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In the following tutorial you will learn how to create your own gingham pattern vector in Adobe Illustrator, and you’ll get some tips for using it. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid for your gingham pattern vector. Using this gingham pattern, a single rectangle and taking full advantage of the Appearance panel you will learn how to create a menu cover that you could edit and take in any direction.
Today we will talk about the technique of creating guilloche pattern vectors using the Envelope Distort, Blend Tool and Pattern Brush. Guilloche pattern vectors are commonly used to protect the securities and banknotes from counterfeiting. Usually, to generate a guilloche pattern vector, designers use special expensive software. You might not have known that Adobe Illustrator helps to create guilloche pattern vectors, using only native features. Let’s see how it’s done! Tutorial Details: Guilloche Pattern Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CS2 – CC2014 Difficulty: Beginner Topics Covered: Envelope Distort, Blend Tool and Pattern Brush Estimated Completion Time: 20 minutes Final Image: Guilloche Pattern Vector Step 1 To begin this guilloche pattern vector tutorial, open Adobe Illustrator and create a new document ( Cmd / Ctrl + N ). Your artboard can be any size. The guilloche pattern vector we’ll create will work equally well in the RGB and in the CMYK color modes. Step 2 Take the Pen Tool (P) and draw a wavy line with no fill like shown in the picture below. You do not need to repeat the exact shape of the curve – just place the handles of the start point and end point of the path horizontally. To do this, …
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Tips for Guilloche Pattern Vectors in Under an Hour!
What You’ll Be Creating With autumn approaching it’s time to get back to school! Here’s your New Term reading list for Adobe InDesign – a list of easy beginners’ tutorials and articles exploring everything you ever wanted to know about InDesign. So class, here’s your homework… Get Familiar with Basic Tools and Techniques Exploring what tools are on offer is a great place to start with InDesign. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a seasoned designer, gaining familiarity with all the tools InDesign has to offer is absolutely essential. Key processes such as setting up documents, creating Masters, and formatting type and images will give you a great foundation for moving forward with the software.
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.
No matter how advanced or novice of an Inkscape user you may be, the basics are absolutely essential. Let’s go over some of the best Inkscape tutorials and courses to get caught up on everything you need to know. Basic Tools and Methods There’s plenty of tools and methods to become overwhelming, so these are the tutorials you’ll want to take a look at for learning the foundation of Inkscape. Fun Tricks With Inkscape’s Polygon Tool The Polygon tool in Inkscape has a slight learning curve, but can be an excellent way to speed up the creation of complex shapes. In this quick tip, we’ll go over some neat tricks to make the Polygon tool more useful with your designs. How to Create Gradient Fills and on Stroke in Inkscape The first time you open Inkscape, it may take a while to finally discover gradients. When you do, they can be rather overwhelming and confusing at first. Check out this quick tip to learn some tricks with Inkscape’s gradients, Gradient Editor, and Gradient Tool. While I’m using linear gradients in this tutorial, the same principals apply to radial gradients. Group/Ungroup vs. Combine/Break Apart in Inkscape The fact that Group/Ungroup and Combine/Break Apart are two sets of complete synonyms, you might not think that Inkscape would have these as separate functions. While these are pretty …
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Back to School: 28 Easy Inkscape Tutorials
To create the 3D mosaic vector effect we will use the Halftone effect of the Phantasm plug-in and then we will learn how to automate work in Adobe Illustrator using the Action feature. Long sequences of commands, effects and filters with multiple parameters can easily be replaced with the work of the action, which lasts no more than 5 seconds! At the end, you’ll be able to create instant works of mosaic art with this mosaic vector tutorial.
Create a folded paper style Rainbow Hexagon Pattern Vector with a single hexagon, a few line segments and a few triangles. Layering gradients really makes this hexagon pattern vector pop! Tutorial Details: Rainbow Hexagon Pattern Vector Program : Adobe Illustrator CS6-CC 2014 Difficulty : Beginner Topics Covered : shape Building, Gradients, Pattern Options Panel Estimated Completion Time : 45 Minutes Final Image: Rainbow Hexagon Pattern Vector Step 1 To begin this Rainbow Hexagon Pattern vector tutorial, we’ll start with a New Document in Adobe Illustrator . The overall size is your choice. I wound up changing my Artboard size several times, initially starting with 3 in. x 3in. Using the Polygon Tool , draw a six-sided object, keeping the top side flat (rather than rotating it to a point. For now, keep the fill color at null and choose a dark stroke color. Step 2 Using the Line Segment Tool (/) , draw a line from the top right corner to the middle left corner (see below). Repeat with a line from the top left corner to the bottom left corner. Step 3 Repeat Step 2 , this time going from the middle left corner to the bottom right corner. Step 4 Continue going around the hexagon, drawing lines with the Line Segment Tool until you have six lines that touch each corner…
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Put a Hex on Your Designs with this Hexagon Pattern Vector!
Sweeten up your text art with this strawberry text effect tutorial. Learn how to use custom brushes and the appearance panel to your advantage when customizing typography.
Washed out matte effects seem to be really popular in the Photography scene at the moment. These effects look particular cool when combined with warm vintage tones to add a classic nostalgic feeling to your images. Follow this step by step tutorial to process and transform your shots in Photoshop to create a warm washed out vintage matte effect using non-destructive editing. The photo effect we’ll be creating gives your images a warm colour cast with washed out contrast, taking inspiration from early analogue films. The effect is produced by building up Photoshop’s adjustment layers and blending modes to stack multiple levels of manipulation. Open up your base image in Photoshop. I’m using a photograph of my motorcycle for this tutorial. By…
What You’ll Be Creating It’s summertime—the time to hit the beach or take a sail. What better time to decorate with a nautical pattern that’ll repeat perfectly? In this tutorial, you will learn to create marine life wallpaper in a vintage style, using Adobe Illustrator. You will use the Pencil Tool to draw different elements, and learn to make the wallpaper seamless. You can follow these steps precisely to make the nautical pattern pictured above, or you can use the steps this tutorials shows to make a pattern with any objects you’d like that repeats perfectly. 1. Creating the Marine Life elements Step 1 Press Control-N button to create a new document at size 600 px in the width and height. Select the Pencil Tool (N) and on the Stroke panel, select Round Cap . Then adjust the Pencil Tool (N) options: double-click on it on the Tools panel ( Window > Tools ) and in the new dialogue window, make Tolerances Fidelity 3 pixels and Smoothness 40% . Check Fill New Pencil Strokes and then press Okay . Let’s draw a seagull as in the image below. To close the path, you need to hold the …