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What You’ll Be Creating For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create a set of pixel perfect shapes that will be used a simple guide. Next, you will learn how to create the first drum using basic blending and vector shape building techniques along with some basic Transform effects. Moving on you will learn how to create the drum stands and the cymbals and how to speed your work using graphic styles.
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What You’ll Be Creating For starters you will learn how to set-up a simple grid, how to create the main, four circles and how to easily place them in the center of your artboard. Using basic blending and vector shape building techniques you will learn how to add subtle shading and a simple star shape. Next, you will learn how to create a pretty simple gradient mesh. Taking full advantage of the Appearance panel and using some simple Blur effects you will add the extra highlights and textures. Finally, you will learn how to create a simple background, some Drop Shadow effects and a fading long shadow. 1. Create a New Document and Set Up a Grid Hit Control-N to create a new document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, enter 600 in the width and height boxes then click on the Advanced button. Select RGB , Screen (72ppi) and make sure that the Align New Objects to Pixel Grid box is unchecked before you click OK .
What You’ll Be Creating Follow this tutorial and have fun creating these cute comic egg characters. This is a tutorial dedicated to the Blend Tool and the Blend options therefore you will use this tool throughout the entire tutorial. At the beginning to create a vector egg then to create the eyes and the sparkles in the eyes, followed by the eyebrows, the rosy cheeks for the female egg character, the hearts in the eyes of the “in love” egg character and finally for the shadows. You will use the Specified Steps and the Smooth Color blending options for all of these things so stay tuned to learn more about the awesome Blend Tool. 1. Start a New Project
What You’ll Be Creating Sponsored Content This is a sponsored post featuring a product/service that’s particularly relevant to our readers. I often hear designers say that although they love vector artwork they wish it wasn’t so inherently flat. So, to give vectors more life and add realism to your designs, I’m going to show you a simple method with the help of two powerful plug-ins from Astute Graphics; VectorScribe2 and Phantasm. This tutorial will show how to create a near realistic shield with swords by easily creating shapes using VectorScribe2 and then enhancing them with Phantasm. Find out more at the jump! 1. Install the Plug-ins and Create a New Document Download 14 day free trials of VectorScribe2 and Phantasm plug-ins . These videos cover the installation, licensing, and activation process . We’ll learn more about how they work during the tutorial. Run Adobe Illustrator, then hit Control-N to create a new document. In the opened dialog box, set the parameters of the artboard and choose the RGB color mode . 2. Create Basic Geometric Shapes Step 1 Take the Pen Tool (P) and create a path consisting of three straight-line segments. Segment B-C must be placed vertically, so when creating it hold Shift down. Select points A and D using the…
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Create a Near Realistic Shield and Sword in Adobe Illustrator
In the following steps you will learn how to create a simple poster frame with a grungy brick wall background in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create the main two frames using simple tools and effects along with the Pathfinder panel and some basic masking techniques. Next, you will learn how to add some subtle shading using the Appearance panel, the Inner Glow effect and basic blending techniques. Finally, you will create the brick wall background using simple rectangles, some raster effects, built-in art brushes, subtle Drop Shadow effects and two Transform effects. 1. Create a New Document and Set Up a Grid Hit Control-N to create a new document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, enter 600 in the width box and 700 in the height box then click on the Advanced button. Select RGB , Screen (72ppi) and make sure that the Align New Objects to Pixel Grid box is unchecked before you click OK . Enable the Grid ( View > Show Grid ) and the Snap to Grid ( View > Snap to Grid ). For starters you will need a grid every 10px , so simply go to Edit > Preferences > Guides > Grid , enter 10 in the Gridline every box …
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Present Your Artwork in a Vector Frame in Adobe Illustrator
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to set up your own fold-out invitation design using Adobe InDesign. We’ll look at how using Layers can allow you to set up design elements intended for die cutting and embossing, which can add a really beautiful touch to your final cards. I will be using my own vector assets created in Adobe Illustrator; but feel free to get creative with your own decorative designs. You will need Adobe InDesign and Illustrator for this tutorial. 1. Set Up the Layout of the Invitation in InDesign Step 1 Open InDesign and select File > New Document . In the New Document window set the Intent to Print and set the No. of Pages to 6 . Deselect Facing Pages . Under Page Size select Custom… from the drop-down menu to open the Custom Page Size window. Under name type ‘Wedding Invitation’ and set both the Width and Height to 165mm . Click Add , and then OK . Maintain the margins at their default value, and set the Bleed on all sides to 3mm . Click OK . Step 2 Ensure the Pages panel is open by going to Window > Pages . Go into the Pages drop-down menu at the top right of the panel and deselect Allow Document Pages to Shuffle . As we are creating a creative document without page numbers, we can play around with the arrangement of pages. Click-drag…
In the following steps you will learn how to create a pretty simple rope pattern brush and how to use it to create a nice text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to create the main rope piece using the Rectangle Tool, basic blending and vector shape building techniques and the Live Corners feature. Next, you will learn how to easily multiply your rope pieces and how to create the rope ends. Moving on you will learn how create the pattern brush components using the Shape Builder Tool and some basic moving techniques. Finally, you will learn how to…
In the second part of this two-part tutorial you’ll learn how to design the interior pages for an Illustration Portfolio book intended for print, in Adobe InDesign. We will create a number of different page layouts and explore how layout styles can showcase your work to its best potential. In this tutorial I will be using vector assets from other Tuts+ tutorials, but the tutorial is designed so that you can interchange these with your own illustration work to create your personal portfolio. Refer to part one for creating the portfolio cover . 1. Set up the Layout of the Inside Pages Step 1 In part one we created a cover for the portfolio book. It is much simpler if this is kept as a separate InDesign file, and that the cover and the interior pages are exported as separate PDF files before they are sent to print. We will be setting up the InDesign document for the interior pages with the same dimensions and bleed settings as the cover document. Open InDesign and go to File > New Document , to open the New Document window. Select Custom from the Document Preset drop-down menu and ensure Intent is set to Print . Set the Number of pages to 12 and select Facing Pages . From the Page Size drop-down menu select Custom… to open the Custom Page Size window. Type ‘Portfolio Pages’ under Name , set the Width to 241.3mm and the Height to 203.2mm . Click OK . Step 2 Back in the New Document window, set the Margins to 20mm and the Top, Bottom and Outside Bleed to 9mm . Keep the Inside Bleed at 0mm . Click OK . You now have a 12-page layout set up for your pages. The first and…
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to do a large 3D anamorphic drawing. The theme and message I want to express is “choose peace, not violence”, so I’ve chosen a revolver as the main subject of the art work. What we want is to have some sketches large enough to pose with them and become part of the whole composition. By the end of this tutorial, you’ll understand my work flow from the first studies through to the final work. I’m also going to teach you all kinds of graphic tricks to help you work faster and draw difficult shapes such as guns and hands. 1. Work on the Concept The image used for this tutorial is part of my “Pencil Vs Camera” series, a creative concept that is evolving constantly. It started in 2010 with minimalist sketches and photos. In 2011, I started making colored sketches on black paper and in 2013–2014 I decided to do the large drawings we’re talking about now. Step 1 Be inspired and inspiring. Think of an idea or a strong message you really wish to express in the creation you’re about to do. It’s not the …
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