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I recently received a great tutorial suggestion from a reader named Brigid who asked if I could create a guide to creating an origami style illustration. We’ll use Adobe Illustrator to tackle this design for its advanced shape editing abilities and make particular use of Smart Guides to perfectly align our vector paths. Once the outline of our origami inspired design is complete we’ll then bring it to life with vibrant colours, resulting in a modern graphic that would look great as part of a logo design. The design we’ll be building in this tutorial is an origami inspired graphic that makes use of hard angled lines to create intersecting shapes which mimic paper folds. A good place to start is Google Images to gain an idea of the shapes we’ll need to use create a simplified outline of our subject, which in this case is a hummingbird. It’s also a good idea to familiarise yourself with the general shapes of real life origami creations. Using an image as reference, use the Pen tool to draw a simplified outline using just single clicks to create straight lines. Complete the shape by closing the path at the start point. Turn on Smart Guides (CMD+U) to make it easy to align the next series of paths to the existing anchor points. Smart Guides will show little green notifications when you’re snapped to an anchor point, so use the Line tool to intersect the shape between various corners. When you’re happy with the number of segments draw a selection…
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How To Create an Origami Style Logomark in Illustrator
I’ve been busy drawing and tracing various vector graphics in order to create a comprehensive logo & icon kit for my latest free design resource. The Wilderness Survival Kit is a collection of 60+ vector graphics and 7+ ready made editable logo templates based on the popular theme of the great outdoors. Easily build logos, emblems, badges and t-shirt designs for all kinds of outdoor pursuits such as camping, fishing, scouting, hunting and bushcrafting. The Free Wilderness Logo & Icon Survival Kit contains 60+ vector graphics of various outdoors themed items such as: Wild animals Tents & Campfires Axes Trees & Forests Knives & Tools Mountains Bows & Arrows Antlers & Paws Copy & Paste these elements to easily build outdoors themed designs of your own. Also included is 7+ ready made logo and badge templates that can be used as a base for your own identities or customised directly. In order to edit the ready made logo templates you’ll need to grab these free fonts: F25 Executive , Snobhandscript , Rio Oro & Montserrat . Download the free wilderness logo & icon kit 3mb The post Free Wilderness Vector Graphics & Logo Template Kit appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
The latest set of freebies I’ve been working on is a little unusual, but hopefully it will be the perfect resource for designers working on vintage style artwork based on the theme of BBQs, butchery, culinery or maybe even hunting. Download this free set of editable vector animal illustrations with hand lettering style text, similar to the traditional meat cut charts used by butchers. This free set of vector illustrations contains 7 animal meat cut diagrams based on classic vintage style butchery charts. Each one has been designed with editable text than can be customised to suit your own designs, which provides loads of options for how these resources can be used in real world projects. How to customise the text By default each illustration contains the names of the various meat cuts manipulated to fit within the relevant area of the animal. I’ve used the free font Carnevalee Freakshow for that vintage hand drawn look, but the text and fonts can be edited to …
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7 Free Editable Butcher Meat Cut Chart Illustrations
Topographic map patterns seem to be really popular at the moment with designers who are wanting to capture the trendy vintage outdoors style in their work. They’re made up of lots of thin contour lines which bend and warp to form interesting shapes, which makes them great for filling out the background of your designs with a subtle pattern. A few weeks ago I showed you how to create a contour map effect using Illustrator’s Blend tool , since then I’ve been busy playing around with loads of different topographic map styles to produce this free pack of seamless repeating patterns for you to download. This free pack of topographic map patterns contains 8 seamless patterns in vector EPS, PNG and Photoshop PAT format, making them perfect for any kind of project. The repeating PNG images can be
