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My wife and I are expecting a baby girl in a few months so our house is slowly filling up with everything cute and pink! Seeing the style of art used on the items we’ve collected for the nursery gave me a great idea for a beginner’s Illustrator tutorial, showing how stylish illustrations can be created using basic shapes and patterns. Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create a series of simple vector illustrations, each one employing slightly more advanced techniques to eventually form a complete mobile of objects. This tutorial will be split into four sections in order to cover the process of creating each one of these mobile toys. We’ll begin with the most simple object, then move on with slightly more advanced techniques each time. Essentially we’ll be using Illustrator’s shape tools, the Pathfinder panel and see how strokes & swatches can be manipulated to produce cool styles in your artwork. Creating a cloud shape We’ll begin this tutorial with the most simple shape from the overall illustration; the cloud. Begin…
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Beginner Illustrator Tutorial: Cute Baby Style Artwork
I’ve been busy drawing and tracing various vector graphics in order to create a comprehensive logo & icon kit for my latest free design resource. The Wilderness Survival Kit is a collection of 60+ vector graphics and 7+ ready made editable logo templates based on the popular theme of the great outdoors. Easily build logos, emblems, badges and t-shirt designs for all kinds of outdoor pursuits such as camping, fishing, scouting, hunting and bushcrafting. The Free Wilderness Logo & Icon Survival Kit contains 60+ vector graphics of various outdoors themed items such as: Wild animals Tents & Campfires Axes Trees & Forests Knives & Tools Mountains Bows & Arrows Antlers & Paws Copy & Paste these elements to easily build outdoors themed designs of your own. Also included is 7+ ready made logo and badge templates that can be used as a base for your own identities or customised directly. In order to edit the ready made logo templates you’ll need to grab these free fonts: F25 Executive , Snobhandscript , Rio Oro & Montserrat . Download the free wilderness logo & icon kit 3mb The post Free Wilderness Vector Graphics & Logo Template Kit appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
Access All Areas Members are being treated to a cool set of premium vector graphics today. This set of cave painting graphics from DesignSomething includes 18 illustrations of various neolithic objects and scenes of hunting & gathering. The graphics are available in both AI and EPS file types, making them perfectly compatible with Illustrator, Photoshop and other EPS supporting applications. The DesignSomething store on CreativeMarket is home to a range of useful resources. There’s a massive range of graphics, templates and graphics available such as Photoshop Actions, Mockup images and overlay textures to help you perfect your digital creations. Cave Painting Vectors for Members This handy set of cave painting vectors has been kindly donated for Access All Areas members to enjoy. Each graphic has been created to achieve to primitive hand drawn effect with rough brush strokes. Use the ready made drawings to form a prehistoric scene, or ungroup and split the elements into individual elements such as spears, arrows and animals. Download the source file The post Cave Painting Vector Graphics for Premium Members appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
In this tutorial we’ll learn how to create a Cardboard Vector Texture by using the Wrinkle Tool and graphics texture. Today you’ll also find out how to edit and apply native Adobe Illustrator’s patterns. Cardboard vector textures are pretty hot these days and they are being used in abstract backgrounds and product designs and that’s why creating your own texture will be super useful for you in future. Have fun going through our new vector tutorial! Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS2 – CC Difficulty: Beginner Topics Covered: Wrinkle Tool and native Adobe Illustrator’s patterns Estimated Completion Time: 15 minutes Final Image Step 1 Open Adobe Illustrator and create a new document (Cmd/Ctrl + N) . Your artboard can be any size. The cardboard vector texture we’ll create will work equally well in the RGB and in the CMYK color modes, even though I worked in the RGB mode. Step 2 Take the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a rectangle with no stroke and light-blown fill (R= 223, G= 196, B= 165) . The size of our rectangle corresponds to the size of our cardboard vector texture which you’re going to get. Step 3 Create one more rectangle stretched in horizontal direction as it is indicated…
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More Than a Box: Tips for Creating a Cardboard Vector Texture
The latest set of freebies I’ve been working on is a little unusual, but hopefully it will be the perfect resource for designers working on vintage style artwork based on the theme of BBQs, butchery, culinery or maybe even hunting. Download this free set of editable vector animal illustrations with hand lettering style text, similar to the traditional meat cut charts used by butchers. This free set of vector illustrations contains 7 animal meat cut diagrams based on classic vintage style butchery charts. Each one has been designed with editable text than can be customised to suit your own designs, which provides loads of options for how these resources can be used in real world projects. How to customise the text By default each illustration contains the names of the various meat cuts manipulated to fit within the relevant area of the animal. I’ve used the free font Carnevalee Freakshow for that vintage hand drawn look, but the text and fonts can be edited to …
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7 Free Editable Butcher Meat Cut Chart Illustrations
