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Nikola Adzic

Hi, I'm a digital artist and designer and I really enjoy creating photorealistic artworks. Most of the time I'm just observing how objects behave in the 'real' world and it's really challenging to create it in a vector-based software, such as Illustrator.

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Illustrator Special Effects #16: Abstract Blue Background

abstract blue background

After studying this simple tutorial, you will learn many useful and necessary techniques that will help you to create a nice blue background. You will learn interesting techniques on how to use a very useful Mesh Tool, along with the basic shape tools, in order to create various abstract elements. Let’s get started! Read the rest of this entry »

Illustrator Special Effects #15: Vector Jeans Texture Background

vector jeans texture

After studying this simple tutorial, you will learn many useful and necessary techniques that will help you to create a realistic jeans texture. You’ll learn how to create stitching, apply fabric textures, and create seams using the Mesh Tool. Let’s get started! Read the rest of this entry »

Illustrator Special Effects #14: Vector Circuit Board Background

circuit board

Learn how to create a circuit board background in this tutorial. Using the basic shape tools, some gradients and the grid feature, you will be able to create a nice looking background.

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Illustrator Special Effects #13: Leather Textured Diary

leather textured diary

Create a realistic leather diary cover from scratch. You will learn interesting techniques on how to make a wrinkled leather texture on the cover using the Wrinkle Tool. Also, we’ll learn how to create a vector leather texture from a raster image, and apply it to the diary cover. Last but not least, we are going to create some decorative stitching using the Mesh Tool. So, let’s get started!

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Illustrator Special Effects #12: Colorful Mosaic Background

colorful mosaic background

Let’s see how to create a colorful mosaic background in this tutorial. You will learn interesting techniques on how to use various symbolism tools, along with Mesh Tool, in order to achieve a nice mosaic effect. So, let’s get started!

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Illustrator Special Effects #11: Organic Green Bokeh Background

organic green boken background

In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a quick and easy green boken background. You will learn interesting techniques on how to use Mesh Tool, along with the basic shape tools, in order to create nice green leaves. So, let’s get started!

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Illustrator Special Effects #10: Cardboard Texture Background

cardboard texture

This quick tip will show you how to draw a nice looking cardboard texture. You will learn interesting techniques on how to use a very useful Blend Tool, along with the basic shape tools and a little dose of gradients. Also, we’ll take advantage of the Appearance Panel to speed up the process and keep the objects fully editable. Let’s get started!

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