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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
It has been a while since I’ve shared any vector textures, so I made use of my trusty old sky lights once again to capture more of the awesome dirt, grime and bird poop that nature has kindly supplied for me to turn into design resources! Today’s freebie is a pack of 12 grunge textures in vector format. Use them to erode away your designs in Illustrator or apply them as detailed background for your artwork. This free set of grunge textures contains 12 individual vector graphics with varying levels of grain and grime. They have all been processed into Compound Paths so they’re ready for use in Illustrator as either backgrounds, opacity masks or with the help of the Pathfinder tool to erode away your designs to create awesome distressed grunge effects. Download the free vector grunge textures 10mb The post 12 Free Vector Grunge Textures to Erode Your Artwork appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
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12 Free Vector Grunge Textures to Erode Your Artwork
Get ready for Halloween in a spooky, goopy style with this slime vector text effect! Through offset paths, gradients, and various effects, we’ll whip up some mucky lettering.
Each year across the globe, the lives of designers come to their ghastly end. The cause? An unstoppable epidemic involving stationery avalanches, faulty hardware, and bad takeout. We remember the lives of our talented friends in this month’s Design & Illustration Community Project. How Will the World Remember You This Halloween? Cue smoke machine. Lurking in the shadows of this post are the souls of our long lost Tuts+ instructors! They leave behind the wondrous teachings of age-old design philosophies and really…cool…art. But how will the world remember you once you’ve kicked the bucket? Show us your personalized gravestone to get featured in this month’s Design & Illustration Community Project! Easy to Edit Vector and Photoshop Templates! A big thank you to Sharon Milne for dying twice for this project, and also to Andrei Marius for our vector template from his recent tutorial! We have two great templates that make it super fun and easy to submit. So alter them as you see fit, or …
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Tuts+ Halloween Community Project: Join the Designers Graveyard!
Last month we kicked off the Wire Frames Community Project , in which