm and sunny mood while drawing this vivid floral illustration of a girl surrounded with gentle flowers and fresh green foliage. Follow through a calming process of digital painting, using the Lasso Tool and standard Photoshop brushes, creating a textured effect. Let's start! | Difficulty: Intermediate; Length: Medium; Tags: Illustration, Digital Painting, Adobe Photoshop, Port...
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Woot! Some more recent stuff from me at Tuts+ - Crazy Sticker Bombing Seamless Pattern made in Adobe Illustrator. Follow this tutorial to create a set of fancy vector characters and use them to build a bright overlapping pattern

By the way, I'm really proud of those guys and girls posting awesome results in comments! Way to go!

#‎vector #‎drawing #‎draw #‎art #‎yuzach #‎illustration #‎illustrator #‎tutorial #‎seamless #‎pattern #‎texture #‎sketch #‎doodle #‎character #‎cartoon #‎animal #‎stickerbombing
Are you ready to twist your mind and create a super-bright and playful seamless pattern with crazy characters? In this tutorial we’ll go through the entire process of developing a sticker bombing stylish pattern, rendering every character with basic shapes and Warp Effects and then gathering the created elements into a fancy overlapping texture with the help of the Pattern Tool. Let’s get started! | Difficulty: Intermediate; Length: Medium; Tags:...
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I've already forgotten that I haven't showed you one of my projects yet. But luckily, today I've found it promoted by Adobe Illustrator on their twitter, yay! :D

http://on.be.net/1MgIm34
Check out my Flat Greyscale Cityscape project at Behance and don't miss the link on the tutorial there if you wish to find out how to build up your own flat city :)

‪#‎tutorial‬ ‪#‎flat‬ ‪#‎vector‬ ‪#‎drawing‬ ‪#‎draw‬ ‪#‎art‬ ‪#‎yuzach‬ ‪#‎illustration‬ ‪#‎illustrator‬ ‪#‎city‬ ‪#‎architecture‬ ‪#‎landscape‬ ‪#‎cityscape‬ ‪#‎greyscale‬ ‪#‎ai‬ 
Ever wanted to feel like an architect and create a model of a city with fancy buildings? This tutorial is exactly for you! Learn how to make trendy flat style houses with basic shapes, Pathfinder operations and the Shape Builder Tool, change color saturation and brightness in a few clicks with the Recolor Artwork function, and make up your own color schemes. | Difficulty: Intermediate; Length: Medium; Tags: Illustration, Vector, Adobe Illustrator...
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My new tut is up at Tuts+ <3 Hope you like it! 
How to Create a Glamorous Cinema Poster in Adobe Illustrator

http://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-create-a-glamorous-cinema-poster-in-adobe-illustrator--cms-22956 

#vector #drawing #draw #art #yuzach #illustration #illustrator #tutorial
The items we are going to create in this tutorial are well known and recognized by everyone who loves movies as much as I do! Let’s go through an exciting process and challenge ourselves by composing a shiny and glamorous cinema poster. | Difficulty: Intermediate; Length: Medium; Tags: Illustration, Adobe Illustrator, Vector, Poster Design, Graphic Design, Print Design, Vibrant
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Check out my new project at Behance - KiKi the Crocodile 
Doodle characters & patterns. 
All vector, made in Adobe Illustrator

http://on.be.net/1E0d639

‪#‎character‬ ‪#‎vector‬ ‪#‎yuzach‬ ‪#‎doodle‬ ‪#‎drawing‬ ‪#‎illustrator‬ ‪#‎illustration‬
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Art maniac
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drawing 24/7
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  • Tuts+
    author of tutorials, 2013 - present
    Wrtiting tutorials about creating vector art in Adobe Illustrator here: http://tutsplus.com/authors/yulia-sokolova
  • Ozersk Panorama Weekly Newspaper
    graphic designer, 2011 - present
  • iJet Media
    cg-artist, illustrator, 2010 - 2010
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Russia, Ozersk, Chelyabinsk region
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YuLia Sokolova (aka Yuzach) is a CG-artist and graphic designer from a small Russian town Ozersk. She can't imagine her life without drawing. She likes fairytale and dark fantasy styles of art as well as retro and sketch-style illustrations.
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artist, illustrator, designer
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  • South Ural State University
    Linguist, 2005 - 2010
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Yuzach