In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial we’re going to look at creating a stylish single weight line art logo. Even though the entire design is made just using lines, there’s a range of Illustrator tools and techniques we’ll use throughout this tutorial that you can incorporate into your arsenal. This style of illustration is pretty popular with badge style logo designs, particularly those with an outdoors theme with landscape scenes, so that’s the type of design I’ll be making in this guide.
We’ll be modifying simple shapes, so you don’t actually need any drawing skills or special equipment for this tutorial. You’ll learn how to apply gradients properly to make the elements pop out and attain a completed look. Furthermore, you’ll discover some tips and tricks while working with the Pathfinder panel, the Shape Builder Tool and Blending Modes, creating subtle semi-shadows and gentle highlights to add some dimension to our weapon while preserving the overall flat style.
Robots are the future! They are useful tools to making life easier for humans. They may also turn to become destructive and wipe out civilization as we know it! In today’s post I will show you how to create a quick and simple robot vector in Illustrator. We will show you how to create it using the rectangle tool, ellipse tool, strokes and the bulge warp effect.
In this tutorial we are going to draw a set of Emoticons or Smileys by using gradients and basics shapes that, combined with the Pathfinder panel, will give the emoticons life. So let's begin.
I know so many illustrators who practise their craft on their own face. Whilst I've tried in the past to vector myself, I can't stand to stare at my own face for a couple of hours. I started with my own face, vectoring it from a selfie I took at an "extreme" angle (think MySpace emo) but then pulling a face. The whole point was to not look like myself, so that then I would be able to focus on the craft rather than the person. This is where the awkward selfie project came to life.
In this tutorial we’ll be creating three different types of clock in a trendy flat style, applying solid colors and geometric shapes. We’ll learn to design the clock face, working with the Rotate Tool and using other handy tools and functions of Adobe Illustrator.
In the following steps you will learn how to create a poker table with cards and poker chips stacks in Adobe Illustrator. First, we’ll learn how to create a poker table using the Rounded Rectangle tool, some simple vector shape building techniques (Offset Path, duplicating objects) along with some gradients and effects. Next, using some basic tools, Transform effects, the Blend options along with the Align and the Pathfinder palette you will learn how to create the poker chips and the cards. So let’s begin!
This tutorial will show you how to draw a graphic designer mascot using basic shapes, the pen tool and pathfinder operations in Adobe Illustrator.
Who else loves brushes in Adobe Illustrator? They're fun to create and play with. As part of "Love Week", I'm going to show you how to create a wedding confetti scatter brush. This is ideal for beginners as it doesn't use the Pen Tool. I'll then show you how to use the brush to create a simple Graphic Style which can be used to create a stylish plaque or frame within wedding stationery.
In this tutorial we’ll be designing stylized flat characters, depicting a happy couple getting married. We’ll be modifying a lot of basic geometric shapes, applying various warp effects and using handy tools and functions of Adobe Illustrator to make the characters look fancy and lively.
In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial, we’ll create this cool 3D geometric gemstone using simple drawing tools. We will create custom guides with shapes, lines, and even the Pen tool, we’ll work to create an entire global color library quickly, we’ll work with some gradients, layer strokes, mask different objects, work with raster effects, and much more to build this gemstone and create the sense of depth that really makes the polygon shape jump off the artboard. I hope you love it!
Making an icon set with a few hundred icons and exporting them to various sizes and formats can be a Sisyphean task. For me, it took days or even weeks with a lot of manual work: clicking, naming the files, resizing, etc. Imagine you had an icon set with 1000 icons, that needed to be exported to 5 different formats and 8 sizes.
In this tutorial we will create a scattered confetti effect. This effect could potentially be very time consuming to draw, resize, rotate and rearrange each shape manually, so we will use Scatter Brushes to simplify the whole process and make it much more fun!
This tutorial is a follow up to one of my older posts on how to create custom letterforms in Illustrator, this time showing you how to take vector letterforms from Illustrator and convert them into a full font that you can use in your designs.
Adobe have updated Illustrator CC with a new feature which will make the lives of web, mobile and UX designers much easier. If you are a designer who creates graphics for screen, then this new feature may completely change how you work.
From swatch libraries and brush packs to actions and graphic styles, this tutorial will show you two different methods for installing and using custom Illustrator presets that you have downloaded from the web or created yourself. This is the quickest way to install a single preset file and is ideal if you only need the patterns, brushes, symbols etc. available for your current project.
This fun tutorial will teach you how to create a seamless vector knitted fair isle pattern using Illustrator. This quick and easy technique can also be used to create your own custom patterns.
Since this week is all about love, we’re going to continue the theme and create a "Share the Love" icon pack to explore the different ways in which you can express your feelings in the digital era. We’re going to be creating all three icons using basic geometric shapes combined with some of the primary tools that you probably already work with on a daily basis. So, without wasting any more time, grab a cup of that sweet coffee and let’s get started!
In this tutorial, I will share a few tips which I use in my drawings quite frequently. We’ll get to sketch an object first and later add more details by using a brush to finalize the image. I’ll be using a pen tablet in today’s tutorial (if you're curious, I'll be using my small Wacom Bamboo tablet, which I’ve had for several years).
In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial, we’ll look at using the Shaper and Join Path tools to easily work with shapes and lines to create a perfectly aligned and structured line art version of the Empire State Building. If you’re just interested in making a quick piece of line art, or if you’re more interested in the Shaper and Join tools, this tutorial is for you!