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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!
I’ve posted articles about topographic maps before on my blog, namely my contour map effect Illustrator tutorial and my free pack of topographic map patterns . My first tutorial used Illustrator’s Blend tool to draw a series of concentric lines. It worked pretty well, but I went on to develop a technique that would help create more detailed and repeatable patterns, which I used to create that freebie pack. I never explained those new techniques in a tutorial, so that’s the topic for today! Follow this how-to guide to learn how to create a detailed topographic map effect, then convert the design into a seamless pattern. The effect we’ll be creating in this tutorial is a realistic topographic map. My original tutorial involved manually drawing the outlines, but this new technique generates much more complex designs with ease. I’ll also show how you can customise the effect to create a range of map styles, and convert the design into a seamless repeating pattern for use as backgrounds in your outdoors themed designs. This tutorial…
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How To Create a Seamless Topographic Map Pattern
Last week I posted a showcase of stunning chalk lettering designs , which gave me the inspiration to create some chalk typography myself. Unfortunately I neither have the talent or a chalkboard to produce authentic hand made chalk typography murals, but I’ve come up with a technique that designers can use to achieve realistic chalk lettering effects with their artwork. We’ll use the power of Illustrator to design a concept, then we’ll use some analogue tools to help capture the character of hand lettered art. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a typography design with a realistic chalk lettered appearance. In my opinion, digital-only chalk effects just don’t cut it, but with this…
How To Create a Realistic Chalk Lettering Effect
New to this project? Check out part one of our Tuts+ Community Project celebrating Your First Creations . Your First Creations—Part Two We all come from humble beginnings. And when that dreaded creative block hits, sometimes the best thing you can do is see how far you’ve come with a little trip down memory lane. We asked you to take us along your personal journey, from the first art you ever created digitally to what you’re creating today, and the results were amazing! Let’s take a look! Past and Present Creations by Our Readers! Take a look at these incredible comparisons from our readers below. Show them some love in the comments, and feel free to tell us more about your own art journey! Jenny Le I’m Jenny Le from Vietnam, and I’ve been reading Tuts+ since 2010 when I first started learning Photoshop. I was so impressed by the artworks and tutorials here and wished I could create such awesome pieces one day. Here is my first photo manipulation made in October 2010, and one of my newest works from December 2014 named, “Flowers Lullaby”. Follow Jenny Le: DeviantArt | Facebook Usha Desai Tuts+ has been my tutor and guide for more than three years. There is nothing as helpful as Tuts+ tutorials on the web to learn vector illustrations. Today, I have included my stock vectors from GraphicRiver and look forward…
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Community Project Showcase: Your First Creations—Part Two
In today’s tutorial you will learn how to draw rather complex three-dimensional isometric icon vectors, specifically an isometric bank icon. This tutorial contains a description of the preparatory phase, which I hope will simplify your workflow and detailed guide for designing elements of the building. It is likely that isometric icon vectors will become a design trend in 2015, so it’s time to master this style!
Let’s cap off this week with a great tutorial on how to create a detailed bottle cap vector in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using basic tools and effect along with some neat stroke tricks. Using basic blending and vector shape building techniques along with the Appearance panel you will learn how to add color, shading and highlights for your main shapes. Finally, you will learn how to easily recolor your bottle cap vector. Tutorial Details: Bottle Cap 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: Bottle Cap Vector As always, this is the final bottle cap vector that we’ll be creating: (I added the classic Coke logo to show how you can customize these bottle cap vectors to any project.) Step 1 To begin with our bottle cap vector tutorial, hit Control + N to create a new document. Select Pixels from the Units…
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Cap Off Your Designs with a Customized Bottle Cap Vector!
Around this time every year I take a moment to reflect back on my posts over the past 12 months and compare how well they performed on social media. My latest Greatest Hits compilation features my top content from 2014, arranging my tutorials, articles and freebies in order of their popularity. Which one was your favourite? I tallied up all the Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn & Pinterest votes/likes from the social media buttons from each post and arranged them in order of popularity. Once again it’s amazing to see the disparity between them. Last year saw a clear winner with my Cinemgraph tutorial , whereas this year my Photoshop money effect tutorial went viral with a total of 115,268 likes. How To Create a Realistic Money Effect in Photoshop Read this tutorial 115,268 votes How To Create an Easy Abstract Blur Pattern Design Read this tutorial 5832 votes Free Wilderness Vector Graphics & Logo Template Kit Download this freebie 5593 votes How to Overprint Colors to Create Cool Print Effects Read this article 3749 votes 10 Free Vintage Style Illustrated Light Ray Vectors Download this freebie 3465 votes How To Create a Contour Map Effect in Illustrator Read this tutorial 2580 votes 7 Beginner Mistakes to Avoid When Designing for Print Read this article 2088 votes How To Create Geometric Low Poly Art The Easy Way Read this tutorial 1949 votes 20 Free High-Res Geometric Polygon Backgrounds Download this freebie 1866 votes How To Create Typography Illustrations the Easy Way Read this tutorial 1696 votes How To Create a Double Exposure Effect in Photoshop Read this tutorial 1561 votes Game of Thrones Inspired Line Art Logos…
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Blog.SpoonGraphics Design Tutorials Greatest Hits 2014
As the year draws to a close, it’s the perfect time to step back, take stock of what’s happened in the past twelve months, and plan ahead (at least, that’s what most people think ). And there’s one thing we do at Tuts+ in great quantity that gives us plenty to reflect upon: publishing content. In the past twelve months, we’ve published
In this Holiday Ornament Vector and Sketchy Festive Pattern tutorial we will learn how to create an original seamless holiday pattern using the Draw Inside mode and Pattern Maker feature. In the process of creating a holiday ornament vector we will be using gradient fills and Opacity Mask. Finally, to create light accents we will be applying the Color Dodge blending mode. Have some festive fun learning with our new Adobe Illustrator tutorial…
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you’ll get a proper introduction to the features of the Text Tool and Text Properties docker in CorelDRAW, through the creation of a label design for food products. Get to know how to alter horizontal type, type and edit on a curved path, and type within various shapes. I’ll also give you an overview of the various options to further edit text. Fire up