While practising my Adobe Illustrator skills this afternoon, I?ve decided to share the outcome of my Calendaricon with you, and not only the regular png, but also the vector file (at the bottom of the post). And (because I?m in such a good mood) I?ve tried to write down some tips to customize the icon, so that?s it?s possible for everybody to use this resource. (I don?t think it will stay 25-5 forever (actually, today isn?t 25-5 either)). I start with apologizing for my bad english. I?ll try to improve it.
In this tutorial you'll be making a 'fluffy' creature similar to that of above using several different Illustrator tools.
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Click on the New Layer button 8 times.
In the image I have put the individual layers that make up the right eye down the left of the image. They are in order from bottom to top layer.
In my first post I gave away a free pack of vector road signs that a lot of people seemed to like so I thought I would make a tutorial on how to create a glossy web 2.0 style interstate sign. Let's get started.
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Begin Copying our Main Face Light and, Pasting it in Front [Command/Ctrl+F],
Let's launch Illustrator, create a new document and start with our pen tool. Let's create our first and also our last feather that we will use through the whole tutorial, yes one single feather. Everything else will just be a matter of duplicating, rotating and resizing, and a little creativity to suit your flavor.
Ah nice, at first I thought it was photoshop and wasn't that impressed, but illustrator.. thats another story! Good job :)
I am a bit surprised that you call this the “proper” way to use the pen tool. This is one way of using it, but it's far from the most efficient way in my opinion. The best way would usually be to click and drag to create curved lines as you go, and not by converting to curves afterwards.
Small typo in Step 3?
The tip about using the direct section tool to smooth anchor points was good. I know people always say they should use the pen tool but when i was learning i found myself using every tool but the pen tool.
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Make a new (blank) Illustrator file, name it, and save it to your desktop. Select the ?Rounded Rectangle? tool.
The best way to learn the ropes of a new application is to get stuck in with a working project. This Adobe Illustrator tutorial covers the simple steps involved in creating a vector RSS icon and includes a range of handy techniques that can be put into practice in future creations.
Follow these steps in Adobe Illustrator to create your very own super cute fuzzy monster character. We???ll be working with the basic shapes to start, then use a variety of gradients to add depth. We can then finish it off with some detailed fur effects to really lift the design from the screen.
Probably one of the most popular and recognisable icons in the web universe; the RSS icon is displayed on many website to indicate the availability of a subscription feed. There are pre-made icons you can download and place on your website, however this tutorial cover the process of creating your own custom vector RSS icon in Illustrator. Since the icon is to be created in vector format, it can be scaled up or down in size for implementation on future websites you may work on, unlike a raster version which would have to be remade in larger dimensions to prevent pixelation.
A great looking abstract design can be created from the simplest of shapes. Let???s take a look at compiling various geometric shapes and objects to form a dynamic composition in Illustrator, then polishing it all up with some transparency effects to create a trendy vector illustration.
One of the most popular articles here on Blog.SpoonGraphics is how to create a vector cartoon character from a hand drawn sketch, an Adobe Illustrator tutorial covering the process of creating Captain Blackspoon. Using similar techniques, follow this tutorial to create your own vector character; Freddy the Fish.
A recent post of Blog.SpoonGraphics was a roundup of vector landscapes used in web design. Follow this Adobe Illustrator tutorial through the process of creating your own simple vector scene form scratch.
It can be quite tricky getting the hang of Adobe Illustrator, but if you take a step back and concentrate on the basics there's a range of options for creating great looking images. In this tutorial, we'll take a look at constructing a group of cool vector ninja characters using just the basic shapes and a variety of simple tools, making it a good start for Illustrator beginners.
So you have seen this type of starburst (like the one above) all over the web and thought ? another Photoshop job. However, Adobe Illustrator® can create this great little starburst with attractive glare and give you just as many options. Best of all, its vector!
However, if your favourite T-shirt is a slogan-based one, with the likes of ???I???M WITH STUPID??? or ???NICE RACK??? with a simple illustration of a gun-rack, then this probably isn???t for you.
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Images of high resolution with hard shadows are easier to vectorize than washed out images. One big part of this vectorizing process is deciding where to break up the image into shapes of color. If you have a high contrast photo with hard shadows, it?s much easier to see where the contours of a person?s face are.
