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In this tutorial you will learn how to create a semi-realistic vector TV Remote in Adobe Illustrator. You will find out how to add shadows and highlights to your TV Remote using different Blending Modes and how to create several other interesting effects. Let’s begin!
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So you’ve spent hours on end drawing a magnificent design in Inkscape and now you want to publish it once and for all! Thankfully, Inkscape has a ton of options to export your artwork to more friendly and compatible file types. We’ll also go over a couple of neat tricks you might not have known. 1. Exporting Bitmaps Step 1 We’ll be getting to know Export Bitmap very well ( File > Export Bitmap ). It’s pretty straightforward, but there are a ton of cool tricks in this thing. For now, let’s simply publish our artwork with pretty standard settings. Step 2 Below, you’ll see our drawing that we’re going to export. Let’s set the Export area to Page , which is the exact size of the canvas. Below that, you can see the individual coordinates for the export area corners (x0, x1, y0, y1) which just happens to be the canvas dimensions (because we have Page selected). Easy enough, right? Bitmap size refers to the final dimensions of your export area, which can of course be changed, but let’s keep this one simple. The standard dpi is 90.00 , so let’s keep that there as well. Step 3 Filename can get a bit goofy. The name is a little deceiving, because what you want in that text box is not simply the desired name of your drawing, but also the…
My name is Andrei Urse. I'm a graphic designer from Romania. I love creating logos and complex vector art using Illustrator , but I also use Photoshop and InDesign on a daily basis. You can find all of my work on Behance.
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Create a Realistic Plexiglas® Plate Vector | Vectips
This post is all about inspiring you to create awesome vector illustrations. This weeks inspiration theme – TYPOGRAPHY. Check these vector “beasts” out and in the comments section leave your ideas on what kind of theme should we choose for the next vector inspiration roundup!
In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed five cards poker game interface in Adobe Illustrator. In this first part you will learn how to create the screen of a poker machine. We’ll start by creating several pixel perfect shapes using the grid and the Snap to Grid option along with basic vector shape building techniques. Next, you will learn how to create, save and re-use complex gradients and graphic styles. Taking full advantage of the Appearance panel and using a bunch of raster effects along with basic blending techniques you will learn how to add shading, highlights and subtle textures for your work. 1. Create a New Document & Setup a Grid Hit Control-N to create a New document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, enter 2048 in the…
You’ve tried so many times. You’ve looked at some amazing piece of art and felt this heat in your heart, just to get a few crappy lines when trying to do the same. Finally you gave up. Let’s be honest, you don’t have talent! Or a tablet. Or better manual skills. But do you really need it all? I Don’t Have Talent “I wish I had your talent!” – sounds familiar, eh? You’ve probably said it a lot of times to someone who impressed you. Please, don’t! It’s not a compliment, it’s an insult! What the artist may hear when you say it is: “I don’t care how many hours you have spent to develop your skills, I’m jealous that you were given good genes that I wasn’t lucky enough to get”. Or, more bluntly: “I’d be as good as you if only I was born with good genes”. In other words, you keep saying to people who impressed you that they haven’t done anything on their own! “I’m so jealous you were born with a talent and didn’t need to learn anything” What Is Talent Then? You can go anywhere. Using a bike or a car would bring you there faster, but still, you’ll reach the destination sooner or later. A talent …
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What’s Your Excuse? Why Can’t You Draw?
Inkscape’s popularity has grown significantly over the past few years making its way into the professional sector, particularly with Animators and Game Developers. But what about creating professional vector work for stock art sites, similar to what you might find from an Illustrator professional? One of the biggest benefits to Inkscape is the fact that it’s completely free, which is great for vector artists just starting out, as it contains many of the features you can find in Adobe Illustrator. However, it can still leave a lot to be desired when directly exporting to EPS (Encapsulated Postscript) for stock sites. In this tutorial we’ll be discussing some of the follies of creating stock art using Inkscape, as well as workarounds! Version Requirements I recommend you keep a legacy version of Inkscape in a…
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Submitting Your Inkscape Files to Stock Sites and Getting Them Approved
Candy-striped rope-like lettering has such a nostalgia factor for me; remnants of board games and food packaging of my youth. With two techniques for this candy coated text treatment, I’ll guide you through with Adobe Illustrator CC and make this technique a breeze to learn when modifying your favorite font or hand drawn lettering of your own. 1. Prepare Sketch and Font Step 1 I like to start out my designs with a sketch. The main idea is candy, so it’s represented well in theme and color. The best thing about vector work is the ability to correct mistakes made in the sketching stage (since I tend to draw first with markers and ask questions later), such as the “d” in “candy”. Step 2 I wanted a script font to use for this design without actually drawing it out myself. Below are two freeware fronts: Lobster Two and LeckerliOne. I also like Thirsty Script at MyFonts.com. Choose your favorite script font. I’ll be using LeckerliOne from FontSquirrel. Step 3 Write out “candy girl” in your script font, right-click and hit Create Outlines and Ungroup . I found it easier to keep “candy” and “girl” separate. 2. Define the Text’s Shape Step 1 Think of the text as a candy rope. since it’s scripted, it’s already joined together, so you’ll have to consider how this…
This tutorial will go through the process of creating a symmetrical Halloween Brides of Frankenstein portrait in Adobe Illustrator using the Reflect Tool (O) . Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, because the spooky theme is a wide field for creativity and a great chance to unleash your wild imagination exploring new styles, methods, and creating new characters! The most inspiring Halloween style for me is Tim Burton’s art – his movies and, especially, his cartoons. In this tutorial I’ve tried to create a character in his style. 1. Start From a Sketch Step 1 I usually start from drawing a rough sketch on paper or in Adobe Photoshop. When you are satisfied with your image, File > Place it in Adobe Illustrator and Hide Artboards in the View menu so that nothing distracts you from your work flow. Step 2 Double-click on the layer which contains your sketch and tick the Template box to make the image more transparent. 2. Draw Basic Shapes Using the Pen Tool and Reflect Tool Step 1 Now grab the Pen Tool (P) and start …
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Create a Tim Burton Inspired Bride of Frankenstein in Illustrator