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Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Summer Sunglasses

summer sunglasses

In this tutorial, you will learn to create a beautiful summer time icon. We will start with the retro-looking glasses and after you have drawn the shape you will learn some techniques for adding highlights using gradients, the Blend tool and brushes. We will then continue with the dreamy beach landscape that contains plenty of elements like footprints in the sand, palm leaves, waves and sun. So let’s get started…

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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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Premium Tutorial: Bank Vault

bank vault

In this tutorial, we will show how to illustrate a bank vault. It consists of simple lines but the illustration of the door handle is a little difficult. The variety of colors is limited; therefore we will create color gradients to show the difference between the brightness and darkness. Let’s get started!

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Illustrator Special Effects: Vector Lightning Background

Lightning bolt effect

This Illustrator tutorial go through some really basic and important Illustrator techniques while showing you how to create a fearsome lightning bolt from scratch. You will be using Roughen effect, tweak effect and much more to create the lightning effect.

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Premium Tutorial: Vector Map Drawing

vector map drawing

This tutorial will take you through the process of creating a Zoo Park map from scratch. It’s all vector and besides the actual map with various elements, it also teach you on drawing a parking lot, a logo and creating a legend for the map. By the end of this tutorial, you will have all the necessary knowledge for drawing various maps and the confidence to get map drawing projects. So let’s get started!

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Illustrator Tutorial: Love Cassette Tape

final effect

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a very realistic and detailed cassette tape using simple tools and techniques like the Pathfinder, Align, Blend, Clipping Mask, etc. in Adobe Illustrator. Let’s start!

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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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