Apr 07, 2011 — 3 comments
In this tutorial, you'll learn how you can easily add a retro feeling to your creations. We'll also cover techniques such as using gradient mesh tool to add inner shadows to your objects, which gives them a subtle rounding while keeping your artwork scalable. Let's learn how to make a character head of a retro circus bear, then you can apply these techniques in your own work!
Icons are inseparable part of a GUI (graphical user interfaces) design. I was downloading, buying and creating icons for ages, then one day I decided to make my own usable icon set. Something to help other GUI designers make work faster and better. This article explains in detail the process of creating and phases I was going through with this project, and may act as guidance when you decide to make something similar. I went down more than one creative path before finalizing this "GUI Design Ico
In this tutorial, I'll show you how to make your own realistic, electronic piano in Illustrator. We'll create quite a few shapes and apply various gradients and blends to make this vector instrument. Even though it's a bit of work to put all this together, the techniques used in this tutorial are fairly simple. Set aside a couple hours for this one!
With this tutorial, learn how to apply some effects not often used in Illustrator, like the Chrome effect, which is used to create metallic look with a realistic aspect. Also, notable in this tutorial is the use of Texturizer to create toast texture. We will also use 3D effect and the Mesh tool, which bring depth to the this illustration.
Some people might think of Illustrator's Scribble effect as child's play. In fact, one of its presets is called "Childlike." But by tweaking its custom settings, the Scribble effect can be used to produce an infinite array of visual effects &mdash some with a single line. This is an easy tutorial that will get you started with the Scribble effect. What you do with it after that is limited only by your imagination. Let's get started!
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a leaf-filled, vector tree - step by step. Some of the techniques we'll use are custom made brushes to create the leaves, and Gradient Mesh Tool for creating light and shadows. So let's get started!
This tutorial will teach you how to create detailed vector eyes that can be used for all sorts of character design projects. The techniques used here are basic and the processes quick and simple, but the result looks great. If you're a beginner, expect to learn a little more about opacity masks, gradients, effects, and handy shortcuts. If you're a more advanced Illustrator user then we encourage you to experiment a bit with the steps shown here! Enjoy!
Plunge with me on a vector ocean dive. In this tutorial, we'll create a shell with pearls in a unique ocean scene. We'll be using various effects, such as: mesh, blend, warp, clipping mask, opacity mask, depth of sharpness, editing of swatches, and pathfinder box. Have fun diving in and then surfacing!
In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create magical Celtic knots. Ornaments accompanied Celts in life and in death. Ornaments decorated clothes, books, furniture, ware, weapons, and gravestones. I'll show you three ways to create Celtic knots in vector - from simple to the difficult. The last techniques allows one to create knots of any complexity. Intrigued? Read more!
In this tutorial I'll show you how to draw a sword in Illustrator, using the Rectangle Tool, gradients, and other Illustrator tools. Actually the tutorial isn't very hard, let's see the final result that is our goal first!
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