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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
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a flag bunting Pattern Brush in Adobe Illustrator.
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you will learn how to create a street landscape with ease, using mainly the Rectangle Tool and a few effects in Adobe Illustrator. 1.
Who doesn’t love candy? Who can withstand that colored, delicious sweetness that makes your mouth water? Today I will show you how to create two delicious candy vectors and lollipop vectors using the basic tool and the Brush Strokes Panel. You will learn to create some basic shapes, spirals, create new brushes, and then edit them to perfect sweetness. Let’s get started!
What You’ll Be Creating For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create several pixel perfect shapes. Moving on, you will learn how to add subtle highlights using the Pathfinder panel and basic blending techniques. Finally, you will learn how to add shading and a simple background using the Appearance panel and the Stroke panel along with a bunch of simple effects. 1. Create a New Document and Set Up 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 .
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a pretty simple box icon in Adobe Illustrator.