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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: Bokeh Background

bokeh special effect

In this quick tip tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a quick and easy bokeh special effect. You will learn interesting techniques on how to use a very useful Scatter Brush, along with the basic shape tools, the Gaussian Blur effect and a little dose of gradients. So, let’s get started!

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Illustrator Special Effects: Paint Splatter Background

paint splatter background

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use custom paint splatter elements to add a cool splatter effect to your rusty metal background. So, let’s get started!

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Illustrator Special Effects: Abstract Technology Background

technology background

In this quick tip tutorial Im going to show you how to create a quick and easy abstract technology background. Well take advantage of the Appearance Panel to speed up the process and keep the objects fully editable. Using the basic shape tools, some gradients and the blend tool, you will be able to create a nice looking abstract vector backgrounds. Lets get started!

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Premium Tutorial: Christmas Tree

christmas tree

This tutorial will take you through the process of creating a highly detailed Christmas tree scene. You will learn interesting techniques on how to create a realistic Christmas tree. Also, we’ll learn the process of creating a nice Moon background, shiny Christmas balls, a decorative golden stars, gift boxes and much more. After this tutorial, you will gain an insight on drawing complex scenes and the techniques you can implement in your own work. So, let’s get started!

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Premium Tutorial: Vintage Letter & Envelope

Premium Tutorial: Vintage Letter & Envelope

This tutorial will take you through the process of creating a highly detailed desk workspace. You will learn interesting techniques on how to create realistic grunge textures for the envelope and paper. In addition, you will learn the process of creating retro-style business cards, magnifying glass effect, postage stamp and so much more. At the end of this tutorial, you will gain insights on how to draw complex scenes and the techniques you can implement in your own work.

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Premium Tutorial: Red Carpet & Glittering Star

red carpet glittering star

This tutorial will take you through the process of creating a highly detailed red carpet background step by step. You will learn interesting techniques on how to achieve the stardust effect that surrounds the hovering star, create golden poles using gradient mesh and how to draw realistic soft shadows. Also, we’ll learn the process of creating reusable rope brushes and much more.

After this tutorial, you will gain an insight on drawing complex scenes and various techniques you can implement in your next vector concept art.

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Illustrator Tutorial: Rusty Metal Text Effect

rusty metal text effect

Let’s learn how to create a vector text effect on the metal brushed background. We’ll take advantage of the Appearance Panel and Graphic Styles to speed up the process and keep the text fully editable. We will also cover a process on how to create a realistic metal brushed texture using simple techniques like the Sponge, Transform Each, Gradient, Reflect etc.

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