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Every smartphone has built in map software, and designers are sure to need GPS map vector icons. So, In this beginner/intermediate Illustrator tutorial, I will show you how to create a stylized GPS icon using simple shapes and gradients. Using these basic techniques, you can easily create other icons, logos, and illustrations.
If you’re a designer who just loves creating ‘stuff’, Adobe Illustrator should be your favourite tool! Armed with just a few tools and techniques you can use Illustrator’s range of shape tools to construct cool vector illustrations of anything. In today’s tutorial I’ll take you through my design process of creating a simple illustration of a water gun. The entire design is made from Illustrator’s basic tools, then the Live Paint tool is used add colour. I’ll also show you some handy techniques to apply popular effects to replicate some of the popular illustration styles often seen on Dribbble. The subject I’ll be using…
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How To Create a Vector Illustration from Start to Finish
In today’s video tutorial we’re going to create a tattoo inspired vector sparrow illustration in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll make all the linework using Illustrator’s powerful shape tools, then we’ll give it that classic tattoo feeling with some stipple shading, using a free set of Illustrator brushes that I released on my website a couple of weeks ago. Download my free Stipple Shading Illustrator brushes: http://spoon.graphics/1dsOB7c Subscribe to the Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel The post Video Tutorial: Tattoo Inspired Vector Illustration appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
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Video Tutorial: Tattoo Inspired Vector Illustration
I love Adobe Illustrator for its power to produce awesome artwork with just basic tools and techniques. In today’s tutorial we’re going to use nothing but Illustrator’s Blend tool to create a wireframe that’s so detailed you would think it was made in a complex 3D programs. By just drawing a few basic paths with your mouse, Illustrator can generate a series of intricate lines that resembles an animal skull. It takes a little trial and error to find the perfect layout, but once you do the results are epic! I’ll be creating this wireframe longhorn buffalo skull as part of this tutorial, but the technique works for any kind of animal head. Stags, rams and bulls are all great subjects to play with. Their horns can be tricky, but they produce the most striking results. Find a reference photo of an animal skull and place it into an Illustrator document. I’m using this Long Horn Buffalo Skull image from Shutterstock . Reduce the Transparency of the image to around 50%, then press CMD+2 to lock it into place to avoid accidentally selecting it. Double click the Pencil tool from the toolbar to edit its options. Move the Fidelity slider towards the Accurate end of the scale and deselect the Keep Selected option. Clear out the default fill colour, leaving just…
I’ve been admiring some beautiful illustrations and examining the techniques the artists use to add details to their work. One popular shading method I’ve noticed is particularly prominent in apparel design and illustrations with a retro vibe is the use of stippling, where fine vector textures are added to build up tones and shade in areas of darkness. After seeing how effective this technique is, I created my own set of Illustrator scatter brushes to provide myself and my readers the tools required to create this effect. Download this free pack of 8 stipple shading brushes to easily paint grungy details onto your artwork with Illustrator’s brush tool. These free stipple shading brushes for Adobe Illustrator are perfect for adding grainy details to your illustrations. This popular shading technique gives your artwork a vintage tattoo or retro style comic book effect by building up tones with tiny vector textures. There’s 8 different scatter brushes available, ranging from light grain to …
Today you’ll find out how to create vector smoke with the help of gradient meshes, Transparency panel and Warp Tool. This is a very simple technique that every beginner can master, but you will still need to work hard to get a good result. Let’s get started!
Take your text art for a spin with this split 3D split text vector effect. Add dimension to your work in as quick as 20 minutes with this tutorial! Tutorial Details: 3D Split Text Vector Effect Program : Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 Difficulty : Intermediate Topics Covered : Text Effect, Extrude & Bevel, Gradients Estimated Completion Time : 20 Minutes Final Image: 3D Split Text Vector Effect Step 1: 3D Split Text Vector Effect Start your 3D split text vector effect with a New Document created in Adobe Illustrator CC . Use the Type Tool (T) to write out a word or a couple letters. I’ve used the font Nexa Bold for my design. Step 2 Expand the text into an object and Ungroup the letters. I’m going to start with the letter “S”. Step 3 Overlap …
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30 Minutes to Custom 3D Split Text Vector Effect!
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.