In this freebies roundup, you will find a wide variety of vector packs and icons. We’ve included minimalistic icons, but also modern and shiny ones, infographic elements and alsoa very great e-commerce UI pack. Have you spotted some freebies that are a must-have for designers? Don’t forget to share them with us! Glossy Media Icon Vectors If you plan to design a multimedia app, these detailed are the icons you might need. I love the gradient effects they used! Modern Infographic Banner Vector A very cool cut effect for these infographic elements, I really like the sleek design. Minimal Retro Icon Pack And we are back to the basics with these minimalistic icons. Very cool and nice designed with so few details. Fruit and Milk Banner Vector Just in time for the spring and summer season! Very nice vivid and fresh banners for your website and ads. Blank Billboard Template Vector These billboard templates are perfect for presenting your billboard and poster designs to your clients. Realistic Water Drop Free Vector Ultra realistic water drop with smooth highlights and shadows–I love it! Simple Vector UI A very nice pack for creating a simple Login design. I like the color scheme and also the minimalistic icons. Apple-Like Web Design Elements If you are looking for a pack of Apple look-alike graphics, this is the pack you need. Simple effects, round corners and a lot of greys give these vectors the modern and sleek look Apple is known for. Zephirro UI Set Perfect pack for an e-commerce website, top notch design and…
In today’s tutorial, we will find out how to create retro sunbursts by using Transform effect and stroked paths. The techniques described here allow you to edit previously-created sunbursts that can result in an infinite number of variations. Have fun learning our new vector tutorial! Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5 – CC Difficulty: Beginner Topics Covered: Stroke panel, Transform live effects Estimated Completion Time: 10 minutes Final Image Step 1 Open Adobe Illustrator and create a new document ( Cmd/Ctrl + N ). Your artboard can be any size. The sunbursts we’ll create will work equally well in the RGB and in the CMYK color modes. Step 2 Take the Pen Tool (P) or the Line Tool () and draw a horizontal path by holding down Shift . This path has a stroke (of any color) and has no fill. Set the stroke width – 4px in the Stroke panel ( Window > Stroke ). Still in the Stroke panel , choose the Arrowhead and reduce the scale to 43%. Step 3 Group the created path ( Cmd/Ctrl + G ). Select the entire created group, then go to the Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform… . In the Transform Effect dialog box set an angle of 360/20 , where 20 is a number of rays of which our sunburst will …
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How To Create Tons of Unique Retro Sunbursts In 10 Minutes or Less!
In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a unique background texture for my slam dunking cat, as well as some great tips along the way to improve your illustration work in Adobe Illustrator. Tutorial Assets In order to complete this tutorial, you will need the following image: The Den by Jmrosenfeld – ( Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 license) 1. Create Your Sketch Step 1 I first begin sketching my concept. I use the Pencil Tool (N) and use a fine Stroke Weight for this, about 0.001in . Due to the thickness of the strokes, it shouldn’t distract when it is used when adding colors and volume to your render, even when zoomed in. For convenience, I put the drawing in it’s own layer and it will be placed above all my new layers. When the picture is ready, you can delete the sketch. Step 2 Group together the line work ( Control-G ) and then change the Blending Mode to Multiply . This will make it easier to see on top of your rendering. 2. Use a Photograph to Create a Background Texture Step 1 Although I want the cat to be the focus of the viewers attention, I’d like to introduce a subtle crowd texture in the background. So after searching for an appropriate image, I’ve found this great image by Jmrosenfeld on Flickr . I will be …
In the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a simple diamond icon in Adobe Illustrator. Using thin strokes and basic stroke properties, you will learn how to add a subtle glowing effect for the edges of your diamond and then how to easily color or recolor your diamond icon. Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CC Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Topics Covered: Basic Tools and Effects, Transform & Blending techniques Estimated Completion Time: 45 minutes Final Image As always, this is the final image that we’ll be creating: Step 1 Hit Control + N to create a new document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, …
Every month, Tuts+ Premium publishes a course which is free to view in it’s entirety. This month it is Vector Portraits for Beginners by yours truly. For many years, people have asked me to create an in depth tutorial on how to create portraits and although it takes years to be able to perfect your own style, this video course will help you kickstart your journey into creating vector portraits from photographs. My name is Sharon Milne and I’m the Vector & Drawing Editor here on Tuts+. You may have seen some of my many tutorials, which feature portrait illustrations. I’ve been creating digital portraits for over 10 years now, the majority of the time, in Adobe Illustrator. In my first course, Vector Portraits for Beginners , I’ll show you two ways of creating a basic portrait. One based in a chunky line art style and the other in a basic shading style. These two styles will be the foundation you’ll need to build your own style. Check out the two videos below for the introduction to the course and a quick video on how to create the three most helpful Art Brushes in the world. These are great not only for vector portraits but all other illustrations. Chapter 1, Lesson 1: Introduction Chapter 2, Lesson 4: The Three Brushes