I’m sure we’ve all drooled over those awesome low poly art images and wondered how on earth they are made. You know, the ones that are made up of hundreds of tiny geometric shapes which combine to form an abstract image. I recently discovered a fantastic tool that makes it super easy to create them, so today I’m going to share the secret and explain how you can create your own low-poly geometric artwork using this magical app with some help from Illustrator and Photoshop. Here’s the style of artwork we’ll be creating in this tutorial. It’s a detailed image made up of hundreds of tiny geometric shapes which give the art that popular low-poly …
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How To Create Geometric Low Poly Art The Easy Way
All kinds of cool effects can be created in Illustrator by outlining text into a solid shape then making various permanent alterations, but what if you want to keep your text editable? In today’s Illustrator tutorial we’ll take a look at the Appearance Panel and see how it can be used to build up layers of non-destructive effects that can then be saved as Graphic Styles so the effect can be instantly applied to any elements with just one click. The effect we’ll be creating is this bright and colourful retro style text style. It’s made up from multiple fills and strokes in the Appearance Panel, some with extra modifications thanks to…
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Retro Text Effects with Illustrator’s Appearance Panel
Today’s treat for Access All Areas members is another set of awesome resources from Vintage Design Co . The Hipster Pack is a collection of 43 vector graphics to use to make your own vintage badges, emblems and signs. Choose from moustaches, hats, glasses and other time saving elements to create some trendy designs. Ian Barnard is a talented logo designer & illustrator who creates and sells amazing hand crafted resources in his Vintage Design Co shop . His marketplace is packed full of logos and resources that can be quickly and easily customised to create authentic vintage style identity designs. Ian is kindly treating Access All Areas members with The Hipster Pack, a fun pack of vector elements to copy/paste into your own artwork. Download the source file The post The Hipster Pack: 43 Vector Graphics for Members appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
I’ve been keeping a close eye on the amazing deals Design Cuts has been offering recently and I’ve been sharing those that particularly stand out to me with my readers. This latest deal is definitely worth checking out, you can get your hands on 400+ top quality vector graphics from T-Shirt Factory for 95% off, that’s just $20! What’s more, this offer actually includes a fully loaded Extended License which allows you to use the vectors to create saleable goods such as t-shirts and posters. Vector packs are all about saving time. Illustrating subsidiary elements for your designs can take countless hours, but thanks to teams of talented artists such as T-Shirt Factory, there’s quality vector packs covering almost every topic. The Professional Vector Collection from T-Shirt Factory contains over 400 vectors neatly categorised into 45 individual packs for easy picking. The overall value calculates to a whopping $450, but they’re available at just $20 (95% off) for a limited time over on Design Cuts . The quality of these vectors is top notch too. I picked up this pack myself and I can see that each vector has been lovingly hand crafted with artistic line weights, detailed shading and professional illustration …
Our download package contains Geometric Animals as separate PNGs in high resolution. Besides that, you also get the vector files in the formats Adobe Illustrator (.ai), scalable vector graphics (.svg) and Illustrator PDF.
Last year I posted a roundup of the best Photoshop alternatives aimed at casual designers or hobbyists who wants to fulfill their creative passion, but don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on expensive industry standard software. I’m a big Illustrator fan myself and I post loads of Illustrator tutorials here on my blog, but it’s great to hear that a number of my fans actually transfer the design process over to cheaper vector editing programs. In today’s post I showcase 7 competitors to Illustrator that either include similar features or are capable of creating equally stunning artwork. DrawPlus X6 (£80) DrawPlus X6 is a comprehensive drawing application that directly competes with Illustrator and Corel Draw. Out of all the Illustrator competitors DrawPlus is the most professional option out there with it having built in support for CMYK print document design as well as drawing & painting features. Having the ability to import AI, EPS and PDF files means it’s perfectly usable on a professional level, making it perfect for designers on a budget. Sketch ($70) If you’re a Mac user you’re in luck because Sketch is one of the most highly recommended vector graphics app out there. Its interface is much simpler than Illustrator with it having …
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7 Adobe Illustrator Alternatives for the Casual Designer