Articles by Andrei Marius

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Set of Sleek Web Ribbons

August 28th, 2012
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Set of Sleek Web Ribbons

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a set of sleek web ribbons. We'll start with two simple shapes and some basic masking techniques. Next, using a simple rectangle and some simple vector shape building techniques we'll create the overall ribbon shape. Once we have...

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Simple Drop-Down Menu

August 16th, 2012
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Simple Drop-Down Menu

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed web element, a simple drop-down menu. We'll start with a bunch rectangles and simple paths, some basic vector shape building techniques and the Rounded Corners effect. Once we have our starting shapes we'll continue with the colors. We'll...

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Detailed Dynamite Illustration

August 7th, 2012
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Detailed Dynamite Illustration

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed dynamite illustration. We'll start by turning some plain text into a symbol, and by making some simple rectangles. Once we have our starting shapes, we'll continue with some Extrude&Bevel and Warp effects plus some Pathfinder options along with...

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Detailed Scanner Illustration

July 5th, 2012
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Detailed Scanner Illustration

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed scanner illustration. We'll start with a bunch of simple shapes, some basic vector shape building techniques, several effects and the round any corner script. Once we have our starting shapes we'll continue with some Pathfinder options, several new...

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Printer Illustration

June 28th, 2012
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Printer Illustration

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed printer illustration. We'll start with two simple rectangles and some basic vector shape building techniques. Once we have our starting shapes we'll continue with some Pathfinder options, a bunch of complex linear gradients and some simple effects. For the...

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Detailed Lifebuoy Illustration

May 14th, 2012
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Detailed Lifebuoy Illustration

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a semi-realistic lifebuoy graphic. We'll start with a bunch of concentric circles and some basic vector shape building techniques. Once we create the starting shapes we'll continue with some Pathfinder options, several Warp and Gaussian Blur effects plus some basic...

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Semi-Realistic Oil Barrel Illustration

May 1st, 2012
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Semi-Realistic Oil Barrel Illustration

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a semi-realistic oil barrel illustration. First, we'll use several rectangles along with some professional pixel perfect vector shape building techniques to create the starting shapes. Next, we'll break some of the starting shapes apart as needed using a bunch...

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Simple Map Illustration

April 10th, 2012
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Simple Map Illustration

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create your very own simple vector map illustration. First, we'll build the starting shapes using pixel perfect alignment, some basic vector shape building techniques along with a bunch of warp effects. Then we will put on the finishing touches. We...

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Detailed Restaurant Chalkboard

March 28th, 2012
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Detailed Restaurant Chalkboard

In the following Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed restaurant specials style chalkboard. We’ll start with the Rectangle Tool and some simple vector shape building techniques. Once you have your starting shapes you can continue and add the colors. We’ll use multiple fills and strokes along with...

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Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Semi-Realistic MacBook Pro from Scratch

March 14th, 2012
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Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Semi-Realistic MacBook Pro from Scratch

In the following Photoshop tutorial you will learn how to create a semi-realistic MacBook Pro from scratch. First, you will learn how to use the grid and the snap to grid for an easier workflow. We’ll start with some simple vector shapes and several warp techniques along with a bunch of...