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Illustrator Tutorial: Create A Football Helmet

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In the following steps, you will learn how to create a detailed football helmet illustration using Adobe Illustrator. The tools that I will be using in this tutorial include: Pen Tool (P), Ellipse Tool (L), Rounded Rectangle Tool and Direct Selection Tool (A). I will also be using Pathfinder panel along with the Clipping Mask and some effects (Feather, Gaussian Blur, Drop Shadow). The tutorial will take some time but rest assured you will not be disappointed with the final result. So let’s begin!

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Illustrator Special Effects: Party Invitation Background

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Want to send a unique, creative card to someone for their birthday, a holidays, or for any other occasion? Use this simple tutorial to make a greeting card in Adobe Illustrator. Let’s get started!

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Premium Tutorial: Sandwich


In this tutorial, we will illustrate a “Vegetable Sandwich”. Drawing a “Vegetable Sandwich” will fall in the “Real Life Objects Simulation” category. We will use Adobe Illustrator to create the Illustration. This will be compatible to any version above CS4. We will do the whole illustration by doing Partial Drawing of the individual components within it. We will do this because in our proposed drawing, each individual component will get overlapped by the component staying over it. So, by drawing only the visible parts we will be able to save our time.

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30 Inspiring Wedding Illustrations


Reminisce the moments that you exchanged “I dos” with your partner in life in front of a crowd of spectators. Go back to the time when the world revolves around the two of you-and the two of you alone. Imagine the love, the care, the romance once more as we bring you 30 wedding illustrations that is a must for your everyday consumption.

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30 Inspiring Musician Vectors

This vector collection is dedicated to all the talented stars of this generation who continue to spin beautiful melodies and music to all of us. Most of the names included here are billboard chart toppers and the biggest names of the world’s music industry. Their songs have made a mark to our hearts as each of the lines written resembles the everyday struggles of our heart, soul and mind. What is more, their songs tell us the story of life, passion, love and an unfathomable mystery we have to disclosed.

This 30 Inspiring Musician Vectors is something that is dear to us. Hence, we have made this into one inspiration entry to remind us of how great this world is today because of their music. We did not limit ourselves to a particular genre but made it more in general based on the latest development of their respective careers. Read the rest of this entry »

Premium Tutorial: Light Bulb

light bulb

In this tutorial, we will illustrate a “Bulb”. Drawing a “Bulb Illustration” will fall in the “Technical Drawing” category. We will use Adobe illustrator to create the Illustration. This will be compatible to any version above CS4.

Pre-requisite for the tutorials: It has been assumed that the reader has the preliminary knowledge and efficiency on using the software Adobe Illustrator. Specifically with using the Pen Tool and other Basic Drawing Tools; Basic Colouring Tools like Colour Pallets, Colour Swatches, and Gradient Tool & Mess Tool.
Remember that in all the positions wherein we are drawing using the Pen Tool, you can alternatively choose to use a Digital Pen-Tablet to draw the required lines, curves, shapes etc. or the Pencil Tool or Brush Tool (with appropriate settings).

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Illustrator Tutorial: Create A Dolphin In The Deep Blue Ocean

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In this tutorial, we’ll be learning how to create a dolphin in the deep blue ocean using Adobe Illustrator.You’ll start by creating the deep blue ocean with the help of the Rectangle Tool and the Pen Tool along with some other effects (Gaussian Blur and Feather). We’ll also be using some basic tools and other simple vector techniques, along with the Grain effect for the creation of a detailed dolphin. To add depth, you will be shading and highlighting the body of the dolphin. Let’s start.

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