You???ll notice I didn???t get too detailed near the foot. In fact, I thickened up the part around her foot and thickened the heel. I know that this will turn into a sexy boot later, so, no need to worry about the details around her toes.
Vectordiary is a blog on vector illustration. It was created by Tony Soh who is an exclusive vector art contributor to iStockphoto. Tony will be sharing with you some of his techniques on using illustrator for his artwork.
The first thing you want to do is find the picture you're going to turing into your vector portrait. The ideal photo will have a simple background so you can edit it out and add a new vector one.
You can download Silhouette here, after that decompress it with Winzip and put the file "SilhouettePlugIn.aip" in the plugins folder of Illustrator. Then, inside the program, you only have to make visible the Silhouette palette (Window > Show Shilouette tool settings).
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Group all of the shapes that make up the butterfly (Ctrl / CMD + G) then position the butterfly within the scene.
After opening up Adobe Illustrator, create a new document. For a fun project the size of the document doesn't matter, Illustrator has a vast area of artboard beyond the document edges that can be used. I personally use the CMYK color mode out of habit and the ease of managing blacks, but a wider range of colours are available with RGB. The choice should really depend on the final outcome of the project; print or web.
Probably one of the most popular and recognizable icons in the web universe; the RSS icon is displayed on many website to indicate the availability of a subscription feed. There are pre-made icons you can download and place on your website, however this tutorial cover the process of creating your own custom vector RSS icon in Illustrator.
Open Adobe Streamline, which is Adobe's vector converting program (you can also use other converters, such as Corel Trace etc) and simply click convert. Sometimes we mess around with some options to get an optimal result..
To begin adding colour create a new layer between the sketch and outlines. Select a colour swatch and roughly draw around the outline of the character, make sure not to stray beyond the thickness of the black stroke.
Today I am going to show the basic way to illustrate and image into vector. Basically, it is quite simple to illustrate an animate rather than a real object. Its color tone is simple and easy to apply. It is a good practice method for the novice. This is the image that I am going to use, Princess Mononoke( one of my favorite character of Ghibli's product ). I think I watch it for not less than 10 times...okok! Let's start then...
Then go to Effect > 3D > Extrude & Bevel and apply the setting as shown in the image below. You can drag around the cube to set the X,Y,Z rotation values. Set the Extrude Depth to 20pt.
Also, I'm not a huge fan of the face on my girl in the photo. I could find yet another image, but I happen to recall a great vector face I've got in one of our vector packs. It's a beautiful face that's in the sexy vector pack which is part of Vector Set 2.
Copy the flower from Illustrator and paste it in a new document in Photoshop as Smart Object. I used 1900x1200 pixels. Also the background has to be black. Position the flower at the bottom of the document like the image below.
Anchor points are the basis of all objects in a vector illustration and are its most fundamental components. Anchor points have only a few basic properties. However, there are many combinations of these basic properties that result in several variations of anchor points. This can appear overly complex at first glance. The pattern outlined here is very simple and explains all the variations.
Illustrations created in all major vector drawing programs have a definite anatomy and share a common pattern. Whether you use Deneba Canvas™, Adobe® Illustrator®, CorelDRAW or Macromedia® FreeHand® you will find that this pattern exists even though each program may define the parts differently. The purpose of this section of the web site is to take apart a vector drawing so you can see how it is put together and able to understand it. In the illustration section is a table of equivalent terminology to better help you translate the terms from one application to another. This will clarify the subject and make it less confusing. You will not be bound to a single application once this becomes clear to you.
Now in this post, I created a really cool design mixing a photo with vector elements using Photoshop (lots of brushes) and Illustrator. Pretty much everything needed was downloaded for free on the internet in sites like magurno and brusheezy.com.
Today I will create a trendy vector wave background and this time I implement some music element inside to make it more interesting. Let's start then.
Mixing vector and photo is one of the hottest trends in the illustration industry today. We've seen this effect used in national ad campaigns from Anheuser-Busch to Hawaiian Tropic. In this tutorial, we'll take a look at how to create this effect in Illustrator. Before you begin, keep in mind that you can download the Illustrator source file used in this column. It comes complete with the original photograph (kindly provided by istockphoto.com). Have fun! Download