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Illustrator Tutorial: Sand Text Effect

sand text

In the following steps, you will learn how to create a sand text effect using Adobe Illustrator. For beginners, you will learn how to create a nicely textured background. Using basic tools and effects along with vector shape building techniques, you will learn how to create the main shape. As we go along, you will also learn how to add shading and highlights using the Gaussian Blur effect. In this tutorial, I will guide you in every step to create the starfish and the waves…. So let’s get started!
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Premium Tutorial: Egg Yolk

egg yolk

Follow this tutorial and learn how to draw a egg yolk using Adobe Illustrator. The tutorial is composed of two main parts: creating the egg white and the yolk along with the shells. You will start from the basic tools together with some vector shape building techniques. You will learn how to create the main shape of the egg white, yolk and the shells. Moving on, you will learn how to work with gradients and how to add effects for some of the shapes that make up your broken egg. Finally, you will learn how to add subtle highlights and shading, then how to add the illustration background for your artwork. So let’s begin!

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Premium Tutorial: Strawberry & Chocolate Milk Splash

strawberry chocolate

Follow this tutorial and learn how to draw a strawberry dropped into a chocolate milk using Adobe Illustrator. The tutorial is composed of three main parts: creating the chocolate ripples, the chocolate splash and the strawberry. You will start with the basic shapes and with the few techniques involving the Offset Path, Pathfinder and Transform effects, you can easily create the shapes that you need. The Mesh Tool also plays an important role in this tutorial along with several effects such as Gaussian Blur, and Feather. This artwork is enjoying to create so let’s get started!

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Illustrator Tutorial: Cup of Tea


tea cup

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a quick and enjoying cup of tea with a tea bag using Adobe Illustrator. I’ll mostly be drawing shapes and using the Gradient Tool to accomplish the desired effect. If you’re familiar with Illustrator, you should be able to follow along relatively easily.

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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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Premium Tutorial: Bulldog’s Face

bulldog In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a detailed Bulldog face. I’ll be using a variety of tools and tricks along the way. I’ll be going in depth in creating vivid fur for the Bulldog. These techniques can be applied to other elements in vector art, so it’s definitely worth the read. Read the rest of this entry »



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