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Illustration by Hanna Sandvig , featured in ImagineFX reader EXpose. Design and Illustration careers are as varied as the artists in them. Today, we’ll explore the world of freelance illustrators. I sought out and questioned freelancers from around the globe who were gracious enough to share their experiences with me. We’ll discuss their training, daily tasks, how they source clients, the media they work in, self-promotion and motivation, and more. Unlike the life of an in-house artist, where you work with a specific company, freelancers need to manage their time, money, and client base wisely in order to keep things running. They are often their own boss and take on multiple roles (promoter, social media guru, accountant, artist agent, art director, and more) in order to keep things moving throughout their career. I sincerely hope you find the following to be informative, motivating, and inspiring as I do after having poured over multiple sets of answers from a variety …
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So You Want to Be a Freelance Illustrator?
What You’ll Be Creating Artists are usually pictured as spontaneous, slightly crazy individuals. When they get inspired, they forget about everything and just… create.
In the following Easy Chart Vector tutorial you will learn how to create a simple line graph chart vector in Adobe Illustrator. In the first steps you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using basic tools and vector shapes building techniques. Next, you will learn how to ease your work using the Transform effect and how to add a bunch of text. Finally, you will learn how create a simple blend and how to take full advantage of the Appearance panel. Tutorial Details: Easy Chart Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CC Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Topics Covered: Basic Tools and Effects, Transform techniques and the Appearance panel Estimated Completion Time: 45 minutes Final Image: Easy Chart Vector As always, this is the final Easy Chart Vector image that we’ll be creating: Step 1: Easy Chart Vector First off for this easy chart vector, hit Control + N to create a new document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, enter 600 in …
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Wow Your Clients with this Easy Chart Vector!
What You’ll Be Creating Because I believe that all designers have their own secret essentials pack, I decided to show you how to build a small yet cute set of illustrations that you can use however you like. The entire creative process will focus on using the Rectangle Tool’s basic shapes, which we will adjust here and there. 1.
What You’ll Be Creating Adobe InDesign is a fantastic layout design program, but it isn’t usually the software of choice for editing images. Instead, Illustrator and Photoshop have traditionally been the best programs for editing vector and raster images, before saving and then placing them in InDesign. In this quick tip tutorial we’ll take a look at an alternative method of working with images in InDesign, by pasting vector graphics directly into your documents. This gives you more flexibility and control over editing simple graphics while you work in InDesign, allowing you to switch up colors and stroke effects with ease. We’ll …
Quick Tip: Working With Adobe Illustrator Vectors in InDesign
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In today’s tutorial we will create 3D isometric infographic vector charts by using ‘2:1’ isometric projections. These types of projections are used in computer games for creation of locations. For automatization and acceleration of the process we will create three actions which will also be useful in future projects. Then we will use data for creation of flat chart with the help of the native Graphs Tool and finally we’ll create the final design. So, let’s get started! Tutorial Details: Isometric Infographic Vectors in Near-Isometric 2:1 Projections Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5 – CC2014 Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Topics Covered: Actions feature and Transform techniques Estimated Completion Time: 60 minutes Final Image: Isometric Infographic Vectors “True” isometric projection usually uses a 30º angle, but we will use a 26.565º angle. The majority of the isometric graphics these days use a variant of the isometric projection ‘2:1’. It was created in the time of pixel art and is used till today because a 30º angle might look too steep. I think that ‘true’ isometric projection suits better to technical drawing, whereas ‘2:1’ …
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Isometric 2:1 Projections: Isometric Infographic Vectors
In this installment of our interview series, I had the distinct pleasure of asking one of our own
What You’ll Be Creating Layering glow and gloss effects can help create nice, shiny objects. This tutorial will show you how to modify a brick texture for the background, and then use layer styles with the Pen Tool to add some bright, glowing neon text and a simple cable over it. Let’s get started! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial: Beon Medium
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.