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Illustrator Tutorial: Making a Nail Cutter

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In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a nail cutter using Adobe Illustrator. I’ll mostly be drawing shapes and be using the Gradient Tool to accomplish the desired effect. If you’re familiar with Illustrator, you should be able to follow along easily. We will start by dividing the whole project into three parts. 10 to 15 steps are included in each part together with a separate layer. In the end, we will just arrange the layers and get the desired result. Now let’s start. Read the rest of this entry »

Illustrator Special Effects #15: Vector Jeans Texture Background

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After studying this simple tutorial, you will learn many useful and necessary techniques that will help you to create a realistic jeans texture. You’ll learn how to create stitching, apply fabric textures, and create seams using the Mesh Tool. Let’s get started! Read the rest of this entry »

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Premium Tutorial: Grasshopper


In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to create a detailed grasshopper. Join me as I draw each part of the grasshopper using the basic tools, effects and vector shape building techniques of Adobe Illustrator. As we go along, you will learn how to add the shading and highlights on those parts to give a more 3D look. Let’s begin!

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Illustrator Tutorial: Sand Text Effect

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In the following steps, you will learn how to create a sand text effect using Adobe Illustrator. For beginners, you will learn how to create a nicely textured background. Using basic tools and effects along with vector shape building techniques, you will learn how to create the main shape. As we go along, you will also learn how to add shading and highlights using the Gaussian Blur effect. In this tutorial, I will guide you in every step to create the starfish and the waves…. So let’s get started!
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Premium Tutorial: Egg Yolk

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Follow this tutorial and learn how to draw a egg yolk using Adobe Illustrator. The tutorial is composed of two main parts: creating the egg white and the yolk along with the shells. You will start from the basic tools together with some vector shape building techniques. You will learn how to create the main shape of the egg white, yolk and the shells. Moving on, you will learn how to work with gradients and how to add effects for some of the shapes that make up your broken egg. Finally, you will learn how to add subtle highlights and shading, then how to add the illustration background for your artwork. So let’s begin!

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Premium Tutorial: Strawberry & Chocolate Milk Splash

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Follow this tutorial and learn how to draw a strawberry dropped into a chocolate milk using Adobe Illustrator. The tutorial is composed of three main parts: creating the chocolate ripples, the chocolate splash and the strawberry. You will start with the basic shapes and with the few techniques involving the Offset Path, Pathfinder and Transform effects, you can easily create the shapes that you need. The Mesh Tool also plays an important role in this tutorial along with several effects such as Gaussian Blur, and Feather. This artwork is enjoying to create so let’s get started!

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