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Want to create a sleek and modern metal icon suite? Need a brushed metal texture vector background? With this brushed metal texture vector tutorial you’ll be able to learn this super useful technique in just minutes. This brushed metal technique utilizes Illustrator’s Effects and is pretty simplistic when you break it down – easy to replicate numerous times. You can use the brushed metal texture in almost anything, but I find myself using it in icons, logos, and interfaces. Notes: Brushed Metal Texture Vector This brushed metal texture vector tutorial was created with Illustrator CS3. Keyboard shortcuts are displayed in orange. ⌘ is displayed for the Command key (mac), with the Ctrl key being the Windows equivalent (not displayed). Brushed Metal Texture Vector Let’s kick this heavy metal kick off by creating a 5 inch by 5 inch rectangle with the Rectangle Tool (m) . An easy way to draw an exact rectangle is to click on the artboard with the Rectangle Tool (m) to bring up the Rectangle dialog to enter dimensions. Gradient Next for this brushed metal texture vector comes the gradient. Create a Linear Gradient (> ) from the Gradient Panel and take off the stroke. Adjust the gradient with the Gradient Tool (g) by clicking and dragging from the top of the rectangle to the bottom. In the Gradient Panel grab the left swatch and drag it to …
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Heavy Metal Design: Brushed Metal Texture Vector Tutorial
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you will learn how to use the Apophysis fractal program to create a Grand Julian style fractal from scratch. The Grand Julian style gets its name from the Julia set formula credited to the French mathematician Gaston Julia. Julian is a corruption of his last name with the addition of the “n” to stand for the numeric variable being applied to the formula. At the end of this tutorial you’ll be able to create a fractal similar to this one. 1. Setting Up the Base Step 1 After opening Apophysis, click the Gradient button in the main toolbar to open up the Gradient Adjustment window. We will now be selecting a color palette with which to work. You may wish to adjust this later but for now we want something that will allow us to see the contrast between the various transforms we will be adding. I have chosen 076_gris.landscape as my gradient. If you would like to follow along exactly with me, please do the same. In addition to this, change the Rotate setting to -14 . This setting simply moves through the gradient to choose a new starting point. We’ve done this since the beginning color of the gradient is rather dark and thus makes the entire base dark and difficult to see. Step 2 Close the Adjustments window and open the Editor from the main toolbar. We first need to clear out the random fractal that was generated and start with a clean canvas. Click New Flame in the top left-hand corner to reset the fractal to a blank state. Step 3 We now have a transform with Linear …
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Fractal Art: How to Create Grand Julians in Apophysis
Give your text that total knockout effect! Learn how to transform lettering into a fantastic dimensional effect with this knocked over vector text tutorial. Great for text art and print media.
It’s almost Valentine’s Day! Rather than getting your loved one the same old cheap gifts you get every year, why not create a chocolate covered strawberry vector for them? You can easily apply this chocolate covered strawberry vector to your own greeting card, t-shirt, or anything else you can think of. Moreover, you can apply this tutorial to other illustrations and logos. Final Image: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Vector Below is the final chocolate covered strawberry vector we will working towards. Tutorial Detail: Chocolate Covered Strawberry Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CS4 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Ellipse tool, Pencil tool, Pathfinder panel, Gradient panel, Custom Art Brush Estimated Completion Time: 20-30 minutes Step 1 For the first step of this chocolate covered strawberry vector, create a new document and create an ellipse with the Ellipse tool (L). Step 2 With the Direct Selection tool (A), grab the bottom anchor point, hold down the Shift key (to constrain the movements), and drag it down about one quarter of the original size of the ellipse. Step 3 With the Direct Selection tool (A), grab the top anchor point, hold down the Shift key, and drag it down about one eight the original size of the ellipse. Step 4 Fill the new shape with a radial gradient from the Gradient panel. Change the first color stop in the gradient to red and the second color stop to a darker red. Step 5 With the Gradient tool (G) adjust the radial gradient so the lightest part of the gradient is at the top of the chocolate covered strawberry vector shape. Step 6 Create a small elongated ellipse toward to top center of the berry shape. Fill the ellipse with a…
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Valentine’s Day Sweets! Chocolate Covered Strawberry Vector
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial we’ll use simple shapes and create cut-outs and gradients to generate depth and dimension within a widescreen-friendly desktop wallpaper. Drop Shadows and offset objects join our gray and white gradients to finish this design off in spectacular style. Use the techniques in this tutorial to create a whole set of cut-out wallpaper designs, and don’t forget to share them with us in the comment section below this tutorial. 1.
What You’ll Be Creating This tutorial will show you how to use a couple of layer styles and brush settings to create a glamorous, sparkling text effect. Let’s get started! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial. SansBlack Regular
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