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Illustrator Special Effects: Cloud and Grass Background

Vector Cloud Grass Background

After studying this cloud and grass tutorial, you will learn many useful and necessary techniques that will help you to create an eye-appealing wallpaper quickly and effectively. We’ll cover on how to use shapes and gradients to achieve a simple landscape environment. Let’s get to it!

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Premium Tutorial: Papaya Fruit


Follow this tutorial and learn how to draw one and a half papaya fruits in Adobe Illustrator. The tutorial is composed of two main parts, creating the papaya fruit and creating the other half of the papaya. You will start from basic shapes and with a few vector shape building techniques like the Pathfinder Palette, Offset Path and Duplicate object. You will easily create the shapes that you need. The Clipping Mask also plays an important role in this tutorial along with some effects and the Transparency Palette. So let’s begin!

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Illustrator Tutorial: Vintage Pirate Skull Emblem

vector skull emblem

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a Vintage Pirate Skull Emblem using Adobe Illustrator. You will need a graphic tablet such as Wacom to learn how to create, set up and use Brushes. You will also learn how to work with Strokes and Layers. Then you will learn how to work with the Pathfinder panel. I’ll mostly be drawing shapes and using the solid color to accomplish the desired result. If you’re familiar with Illustrator, you should be able to follow along relatively easily.

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Illustrator Special Effects: Water Dews on Leaf Background

water dews

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a green design concept in Adobe Illustrator. You will learn interesting techniques on how to use various symbolism tools, Warp Tool, along with a great Mesh Tool, in order to achieve a unique design. So, let’s see how it is done!

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Illustrator Tutorial: Create A Football Helmet

football helmet

In the following steps, you will learn how to create a detailed football helmet illustration using Adobe Illustrator. The tools that I will be using in this tutorial include: Pen Tool (P), Ellipse Tool (L), Rounded Rectangle Tool and Direct Selection Tool (A). I will also be using Pathfinder panel along with the Clipping Mask and some effects (Feather, Gaussian Blur, Drop Shadow). The tutorial will take some time but rest assured you will not be disappointed with the final result. So let’s begin!

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Illustrator Special Effects: Party Invitation Background

party invitation card

Want to send a unique, creative card to someone for their birthday, a holidays, or for any other occasion? Use this simple tutorial to make a greeting card in Adobe Illustrator. Let’s get started!

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Premium Tutorial: Sandwich


In this tutorial, we will illustrate a “Vegetable Sandwich”. Drawing a “Vegetable Sandwich” will fall in the “Real Life Objects Simulation” category. We will use Adobe Illustrator to create the Illustration. This will be compatible to any version above CS4. We will do the whole illustration by doing Partial Drawing of the individual components within it. We will do this because in our proposed drawing, each individual component will get overlapped by the component staying over it. So, by drawing only the visible parts we will be able to save our time.

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