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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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Scratching the Surface: A Showcase of Scratchboard Illustration

May 24th, 2012
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Scratching the Surface: A Showcase of Scratchboard Illustration

There are some illustrators who take their talents a little bit deeper, while still scratching the surface. Bad pun aside, scratchboard illustration is an amazing artform, one that we our turning our inspirational spotlight on for this new post. By scratching their works from these special surfaces, and at times combining them...

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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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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Creating a Tattered Parchment

March 16th, 2012
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Creating a Tattered Parchment

Today, in this all new Adobe Illustrator tutorial, we will be learning how to create a very popular illustration; old tattered parchment. There are many beautiful illustrations that seem to be complicated to create, but they are actually not. This is the main purpose of this tutorial, to show you how easily some...

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Be My Valentine

February 14th, 2012
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Be My Valentine

Valentine's Day, the most romantic holiday of the year is upon us. So why not take the opportunity to learn how to create a romantic gift box in AI. In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial we will be learning how to create a heart shaped gift box by using a few basic tools such as...

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Creating a Disco Ball

February 1st, 2012
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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: Creating a Disco Ball

Creating an illustration of a sparkling disco ball might seem very complicated, and with good reason. In this new Adobe Illustrator tutorial we will try make it simple. We will be creating a really nice, shiny disco ball using only AI and our good taste in color selection. Overall, the coloring will be...

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40+ Fresh And Useful Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

January 5th, 2012
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40+ Fresh And Useful Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

Tutorials are one of the best ways to learn and practice new tricks using Illustrator’s various tools. Learning through a step-by-step AI tutorial not only assists you in twisting the tools, but will also let you learn how to combine them in order to generate innovative and compound vector artwork, icons, and more.

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Create a Business Icon from Scratch an Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

November 21st, 2011
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Create a Business Icon from Scratch an Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

Business icons are one of the most poplar vector illustrations. As with all vectors in general, business icons are scalable which makes them perfect for use in web design. The best way to create an icon is to use one of the vector based programs, such as Adobe Illustrator, Corel...

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Tips And Tricks: Increase The Realism Of Your Vector Images In Adobe Illustrator

November 7th, 2011
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Tips And Tricks: Increase The Realism Of Your Vector Images In Adobe Illustrator

Over the years, Adobe Illustrator has become one of the top applications for creating vector illustrations. There is almost nothing you can’t make in Illustrator. It is a powerful tool for creating vectors for all kind of logos, websites, icons, business cards, print materials, etc. One of...