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Illustrator tutorial: create a seamless folk pattern 

illustrator tutorial: create a seamless folk pattern In this tutorial you will learn how to create a seamless pattern composed of simple folk-flavored flowers. In the first part we will create an individual flower. In the second we will focus on constructing a pattern and define a seamless Illustrator pattern swatch. You can download the source file. Step 0 We will use five colors for our flowers: white, black, blue, beige and red as well as some brown background color. Part I – Create an individual item of the pattern Step 1 Choose the Polygon Tool (you will find it under the Rectangle Tool in the Tool Panel). Keep your polygon selected and go to Effect > Distort & Transform > Pucker & Bloat… Set the slider value to 70%. (1) Copy Cmd/Ctrl+C the bloated polygon and paste it to front Cmd/Ctrl+F. Step 2 Choose the Polygon Tool and set the Radius to 33px and the number of sides to 11. Go to Object > Expand Appearance. Step 3 (1) In the Layer Panel put the red shape below the beige one. Step 4

Illustrator - Création d’une… - Les FONCTIONS… - MASQUE d’opacité… - Réalisation d'un… - Amélioration d'un… - Le BLOG sur la VECTORISATION Mardi 26 juillet 2011 2 26 /07 /Juil /2011 09:00 Dans ce didacticiel nous verrons quelques étapes permettant la réalisation d'un fond avec Adobe Illustrator. Ces étapes pourront servir pour la création de n'importe quel fond ou style. Création de l'arrière-plan. 1. 3. 4. 5. ( Quand vous appliquerez les dégradés de couleurs, veuillez bien faire attention que vous ciblez bien le sous-calque que vous voulez dégrader) 6. 7. Le pliage 1. 2. 3. 4. Les cercles - Au lieu de tracés plusieurs fois le même cercle, nous créerons un seul cercle que nous convertirons en symbole pour gagner du temps en niveau traçage. 1. 2. - Maintenant vous pouvez placer vos cercles et utiliser les nombreux outils qui permettent la manipulation des symboles. "Création d'un logo vectorisé en style WEB 2.0 sous ILLUSTRATOR" rédigé par Nicolas Leonard

Typography With Perspective: Learn to Wield Illustrator’s Perspective Grid Tool Today we’re going to take a look at how to use the Perspective Grid in Adobe Illustrator. This awesome and fairly new tool allows you to automatically flow vector elements onto a prebuilt three dimensional grid. You might think that you need to be an artist to use this tool but there are in fact all kinds of practical uses for it in every day design. We’ll use it to lay out some type like in the example above. What Is the Perspective Grid Tool? The Perspective Grid Tool was released as a part of Illustrator CS5. These planes make creating perspective artwork a cinch. How Do I Use It? The first thing that you should know is that the grid is fully adjustable. Near the bottom center of the grid, you’ll find the handles for moving each plane forward and backward into 3D space. Drawing on the Grid Drawing on the grid is fairly easy, but the process it a little quirky so you can get easily frustrated and confused if you don’t know what you’re doing. Dragging Items Onto the Grid Working With Type

Create a Sci-Fi, Vector Portrait Made of Symbols In this tutorial, you will learn how to create vector images made from any symbols, having previously processed a bitmap image in Photoshop and using a wonderful script. The technique is very simple and accessible to everyone, it only depends on your imagination! Preparing Image for Further Processing Step 1 For this tutorial, a picture of any quality and resolution will do. Step 2 Take the Crop Tool (C) and crop the photo so that the undesirable elements (white stripes on the right and left) are left off screen. Step 3 Make the background of the picture absolutely black. Step 4 Click on the Delete button and choose Black in the open dialog box. Step 5 Now go to Image > Adjustments > Invert (Command + I) for color inversion of the image. Step 6 Now reduce the image's size, looking ahead, I will say that the final size of vector portrait depends on the size of the photo. Save the portrait, File > Save for Web & Devices. Script Installation and Creating a Vector Portrait Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10

