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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 »

Premium Tutorial: Parrot

parrot

In the following steps, you will learn how to create a realistic and colorful parrot. We’ll start with some simple shapes by using basic tools. Once we have the starting shapes, we’ll add depth and shades using the complex gradients, masking and vector shape building techniques along with some effects. Finally, you will learn how to add some extra highlights and shadows for your colorful parrot. Now let’s start!

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Illustrator Tutorial: Creating Realistic Tomatoes

vector tomato

In this tutorial you will learn how to create realistic and detailed tomatoes in adobe illustrator. For starters, you will use basic tools (Pen, Ellipse tools) to create the main shapes that you need. Next, you’ll see how you can add depth and shading for your shapes using complex gradients, the Appearance palette and some effects (Gaussian Blur, Grain…). Let’s start!
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Illustrator Special Effects #12: Colorful Mosaic Background

colorful mosaic background

Let’s see how to create a colorful mosaic background in this tutorial. You will learn interesting techniques on how to use various symbolism tools, along with Mesh Tool, in order to achieve a nice mosaic effect. So, let’s get started!

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Premium Tutorial: Christmas Ornament Wreath

christmas wreath

Get ready for the holiday season with this Christmas Ornament Wreath tutorial. We will be using a lot of Pen Tool and Ellipse Tool while combining some simple shapes and coloring with vivid color gradients. In addition, we’ll add the highlights using the Transparency Palette plus one or two effects. Best of all, we will have a great time exploring some nice techniques during the creation process. So, get ready to create a nice Christmas illustration.

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Illustrator Tutorial: Create A Jeans Text Effect

vector jeans

In the following steps, you will learn how to create a jeans text effect using theAdobe Illustrator. For beginners, you will learn how to create the main shapes of the jeans using the Pen and the Add Anchor Point tools. Next, you will learn how to add details on the main jeans shape using the Roughen, Tweak and Grain effects. You will repeat the techniques made in the previous steps to create the other jeans shapes such as the waistband, belt loops and pockets. At the end of this tutorial, you’ll make things more vivid by adding the rips on the trouser legs using Clipping Mask along with the Zig Zag, and Rounghen effects.
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