Posts Tagged ‘Illustration’

  • 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 a bunch of basic blending techniques. For the final touches we’ll use some complex linear gradients and some blur effects.



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  • Styles of Japan: A Showcase of Manga and Anime Illustration

    Illustration is a field that is overflowing with imagination. From the various styles and mediums that illustrators have at their disposal, imagination seems to be about the only limit to their work. One area in particular that never seems to be lacking in imagination is the Japanese styles commonly known as manga and anime.



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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 effects plus some basic masking techniques. For the final touches we will use some simple blending.



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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 highlights we’ll use some simple blending techniques along with some new effects and pixel perfect vector shape building techniques.



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  • Explosions of Color: Inspired Collection of Bright and Colorful Vector Illustrations

    With Spring on its way to so many, the landscapes will soon be blossoming with bright, vibrant colors. For those who are not wanting to wait for that seasonal colorful explosion, we have prepared a splash of brighter tones to help. With so many talented vector artists sharing their fine works across the web, we have turned out spotlight their way for an inspirational showcase that is sure to please.



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  • Send in the Toons: Collection of Creative Cartoons

    For most of us whether it was the Saturday morning programming, the Sunday morning comic strips, more, or all of the above cartoons have been a major part of our adolescent and adult lives. For whatever reason, we seem to be drawn to the often exaggerated drawings of cartoonist’s pens. Be they digital or analog, classic or modern their cartoons call to us. Connect us to other times and places. And of course, they inspire us.



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  • Creative Uses of Illustration in Web Design

    Using illustration in web design has become quite trendy these days. People love to see beautifully designed illustration based websites because they stand out from the rest. Not only because of the beautiful illustrative art work and carefully crafted web designs but also because of the perfect balance struck between these two important components.



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  • Illustration Inspiration for the Weekend

    On multiple occasions in the past, we have compiled the works of several artists to give our readers an extra dose of inspiration for the weekend. This post follows along that theme, only we are refining the inspirational artists to a particular medium, illustrators. So this installation is going to veer off a bit from its predecessors, but we promise the inspiration will still deliver.



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