Apr 07, 2011 — 0 comments
A simple and really quick tutorial that shows you all of the steps needed to create a funky vintage poster all in Illustrator.
Its time to whip out the Pen Tool. We'll be using it almost exclusively in this tutorial. Learn how to transform your photo into your vector self portrait. We'll review techniques for tracing photos. We'll also discuss strategies you could use for this type of work. Deciding on the level of detail to include in this realistic illustration will drastically effect the style of your finished portrait. A vector self portrait is a great way to brand yourself on your web site's about page or for
Part 1 of a six-part series on designing a killer band website from scratch and implementing Drupal as a CMS. This part explains how to design the layout in Illustrator using vector artwork, textures, gradients, and buttons.
Learn how to create a bouquet of Tropical Flowers. This tutorial is a breeze. You'll blow through this really fast. You'll learn shortcuts for rotating objects, transparency effects, and how to create exciting geometric patterns. Use these skills to create great background elements in your illustration or design work.
Review the basics of Moving, Zooming, and Viewing an Illustrator Document. Get some most used keyboard short cuts. Kick it up a bit and learn how to use the Navigator Panel, Create New Views, and Open Multiple Windows within the same document. Use these skills to improve your Work Flow and really fly around your Illustrator Artwork.
Learn how to create a dynamic Sign styled like you would see on the roadside in the States. Signs are an easy way to visually draw attention to the information you want to promote. You'll learn how to use the Appearance Palette in a dynamic and reusable way. We'll explore the benefits and limitations of making graphics with these techniques. Use these skills to create other dynamic and reusable Graphic Styles.
Wireframing is a great tool to have in your web design arsenal. Learn to use Illustrator effectively to create web design wireframes. This tutorial reviews some techniques for setting up your document for the web, quickly building rounded boxes for layouts, creating a repository of usable web elements, using callouts, and more. This is a great introduction to get rolling with web design in Illustrator. And a good review for those who want to use illustrator to make website wireframes.
Create amazingly detailed patterns in Illustrator. Without this technique it would take you hours to create this effect by hand! Step by step tutorial as well as a video.
A simple tutorial that shows you all the steps in creating a black and white flower. This technique can be applied to make nearly any flower head.
How to draw a classic banner (scroll) in Illustrator
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