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In this tutorial, we’ll be creating a illustration of a speeding aircraft shuttle. It’s going to be all vector, but along the way we’ll use blends, and other techniques that give this rocketing aircraft an interesting look. Let’s get to it! Final Image Preview Below is the final image we will be working towards. Want access to the full Vector Source files and downloadable copies of every tutorial, including this one?
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Learn to make a handy calendar icon to use on your blog, website, or print projects. We’ll use Illustrators Path and 3D tools to create this design. Also, a simple page curl effect will be demonstrated as well.
This post was originally published in 2008 The tips and techniques explained may be outdated. Adobe Illustrator has some nifty built in features when it comes to working in three dimensions. This example gives a quick walkthrough on using such features to create a 3D rotatable globe, allowing the earth to be revolved in order to show the desired countries and continents. One of the first steps is to source a continental layout of the globe in 2D format, follow the recent post; Free Vector Maps and Country Outlines and download the vector world map from MacDaddy . Open up the map in Illustrator and select the main vector shapes, click the 'New' icon in the Symbols palette.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a retro ‘Space Invader’ style illustration using basic shapes and the Extrude & Bevel effect. This is relatively simple to create and loads of fun to make. It does require a little bit of planning for the composition and some other details. Let’s walk through how to create this design. Final Image Preview
In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a vector tire with very easy tools and techniques. The important and trickier part of this tutorial is the tire stripes, but we’ll solve this simply and we’ll give it a great final look. The tutorial instruction is provided in Adobe Illustrator CS3. Final Image Preview Below is the final image we will be working towards. Want access to the full Vector Source files and downloadable copies of every tutorial, including this one?
In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a set of vector dice using Adobe Illustrator and the Gradient Mesh Tool. The Gradient Mesh Tool can be tricky to get the hang of, but hopefully this tutorial will shed some light on this great little tool. Let’s get stared! Final Image Preview Below is the final image we will be working towards.
This entry is part 17 of 20 in the Icon Design Session - Show All « Previous Next » With simple shapes, gradients, and vector textures, this simple tutorial will show beginning illustrators how to create an hourglass icon. There is a whole lot you can do without the Pen Tool.
In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to make custom spirals (apart from the default spiral tool), and use them creatively in making rolls of paper. So far, I came to know that the spiral tool does not allow a uniform decay (equal spacing) between each wind of a spiral. In this tutorial, I will expose some basic tricks to do so. Hope you find it interesting. Final Image Preview Below is the final image we will be working towards.
Last week we selected 20 tutorials using the 3D tool in Illustrator. Now here’s our own tutorial to make a simple graphic become a graphic art. This is the final result of the tutorial: Step 01 – Graph Create a circle and a square. The square must start right in the middle of the circle. Colors doesn’t matter at this point.
First draw out a chart with the Pie Chart tool. First you put in the information for your chart, or import it from an excel file: Your chart will look like this at first. (You might have a legend, too.) I prefer colored charts instead of the grayscale default Illustrator makes.
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Here we’re showing how to create an energy saving bulb with the help of the Illustrator’s Mesh Tool. At the beginning it could be quiet hard to work with, but if you get used to it, it’s fairly simple. Final Image Preview
This tutorial is about using Adobe Illustrator’s Mesh Tool (U) and several basic techniques to create a vector style monitor and mouse, with a similar design as Apple’s brand new iMac 27″ with magic mouse. You can use these techniques to create other monitors and mouse designs as well. Let’s get started! Final Image Preview Below is the final image we will be working towards.
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a fun, vector icon of a people symbol, frozen in an ice cube, from scratch. We’ll explore the usefulness of Adobe Illustrator’s 3D tools. The whole creation can be divided into two different parts. Part I: The ice cube, and Part II: The people icon. We’ll start with the ice cube in Part I. Then we’ll create the people icon and integrate them together in Part II.