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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
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed water pistol illustration in Adobe Illustrator.
What You’ll Be Creating For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using basic tools and effects along with some basic vector shape building techniques. Moving on you will learn how to add subtle shading and highlights using the Appearance panel, basic blending techniques and a simple blur effect. Finally, you will learn how to create the wheels, and the little handles using the Live Corners feature, a built-in gradient and some simple grouping techniques. 1. Create a New Document and Setup a Grid Hit Control-N to create a new document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, enter 600 in the width and height boxes then click on the Advanced button. Select RGB , Screen (72ppi) and make sure that the Align New Objects to Pixel Grid box is unchecked before you click OK . Enable the Grid ( View > Show Grid ) and the Snap to Grid ( View > Snap to Grid ). For starters you will need a grid every 5px , so simply go to Edit…
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Create a Travel Bag Illustration in Adobe Illustrator
My wife and I are expecting a baby girl in a few months so our house is slowly filling up with everything cute and pink! Seeing the style of art used on the items we’ve collected for the nursery gave me a great idea for a beginner’s Illustrator tutorial, showing how stylish illustrations can be created using basic shapes and patterns. Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create a series of simple vector illustrations, each one employing slightly more advanced techniques to eventually form a complete mobile of objects. This tutorial will be split into four sections in order to cover the process of creating each one of these mobile toys. We’ll begin with the most simple object, then move on with slightly more advanced techniques each time. Essentially we’ll be using Illustrator’s shape tools, the Pathfinder panel and see how strokes & swatches can be manipulated to produce cool styles in your artwork. Creating a cloud shape We’ll begin this tutorial with the most simple shape from the overall illustration; the cloud. Begin…
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Beginner Illustrator Tutorial: Cute Baby Style Artwork
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a colorful propeller pinwheel illustration in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create the first propeller using basic tools and effects. Moving on you will learn how to add color and shading for these shapes using basic blending and vector shape building techniques along with the Appearance panel. Using a simple Transform effects and a bunch of new colors you will learn how to multiply and recolor the new propellers.
I recently received a great tutorial suggestion from a reader named Brigid who asked if I could create a guide to creating an origami style illustration. We’ll use Adobe Illustrator to tackle this design for its advanced shape editing abilities and make particular use of Smart Guides to perfectly align our vector paths. Once the outline of our origami inspired design is complete we’ll then bring it to life with vibrant colours, resulting in a modern graphic that would look great as part of a logo design. The design we’ll be building in this tutorial is an origami inspired graphic that makes use of hard angled lines to create intersecting shapes which mimic paper folds. A good place to start is Google Images to gain an idea of the shapes we’ll need to use create a simplified outline of our subject, which in this case is a hummingbird. It’s also a good idea to familiarise yourself with the general shapes of real life origami creations. Using an image as reference, use the Pen tool to draw a simplified outline using just single clicks to create straight lines. Complete the shape by closing the path at the start point. Turn on Smart Guides (CMD+U) to make it easy to align the next series of paths to the existing anchor points. Smart Guides will show little green notifications when you’re snapped to an anchor point, so use the Line tool to intersect the shape between various corners. When you’re happy with the number of segments draw a selection…
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How To Create an Origami Style Logomark in Illustrator
What You’ll Be Creating I previously showed you how to create your own annotation style in Adobe Photoshop . In the following steps you will learn how to create a simple set of annotations in Adobe Illustrator.
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a crayons illustration in Adobe Illustrator.
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a simple sign post illustration in Adobe Illustrator.
Create rings around your custom design with this vector tree rings tutorial using the pathfinder tool, path offset, and roughen effect in Illustrator .
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Vector Tree Rings Tutorial – Illustrator | Rebekah Schiffer