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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 …
I recently received a great tutorial suggestion from a reader named Brigid who asked if I could create a guide to creating an origami style illustration. We’ll use Adobe Illustrator to tackle this design for its advanced shape editing abilities and make particular use of Smart Guides to perfectly align our vector paths. Once the outline of our origami inspired design is complete we’ll then bring it to life with vibrant colours, resulting in a modern graphic that would look great as part of a logo design. The design we’ll be building in this tutorial is an origami inspired graphic that makes use of hard angled lines to create intersecting shapes which mimic paper folds. A good place to start is Google Images to gain an idea of the shapes we’ll need to use create a simplified outline of our subject, which in this case is a hummingbird. It’s also a good idea to familiarise yourself with the general shapes of real life origami creations. Using an image as reference, use the Pen tool to draw a simplified outline using just single clicks to create straight lines. Complete the shape by closing the path at the start point. Turn on Smart Guides (CMD+U) to make it easy to align the next series of paths to the existing anchor points. Smart Guides will show little green notifications when you’re snapped to an anchor point, so use the Line tool to intersect the shape between various corners. When you’re happy with the number of segments draw a selection…
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How To Create an Origami Style Logomark in Illustrator
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In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed spray can vector icon in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, you will find out how to set a a simple grid and how to create a bunch of pixel perfect shapes using basic tools and effects. Once you have the main spray can vector icon, you will learn how to work with complex gradients and how to add subtle shadows and highlights using basic blending and vector shape building techniques. Finally, you will learn how to create a simple mesh and how to easily recolor your spray can vector icon. Tutorial Details: Spray Can Vector Icon Program: Adobe Illustrator CC Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Topics Covered: Basic Tools and Effects, Transform techniques and the Appearance panel Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Final Image: Your New Spray Can Vector Icon As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Step 1 Hit CTRL + N to create a new document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, enter 600 in the width box and 480 in the height box then click on 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 ( View > Show Grid ) and the Snap to Grid ( View > Snap …
Spray It Up! Make Your Own Spray Can Vector
Add a touch of luxury to your designs with these shiny golden ribbon banner vectors. Easily create banner vector shapes with warped rectangles and apply a series of gradients to the shapes to get a gilded perfection.