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Harness the power of the Transform effect by turning a simple circle into a psychedelic, swirling vortex, using Adobe Illustrator. We’ll start with a simple gradient filled ellipse and then we’ll see what happens when you play with the Transform effect.
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In the following steps you will learn how to create a circuit board text effect in Adobe Illustrator. In the beginning you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create the main circuit board shape using basic tool and effect along with some Pathfinder options. Moving on, using basic vector shape building techniques and taking full advantage of the Transform effect and the Snap to Gird feature you will lean how to create the circuit paths. Finally, using mostly the Appearance panel, you will learn how to create a chip and some smaller circuit board components. 1. Create a New Document and Setup a Grid Hit Control + N to create a New document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, enter 600 in the width box and 355 in the height box then click on the Advanced button. Select RGB , Screen (72ppi) and make sure that the Align New Objects to Pixel Grid box is unchecked before you click OK . Enable the Grid ( View > Show Grid ) and the Snap to Grid ( View > Snap to Grid ). For starters you will need a grid every 5px , so simply go to Edit > Preferences > Guides > Grid , enter 5 in the Gridline every box and 1 in the Subdivisions box. You should also open the Info panel ( Window > Info ) for a live preview with the size and position of your shapes. Do not forget to set the unit of measurement to pixels from Edit > …
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Create a Detailed Circuit Board Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator
We all know that Adobe Illustrator is the most powerful graphic design software which can create amazing text effects. In today's article we collected for … How to Create a Vector Grass Text Effect
I’ve never hidden that I’m a vector purist. I like my vector art without raster elements, without blurs, without drop shadows, without Photoshop effects. So when Adobe Illustrator CC was announced, the feature of Image Brushes – brushes which can be made from raster objects (such as PNGs, JPGs etc…), I felt a little let down. The war on raster is being fought on the vector battleground! However, it wasn’t until I decided to play with this new feature, I found a very interesting and incredibly useful quirk. Ever wanted to create a custom brush but then you’re presented with a pop up saying that you can’t do it because… you’ve got a gradient in there! Ugh. After all those detailed elements you’ve created, a gradient is getting in the way. You could however replace the gradient with a blend and clipping mask, but aha… there is another way! 1. Create a Brush Containing a Gradient Step 1 I’ve created a quick example here of an instance where you’d like to use a brush which may include a gradient. This is a quick illustration of a leaf. Within the graphic is a stem – which includes a stroke with a Width Profile , two halves of a leaf and a shape which covers the whole shape underneath, …
In the following steps you will learn how to turn simple USB stick illustration into a nice sign in button. It’s another one of those tutorials that focuses a lot on the Appearance panel. We’ll start with a simple rectangle, the Rounded Corners effect and some simple Pathfinder and Transform options. Once we get the stating shapes we’ll move inside the Appearance panel where we’ll use a bunch fills and strokes along with a lot of effects and some blending techniques. For the final touches we’ll use a simple piece of text and some basic vector shape building techniques along with some new effects. 1. Create a New Document & Setup a Grid Hit Command + N to create a New document. Enter 600 in the width box and…
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How to Create a Unique USB Sign in Button in Adobe Illustrator
In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed keyboard buttons illustration. You’ll see how powerful the Appearance panel can really be! For the main part of the button you will use a simple rectangle with fourteen fills, linear and radial gradient, three strokes, some basic blending techniques and over fifty effects. In the end, taking full advantage of the Appearance panel, you will only need four rectangle, the background shape plus the little pieces of text. Step 1 Hit Command + N to create a new document. Enter 600 in the width box and 450 in the height boxes then click on the Advanced button. Select RGB, Screen (72ppi) and make sure that the “Align New Objects to Pixel Grid” box is unchecked before your click OK. Enable the Grid (View > Show Grid) and the Snap to Grid (View > Snap to Grid). Next, you’ll need a grid every 1px. Go to Edit > Preferences > Guides > Grid, enter 1 in the Gridline every box and 1 in the Subdivisions box. You can also open the Info panel (Window > Info) for a live preview with the size and position of your shapes. Do not forget to replace the unit of measurement to pixels from Edit > Preferences > Unit > General. Al these options will significantly increase your work speed. Step 2 We’ll start with the background. Using the Rectangle Tool (M), create a shape the size of your artboard, fill it with R=225, G=225, B=225 and focus on the Appearance panel. Add a second fill for this shape using the Add New Fill button from the bottom of the Appearance panel. Select this…
Any grayscale PSD (Adobe Photoshop document) can be used as a custom texture in Adobe Illustrator. In this screen cast, learn how to create a Photoshop texture without ever leaving Illustrator, then use it with the Texturizer effect. Illustrator has tons of built-in textures under the Effects menu that you can apply to any object. But why use an out-of-the-box texture when you can easily create your own?
Learn how to create text labels using Illustrator effects. Once you create this effect, you can apply it to any text and the size will update automatically.
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Quick Tip: How to Create Dynamic Labels Using the Convert to Shape Effect
Pullquote. WidthScribe – amazing new Illustrator plugin to download and try now! Vector Skyscrapers. In this tutorial we will learn how to create the effect of linear perspective using the Width Gradient Tool, which is one of the tools of the new …