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What You’ll Be Creating Learn how to create a completely vector illustration that has the look of a handmade linocut or woodcut, in Adobe Illustrator. To find out even more about brushes in Adobe Illustrator, check out my course Mastering Brushes in Illustrator , here on Tuts+. 1. Create the Art Brushes When creating a linocut print, artists use special tools to carve designs into a linoleum block. The raised (uncarved) areas of the block form the image. The carved linoleum block is covered with ink, then printed onto paper or fabric. Because the artist removes material from the block to create the image, this is called a “subtractive” or “reductive” process.
What You’ll Be Creating There’s a lot you can do when creating a menu or one f the numerous interfaces that exist within a video game. In the case of this tutorial, we’ll take the time to play with pixel art once again to make something RPG-inspired that harkens back to 16-bit menu screens. 1.
What You’ll Be Creating Typically, when working in Adobe Illustrator , artwork is created and edited in Preview Mode (Control-Y) , where full color, gradients, effects, and more are not only in full view but are repeatedly rendered every time changes or additions are made. The alternative to Preview Mode is a handy method of viewing artwork known as Outline Mode (Control-Y) , previously called Artwork Mode . It’s essentially a path-only, wire frame view of vector work. How to Create a Digital Doodled Snowflake in Adobe Illustrator by Mary Winkler It can look like a crazy jumbled mess of lines, depending on the style of vector work you create, or be a beautiful alternative to the colorful lines seen within a final, exported image. Regardless of what your wire frames look like, I find them to be wonderfully interesting. Let’s take some time to break down most everything we can about wire frames within vector graphics. How to View Outlines This part is fairly simple. When working with a document in Adobe Illustrator , hit Control-Y to toggle the default Preview Mode to Outline Mode . You’ll be treated with that path-only view, seeing past the design you may have created with a variety of shapes, effects, gradients, or meshes. Interestingly, this mode can be saved, but not easily exported. Create the Enchanting Maleficent Portrait …
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, I’ll show you a potential process for approaching a simple illustrative logo design project. We’ll go through the steps you can take to develop ideas, refine your logo work, and experiment with different looks for a logo. I’ll give you a few tips along the way about some techniques you can take advantage of in Adobe Illustrator with a Wacom tablet, creating great hand-drawn looking illustrations with pressure sensitive brushes. 1. Sketching Sketching out a bunch of rough concepts lets you hash out a variety of ideas for a logo, and explore a few visual directions. A lot of designers will grab a notebook and draw ideas by hand, but a fantastic way to enhance the speed of your work is to sketch directly into Adobe Illustrator with a tablet. Your sketches will be vector-ready, you can drop them right into your final document as a reference, and, with lots of pressure sensitivity, there’s no detail lost. Set Up Your Sketching Document I recommend starting out with an A4 size artboard in Adobe Illustrator, so that you…
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How to Design a Weathered Illustrative Logo Set in Adobe Illustrator
What You’ll Be Creating The look and simplicity of a gumball machine is ubiquitous in design. It’s no doubt you’ve grown up around them at stores, restaurants, or shopping malls. While globe-like machines tend to be the most iconic, we’re going to focus on the box-like design that’s often seen to house more than just gumballs. Fire up
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What You’ll Be Creating Fish look very simple to draw, but, as with everything, we need to learn something about their anatomy to picture them properly. In this tutorial I’ll show you features of a typical fish, as well as basic information about sharks. This way you’ll be able to create your own species easily. General Fish Anatomy and Body Features Skeleton Let’s start with a skeleton of a typical fish to discuss the most basic features. Skull —head of a fish is attached rigidly to the spine without any neck structure; Spine —flat, with long “spikes” instead of ribs; Front dorsal fin —always placed along the body, at the top of it; Back dorsal fin —fish can have up to three dorsal fins, sometimes fused together into an irregular one. Sometimes instead of the last dorsal fin an adipose fin occurs—a small “fin” without spikes inside; Caudal fin (tail fin) —this distinctive fin is used for moving in the water. It’s made of two fins placed vertically; Ventral fin —there’s two of them and they’re located under the body, on the front or in the middle; Pectoral fin —they’re placed right behind the head. You can use them as “arms” of the fish. They’re used for turning; Anal fin —a single fin placed under the body, right before the start point of …
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How to Draw Animals: Fish and Sharks
What You’ll Be Creating Learn how to create a graphic style that you can apply to live type or any vector object. The result is reminiscent of the patches on school sports jackets, and can be achieved with a few simple strokes and effects in Adobe Illustrator. This is just one of many things you’ll learn in my Tuts+ Course, Illustrator Effects In Depth . 1. Set Up the Document Step 1 Create a new document using the Basic RGB preset. Now create a set of four swatches: a light and dark red, and a light and dark blue. You can of course use any color combination you like, but to make it simpler, I’ll be referring to red and blue throughout the tutorial. Here is the RGB breakdown of the swatches I’ll be using: Draw out a rectangle the same size as the artboard, and fill it with the dark blue. Lock this rectangle by going to Object > Lock > Selection . Make sure you have your Appearance panel open, as this will be the command center for this tutorial. Step 2 I’m using the font “ Ballpark Wiener ,” which can be found here . Another good retro font is Mascot . Type any word, and scale it …
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How to Create a Varsity Lettering Effect in Adobe Illustrator
What You’ll Be Creating For I long time avoided pixel art, because it looked so stiff to me. After all, we need to consciously limit ourselves to an old style coming from times when we were, in fact, limited. But now we have so many advanced tools, we can create photo realistic pictures, so restricting our capabilities is like cutting the wings off the creation process. However, we can’t deny that nowadays, when artists try to be more and more realistic in their works, pixel art is still eye-catching. The problem is pixel art seems not to obey the rules of normal painting. You’d like to turn on some music and paint almost unconsciously, but it doesn’t work here. Suddenly lines look rugged, colors don’t want to blend, and everything looks like your creations in Microsoft Paint from …
3D vector text can be a daunting undertaking when not using a program like Maya or SketchUp. Using a simple bevel and extrude effect, gradients, and offset paths you’ll find creating chrome, dimensional 3D vector text is an easy job.