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Tutorial: 3 methods to make a realistic CD

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vector CD illustration

Here is a collection of 3 cool methods to illustrate a realistic CD. Be sure to read all the 3 different methods to have a better understanding of the different advance tricks to imitate the cone gradient reflection on a CD.

10 Mistakes in Icon Design

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10 mistakes of icons design
Turbo Milk wrote a nice article on the common 10 mistakes of icons design. GUI lovers be sure to check it out!

40 ways to get inspirations

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inspiring mountain


Here is a list of 40 tips to look for inspirations.

1. Look at the past. Study how old Masters have done it.
2. Learn something new.
3. Pick up a new hobby.
4. Take a holiday and visit a foreign country.
5. Learn other cultures.
6. Clear your workspace.
7. Look outside the web.
8. Learn a new style of drawing.
9. Step into the library.
10. Dig the history behind your project. You might find some leads.

Illustrator Tutorial: 4 Stylish Web 2.0 Badges

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web 2.0 badges

This illustrator tutorial will touch on how to create 4 different stylish vector web 2.0 badges. We will start by learning how to create the basic sawtooth badge. From there, we will move on to produce other styles using some other filters.

Bill Wood Map Illustrations

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bill wood map illustration

Need some inspirations for map illustrations? Check out Bill Wood Illustration for some ideas.

Illustrator Tutorial: Figure Shading

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figure shading tutorial

Here is a quick article on figure shading by Russell Tate. He shows us how to do it the easy way out with the least amount of effort!

Illustrator Tutorial: Realistic Curtain

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realistc curtain with gradient mesh

Let’s draw a nice awesome vector red curtain in this Illustrator tutorial. This lesson assumes that you already have a basic understanding on how the gradient mesh works. We will move on to create a realistic curtain using the gradient mesh. You can use this curtain effect for your movie or theaters related theme design.

Freebies: GoMedia Vector Pack 9

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gomedia free vector

GoMedia has just released the latest vector pack. It is offering a free sample pack for download. Be sure to download it!

Illustrator Tutorial: Wooden Frame

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illustrator wooden frame

On our previous wood grain tutorial, I have taught you how to create realistic vector wood texture. We will move on from there to create a wooden photo frame in this Illustrator tutorial. Have fun with creating your own custom wooden frame in Illustrator.

Freebies: Free illustration at Istockphoto

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istockphoto stock illustration

Istockphoto is providing free vector illustration every month. Here is the link to access it. You can find it at the right sidebar “Free Illustration of the Month”. Don’t forget to bookmark the page!

Illustrator Tutorial: Wood Grain

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wood grain

Drawing vector wood grain effect is pretty simple in Adobe Illustrator. Here is a quick Illustrator tutorial to create wood grain effect using the warp tools in illustrator. After this tutorial, you will be able to draw nice vector wood textures.

Tutorial: 3 methods to make a realistic CD

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vector CD illustration

Here is a collection of 3 cool methods to illustrate a realistic CD. Be sure to read all the 3 different methods to have a better understanding of the different advance tricks to imitate the cone gradient reflection on a CD.

10 Mistakes in Icon Design

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10 mistakes of icons design
Turbo Milk wrote a nice article on the common 10 mistakes of icons design. GUI lovers be sure to check it out!

40 ways to get inspirations

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inspiring mountain


Here is a list of 40 tips to look for inspirations.

1. Look at the past. Study how old Masters have done it.
2. Learn something new.
3. Pick up a new hobby.
4. Take a holiday and visit a foreign country.
5. Learn other cultures.
6. Clear your workspace.
7. Look outside the web.
8. Learn a new style of drawing.
9. Step into the library.
10. Dig the history behind your project. You might find some leads.

Illustrator Tutorial: 4 Stylish Web 2.0 Badges

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web 2.0 badges

This illustrator tutorial will touch on how to create 4 different stylish vector web 2.0 badges. We will start by learning how to create the basic sawtooth badge. From there, we will move on to produce other styles using some other filters.

Bill Wood Map Illustrations

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bill wood map illustration

Need some inspirations for map illustrations? Check out Bill Wood Illustration for some ideas.

Illustrator Tutorial: Figure Shading

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figure shading tutorial

Here is a quick article on figure shading by Russell Tate. He shows us how to do it the easy way out with the least amount of effort!

Illustrator Tutorial: Realistic Curtain

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realistc curtain with gradient mesh

Let’s draw a nice awesome vector red curtain in this Illustrator tutorial. This lesson assumes that you already have a basic understanding on how the gradient mesh works. We will move on to create a realistic curtain using the gradient mesh. You can use this curtain effect for your movie or theaters related theme design.

Freebies: GoMedia Vector Pack 9

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gomedia free vector

GoMedia has just released the latest vector pack. It is offering a free sample pack for download. Be sure to download it!

Illustrator Tutorial: Wooden Frame

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illustrator wooden frame

On our previous wood grain tutorial, I have taught you how to create realistic vector wood texture. We will move on from there to create a wooden photo frame in this Illustrator tutorial. Have fun with creating your own custom wooden frame in Illustrator.

Freebies: Free illustration at Istockphoto

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istockphoto stock illustration

Istockphoto is providing free vector illustration every month. Here is the link to access it. You can find it at the right sidebar “Free Illustration of the Month”. Don’t forget to bookmark the page!

Illustrator Tutorial: Wood Grain

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wood grain

Drawing vector wood grain effect is pretty simple in Adobe Illustrator. Here is a quick Illustrator tutorial to create wood grain effect using the warp tools in illustrator. After this tutorial, you will be able to draw nice vector wood textures.