Oct 13

20 tutorials for learning and mastering Pixelmator

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 03:00 — julie


Pixelmator has to be one of the best unknown design tools currently out there. Its one of the best alternative’s to Photoshop if you can’t afford the heft price tag, which comes along with adobe products.

The compilation features a great collection of pixel mac tutorials, perfect regardless of your skill whether your a veteran pixel mac user or a complete novice. One of the biggest advantages of using pixel mac is the fact that it has a lot of very similar tools to Photoshop, so a lot of the same results which can be achieved in Photoshop can also be accomplished also in pixel mac.

1. 80’s Style Text Effect in Pixelmatorpixel mac thumb 20 tutorials for learning and mastering Pixelmator

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a very nice text effect inspired by the colors and some light effects used in the work of a great digital artist who uses the name Empire.

2. Build an Impressive Vault Graphic in Pixelmatorvector vault 20 tutorials for learning and mastering Pixelmator

This weeks Pixelmator tutorial will focus on 3D object creation. You’ll work with vector shapes, gradients and even create beveled edges to build a sleek vault even Batman would install in his lair.

3. Super Easy Furry Text in Pixelmatorfur text thumb 20 tutorials for learning and mastering Pixelmator

So in this tutorial it will show you how to create a Furry Text Effect using Pixelmator. The whole process won’t take you more than 30 minutes and it is without any doubt a very useful technique for future projects.

4. Design a Retro Futuristic Poster in Pixelmatorretro futuistic poster 20 tutorials for learning and mastering Pixelmator

This futuristic poster is very fun to do, and you can play with colors and sizes, so this is easy to do!

5. Playing with Vectors in Pixelmatorpixel mator abduzeedo 20 tutorials for learning and mastering Pixelmator

So in this tutorial It will show you how to create a poster using the vector tool in Pixelmator mixed with some textures and basic painting tools. The whole process won’t take you more than 45 minutes and I am sure you will like the outcome.

6. Age your Photos into Instant Classics with Pixelmatorage your photos 20 tutorials for learning and mastering Pixelmator

Aging your photos is so easy in Pixelmator, you’ll have more flexibility and can be more creative than just pushing a button in an app. No this isn’t a stock photo, I took it myself with my iPhone. So get out there in your own town and grab a shot of something no one else has, and make it unique.

7. Captain America Shield in Pixelmatorshield thumb9 20 tutorials for learning and mastering Pixelmator

In this tutorial it will show you how to create the Captain America Shield using Pixelmator only. The process is quite simple and won’t take you more than 30 minutes.

8. Text as Shaperainbow text1 20 tutorials for learning and mastering Pixelmator

In this tutorial it will show you how to create the Captain America Shield using Pixelmator only. The process is quite simple and won’t take you more than 30 minutes.

9. Awesome Light Effect in Pixelmatorlight pixel mator thumb 20 tutorials for learning and mastering Pixelmator

In this tutorial It will show you how to create a really cool light effect playing with some photos and basic filters in Pixelmator. The effect is quite simple and it won’t take you more than 30 minutes to achieve the same effect.

10. Clouds Text Effect in Pixelmatorclouds 20 tutorials for learning and mastering Pixelmator

In this tutorial, It will show you how to create a text made up of clouds in ten very simple steps, solely using brushes, blending, and basic filters. The technique is extremely simple and can be used to create all sorts of text effects as well.

11. Sweet Cookies Typography in Pixelmatorsweet 20 tutorials for learning and mastering Pixelmator

In this tutorial it will show you how to create a nice text effect using basic filters and some stock images. The result is really good for the amount of time required to achieve it.

12. Retro light effects – Pixelmator Tutorialretro 20 tutorials for learning and mastering Pixelmator

In this tutorial it will show you how to create a nice text effect using basic filters and some stock images. The result is really good for the amount of time required to achieve it.

13. Bring Your Own Siri Icon to Life!siri icon 20 tutorials for learning and mastering Pixelmator

You’ll want to download the resources before you start. If you haven’t done it already, install the Circles quartz filter and the gradients. Since this is a more advanced tutorial you’ll notice I’ll assume some things, one is “Put everything on a new layer” even if I don’t say it. Also you should know how to deselect a selection after we are done using it (CMD > D ), unless I mention to keep using it for another step.

14. LCD Style Effect in Pixelmatorneon text effect 20 tutorials for learning and mastering Pixelmator

In this tutorial It will show you how to create a LCD style text effect using Pixelmator. The whole process is quite simple and won’t take you more than 30 minutes.

15. Create a Simple 3D Metal Bucket in Pixelmatormetal cup2 20 tutorials for learning and mastering Pixelmator

For those just getting the hang of how Pixelmator works, this is a great tutorial to follow. It will sharpen your skills without being overly complicated and lengthy. You’ll notice I use a lot of keyboard shortcuts in these tutorials.

16. Hexagons Bokeh Effect in Pixelmatorhexagons1 20 tutorials for learning and mastering Pixelmator

More than two years ago, I created an image of a digital bokeh using Pixelmator that became incredibly popular on the Internet. I easily created the image using Pixelmator’s filter, which was new at the time, called Defocus. I simply applied the filter and added a gradient overlay layer to create the effect. Therefore, in this tutorial, I will show you how to create a bokeh effect in a slightly different, but simple manner to achieve a beautiful outcome.

17. Retro Pop Artpopart thumb 20 tutorials for learning and mastering Pixelmator

In this Pixelmator tutorial you will create a Retro Pop Art style design, common in the 1950s. We will be combining stock images, color, brushes and textures to give our design a vintage comic book appearance.

18. Hipster Text Effect in Pixelmatorhipster 20 tutorials for learning and mastering Pixelmator

Every time I checked Dribbble I see a bunch of posts with this sort of vintage typography style. It’s a very interesting look and very trendy nowadays. With that in mind I decided to improve my skills by trying to replicate this look and feel using Pixelmator. I will also post a tutorial using Photoshop, Fireworks and CSS.

19. Light Leak Effectlight leak3 20 tutorials for learning and mastering Pixelmator

Easily create stunning, retro-artistically illuminated images with a gorgeous Light Leak effect.

20. Colorful Bird Poster colorful bird1 20 tutorials for learning and mastering Pixelmator

Nice and worm time of holidays is getting to an end and it’s time to start new works again. However,  the mood of summer is still here, so I decided to create something cheerful and colorful, because that’s the best words to describe my summer this year!


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