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What You’ll Be Creating Follow this tutorial and learn how to create an avocado using only one shape in Adobe Illustrator. You will start with a basic shape then by distorting it, you will obtain the shape of the avocado. From this point forward, you will add the appearances one by one in order to create the avocado style. You will create the peel, the pulp and the seed, you will add glow, highlights and shades using the same shape but with the help of the live effects: Offset Path, Transform, Convert to shape, Arc Upper, Arc Lower and Inflate. If all this sounds interesting, prepare yourself for a 19 appearances long ride that will make you love the Appearance panel by the end. Get ready, start! 1. Start a New Project Launch Illustrator
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a See-Through Cabinet by applying a semi-realistic glass texture effect. You will learn how to add multiple fills and strokes in order to create shadows and highlights to your illustration, and you will also learn to use the Pathfinder Panel and the Transparency Panel. Let’s begin!
I think you’ll all agree that Illustrator is just plain awesome, and with the continual improvements we see with each new version, it keeps getting better and better. Previously, I created seamless textures for typography and seamless backgrounds for my web and illustration projects with Photoshop. But we’ve seen large improvements with the Appearance panel in more recent versions of Illustrator, so now I create these textures and backgrounds solely in Illustrator–it’s actually super easy! So in today’s tutorial, I’ll walk you through the steps on how to create a variety of seamless textures and backgrounds all in Adobe Illustrator. Tutorial Details Program : Adobe Illustrator CC (You should be able to create this tutorial in CS4+ but some of the tutorial images might look different.) Difficulty: Beginner/Intermediate Topics Covered: Appearance Panel, Effects, Pattern Fills, Graphic Styles Estimated Completion Time: 15-20 minutes each Adding Texture in Illustrator If you have been working with illustrator for a while, you probably know that you can easily drop in a texture as an image, set it to multiply, and you’re good to go. One of the great things about using the techniques in this tutorial is you can easily create a seamless texture or background without having to add a mask out nor make sure it will fit your artwork properly. Additionally, we’ll use the Appearance panel to quickly create a unique graphic style–this should make it easy to apply the effects to other text and vector objects. (Psst…I know…
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Creating Seamless Textures and Seamless Backgrounds in Illustrator
In the following tutorial, you will learn to create a simple flying vector UFO in Adobe Illustrator. Using 3D effects and Gradient Mesh, you will learn to create this piece with realistic effects.
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you will learn how to create different banner, label and badge templates which you can use in your future art projects.
What You’ll Be Creating Recently I came across an inspiring photograph by
What You'll Be Creating . Recently I came across an inspiring photograph by Felicia Simion, featuring hills with a gradient appearance. Once I fell in love with the image, I just had to create a version in vector . Felicia has been kind enough to grant me permission to use her artwork as inspiration for this tutorial . Photography by Felicia Simion …. Sharon Milne aka ChewedKandi is an Illustrator and Author specialising in vector art . She's from Northumberland in the United
What You’ll Be Creating Follow this tutorial and have fun creating these cute comic egg characters. This is a tutorial dedicated to the Blend Tool and the Blend options therefore you will use this tool throughout the entire tutorial. At the beginning to create a vector egg then to create the eyes and the sparkles in the eyes, followed by the eyebrows, the rosy cheeks for the female egg character, the hearts in the eyes of the “in love” egg character and finally for the shadows. You will use the Specified Steps and the Smooth Color blending options for all of these things so stay tuned to learn more about the awesome Blend Tool. 1. Start a New Project
In this inspirational roundup, you will find ten unique brochures that will put that creative spark back in otherwise humdrum brochure designs. Some of these brochures simply have a great design, and others have another distinct feature like 3d design elements that really make them stand out. Brochures and flyers are a very important element when it comes to promoting your firm. They represent you and what you do. When designing brochures and flyers, you’ll want to be sure to include all of the relevant info, but too much text can be boring and hard to read. So keep it simple. Have some great brochures design? Share them with us in the comments! Stephane Pianacci I really like how Stephane clipped an image into the font and how he designed and placed the map on the inside of the flyer. Maurizio Pagnozzi There is a lot of action into this flyers’ design (which is very fitting for this media), but it’s very nice balanced. I especially like the logo–it’s sharp and clean and the yellow color conveys the energy behind the event. R E B E C C A _ W I L L I Looks different but great! Click on the image to see how this brochure looks unfolded. You will be surprised Jonathan Quintin March 29th is Arbor Day–a time to reflect on conserving our planet. So don’t forget to turn off the light Sarfaraz A. Hanfi Very large font used on the inside of this brochure, but perfect designed and balanced with the rest of the design elements. I always love the vibrance the logo portrays too. Raewyn Brandon , Matias Corea and Jocelyn…
In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a unique background texture for my slam dunking cat, as well as some great tips along the way to improve your illustration work in Adobe Illustrator. Tutorial Assets In order to complete this tutorial, you will need the following image: The Den by Jmrosenfeld – ( Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 license) 1. Create Your Sketch Step 1 I first begin sketching my concept. I use the Pencil Tool (N) and use a fine Stroke Weight for this, about 0.001in . Due to the thickness of the strokes, it shouldn’t distract when it is used when adding colors and volume to your render, even when zoomed in. For convenience, I put the drawing in it’s own layer and it will be placed above all my new layers. When the picture is ready, you can delete the sketch. Step 2 Group together the line work ( Control-G ) and then change the Blending Mode to Multiply . This will make it easier to see on top of your rendering. 2. Use a Photograph to Create a Background Texture Step 1 Although I want the cat to be the focus of the viewers attention, I’d like to introduce a subtle crowd texture in the background. So after searching for an appropriate image, I’ve found this great image by Jmrosenfeld on Flickr . I will be …