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Create a Printer Illustration . In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed printer illustration . We'll start with two simple rectangles and some basic vector shape building techniques. Once we have our starting …. Next, you will learn how to create two art brushes, how to create a simple blend, how to cleverly use the Warp effects, how to easily mask your shapes and how to save a simple graphic style. Use Pattern Brushes to Create a
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.
Follow this new quick tip and learn how to create simple 3D letters without the use of the 3D effects. We will start from a simple font and after a few adjustments we are going to be ready to create the 3D look with the help of the Transform effect and a few shape manipulations. Once completed, you can color the 3D letters as you desire. Let’s begin! 1. Start a New Project Launch Illustrator and go to File > New to open a new blank document. Type a name and set up the dimensions then select Pixels as Units and RGB as Color Mode . Next, go to Edit > Preferences > Units & Display Performance and set the Units …
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a semi-realistic vector TV Remote in Adobe Illustrator. You will find out how to add shadows and highlights to your TV Remote using different Blending Modes and how to create several other interesting effects. Let’s begin!
… Adobe Illustrator . In the first steps you will learn how to create the wooden stick using only a simple rectangle and the Appearance panel. Next, you will learn how to create two art brushes, how to create a simple blend, how to cleverly use the Warp effects, how to easily mask your shapes and how to save a simple graphic style. Finally, you will learn how to create a calligraphic brush, how to use the Pucker & Bloat effect and how to easily recolor your final illustration .
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Tuts+ has the honor to present to you a vector tutorial from a true legend, Wedha Abdul Rasyid. Wedha, originally from Indonesia, created his art work in traditional mediums early in the 1990s, which later in early 2000, crossed over into the digital world. Vector being the natural choice for such a colorful, geometric style. Since then, it has gained major popularity in Indonesia, with several communities dedicated to the creation and showcasing of portraits in a WPAP style, with members in their thousands! With the resurgence of the geometric trend, it’s fair to say that WPAP may venture out of Indonesia and into more aspects of design. The following is a tutorial on how to create a WPAP (Wedha’s Pop Art Portrait) portrait in Adobe Illustrator, by the WPAP master himself! 1. An Introduction to the WPAP Process WPAP’s main goal is to represent the faces that are already familiar to us, with a new and different style, but it still must be easily recognizable. Different in a sense of being more…
In the following steps you will learn how to create a set of pixel perfect hand cursors in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to prepare your new document and how to setup a simple grid. Next, using the Rectangle Tool, the Ellipse Tool and the Pen Tool along with the Rounded Corners effect you will learn how to create the shapes that make up your hand cursors. Moving on, using basic vector shape building techniques, a simple stroke, a linear gradient, some Drop Shadow effects and a simple Transform effect you will learn how to add color, highlights and shading for the final hand cursors. 1. Create a New Document and Setup a Grid Hit Control + N to create a New document. Enter 600 in the Width box and 300 in the Height box 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 ). You will need a grid every 1px , so simply go to Edit > Preferences > Guides > Grid , enter 1 in the Gridline every box and 1 in the Subdivisions box. You should also open the Info panel ( Window > Info ) for a live preview with the size and position of your shapes. Do not forget to set the unit of measurement to pixels from Edit > Preferences > Units > General . All these options…
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Create a Set of Pixel Perfect Hand Cursors in Adobe Illustrator
Back in 2005, I created a vexel of Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) which took advantage of negative space. Recently, I’ve been wanting to duplicate this style, however this time in vector. In this tutorial, I’ll use a stock image as a reference and create an illustration which uses the same concept, this time in Adobe Illustrator. While this is an advanced tutorial, I won’t be going into too many details with regards to skin shading. You can have a look at this process more in depth via my Glitter Portrait Tutorial . I will however be going over skin areas which have shaven hair/facial hair as this can often be a hard area to render. So let…
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Vectoring Short Hair in a Negative Space Illustration in Adobe Illustrator
In today’s tutorial I’m going to show you how I created a dramatic back-lit portrait from a stock image, using gradients and art brushes. It’s a relatively simple effect to achieve as the shading is done by the type of gradients you’re going to use. You wouldn’t think you’ll only use white transparent gradients to achieve this! So enough talking, let’s get on with it. 1. Set Up Your Document Step 1 I’m going to start by preparing my New document. File > Place your stock image onto the artboard. I’ve purposely chosen this image as it’s deep in shadow, so it’s much easier to create a dark and mysterious portrait. You could do this with a normal, even lit stock image, however you’d need to know a lot more about rendering realistic portraits and how shadows are cast. Then Create New Layer and place a white fill Rectangle (M) across the stock image. Set the Opacity to 50% . Create New Layer and place a black fill Rectangle (M) over the stock image. Lock all your layers and then Create New Layer and this will be where you draw your shading shapes. Step 2 I’ll be using a series of gradients to add highlights to the portrait and I won’t be straying from these. It will be a mixture of transparent gradients, both linear and radial… and they’ll all be from 100% white to 0% white in Opacity and all shapes, unless I’ve stated otherwise, will be set to Blending Mode Screen . If you were to use either gradient on a black background (C=0, M=0, Y=0, …
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Create a Dramatic Back-Lit Male Portrait in Adobe Illustrator