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What You’ll Be Creating In today’s tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a set of flat productivity icons that might come in handy in future projects. We’ll be using Adobe Illustrator, and the process of recreating them will be based mostly on the Rectangle Tool used in combination with Pathfinder and a dash of the Direct Selection Tool here and there. 1. Setting Up Our Document The first thing we need to set up before we start building the icons themselves is our document. Assuming you’re already inside Illustrator, create a new file ( File > New ) and use these settings: Number of Artboards : 1 Width : 600 px Height : 500 px Units : Pixels And from the Advanced tab (that you can toggle by clicking on the right facing arrow on its left): Color Mode : RGB Raster Effects : High (300 ppi) Align New Objects to Pixel Grid : checked Quick tip : If you’re wondering why we chose 300 for the Raster Effects , you should know that this setting affects the way Drop Shadow, Inner Glow and other similar effects look once they are printed (if for some reason you need to have your artwork on paper). On a digital medium (a screen) the quality of your artwork will remain the same no matter whether you go with 72 or 300 ppi. 2. Setting Up the Grid Because we want everything to look as crisp as possible, we will have to change Illustrator’s Grid settings to something that allows us to do just that. So go to
Art Deco is an iconic design style from the 1920s that was recently given a new lease of life thanks to the movie The Great Gatsby. Geometric, angular shapes and symmetry are some of the key features of the art deco style, which produce some beautiful graphic designs when used as backgrounds, frames and patterns. In today’s tutorial we’ll use Illustrator to create a detailed art deco pattern, then we’ll switch over to Photoshop to polish it up with shiny brass metal effects. The design we’ll be creating in this tutorial is an intricate mix of angular lines to create a complex art deco style pattern. To really give it the extravagant Great Gatsby treatment we’ll use Photoshop to add realistic shiny metal and lighting effects. Use this tutorial to create frames and backgrounds for your art deco themed designs for classy wedding invitations, leaflets, business cards, etc. It is…
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How To Create a Great Gatsby Style Art Deco Pattern
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