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Vector graphics are a life saver for designers. When deadlines are fast approaching there’s no time to tediously illustrate design elements by hand, or frantically search the web for rare illustrations. Having a library of quality resources allows you to copy & paste ready made elements straight into your designs to quickly produce stunning artwork with all the fun and none of the stress. There’s currently a fantastic opportunity to grab a comprehensive collection of vector graphics from Design Cuts . The Creative Vectors Bundle contains 1000s of varied vector elements, including decorative flourishes, vintage packs, floral designs, textures, patterns, and more! All for a massive 94% discount! The types of vector graphics I find the most useful are elements I simply can’t make myself. Technical drawings, vintage illustrations, intricate ornaments and detailed patterns are all valuable assets that can transform a design, but they’re pretty hard to come by. Thankfully this Comprehensive, Creative Vectors Bundle contains them all, along with 1000s of other vector items. Most importantly, everything comes with extended licensing so you can safely use the resources in your commercial work, even designs you intend to sell, like art prints and digital products. Here’s a brief look at just some of the wonderful packs the bundle includes. Be sure to check out the full overview to see the entire collection! Decorative Graphic Pack You never know when you’re going to need an ornament, frame, ribbon or wreath in your designs, so prepare yourself with the most…
I’m sure a bunch of you have seen this gradient text vector technique before in other blogs or are already aware of how to add gradients to text, but it is worth mentioning for those that don’t know this technique. Moreover, I found that adding an extra step to this known technique, enables you add transparent gradients to text in Illustrator CS4 while still keeping the text editable! The Problem: Gradient Text Vector In Illustrator, you can’t apply a gradient to text the way you normally add gradients to other objects. You can Outline the text and then add a gradient, but then you can’t edit the text later. No need to worry, there is an easy way to add gradients to text and keep them editable. Step 1: Gradient Text Vector Create some text with the Type tool, with the font of your choosing. I am using my favorite font of the moment, Klavika Bold Condensed. Step 2 Next for this super simple gradient text vector tutorial, set the fill and stroke of your text to none. If you don’t this, after you have applied the gradient to the text in the following steps, you will sometimes see the original text color peeking out on the text edges. Moreover, setting the fill and stroke to none, will make transparent gradients in Illustrator CS4 look correct. If you don’t set the fill to none initially, the color of the original text will show through your …
Super Simple Gradient Text Vector!
Give your text that total knockout effect! Learn how to transform lettering into a fantastic dimensional effect with this knocked over vector text tutorial. Great for text art and print media.
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.
Vector portraits create an enigmatic and exciting style with dynamic shapes and shadows. We`ll use Phantasm and VectorScribe to learn how to make some in this tutorial.
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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