Illustrator Tutorials & Effects

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Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Flat Style Work Space

work space

In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a simple flat style work area using Adobe Illustrator. No special drawing skills are required here because we’ll be working with simple geometrical shapes, the Align and the Pathfinder palette. Let’s get started!
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Illustrator Special Effects: Create a Rusty Metal Background

rusty metal background

This short tutorial will show you how to create a rustic metal finish that can be used for a variety of purposes.We’ll examine how to create a unique look that can be used in backgrounds and detailed vector illustrations using only Adobe Illustrator. This is a great way to give the appearance of a metallic texture to a surface. Let’s check out how it works!

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Premium Tutorial: Retro Pin-up Girl

retro girl

In this tutorial you’ll learn to create a retro pin-up girl in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll use simple shapes, Pathfinder palette, some different Width Profiles in the Stroke palette, which are easy to apply in other illustrations. So let’s jump in and begin creating!

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30 Inspiring Education Vector Illustrations


The gift of education is something that is priceless and worth every time that we shall endure to achieve it. Some people regard it as a gateway to success while others regard it as the fulfillment of their dream. To be educated or schooled, is indeed something that a person should have because through this we are able to acquire a different degree of knowledge and ideals. Hence, with the great importance that we have for education we have decided to pay tribute to it by the compilation of 30 Inspiring Education Vector Illustrations. The said compilation is a combination of the different scenes we usually come across while at school or the different things we use while studying. We also have a list of unique illustrations of schools, library, study areas and many more that will surely captivate your thoughts about studying and reminiscing your days at the corridors of the academe.

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Premium Tutorial: Pizza Delivery Box

pizza box

Follow this tutorial and learn how to draw a pizza in a box using Adobe Illustrator. The tutorial is composed of two main parts; creating pizza box and creating the pizza itself. We will start from some basic shapes and with a few building techniques that involve the Direct Selection Tool, the Align and the Pathfinder palette, Roughen and some simple effects. By the end of this tutorial, you will easily create the shapes that you need. Let’s begin!

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Illustrator Special Effects: Water Drops Background

water drops

In this easy to follow tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a colorful, Background covered with water drops. You will learn interesting techniques on how to use various symbolism tools, along with a very useful Mesh Tool, in order to achieve a realistic effect. So, let’s get started!

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30 Inspiring Love Vector Illustrations


February is the love month! And in celebration of this romantic season, we have decided to flood this month’s inspiration list with hearts, cupids, chocolates, dates, and many other symbols to depict this festivity! Indeed, it is only once every year where we can feel love and return the love in the grandest way we could every imagine. Besides the traditional “red color” dominance during Valentine’s, we also have a roll of pink, blue and white-colored selection of vector images for your perusal. With these variety of colors, we want to give you freedom and flexibility to learn that February also come in different other colors. A line-up of Valentine greetings is likewise featured in this entry. We have from the usual “Happy Valentine’s” greeting to “I Love You to the Moon and Back” cheezy, unique greeting. By featuring this, we want to share with you the non-traditional way of showing some love to your partner. So we hope that you will enjoy the new list of illustrations we have prepared for you this month.

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