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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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Premium Tutorial: Detailed Vespa

vespa

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a detailed Vespa using Adobe Illustrator. First, you’ll learn how to create the base shapes of the Vespa using the Pen and the Ellipse Tools. Next, you’ll see how you can add depth and shading for your shapes using the complex gradients, basic blending, masking and vector shape building techniques along with some effects. Finally, you will learn how to add some extra highlights and shadows for your Vespa.

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Illustrator Tutorial: How to Create a Fresh Cooked Lobster on a Plate

vector lobster

Today you will learn how to create a freshly cooked lobster on a plate using adobe illustrator. We’ll start with the base, using the basic tools (Pen, Direct Selection, Rectangle Tool) and vector shape building techniques (Offset Path, Scale, Reflect), along with some complex gradients to create the starting shapes. Then using the Appearance, Transparency Palettes and some effects (Grain, Diffuse Glow, Gaussian Blur, Roughen), we’ll add the details, shadings and highlights.

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Illustrator Tutorial: Reel with Needle

reel with needle

In this tutorial, we will explain how to illustrate a reel with thread and needle step by step. You can do this illustration using any color of thread. Also, you can put some needles on the ground too. In this tutorial you will learn several cool techniques to create this simple illustration.  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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Premium Tutorial: Leather Jacket

leather jacket

Through this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a male jacket using Adobe Illustrator. We’ll be creating base shapes using the basic shapes, some basic vector shape building techniques (Offset Path, Blend…) and the Pathfinder palette. Then we will be adding details using the gradients and the Transparency palette. We will also use effects like: Feather, Gaussian Blur, and Drop Shadow to create a vivid male jacket. Let’s begin!

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Illustrator Tutorial: Orchid Plant

final effect

Here you will learn how to draw beautiful orchid in a pot. The tutorial is composed of two main parts, creating the pot and creating the orchid plant. You will start from basic shapes, use the techniques that involve the Transform, Blend and with a few effects such as Grain, Spatter, Gaussian Blur you will easily create the shapes that you need. So let’s take a closer look.

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