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I recently received an email from a reader who asked for advice on how to create ropes and knots in Illustrator, which are particularly common with nautical themed designs . A custom Illustrator brush immediately sprung to mind, so I played around and perfected a technique that can be used to make any path look like a twisted, knotted and entangled length of rope. Follow this step by step tutorial to create a knotted length of rope using brushes in Illustrator. We’ll learn how to build a custom pattern brush, then overcome some problems that prevent the rope from weaving under and over itself. We’ll then take things a step further and use the very same technique to create some cool typographic art. Let’s begin by creating the basic pattern that will form our rope. Open Adobe Illustrator and draw an ellipse on the artboard. Turn on Smart Guides (CMD+U), then ALT+Drag a duplicate of the shape and align it perfectly next to the original. Use the Smart Guide indicator to snap the corner of a rectangle to the upper left portion of the first ellipse. Enlarge the rectangle to snap to the lower right path of the second ellipse. Use the Scissors tool to snip the path of the two circles where the rectangle intersects in these two places. Select and …
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What You’ll Be Creating If you’ve been following this series of tutorials, you may already have a neighborhood block with (slightly) different houses and cars. Let’s continue to grow our city, but this time vertically;
What You’ll Be Creating If you love Illustrator as much as I do, this tutorial is perfect for you, as it will teach you how to create an awesome little stamp in honor of the little buddy that made everything vector possible. As you might have guessed, the process will be based mainly on simple shapes and a little touch of Pathfinder, so everything should be really straightforward. 1. Setting Up Our Document Assuming you’re already inside Adobe Illustrator, create a new document with the following settings: Number of Artboards:
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you’ll learn to design a sign-in form, inspired by the aesthetic lessons from Google’s Material Design . We’ll cover some good practices to increase your form completion rates and methods for staying consistent in your designs.
What You’ll Be Creating What is “Hamsa”? You most probably have seen the Hamsa hand, without really knowing what it’s called or the meaning behind it. The word Hamsa means “5″ and is a powerful number that represents defense, power and fortune. It’s illustrated in the popular hand-shaped symbol, with three extended fingers and
2014 has been a very busy year for the Design & Illustration section of Tuts+ and here’s why: We’ve successfully merged into one unified site to provide all content within the Tuts+ family in one glorious site! This helped give you all your design content within one wonderful section… Design & Illustration . We’ve ventured into more niche areas of content, such as fractal art and Arabic calligraphy . We’ve been expanding our content for smaller software brands, such as Sketch , Inkscape , Pixelmator and iDraw . We’ve been reaching out to more of our community by translating our most popular tutorials into a variety of languages , such as Portuguese, German, Arabic, Russian and Spanish. And there’s so much more to mention, but the main thing is, we provide all this written tutorial content for free! The Top 40 Design & Illustration Posts of 2014 So …
What You’ll Be Creating In the first part of this tutorial , fellow Tuts+ instructor, Rowena Aitken showed you how to create the line art for this festive winter collaboration. In today’s tutorial, I’ll be showing you how to paint it using Adobe Photoshop and a pen tablet. Let’s begin!
What You’ll Be Creating Not so long ago we were learning about small rodents like mice, rats, hamsters and others . Even though when we say “rodent”, generally we’ve got something small in mind, some representatives of the family are really, really big! Today we’ll get to know the capybara, beaver, porcupine, nutria, groundhog, and muskrat—they’re all rodents, so we can use the knowledge we already have to enhance our animal base by six new, interesting species! Disclaimer Since this tutorial is a continuation of the previous one of the series, you should go there for information about the general features of rodents. Today we’ll only talk about the features of particular species. For drawing the heads of big rodents we’re going to use the template below—a big ball for the “braincase”, a smaller one for the upper jaw, and a flattened one for the lower jaw. This structure can be easily modified in perspective as described in this tutorial . 1. Capybara The capybara is the largest rodent, quite similar to its relative, the guinea pig. It’s a social animal living in groups, so it makes a nice pet—as long as you can handle it! Capybaras, though round and …
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Advertise here with BSA In the realm of digital illustration there’s a lot to be learned from web design. Many layouts rely on illustrated vector graphics to enhance branding, content, and functionality. In fact modern illustration design and web design seem to be closely interlinked through a very systematic methodology. I’ve put together a series of websites featuring illustrated graphics for design inspiration. These examples should prove useful whether you’re a graphic designer, web designer, or some combination of both. Plus there’s always room for growth and you can learn an awful lot by studying the work of others. GitHub Education Shady Acres Greensboro Tattoo n.design Netlife Research HTML5 Lab WebbliWorld The Goodetime Gals Applove Shipment App Rangus Old Loft Pixel Wrapped Bear CSS Chubbygrub Dean Oakley Jes