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What You’ll Be Creating If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s coming towards summer! In celebration of the hopefully milder, warmer weather, I’m going to show you how to create a portrait from a stock image, using summer colours, in Adobe Illustrator. This is an advanced tutorial, so previous portrait/vector knowledge is assumed. If you’re needing help with creating vector portraits, why not check out my many Tuts+ Courses or consider using Tuts+ Experts for one-on-one tutoring.
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial we’re going to take a cute character from starting sketch to finished product using Adobe Illustrator. We’ll be focusing on how to achieve an efficient workflow and how to use the Eraser Tool in a creative way, as well as creating unique brushes and giving our finished design a handmade, distressed effect.
What You’ll Be Creating For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the set of shapes that will make up a first pattern brush. You’ll learn how to easily create pixel perfect shapes and how to save patterns. Using this first brush, the Shape Builder Tool and some basic effects, you will learn how to create the actual straw pattern brush. Finally, you will learn how to easily recolor your brush and how to create a neat text effect. 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 box and 620 in the height box, and then click 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 (…
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial we’ll transform circles and polygons into a brightly colored field of flower designs with CorelDRAW’s Distort Tool. Create simple daisies and leaves perfect for a seamless pattern as a sweet reminder of springtime, no matter the time of year. Additionally, you’ll layer custom patterns and shape styles to bring complexity into the final design. 1.
Create a Rainbow Spectrum Ribbon Effect in Illustrator – Use Lines & Blends for Abstract Light Shapes I love this video here on Youtube for making this ribbon effect: http://youtu.be/Uvr1Tr7gONA…
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you’ll get a full introduction to creating and manipulating Perfect Shapes, the pre-made shape tools that are perfect for creating various infographics and other designs in CorelDRAW. Additionally, I’ll introduce you to the Drop Shadow Tool, which not only adds drop shadows to objects, but also allows you complete control over the shadow’s shape, range, and intensity. 1.
Today we`ll be talking about pattern tiles, their shapes, and how to use MirrorMe and Pattern Maker to produce complex-looking, yet seamless and easy to make patterns in Illustrator.
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What You’ll Be Creating Need a seaworthy pattern for your summer designs? A patterns with anchors and life preservers might just do the trick. In this tutorial, we’ll be designing a simple and stylish nautical geometrical seamless pattern, creating the perfect pattern for a light touch of summer. Armed with the
What You’ll Be Creating Ever wanted to make your own stylish CD cover?
What You’ll Be Creating One of the many updated features Adobe unveiled with Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 was the inclusion of Live Shapes. Like Live Corners before them, Live Shapes brings greater control over closed path objects, speeding up workflow. Put your memory to the test with this simple shapes tutorial making use of this fantastic new feature. 1.