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Since all Illustrator objects are vectors it’s much easier to create dynamic effects from basic shapes. Gradients can be applied onto a single shape or they can be created by blending multiple shapes together. I’ll demonstrate the latter technique using a little trick known as the Blend Tool. It’s actually very simple once you learn how to tweak settings and get the gradients working as you intend. 1. Drawing Shapes To get started open Illustrator and create a new blank document of any size. Now draw a shape like a square or circle, or even something more detailed like a polygon. Change the fill color to something other than white so you can see it. You should also remove the stroke from the shape so it just has a solid color. Now draw another shape within this current shape – it can either be larger or smaller. If larger then you’ll need to find the other shape and right-click Arrange > Bring to Front. Now we can move the smaller shape towards the center of the larger shape and blend the colors together. Select the Blend tool from the tools panel by clicking the icon or hitting the keyboard shortcut W. 2. Blurring the Shapes If you want to create a blur effect manually just click within the 2 shapes to create a blurred border. You can add points to the blur effect for manipulation or manual editing. The alternative would be in the menu bar under Object > Blend > Make. Both techniques perform the exact same thing while keeping the two shapes separate. If you…
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Easy Color Transitions with Illustrator’s Blend Tool
In today’s tutorial you will learn how to create a laurel wreath vector with the help of the Pathfinder panel, Blend Tool and Art Brush feature. The techniques described here will help you to easily create any shapes of wreaths, such as wheat, olive leaves and oak leaf wreath. So, let’s get started!
With the onset of spring, I often think of pastels, fresh airy designs, and watercolor effects. So, in the following tutorial I will explain how to create a couple watercolor brushes, transfer those to a watercolor text vector effect, and at the end of the tutorial you can download some Free Vectips Watercolor Brushes!
Here is another new Logo Design Tutorial. The basic formation of this logo includes a band of certain thickness, which makes one round and goes from the backside. There is also a Blend of two…
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Professional Logo Design – Adobe Illustrator cs6 (BLEND)
This tutorial shows you how to work with the blend tool while creating logos. During the logo creation many artists use the blend tool to create some kind of shadows to also add detail to the…
Illustrator Tutorial: Blend Tool Line Logo
Using the blend tool in Illustrator, we`ll show you how to give your icons a trendy “long shadow” effect. Make your web icons really pop!
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Today we will talk about the technique of creating guilloche pattern vectors using the Envelope Distort, Blend Tool and Pattern Brush. Guilloche pattern vectors are commonly used to protect the securities and banknotes from counterfeiting. Usually, to generate a guilloche pattern vector, designers use special expensive software. You might not have known that Adobe Illustrator helps to create guilloche pattern vectors, using only native features. Let’s see how it’s done! Tutorial Details: Guilloche Pattern Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CS2 – CC2014 Difficulty: Beginner Topics Covered: Envelope Distort, Blend Tool and Pattern Brush Estimated Completion Time: 20 minutes Final Image: Guilloche Pattern Vector Step 1 To begin this guilloche pattern vector tutorial, open Adobe Illustrator and create a new document ( Cmd / Ctrl + N ). Your artboard can be any size. The guilloche pattern vector we’ll create will work equally well in the RGB and in the CMYK color modes. Step 2 Take the Pen Tool (P) and draw a wavy line with no fill like shown in the picture below. You do not need to repeat the exact shape of the curve – just place the handles of the start point and end point of the path horizontally. To do this, …
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Tips for Guilloche Pattern Vectors in Under an Hour!
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create dimensional text inspired by vintage packaging designs and logotypes. Pour a cup of coffee, sit back, and let’s create some text with the help of Illustrator effects, the Blend Tool, and textures fit for the branding of a coffee house.
In this tutorial we will learn how to create a vector character using the Pen Tool, linear and radial gradients, Art Brush, Pattern Brush and Blend Tool. For manual …. Adobe Illustrator tutorial : Draw realistic liquids in vector art .
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The Blend Tool is a powerful tool which allows you to create quick and easy blends in Adobe Illustrator. In this quick tip screen cast, I’m going to show you how to create a sunset using primarily the Blend Tool.
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Create a Sunset Scene Using the Blend Tool in Illustrator