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… basketball. I also love how these same brush stroke techniques are carried over into Jordan himself so the design truly comes together as one piece. … This spectacular illustration of sport vector art was created using a comic book technique where the shading and details really set it apart–check out the shading on Kobe's muscles. … This character is drawn in Illustrator CS6 by using Pen Tool, Gradient Tool, Type Tool, Shape Tool, Elipse Tool and Outer Glow Tool.
In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a complex gold graphic style which includes a reflection, dropping shadows and highlights. These all can be created with the help of the most powerful tool available in Adobe Illustrator–the Appearance panel. You learn how to create this graphic style and then apply it to editable text objects. Have fun learning our new vector tutorial! Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5 – CC Difficulty: Beginner – Intermediate Topics Covered: Appearance panel, Scatter brush, live effects Estimated Completion Time: 20 minutes Final Image Step 1 Start Adobe Illustrator, then go to the File > New… . In the opened dialog box choose…
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How to Create a Gold Text Effect and Graphic Style in Illustrator
When you’re fresh to Adobe Illustrator , the task of creating characters and designs within the program entirely can be quite daunting. Join me for fun with rounded rectangles, ellipses, and gradients in creating a neon-colored beetle perfect to kick off a whole set of insects used as icons, print designs, and more. 1. Basic Body Shape Step 1 Let’s begin with a brand new document. I have mine set at 6 inches by 7 inches and a 300 ppi resolution. Give your document a name and immediately save it so you don’t somehow forget about this later either ending up with a folder filled with untitled documents or forgetting to safety save throughout the insect creating process only to have Illustrator crash, losing your progress in the meanwhile. Step 2 Start with the Rounded Rectangle Tool . The body of the beetle I made begins with a rounded rectangle measuring 2.5 inches by 4.5 inches with a radius of 1.15 inches . Step 3 Use the Rectangle Tool (M) to draw a rectangle over 1/3 of the rounded rectangle. The size shown below is what I used, but yours may differ. The goal here is to overlap that 1/3 of rounded rectangle and delete it in the next step. Step 4 Select both the rectangle and the rounded rectangle and hit Minus Front in the Pathfinder panel. Doing so should leave you with approximately 2/3 of the original shape. Our beetle’s abdomen has been …
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How to Create a Brightly Colored Beetle with Simple Shapes in Illustrator
Follow this tutorial and learn how to create beautiful flowers with the help of the Gradient Mesh function in Adobe Illustrator. We will start with the shape of the petal then using the Gradient Mesh we will add the mesh points and color it. After this, we will compose the flower followed by the stamens in the center. For them, we will use a custom Scatter Brush along with the Transform effect and the Gradient Mesh of course. We will continue with adding details on the petals with the help of the Blend Tool, Pucker & Bloat and Transform effects. We’ll finish with adding shadows and trying other color versions. Let’s begin! 1. Start a New Project Launch Illustrator then go to File > New to open a new blank document. Type a name and set up the dimensions then select Pixels as Units and RGB as Color Mode . Now, go to Edit > Preferences > General and set the Keyboard Increment to 1px . While there, go to Units & Display Performance and set the Units as in the image. I usually work with these settings and they will help you throughout the drawing process. 2. Create the Shape of the Petal Step 1 First, …
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Create Simple Flowers With Gradient Mesh in Adobe Illustrator
In this tutorial, we are going to be creating an atmosphere diagram of Saturn’s moon Titan, like the diagrams you see in textbooks. In this tutorial we will be going through how to precisely draw things to scale, color transparencies, create cool haze effects, draw clouds, and much more! Before We Start Before we start, some background on the structure of Titan’s atmosphere. Like the Earth, Titan has atmospheric layers—a troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, and thermosphere (and an exosphere, but we’re not going to include it). And just like on Earth, these layers are separated on Titan by the: Tropopause (40–44 km up), Stratopause(300–310 km), Mesopause (490–600 km), Exobase or the homopause or thermopause (about 1200 km). Titan also has two haze layers—a main brownish-red one that occupies the space at about 100–210 km above the surface (depending on who you ask), and a second, ultraviolet-reflecting/transmitting one that’s attached to the main one at the winter pole (its altitude is disputed and varies possibly due to the seasons. Some even think that it might be two …
Bring in 2014 with this great champagne inspired creation in Adobe Illustrator. In this tutorial you’ll play with blends and gradients to achieve this stylish illustration. Get to it before the clock strikes 12! 1. Prepare Your Sketch and Workspace Step 1 I always start with a linear sketch using loose and flat colors just to define a color scheme and the direction of light. The idea is to make a champagne-style illustration, so the girl has platinum hair and a champagne-colored dress. Step 2 Let’s prepare our workspace. Create a new document of A4 size, 300 dpi resolution and a RGB color scheme. Place the previously made sketch into the document using the File > Place command ( Control-D ). Then clear default swatches and create new groups of swatches with the colors taken from the sketch using the Eyedropper Tool ( I ). Select the sketch, set its transparency to 40% or 50% and lock the layer. We’re going to draw under the sketch so we will be able to see all sketch details. 2. Start Rendering the Body Step 1 Trace the shapes that form the girl’s body using the Pen Tool ( P ). Step 2 Create a separate shape for every part of the body: the head, the neck, the back and the hands. To control the order of the objects fill the body parts with different colors or gradients. Try to show and hide the layer containing the sketch, zoom in and out to make the shapes perfect. (I didn’t pay …
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Create a Glamorous Champagne-Inspired Illustration in Illustrator
This is the second edition in a two-part series on how to Create a Wacom Bamboo Tablet and Pen. In case you missed it, here’s part I of this series where we learned how to make the Wacom tablet in this illustration. In part II, you will learn how to create a realistic Wacom Bamboo Tablet Pen in Adobe Illustrator. You will find out how to add shadows and highlights to your Wacom Tablet Pen using different Blending Modes, how to use the Round Any Corner Script and Gradient Mesh. Let’s begin!
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!
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.