40 Creative and Versatile Adobe Illustrator Tutorials From 2012 Adobe Illustrator is the designer’s best friend (and together with Photoshop, they’re like Starsky & Hutch). Illustrator offers unlimited opportunities, but you need to know how to use them. That’s where neat tutorials come handy. LINDA ZACKS : art & typography Keep on the lookout for my Holler posters as they pop up in the NYC subway tunnels…there’s a bunch of different versions teeming with Tupac lyrics…YESSSSSSS! more wood bread buttered with paint OR short stack of woodcakes with paint syrup? more
35 Inspiring Color Palettes from Master Painters Putting together a great color palette for your design work can be one of the most challenging aspects of any project. And many times, color palettes are built from some source of inspiration. So why not be inspired by some of history’s greatest master artists? Colour Lovers has a lot of great tools including the ability to create color palettes auto-magically from pics you find around the web.
Learn How To Create a Tree From Scratch in Illustrator This tutorial will teach you how to create a beautiful maple leaf tree from scratch using Illustrator. We will use the Pen tool to create the leaf and create a custom brush to make many leaves of different sizes. Tutorial DetailsProgram: Illustrator CS5Difficulty: AllEstimated Completion Time: 45 Minutes The following steps will help you create the final output for the maple tree, as shown in the figure above. 1.
Vector Illustration: 60 Illustrator Tutorials, Tips and Best Practices - Noupe Design Blog Jul 14 2008 Adobe Illustrator is a powerful tool for illustrating various elements one can use for web pages and print design. However, it’s important to know what to do in order to powerfully use its tools and achieve certain effects. So, step-by-step tutorials can provide a lot of help, thats why we spent a lot of time searching for the best tutorials out there and the result was 60 remarkable illustrator tutorials, tips, best practices from some of the best illustrators and artists; besides you’ll also find references to brilliant illustrator portfolios out there. Let’s take a look at some of the best Adobe Illustrator tutorials we’ve found in the Web so far. You might be interested to check other Illustrator related posts:
Clever Examples of Negative Space in Logo Design We talk about negative space quite a bit here on WDL. It can be a very important element in a design, especially in logos. Clever designers can create shapes around and inside the main elements to help reinforce the meaning or message of the logo. When done well, it’s a thing of beauty. I can’t get enough of logos like these. Learn to Create a Variety of Script Lettering In this tutorial I will showcase three different approaches, which result in three different script lettering styles. We will start with a nice simple basic script, touch on a more athletic inspired lettering style and work our way to a classic, fancy script. Republished Tutorial
30+ Must-Have Free Illustrator Scripts - Astute Graphics Adobe Illustrator has plenty of tools and features, but advanced users will always need more. Therefore, developers create scripts and plug-ins to help solve various problems and accelerate time-consuming processes. Today we have prepared an overview of the best free Illustrator scripts on the market. Blog Create a Quick and Easy 3D Type Effect Clean and modern 3D type is a cool effect, and it’s surprisingly quick and easy to create. With the combination of Photoshop and Illustrator, this effect is can be created in minutes. Let’s take a look at how it’s done. Create a Painted Portrait Effect in Illustrator Using the Bristle Brush
30 Examples of Big Typography in Web Design Last year we showcased 55 Examples of Huge Typography in Web Design and since typography is always an important aspect of web design, we decided to gather a new list of websites that use big typography. From tag lines, to headers to whole texts, there are plenty of great examples to show. Check it out, and start thinking about going big on your next project.
How To Create a Gruesome Zombie Illustration October is here, which means designers and illustrators get that extra excuse to include skulls, zombies and monsters in their work with the arrival of Halloween. Follow this step by step Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create a hand-drawn zombie illustration. We’ll use a photograph as a basic reference then use our Wacom tablet along with Illustrator’s vector brush tools to draw up various gruesome elements on our zombie character. I’ve never been much of a hand-drawn Illustrator myself but I’ve always admired the style of artwork and researched into the techniques often used. In this tutorial we’ll look at how Illustrator’s brushes can be used to create crisp vector linework to achieve that digital inked appearance.
The Complete Guide to Adobe Illustrator Tools – Pt. 1 — Mariah Althoff, Visual Branding Expert + Graphic Designer Rectangle Tool (M) This tool makes squares and rectangles. If you want a perfect square you can hold down the shift key as you click and drag. Otherwise just click and drag normally to make a rectangle. If you need your shape to be an exact size, just click one time and specify the size you want your shape to be in the box that will pop up. - Rounded Rectangle Tool