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Illustrator Tip #25: How to Create a Halftone Effect

halftone

Halftone is a very nice effect you can use to create pop art or grunge work. In this quick illustrator trick, I will show you how to create a nice vector halftone effect easily. You can also import gray scale photos and apply the halftone effect to your artwork. But for this tutorial, I will just show you how to create a simple halftone text effect.

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Illustrator Tip #24: Create a Custom Pattern Brush

decorative pattern border

Learn how to draw custom pattern brush easily in Adobe Illustrator. This tip will show you how to make pattern brushes and borders easily using the Brush pattern tool. This pattern brush technique can help you create nice photo frames in Illustrator. Enjoy!

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Illustrator Tip #23: Glossy Buttons

Creating vector glossy button is very simple and useful for web interface design. In this illustrator tip, I will show you how to create a quick glossy button using Screen layer blending mode.
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Illustrator Tip #22: Aligning Objects Accurately

aligning objects tips

Today I am going to show you a very useful illustrator trick to quickly aligning objects accurately. Instead of just selecting all the objects and pressing the Horizontal Align Center button in Pathfinder, I am going to show you how to align to guide or to your main object. Something you might encounter in your daily artwork.
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Illustrator Tip #21: Drawing Symmetrical Shaped Shield

illustrator symmetry shape

Drawing symmetrical shape in Adobe Illustrator is pretty easy if you know the way. This quick tutorial will teach you how to draw symmetrical shapes in 3 simple steps.
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Illustrator Tip #20: Funky Cartoon Mascots Design

cartoon mascot

This is a very quick tutorial that will teach you how to draw funky music themed cartoon mascots. You can use it to tile it up to create a nice wallpaper or for book cover.
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Illustrator Tip #19: Quick Seamless Valentine’s Tiles

valentine heart tiles

Valentine’s day is coming and in this tutorial, I will teach you a trick to create quick seamless heart tiles.  With this tip, you will be able to create seamless tiles in a matter of seconds. And the best of all, the effect is adjustable by changing the values in the Appearance Panel. So let’s see how to do it…
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