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In this tutorial you will learn how to create a semi-realistic vector TV Remote in Adobe Illustrator. You will find out how to add shadows and highlights to your TV Remote using different Blending Modes and how to create several other interesting effects. Let’s begin!
This post is all about inspiring you to create awesome vector illustrations. This week’s inspiration theme – GRADIENT MESH. Check these vector “beasts” out, and feel free to comment your theme ideas for the next vector inspiration roundup!
Wreaths are a popular addition to traditional looking logos and emblems, and creating them is easy in Adobe Illustrator. In this tutorial you will learn how to quickly create a wreath for emblems, logos or stamps. 1. Create a Leaf Shape Step 1 After creating a New document, draw an oval using the Ellipse Tool (L) . Apply the color R=171, G=187, B=64 . Step 2 Now you need to make sharp two anchor points (in the top and bottom). Grab the Convert Anchor Point Tool (Shift-C) and click on these two points when the oval is selected. You’ll get a leaf. Step 3 Incline the new shape to the left with the Free Transform Tool (E) . 2. Create a Stem Draw a line using the Line Segment Tool () . Set the stroke color at R=118, G=127, B=32 . Make sure that you select Round Cap on the Stroke panel. Place the leaf on this stem. 3. Create a Berry Create a circle (R=158, G=25, B=19) using the Ellipse Tool (L) . After that create a thin rectangle (R=118, G=127, B=32) using the Rectangle Tool (M) . Put the circle over the rectangle. It is a simple graphic berry. 4. Place the Leaves and Berries on the Stem Step 1 Incline a berry to the left and put it near a leaf on a stem as shown below. Step 2 Select a leaf and a berry together: click in turn on each holding the Shift key…
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Quick Tip: How to Create a Traditional Wreath in Adobe Illustrator
In this tutorial we are going to take a walk through the process of vectoring my rendition of the “Queen of Hearts” playing card with an eccentric young girl who has an old-school sleeve tattoo. I’ll be using various Adobe Illustrator brushes and tools to create this illustration, so let’s get stuck in. 1. Create the Line Art Step 1 I always start my work by placing a quick sketch into Adobe Illustrator. This time I’ve made my sketch image in Adobe Photoshop. While sketching, add as many details as you can to make your concept more interesting and whimsical. It will make it easier to visual the whole composition and make it easier to trace your line art from. Step 2 After embedding your sketch into the Artboard, start making the smooth outline. For this purpose, take the Blob Brush Tool (Shift + B). Set the Angle to 40 degrees and Roundness to 90%. While drawing, vary the Size and Variation of your brush from 2px to 4px, making the outer lines (such as hands, back and outer line of hair) more solid and the inner lines (face parts, minor strokes on body) – thinner. Step 3 Add fluffy eye-lashes with Pencil Tool (N) by drawing a random zigzag lines. Edit them with Direct Selection Tool (A) by dragging the anchor points up and down, making the lashes look more natural. Step 4 Let’s style some bushy brows. For this purpose we’ll create a simple…
In this tutorial I would like to show you a few techniques on how to create a typography poster perfect for closing of summer. We’ll be editing a pre-made font, adjusting a pre-made pattern and using quick and easy techniques to turn a simple illustration into a beautiful poster. 1. Set Up Your Document We will be creating a standard 18 x 24in poster. Let’s begin by creating a New document at that size. When creating the document be sure to change the Document Profile to Print and adjust the units to Inches and ensure the Color Mode is set to CMYK . Since our background design goes to the edge of the paper, this poster requires a bleed. The bleed margin adds an extra 0.25in on all four sides making our document 18.5 x 24.5in overall. If this poster had white edges, it would not require a bleed margin. Our overall design won’t go too close to the edge of the paper so we won’t need to worry about a safety area around the inside of the Artboard. Just note, if you plan on adding extra details near the edges of the Artboard it would be best to make them at least 0.25in in from the edge. 2. Create a Color Palette Step 1 With the Artboard complete let’s create our color palette that we’ll be working off of throughout the piece. With the Rectangle Tool (M) draw three squares side by side leaving about the same amount of space between them and fill them with the following colors. Because our typography piece is summer themed I thought I’d choose muted tones indicative of the ocean. So one…
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Create a Sticky Summer Typography Printable Poster in Illustrator
In this tutorial we will learn how to create a cute Teddy Bear and some school themed items. We’ll be using basic shapes and the Pathfinder panel, so you don’t need a graphic tablet or advanced drawing skills for making up such character. Let’s dig in! 1. Form the Bear’s Head and Face Step 1 Create a New document of 700 x 700px size and Color Mode – RGB . Step 2 We’ll start with the Teddy’s head. Grab the Ellipse Tool (L) and make a circle. Allow it to be a bit squashed, don’t make it perfectly round. Fill the circle with radial gradient from light brown ( R=247, G=190, B=96 ) to darker brown ( R=212, G=132, B=67 ). Move the center point of the gradient up a bit to make it look like the light source is somewhere above our Teddy Bear. Step 3 Go on…
In this tutorial, I will show you how to draw a retro typography design from scratch, then add dimension, tones and gradients and then bring it all to life! I’ll be working from a sketch and rendering it in Adobe Illustrator. I’ll then finish it off in Adobe Photoshop. Let’s get started! 1. Sketch Your Concept Before you start, it’s always a good idea to make a rough pencil sketch of your idea. Even if you don’t redraw it exactly in Adobe Illustrator, it can serve as a reference later on. 2. Create a New Document and Set Up the Guides Step 1 Create a New Document by going to File > New (Control + N) . Use the following document size: Width set to 280mm , Height set to 340mm . Step 2 Select the Line Segment Tool () , and while holding down Shift draw a horizontal line across the width of the document, somewhere in the top fourth of the page. Set Fill Color (X) to none and Stroke Weight to 1pt . Using the Rotate Tool (R) rotate it by 10° , then duplicate it downwards with the Selection Tool (V) while holding down Alt + Shift . Press Control + D to duplicate the line again to an equal distance. Let’s name our current layer ‘Guides’ and lock it. Create a new layer and name it ‘Typo’ . 3. Create the Typo We will now create our typo using geometrical shapes only: lines, circles, and rectangles with rounded corners. Every single letter is created using these shapes, so there’s no big trick here, we basically have to cut up circles of different sizes and…
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Create an Awesome Chrome Typography Piece in Illustrator
Tutorial Details. Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5; Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate; Topics Covered: Basic Tools and Effects, Transform techniques and the Appearance panel, Basic Blending and Vector Shape Building
While I’m no pro videographer I do enjoy creating videos of my adventures on an amateur level. Recently I’ve been editing loads of footage from our road trip honeymoon in the USA, so I thought I’d share some of the techniques I’ve developed in Adobe Premiere to create cool vintage or retro style video effects. In this tutorial I’ll show you how I created an old style discoloured effect with film burns. Adobe Premiere vs Final Cut Pro When I first got started editing video on my Mac I used Final Cut Express, but I found the application pretty difficult to learn (plus it never seemed to support my footage!). I soon migrated over to Adobe Premiere and found it much easier to use, with many of the effects and tools having similar menu locations and names to those we’re all familiar with in Photoshop. While this tutorial is based on Adobe Premiere the same effects can be created in Final Cut Pro (or even Express), you’ll just need to dig through the menus to find the correct settings. For instance, Photoshop style blending modes appear under …
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How To Create Vintage Video Effects in Adobe Premiere
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?