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What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you’ll create a fun to-do list or organizer application icon with a three‑dimensional effect, ready for desktop or market use. Combine radial gradients, blends, a sense of lighting, and the tiniest bit of perspective for a simply built, but eye catching, icon. This tutorial uses Adobe Illustrator CC 2014, though many of the techniques are applicable to other versions of the program. 1.
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, we are going to design a set of icons in Adobe Photoshop. An icon set needs to have the same background and theme. For learning purposes, we are going to design a sun icon, an ice flake icon, and an RSS icon. Let’s get started. 1. Preparing the Canvas Step 1 Start by making a new file with size 350 px × 350 px . Click the small box next to the
What You’ll Be Creating The basic fractal flower needs only two total transforms. With practice you will be able to create a wide variety of unique and fun fractal flowers using this technique. I’m using specific numbers for the weights and variations so that you are able to reproduce the results exactly and gain a working knowledge of how these flowers are created. You should feel free to experiment with the values after you have worked through the tutorial. 1. Set the Stage Step 1 Begin by opening the Editor window in Apophysis and choosing the New flame option to reset to a blank screen. Step 2 Remove linear from the transform on the Variations tab by changing it to 0 . Set the spherical variation to 1 . 2. Setting Up the Two Base Transforms Step 1 Move this first transform up 0.5 units and to the right 0.2 units. The easiest way to accomplish this is to switch to the Triangle tab and set the units to 0.1 . Then use the up arrow five times and the right arrow
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed MacBook illustration in iDraw.
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, you will draw your own script font (or work off an existing one) and render it into a completed shiny, golden design. Create dimension in the design by doubling up on the text’s line art, set up thinly stroked paths on one side, and use golden gradients to create gilded lettering fit to print. The following tutorial assumes you are familiar with the
Need an interesting and quick background or texture for your project? Create easy bokeh vector style designs for backgrounds, icons, to be added into larger work, and more in 15 minutes or less with this quick tutorial.
What You’ll Be Creating Celebrate Día de los Muertos in style with this vibrant, neon calavera girl portrait created in Adobe Illustrator. Manipulate basic shapes, render areas of design with linear and radial gradients, create custom brushes, and use the Blob Brush Tool (Shift-B) to draw fine details within your design. We’ll draw assorted flowers and really use that dark background to make this design POP from the page. 1.
Get ready for Halloween in a spooky, goopy style with this slime vector text effect! Through offset paths, gradients, and various effects, we’ll whip up some mucky lettering.
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, you’ll learn techniques for creating sketchy, hand-drawn line art with a stock photo, using gradients and noise effects to imitate airbrushing techniques, and using custom shape tools to create quick and easy stencil designs within their illustration. Grab your graphics tablet, open up Adobe Photoshop , and let’s begin. This tutorial design has been made to coincide with GLAAD’s
Fall is here! Along with all the warm fuzzies, pumpkin spices, and delicious drinks. Time to cuddle up in the best quilted blankets! For your designs, there’s no need to spend countless hours cutting fabric and sewing designs over and over again to get that amazing quilted text vector look. With a quick and easy technique mostly comprised of effects added in the Appearance panel, you’ll have quilted text vector designs done up in a snap! Tutorial Details: Quilted Text Vector Program : Adobe Illustrator CC5-CC 2014 Difficulty : Intermediate Topics Covered : Text Effects, Appearance Panel, Pathfinder Panel Estimated Completion Time : 25 Minutes Final Image: Quilted Text Vector Step 1: Quilted Text Vector For this quilted text vector tutorial, start with the font of your choice. I like the roundness of Porky’s . Whatever sans-serif you choose, make sure to Expand under Object when satisfied with its look. Set the fill color of the text group to one of your choosing. I’ll be choosing teal. Step 2 Grab the Rectangular Grid Tool (you’ll find it under the Line Segment tool (/) in the Toolbar . Set the number of dividers high, to about 50 , or so, for both Vertical and Horizontal . Step 3 Hold down Shift to keep the grid square and draw it out so it’s larger than your text. Set the stroke color of the grids to something bright and easy to see. I’ve chosen orange. Make sure it does not match your text color. Copy (Control-C) and Paste (Control-V) the grid and Rotate the copy 45° and Align their centers in the Align panel. Copy and Paste the text group. Place the grids…
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Warm Fuzzies and a Quilted Text Vector