CorelDRAW Graphics Suite’s toolbox and dockers are jam-packed with useful tools, options, and settings that may be new to you or as familiar as the back of your hand. This A to Z list breaks down most of the program’s tools, dockers, and functions with links to relevant tutorials showing you what fantastic things CorelDRAW can do. You can check out CorelDRAW X7 for a free 30 day trial to get you started with the program. A Align and Distribute:
What You’ll Be Creating Today I’m going to show you how we can create a flat, minimalist rock card using some of Illustrator’s basic tools such as the Ellipse Tool and Rectangle Tool combined with the power of the Pen and Direct Selection Tools. Buckle up, and let’s get started! Truth be told, I was and probably still am deeply fond of rock music. From the crazy riffs of Pantera to the grungy sounds of Pearl Jam and Nirvana, this culture has always held a big influence over my growing-up years and probably that’s why I still come back to it time and time again. Since I am sure that most of you out there have at least one rock song close to your heart, I decided it would be nice to create a rock-inspired card that could be used for personal projects. 1. Setting Up Our Document Since I hope you already have Illustrator up and rocking, let’s start by creating a New Document by either pressing Control-N or by going to File > New . Once the popup windows shows up, adjust the document’s settings as follows: Number of Artboards : 1 Width : 562 px Height : 638 px Units : Pixels And from the Advanced tab: Color Mode : RGB Raster Effects : High (300 ppi) Align New Objects to Pixel Grid : checked 2. Setting Up Our Layers Once we have created our New Document it’s time to layer it so that we can create a nice, tidy workspace which in the end …
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How to Create a Flat, Minimalist Rock Card Using Adobe Illustrator
What You’ll Be Creating What an eventful month June 2015 has been. Not only is June seen as LGBTQI pride month (although this varies around the globe), but marriage equality has finally come to the USA! To celebrate, I’m overjoyed to share with you how to create your own pride rainbow gradient in Adobe Illustrator and how to apply it over one of your illustrations, so you can show your pride and support for the LGBTQI community!
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a set of detailed balloon pattern brushes and how to use them to create a neat text effect in Adobe Illustrator.
There’s a couple of methods for creating complex circular patterns in Adobe Illustrator. One technique uses pattern brushes, but it involves designing multiple patterns that seamlessly repeat, which can be a difficult task in itself. Alternatively, you can make use of Illustrator’s symbol feature to create a pseudo kaleidoscope effect where a segment of your design is duplicated around a centre point to form a mirrored effect. Follow my step by step Illustrator tutorial to learn how to create a vector mandala pattern of your own. You’ll be surprised at how quickly you can build extremely detailed circular patterns with this process. This is the kind …
What You’ll Be Creating If you haven’t seen Taylor Swift’s video for her hit song, Style , then do yourself a favor and check it out! Not surprisingly it’s a “stylistic” video, and it contains some wonderfully inspiring effects using silhouettes and double exposures. In this series of tutorials I’m deconstructing some of those effects and showing you how to reproduce them in Adobe Photoshop. Taylor Swift’s video for her song Style
What You’ll Be Creating In Mastering Sports Illustration & Design , commercial illustrator and graphic artist
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create the S.H.I.E.L.D. logo in Adobe Illustrator.
What You’ll Be Creating Fan art is one of the most interesting subjects in the creative world for me today. It is very surprising how many great artists in recent years have gotten themselves noticed by producing fan works of popular shows and movies.