What You’ll Be Creating It’s summertime—the time to hit the beach or take a sail. What better time to decorate with a nautical pattern that’ll repeat perfectly? In this tutorial, you will learn to create marine life wallpaper in a vintage style, using Adobe Illustrator. You will use the Pencil Tool to draw different elements, and learn to make the wallpaper seamless. You can follow these steps precisely to make the nautical pattern pictured above, or you can use the steps this tutorials shows to make a pattern with any objects you’d like that repeats perfectly. 1. Creating the Marine Life elements Step 1 Press Control-N button to create a new document at size 600 px in the width and height. Select the Pencil Tool (N) and on the Stroke panel, select Round Cap . Then adjust the Pencil Tool (N) options: double-click on it on the Tools panel ( Window > Tools ) and in the new dialogue window, make Tolerances Fidelity 3 pixels and Smoothness 40% . Check Fill New Pencil Strokes and then press Okay . Let’s draw a seagull as in the image below. To close the path, you need to hold the …
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What You’ll Be Creating Mastering calligraphic letters is one thing, but how do you make those fancy flourishes that appear so often on wedding invitations? In this tutorial, I’m going to show you some easy ways to make both asymmetrical and symmetrical flourishes so that you can elevate any invitation you write this year. I’ll be continuing the theme from my drop cap tutorial by making a special bit of stationery for Sherlock Holmes. What You’ll Need Scratch paper Bristol paper Pencil Ballpoint pen (optional) Pen holder Pen tips (as many as you want) Ink Eraser Ruler 1. Practicing Asymmetrical Flourishes Step 1
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What You’ll Be Creating In this screencast, you’ll learn how to create two different types of custom brushes, and use those to quickly draw a dandelion silhouette.
Create a Dandelion in Adobe Illustrator Using Two Custom Brushes
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I recently received a great tutorial suggestion from a reader named Brigid who asked if I could create a guide to creating an origami style illustration. We’ll use Adobe Illustrator to tackle this design for its advanced shape editing abilities and make particular use of Smart Guides to perfectly align our vector paths. Once the outline of our origami inspired design is complete we’ll then bring it to life with vibrant colours, resulting in a modern graphic that would look great as part of a logo design. The design we’ll be building in this tutorial is an origami inspired graphic that makes use of hard angled lines to create intersecting shapes which mimic paper folds. A good place to start is Google Images to gain an idea of the shapes we’ll need to use create a simplified outline of our subject, which in this case is a hummingbird. It’s also a good idea to familiarise yourself with the general shapes of real life origami creations. Using an image as reference, use the Pen tool to draw a simplified outline using just single clicks to create straight lines. Complete the shape by closing the path at the start point. Turn on Smart Guides (CMD+U) to make it easy to align the next series of paths to the existing anchor points. Smart Guides will show little green notifications when you’re snapped to an anchor point, so use the Line tool to intersect the shape between various corners. When you’re happy with the number of segments draw a selection…
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How To Create an Origami Style Logomark in Illustrator
What You’ll Be Creating Snakes are one of the most-drawn animals, if not the most drawn animal. They’re considered to be very simple, with no legs or special muscles that need to be defined. There’s only a head (without ears!) and a long tail—what can go wrong? So, welcome to the perfect start into the world of animal drawing: a guide to drawing snakes! I’ll show you how to draw both venomous and harmless snakes, and how to draw their scales and patterns realistically. We won’t focus only on one species, but rather will look at the techniques you need to draw any part of any type of snake. Aafter going through this tutorial, you should be able to draw most varieties of snakes almost effortlessly. 1. Snake Bodies Basic Anatomy Let’s start with some basics about snakes’ anatomy. We tend to see think of snakes as
In this lamp vector tutorial, you will learn how to create a Bubble Lamp Vector by applying a semi-realistic glass texture effect, which you could then transfer to so many other projects. You will learn how to combine the Clipping Mask and the Gaussian Blur in order to create shadows and highlights to your lamp vector illustration, and you will also learn to use the Pathfinder Panel and the Transparency Panel. Let’s begin!