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What You’ll Be Creating It’s time to update the look of your desktop icon set starting with the icons for your music player or MP3s. With this sticker-style icon tutorial, you’ll learn how to combine gradient shapes, effects in the Appearance panel, and offset shapes in order to quickly render circles into the start of a great icon set in Adobe Illustrator CC 2014. 1.
Create a folded paper style Rainbow Hexagon Pattern Vector with a single hexagon, a few line segments and a few triangles. Layering gradients really makes this hexagon pattern vector pop! Tutorial Details: Rainbow Hexagon Pattern Vector Program : Adobe Illustrator CS6-CC 2014 Difficulty : Beginner Topics Covered : shape Building, Gradients, Pattern Options Panel Estimated Completion Time : 45 Minutes Final Image: Rainbow Hexagon Pattern Vector Step 1 To begin this Rainbow Hexagon Pattern vector tutorial, we’ll start with a New Document in Adobe Illustrator . The overall size is your choice. I wound up changing my Artboard size several times, initially starting with 3 in. x 3in. Using the Polygon Tool , draw a six-sided object, keeping the top side flat (rather than rotating it to a point. For now, keep the fill color at null and choose a dark stroke color. Step 2 Using the Line Segment Tool (/) , draw a line from the top right corner to the middle left corner (see below). Repeat with a line from the top left corner to the bottom left corner. Step 3 Repeat Step 2 , this time going from the middle left corner to the bottom right corner. Step 4 Continue going around the hexagon, drawing lines with the Line Segment Tool until you have six lines that touch each corner…
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Put a Hex on Your Designs with this Hexagon Pattern Vector!
Sweeten up your text art with this strawberry text effect tutorial. Learn how to use custom brushes and the appearance panel to your advantage when customizing typography.
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 On June 18th, Adobe rolled out some updated features for their latest release of Adobe Illustrator CC 2014. Included in the update was an improved Pen Tool. Check out the quick tip below showing how to manipulate the new Pen Tool in order to create an easy chalk-like design. 1.
What You’ll Be Creating 1. Cut up a Circle Step 1 The design is simple to make. Start with the
What You’ll Be Creating 1. Create the Petals and Stamens Step 1 First, we are going to create the petal. Using the Ellipse Tool (L) create an oval and apply the fill color R=113, G=20, B=113 . Take the Convert Anchor Point Tool (Shift-C) and simply click on the bottom anchor point of the oval. Using the Direct Selection Tool (A) , shift the left and right anchor points slightly upwards. Step 2
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What You’ll Be Creating Doodle up a cute design for a kids’ book and render it with Gradient Meshes, Blends, little sparkles, and various Blending Modes. Layered shapes pump this design and its counterpart up from being as simplistic as the initial sketch. Once you’re done with this tutorial, check out its counterpart by Grace Fussell’ on designing the layout of a children’s book in Adobe InDesign. 1. Start with a Sketch Step 1 Let’s start with a sketch. Using the default brush with the
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial we will get to know one of the most useful Adobe Illustrator features – the Appearance panel – and draw a fabulous colorful peacock with the help of various effects. The Appearance panel helps us to add as many fills and strokes as we need, applying various effects and arranging them in the necessary order, all applied to one object. Let’s start!