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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 #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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Illustrator Special Effects #9: Blue Comet Background

Blue Comet Special Effect

In this quick tip tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a falling comet effect. Using the basic shape tools, some gradients and the mesh tool, you will be able to create nice looking vector background. So, let’s get started!

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Illustrator Special Effects #8: Notice Board with Sticky Notes Background

notice board background

This tutorial will take you through the process of creating a realistic pin board texture from scratch. You will learn interesting techniques on how to create a 3D push pin using the 3D Revolve Tool and how to create sticky notes too using the Warp Tool. We’ll cover on how to apply the shadows and highlights to the push pins. So, let’s get started!

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Illustrator Special Effects #7: Spiral Motion Abstract Background

Abstract Spiral Motion Background

Follow this quick tip and learn how to draw a black and white spiral cube abstract background. So, let’s get started!

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Illustrator Special Effects #6: 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 #4: 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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