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What You’ll Be Creating Vector Avatar Creation for Beginners is the ideal course for those who are new to Adobe Illustrator and don’t know where to start. In this course, you’ll learn step by step, shape by shape, how to create a cartoon-style avatar from a stock image.
What You’ll Be Creating Sometimes our artwork can look a bit flat and two-dimensional, but there is a quick fix for this! I will show you how using Photoshop’s default soft brush (with a few minor tweaks) and Layer Masks, you can create the illusion of depth of field in your artwork. What Is Depth of Field? Here’s
In this tutorial I will show you how to turn your doodles and sketches into vectors! This tutorial uses custom brushes, the Paintbrush tool, Pen tool, and the Live Paint Bucket tool. Even if your not a huge fan of the cuteness, you can use these techniques for other illustrations, logos, and vector elements.
Tuts+ has always been about taking complex concepts and breaking them down into simple, step-by-step tutorials. But recently we set ourselves a new challenge: create some tutorials specifically aimed at kids,
What You’ll Be Creating Hello there fellow readers! In today’s tutorial you will learn how to create a San Fran inspired house using some of Adobe Illustrator’s basic tools such as the Rectangle Tool , the Rounded Rectangle Tool , and the Pen Tool . We will see why using layers can improve the speed and precision of our workflow, but most importantly how simple geometric shapes can create detailed artwork in a matter of moments. That being said, let’s power up Illustrator and start building. 1. Setting Up Our Document The first thing I always do when I start working on a new project is to make sure that my document is set up properly. That being said, let’s create a New Document (File > New or Control…
The whole team here at Tuts+ is excited to announce that we’ve just published our 20,000th free tutorial. Since launching in 2007, Tuts+ has helped more than a quarter of a billion people learn new skills and improve their lives. We’re very proud to have helped so many people from all over the world expand their knowledge across a huge range of topics—all for free! To celebrate the occasion, we asked our editorial team to share with you some of their favorite tutorials from the last few years, so make sure to check them out. And as a small thanks to our community of readers for helping us get here, we’ve teamed up with some of the great authors on…
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What You’ll Be Creating This tutorial was originally published in November 2008 as a Tuts+ Premium tutorial. It is now available free to view. Although this tutorial does not use the latest version of Adobe Illustrator, its techniques and process are still relevant.
I like illustrating characters, icons, and other highly representative illustrations. I do this kind of work the majority of time in Illustrator, so it’s nice to break out and create my own abstract background vector. Abstract backgrounds are easy to create in Illustrator with a couple of simple techniques. Using Gradient Meshes, Steps Blends and Opacity Masks you can quickly create an abstract background. Notes: 4 Ways to an Abstract Background Vector This 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). Abstract Background Vector with Gradient Meshes This is the technique that I find to produce the quickest results but has great potential for exploration. First, draw a rectangle with the Rectangle Tool (m) . I start with a deep violet for the color, but use any color you like. Next, go Object > Create Gradient Mesh to bring up the Gradient Mesh dialog. In the dialog, change Rows to 10 and Columns to 1 . Press Ok , and now the rectangle has ten rows separated by 11 Mesh Points on the left and right side of the rectangle. With the Direct Selection Tool (a) you can grab and drag these Mesh Points . Start with the second Mesh Point from the top left. Hold shift, and drag the point …
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Four Quick Ways To Create Your Own Abstract Background Vector!
What You’ll Be Creating This tutorial was originally published in February 2011 as a Tuts+ Premium tutorial. It is now available free to view. Although this tutorial does not use the latest version of Adobe Illustrator, its techniques and process are still relevant.
What You’ll Be Creating This tutorial was originally published in October 2009 as a Tuts+ Premium tutorial. It is now available free to view. Although this tutorial does not use the latest version of Adobe Illustrator, its techniques and process are still relevant.