Apr 07, 2011 — 8 comments
Amazing guide as to how professional illustrators go from sketch to vector illustration.
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.
Learn how to create amazing swirls in Illustrator and Photoshop
Easily create halftone effects from blends, gradients, gradient meshes, and photos in Illustrator.
Create a low-cost, low-tech T-shirt using a digitally designed stencil.
A quick and easy tutorial on how to create line art.
This tutorial is inspired by Sheppard Fairey’s famous political poster series for the Obama campaign in the US. We’ll be showing you how to create this style of design. We’ll start with basic image editing techniques in Photoshop to get our guide layers setup, and then we’ll jump into Illustrator. You don’t need any fancy equipment to do this. I used an older mouse that still has the rubber ball.
Starting with the design application of Adobe Illustrator create a group of vector based geometric lines at dynamic 45 degree angles, then follow the walkthrough to rough them up with brush textures in Adobe Photoshop resulting in a cool and trendy design style.
It’s very common these days to see swirls and flourishes within graphic design. You can use brushes or vectors to achieve this look, but if you want to customize your own you’ll have to dig in and spend some time creating them. This tutorial will cover some of the techniques you can use to create your own beautiful swirls and flourishes.
Witness the construction of ornate hand lettering starting with a sketch ending with an amazing final result that is all vector. Very inspiring!
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