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Things aren’t how they used to be. In the past, programs with limited functions made it easier to pinpoint which tools you should be learning as a beginner. These days, however, given how many tools, tips and tricks there are to learn, you can often feel overwhelmed and not know where to start. I’ve been using Adobe Illustrator for well over 10 years now and I’m obsessed with vector . I’m here to share with you my 10 essential tips and tools all Adobe Illustrator beginners should learn, and link you to a tutorial or two which will help you learn how to use them. These items were all tools and tips which have become part of my regular vector process and without them, I think I’d wither and die. Or just not create as well as I’d hope. It’s the same thing, really—let’s be honest. So enough, let’s get stuck into this list. 1.
Merry Christmas from Vectips! We thought people might need some last minute Christmas vector ideas, so we rounded up a bunch of unique ones we thought you might like. Check ‘em out!
Whatever I’ve done online, I’ve always been part of a community. Tuts+ has an active community and there are many ways you can take part. Here I talk about community, what we’ve been doing, and how you can be a part of it.
In this tutorial, we`ll learn how to make an app icon for a message or chat application in Illustrator. Whether you`re making an app or just wanting to sharpen your vector drawing skills, we`re sure y…
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Let`s put the finishing touches on our vector drawing of a realistic cheeseburger by drawing the lettuce! We`re almost at the finish line! Are you getting hungry?
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Last week I shared a collection of free seamless knitted Christmas jumper patterns for my readers to download the get their design in the festive spirit. A few of you guys were interested in seeing how they were made, so today I’ll be showing you the techniques I used to build them. Don’t worry if you’re not into real life knitting, this process uses Adobe Illustrator to compose your design and create a repeating pattern! The design we’ll be creating in this tutorial is a knitted jumper style pattern using festive Christmas colours. It’s made up of tiny stitch like graphics which alternate in colour to produce intricate pattern designs, and the whole tile seamlessly repeats to fill an infinite area. Christmas is coming fast, so if you’re pressed for time, grab last week’s free Christmas jumper patterns download. Create a new Illustrator document and use the Ellipse tool to draw a small oval shape. Rotate it slightly by spinning the shape with one of the corner handles. With the shape selected, go to Object > Transform > Reflect. Select the Vertical option then click the Copy button. Move the duplicated shape to overlap the original, then Merge the shapes with the Pathfinder tool to produce a tiny V-shaped stitch graphic. Turn on the document grid by selecting Show Grid from…
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How To Create a Christmas Jumper Pattern in Illustrator
Thanksgiving is the time when we take a look around us and take stock of what matters. This year, be sure all your friends, family, and clients know how much you’re thankful for them with great Thanksgiving vector designs.
What You’ll Be Creating It seems as if it’s no easy task to create an interlocking geometric pattern that can be easily set as a pattern within Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. In this tutorial, we’ll break down the shapes of a houndstooth pattern so that they fit into a simple, repeating pattern that’s easy to create, apply, and edit. 1.
Embossed text has an uncanny way of being classic and modern at the same time. Creating embossed vector text styling is easy to do in Photoshop, but in Illustrator, it is super simple to create letterpress styled text while keeping the text editable. Utilizing the Appearance panel and Graphic Styles, you can quickly and consistently apply this embossed vector text style to any editable text and other vector objects. Final Image: Embossed Vector Text Below is the final embossed vector text treatment we will be working towards. Tutorial Details: Embossed Vector Text Program: Adobe Illustrator CS4 Difficulty: Beginner Estimated Completion Time: 5-10 minutes Step 1 Create a rectangle with the Rectangle tool (M) and fill it with a color of your choosing to start out this embossed vector text tutorial. I filled mine with a light blue color. I like having a background color on which the text can be placed to really see the highlights of the letterpress embossed vector text. Still, you can create this tutorial on a white background. Step 2 Type out some text with the Text tool (T) and chose…
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Embossed Vector Text Style: Up Your Class in Minutes
What You’ll Be Creating Smart Objects are one of the most powerful and versatile features in Photoshop. Using a vector illustration as a Smart Object gives you even more flexibility. The Smart Object is edited non-destructively, so even though you’ll be creating a distressed, weathered effect, the nice, clean vectors will remain preserved in the