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In today’s Adobe Illustrator video tutorial I’ll take you through the process of creating vector artwork with just a handful of basic tools, simple shapes and flat colours to build up a fun composition. Abstract vector illustrations like this can be applied to anything, it could be printed on the back of a business card, applied as a skateboard deck or even made into a vehicle wrap! That’s the power of vector graphics, their infinite scalability and crisp lines makes them really versatile and ideal for printing. Subscribe to the Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel The post Video Tutorial: How To Create a Fun Vector Illustration appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
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’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 …
We’re going to take inspiration from 19th century typography for today’s vintage text effect tutorial. We’ll use Adobe Illustrator to add detailed decorations to a basic word to transform it into a beautiful piece of engraved typography. The process makes use of lots of useful Illustrator techniques, such as offset path, blends and the Pathfinder tool. Follow along to give your text and logos the old west type treatment. The text effect we’ll be producing in this tutorial takes inspiration from typography of the 1800s. Type would often be given a three dimensional appearance and shading would be produced with detailed lines as part of …
How To Create a Vintage Text Effect in Illustrator
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 love the abstract style of line art illustrations. It’s amazing how just a single stroke weight can be used to create intricate patterns and recognisable drawings with basic geometric shapes. In today’s showcase I present a range of stylish illustrations made from just stroked paths, see how these designers use simple lines to produce detailed vector art. Fancy giving this style of art a go yourself? Check out my classic tattoo style illustration tutorial to learn how to create similar line art designs. Golden Sun Overlord by Penabranca The Journey by Jennifer Wick Print Matters by Justin Tran Trust Printshop by Pavlov ZERO4 by Alessandro Bergomi Oporto by André Torres Florence Design Week by Rafa San Emeterio Line Cities by Cristian Bogdan Rosu Just a bit of fantasy by Alain L’thi Holiday Greeting Card by Yiwen Lu Mingo Lamberti by MUTI Ethnic Pattern by Maria Pastykh Get Back To Work by Drew Ellis Parliament Hill by Nick Slater Revivalist by Jeff Finley Phish Fall Tour Shirt by Brian Steely SeatGeek T-Shirt by Ben Stafford He Who Is by Ryan Clark Marvel iOS Landing Screen by Fabrico Rosa Marques Snake & Dagger by Benjamin Garner New Year’s Invite by Daniel Haire It’s for the kids! by Brian Steely Nooklyn Holiday Card by Daniel Haire Flatstock 43 Poster by Aaron Eiland The post Showcase of Stylish Single Weight Line Art Illustrations appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
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Showcase of Stylish Single Weight Line Art Illustrations
I have a brand new video tutorial for you today based on one of my popular posts from 2011. This time we’re going to play around with Illustrator to create some retro style geometric lines that interweave and loop around each other to form an intriguing composition, which kinda reminds me of a crazy scalextric track! We’ll use the power of Illustrator Art Brushes to create the effect, then we’ll switch over to Photoshop to add some finishing touches to texture and distress the design to give it that awesome aged look. Download the paper background texture and my free Dust & Scratches textures to follow along with this tutorial. Subscribe to the Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel The post Video Tutorial: Retro Style Geometric Lines Artwork appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
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What You’ll Be Creating Adobe InDesign is a fantastic layout design program, but it isn’t usually the software of choice for editing images. Instead, Illustrator and Photoshop have traditionally been the best programs for editing vector and raster images, before saving and then placing them in InDesign. In this quick tip tutorial we’ll take a look at an alternative method of working with images in InDesign, by pasting vector graphics directly into your documents. This gives you more flexibility and control over editing simple graphics while you work in InDesign, allowing you to switch up colors and stroke effects with ease. We’ll …
Quick Tip: Working With Adobe Illustrator Vectors in InDesign
I’ve posted articles about topographic maps before on my blog, namely my contour map effect Illustrator tutorial and my free pack of topographic map patterns . My first tutorial used Illustrator’s Blend tool to draw a series of concentric lines. It worked pretty well, but I went on to develop a technique that would help create more detailed and repeatable patterns, which I used to create that freebie pack. I never explained those new techniques in a tutorial, so that’s the topic for today! Follow this how-to guide to learn how to create a detailed topographic map effect, then convert the design into a seamless pattern. The effect we’ll be creating in this tutorial is a realistic topographic map. My original tutorial involved manually drawing the outlines, but this new technique generates much more complex designs with ease. I’ll also show how you can customise the effect to create a range of map styles, and convert the design into a seamless repeating pattern for use as backgrounds in your outdoors themed designs. This tutorial…
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How To Create a Seamless Topographic Map Pattern