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What You’ll Be Creating Today, I want to share a little bit about where I am from: Ukraine. We are not part of Russia, as many people think—we are an independent country with an official language, Ukrainian. Ukraine is the biggest country in Europe. The people are very generous and hospitable, and we will first feed the guests and then ask questions!
What You’ll Be Creating In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to easily create a spring banner. You will draw birds, a bow and floral branches using basic shapes, and learn how to add a new fill to an existing one. 1. Drawing the Body of the Bird Step 1 Create a new document ( Control-N ) and hit the Ellipse Tool (L) . We will first create the body of the bird. Set the stroke color at any color and with no fill. Create an ellipse. Then add a smaller one on the top. Take the Rectangle Tool (M) and draw a rectangle; this will form the neck of bird. To finish off the body shape, take the Direct Selection Tool (A) and make the lower part of the rectangle wider. In the end, the shape should look like in the following image. Step 2 Using the Ellipse Tool (L) , draw two long, narrow ellipses to create the tail. Place them as shown in the image below. Step 3 Now let’s create the beak. You will need to get a sharp corner with the help of the Convert Anchor Point …
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a daffodil text effect in Adobe Illustrator.
What You’ll Be Creating Skateboarding is one of those rare rebellious things that ended up changing the lives of thousands if not millions of kids around the world. It’s something that continues to fascinate me, and that is why I decided to create this in-depth tutorial on how to design your own skateboard piece using Adobe Illustrator. The process will rely on the use of basic shapes (rectangles, rounded rectangles and circles), and some help here and there from the Pathfinder panel. 1. Setting Up Our Document
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a 3D cursor icon in Adobe Illustrator.
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed post box illustration in Adobe Illustrator.
What You’ll Be Creating Whether you work in a store, a basement, an office building, or from your own home, there are a few things you can do to upgrade the look of your space. Decals are a fun and affordable way to do so, and you can customize them in any die-cut shape, size, and quantity. And what better way to decorate any environment than with a empowering message, celebrating International Women’s Day . In this tutorial we will create a wall decal to honor, respect, and show our love towards ordinary women who have played extraordinary roles in history and in their communities, to emphasize gender equality, and the empowerment of women in their society. International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8, with purple, white and green ribbons, to symbolize justice and dignity—the values associated with women’s equality. In this tutorial, we will start with an initial dynamic idea and go through the step-by-step process of creating and preparing our files for decal printing and cutting. 1. Setting Up Your File Step 1 Open up any version of Adobe Photoshop , create a New Document (Command-N) with a Preset…
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Design an International Women’s Day Wall Decal in Adobe Illustrator
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed illustration of pencils in Adobe Illustrator.
Last week I posted a showcase of stunning chalk lettering designs , which gave me the inspiration to create some chalk typography myself. Unfortunately I neither have the talent or a chalkboard to produce authentic hand made chalk typography murals, but I’ve come up with a technique that designers can use to achieve realistic chalk lettering effects with their artwork. We’ll use the power of Illustrator to design a concept, then we’ll use some analogue tools to help capture the character of hand lettered art. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a typography design with a realistic chalk lettered appearance. In my opinion, digital-only chalk effects just don’t cut it, but with this…
How To Create a Realistic Chalk Lettering Effect
Things aren’t how they used to be. In the past, programs with limited functions made it easier to pinpoint which tools you should be learning as a beginner. These days, however, given how many tools, tips and tricks there are to learn, you can often feel overwhelmed and not know where to start. I’ve been using Adobe Illustrator for well over 10 years now and I’m obsessed with vector . I’m here to share with you my 10 essential tips and tools all Adobe Illustrator beginners should learn, and link you to a tutorial or two which will help you learn how to use them. These items were all tools and tips which have become part of my regular vector process and without them, I think I’d wither and die. Or just not create as well as I’d hope. It’s the same thing, really—let’s be honest. So enough, let’s get stuck into this list. 1.