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Illustrator Special Effects: Draw a Realistic Coffee Cup Background

coffee cup

This Illustrator tutorial go through some really basic and important Illustrator techniques while showing you how to create a realistic cup of coffee from scratch. You will learn interesting techniques on how to use the Appearance Panel in Illustrator CS6 with its very useful features. Using various techniques, we can create really realistic water effects. Let’s get started!

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Illustrator Tutorial: Create an Ice Cream Cart

In this tutorial, we’ll be creating a detailed illustration of an ice cream cart using Adobe Illustrator. One of the things that you will learn is how to create the main shape using several tools with the basic vector shape building techniques, some masking techniques as well as other simple effects. Also, applying different shadows and highlight effects will be learned so that our cart will look more glossy and three-dimensional. Let’s get started!

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Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Flat Style Work Space

work space

In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a simple flat style work area using Adobe Illustrator. No special drawing skills are required here because we’ll be working with simple geometrical shapes, the Align and the Pathfinder palette. Let’s get started!
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Illustrator Special Effects: Create a Rusty Metal Background

rusty metal background

This short tutorial will show you how to create a rustic metal finish that can be used for a variety of purposes.We’ll examine how to create a unique look that can be used in backgrounds and detailed vector illustrations using only Adobe Illustrator. This is a great way to give the appearance of a metallic texture to a surface. Let’s check out how it works!

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Premium Tutorial: Retro Pin-up Girl

retro girl

In this tutorial you’ll learn to create a retro pin-up girl in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll use simple shapes, Pathfinder palette, some different Width Profiles in the Stroke palette, which are easy to apply in other illustrations. So let’s jump in and begin creating!

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Premium Tutorial: Pizza Delivery Box

pizza box

Follow this tutorial and learn how to draw a pizza in a box using Adobe Illustrator. The tutorial is composed of two main parts; creating pizza box and creating the pizza itself. We will start from some basic shapes and with a few building techniques that involve the Direct Selection Tool, the Align and the Pathfinder palette, Roughen and some simple effects. By the end of this tutorial, you will easily create the shapes that you need. Let’s begin!

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Illustrator Special Effects: Water Drops Background

water drops

In this easy to follow tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a colorful, Background covered with water drops. You will learn interesting techniques on how to use various symbolism tools, along with a very useful Mesh Tool, in order to achieve a realistic effect. So, let’s get started!

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