How to Create a Fancy Gift Bow using Adobe Illustrator In this tutorial you will learn how to create a realistic image of a gift bow using the Mesh Tool. With many uses including greeting cards, designs and even web banners, I'm sure you'll find many uses for this fancy ribbon. You will also learn many helpful tips on how to use the gradient mesh to make conical gradients. Let's get started! First, determine the colors that you're going to use. Using the Rectangle Tool (M) create the shape of ribbon with a linear gradient fill. Create the upper edge of the ribbon. Create the shadow from the ribbon. Select the two rectangles and go to Object > Blend > Make. Group up all the objects and keep them selected, go to Object > Transform > Rotate, set 45 degrees in the dialogue box. Let us proceed to the bow elements. Now our task is to transform the linear gradient into a conical one. As a result of this operation we have a group containing two objects: the Clipping Mask and the Mesh. Make the handles of vertical curves (on the mesh) straight.
design.tutsplus We're celebrating spring in this tutorial! Here you will learn how to draw beautiful tulips in a vase. We'll start with a 3D base and then go on to create tulips with Gradient Meshes without the Mesh Tool, all in Adobe Illustrator. So let's take a closer look. First, open a new document (File > New) then type a name and select these dimensions. Grab the Pen Tool (P) and draw a path like below representing half of a flower vase. Having the path selected, go to Effect > 3D > Revolve. First, move the existing light to the right as indicated (L1) and lower the Light Intensity from 100% to 85%. Take the Ellipse Tool (L) and draw a small 14 x 14px circle. Still having the circle selected, go back to Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform. Apply again the Transform effect using the settings shown and at this point you should have the three effects in the Appearance panel. Select Expand Appearance from the Object menu then fill the resulting group of dots with the color indicated.
Storyboarder - The best and easiest way to storyboard. | Wonder Unit We made Storyboarder because we needed a great storyboarding tool that simply didn't exist. We use tools every day to help us do things. This is especially true with creative persuits. As many artists before us, we think that toolmaking is an important aspect of creation. It is very important that the primary purpose of this tool is to allow us to create better work. We have been accused of trying to rethink the way things are done. Should other people want to use our tools to create something great, nothing should stand in the way of that. Tools are not a replacement for work. I invite you to use our tools freely. Charles Forman // Just some dude who cares.
Typography - Tuts+ Design & Illustration Category As you will have heard countless times, white space is a very important element to a successful layout. A large proportion of a white space will typically be occupied by margins. The purpose of this tut is to give new InDesign users the knowledge on setting up margins and their functions relating to two main layout types, which are single and facing page layouts. As you will have heard countless times, white space is a very important element to a successful layout. A large proportion of a white space will typically be occupied by margins. Create a Colorful, Funky Robot With Gradients in Adobe Illustrator - Tuts+ Design & Illustration Tutorial In this tutorial, I'm going to be starting with a sketch which I'll then build up to be a colorful robot friend. I'll then frame piece in Adobe Illustrator using the Pen Tool, Clipping Masks, and transparent Gradients. So let's get on with it! Start with a sketch of your robot friend. Add details, but don't go too crazy since you'll be rendering them later anyway. Start with the head. Using the Ellipse Tool (L), I made a circle for each of the antenna's base. Repeating this step for both sides and the ends of the antennae. Using the Pen Tool (P), I've drawn a curved tube shape in a very light lilac. The basic head shape is complete. Once again I use the Rounded Rectangle Tool. Using the Direct Selection Tool (A), select the bottom corner anchor points and manipulate them as you see fit. Repeat on the other side. To start the arms, I've added a circle with the Ellipse Tool (L) to form a shoulder. Following my initial sketch, I've traced the little hands with the Pen Tool (P).
The Bézier Game Cool Typography with the Blend Tool in Illustrator I have written some Illustrator tutorials in which I've used the Blend Tool to create swirls and other shapes, but I have never used it to create a text effect. Then we received this email suggestion from one of our readers quite a few months ago asking us how to create that effect. I really like the text effect and decided to give it a try. So in this tutorial I will show you how to create a text effect using the Blend Tool in Illustrator and then we will use Photoshop for some final retouches to make the effect more subtle. Step 1 Open Illustrator and create a new document. With the Pen Tool (P) create a Z with just a few points. Step 2 Duplicate the Z and move it down a little bit. Step 3 Select the Blend Tool (W), then click on one of the segments and then on the other to create the blend object. Step 4 With the blend object selected double click on the Blend Tool icon or go to Object>Blend>Blend Options. Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Apply the Blend Tool (W) for the letters E. Step 8 Step 9 Conclusion
Sakai Vector Portrait - Go Media™ · Creativity at Work Hey Go Media faithful! Man, it feels like it’s been years since I’ve posted anything in the Zine. These days all my writing has been focused on my upcoming book Drawn to Business, Designed for Success. I think everyone is going to love the content. It’s all the nitty-gritty details about how we run our design firm, but I digress. A few sources of inspiration for this design. You’ll notice that it looks like the dragon’s body is snaking back and forth. I grabbed the wings and tail from Vector Pack 19. The Sakai family crest provided to me by Heather.
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