Forget Password

Illustrator Special Effects: Abstract Wave Lines Background

abstract wave lines background

Follow this quick tip and learn how to draw a nice abstract wave line with glow effect. You will learn interesting techniques on how to use a very useful Rectangular Grid Tool, along with the basic shape tools, the Art brush and a little dose of gradients. Then, I will show you how to create glowing light effect using the Color Dodge blending mode. So, let’s get started!

Read the rest of this entry »

30 Inspiring Beauty Queen Illustrations


The rave about beauty pageants and beauty queens came about last December during the Miss Universe. The said annual contest of beauties from around the world was tainted with more fun fare this time because of the announcement blunder made by the host, Steve Harvey. The latter announced the wrong winner. Up to this time, a lot has been of that incident. Hence, we have decided to join the bandwagon and have come up with 30 beauty queen inspirations. The hotch potch of images that we bring you in this entry are unique ones. They are indeed vectors of beautiful ladies we have seen in competition like the Miss Universe; setting their mark on stage clad in their swimsuits or evening gown. The glamour and fame is likewise shown here as we bring you the different side of women who aim for such price. Of course, the image of the crown and the silhouette of a queen is found here also. So, we hope that you enjoy the rest of the collection!

Read the rest of this entry »

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!

Read the rest of this entry »

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!

Read the rest of this entry »

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.

Read the rest of this entry »

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!

Read the rest of this entry »

30 Inspiring Holidays Vector Illustrations


‘Tis the season to be jolly goes that popular tune of this season. Indeed, Christmas is one of the most-awaited time of the year! It is during this time when everyone in our circle receive gifts and feast on the most sumptuous delicacies. Some would even go all the way from the other side of the world just to be with their loved ones on this momentous occasion. Hence, to ignite the festivities we have decided to bring 30 illustrations that will bring memories to you of what this time is all about. On the list are popular characters of Santa Clause and his reindeer named Rudolph; mistletoe, poinsettia, gingerbread cookies, the Christmas Village, Holiday ornaments and of course Frosty the snowman! We hope that by the end of this illustration series we will be able to bring that celebratory feel into your being in time for the Holidays that is to come!

Read the rest of this entry »



Social Media Icons

Visit Us On TwitterVisit Us On FacebookCheck Our Feed
Vectors at iStock

Google Ads

About Vector Diary

Vector Diary is a popular blog offering great illustrator tutorials and tips. It was created by Tony Soh, a graphic designer, who has great passion in illustration. Tony has written one of the most popular tutorial to learn illustrator and has helped more than 20,000 people. On top of that, his tutorials and tips has helped designers improve their illustration skills and have received great feedback. So join Vector Diary and start learning today!

Write a Tutorial

Get paid $150 for each approved tutorials! Any writers who are passionate about sharing their illustrator techniques can contribute. Learn how »