50 Beautiful Color Palettes for Your Next Web Project Choosing the right color scheme is essential to your website’s success. Your layout and other design choices — including font — should be developed in concert with your color scheme, which can ensure readability, cohesiveness, and beauty in the final product. Unfortunately, making that choice or creating a color palette from scratch can be quite the challenge. That’s why for today’s post I’ve put together a collection of 50 beautiful color palettes that are ready to use for your next web project. If you like these, check out another 24 palettes I’ve recently rounded up. Getting the Most Out of This Post Before diving into the color palettes I’ve collected, I want to mention a few tools that can help you get the most out of this post. Editor’s Note: Want to make your own palettes even better? Remember that Photoshop will display certain colors far more vibrantly than they will look on the web when you use hex codes. That’s all. Pick Your Palette Bonus Resources!

33 New High Quality Adobe Illustrator Tutorials Learning is, of course, a continuous process and it is important that we don’t let our skills be stagnant. Hence, we need change and improvement… To stand by this proclamation, we give you another post on illustrator tutorials but with different techniques and outcome. This post differs from the numerous tutorials in Illustrator that we have posted in this site, because not only does they provide useful information, but they are entertaining as well. We are proud to present 33 New High Quality Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for illustrator users from every level. May you be a beginner or a professional, this post will be beneficial to all. Have fun reading through this post and let us know what’s on your mind… Enjoy!!! Draw a Happy Monster Illustration The tutorial is on creating a happy monster in illustrator. How to Create Funny Swirls in Illustrator Here is a tutorial on creating funny swirls in Illustrator. How to Create an Electronic Piano in Illustrator Design a Cute Hamster Avatar

Introducing the Adobe Kuler iPhone app | Creative Cloud for Design Share this Episode Please select a language: Autoplay End of Video Show End Screen Default Quality Adjust your embed size below, then copy and paste the embed code above. Community Translation Episode available in 6 languages Available Translations: Join the Community Translation Project Thanks for your interest in translating this episode! Please Confirm Your Interest Thanks for your interest in adding translations to this episode! An error occurred while processing your request. Another translator has already started to translate this episode. Thanks for Participating! This episode has been assigned to you and you can expect an e-mail shortly containing all the information you need to get started. About This Episode Rufus Deuchler, Adobe worldwide evangelist, shows how you can capture color inspiration using the new Adobe Kuler iPhone app and then sync your color theme for immediate use in Adobe Illustrator CC.

Vector 3D Christmas Bells Thinking of drawing some Christmas bells for this Christmas? Read this illustrator tutorial to learn how to draw 5 different styles of vector Christmas bells using the 3D Revolve Effect. You will also learn how to create unique designs for each one and how to apply them using the Map Art option. This tutorial is creative and hope you will learn new techniques. Let’s get to work! Drawing the Red Christmas Bell 1. Now go to Effect > 3D > Revolve and set the following values: 2. 3. 4. 5. The Christmas trees group if filled with a radial gradient using the following colors: (R=244, G=232, B=217), (R=237, G=208, B=137) and (R=191, G=131, B=41). 6. Drawing the Green Christmas Bell 7. 8. Now duplicate this shape, select it then switch to the Direct Selection Tool and by holding the left side point move it and only release when it intersects the other shape’s side point. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Drawing the Golden Christmas bell 14. 15. 16. Drawing the Silver Christmas Bell 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

Creating Complex Style Illustrations: A Process Learn the process of making a tribal-style illustration using only some fundamental techniques in Adobe Illustrator. This is more of a process overview than a play-by-play tutorial and thus, some basic skills in the program are needed in order to follow along. The main goal here is to show a workflow process, and from there, it’s up to you to add your own style and aesthetical preferences to your piece. Preview Tutorial Resources Overview of the Layering First, I want to show you the layer overview of the design so you have an idea of what we are trying to accomplish. Step 1: Setting Up and Preparing Your Work Area Open Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. After you have placed the image, scale it to about 300% of its original size by right-clicking on it and choosing Transform > Scale from the menu. After that, double-click the layer in the Layers Panel and rename it to "Base Image" so that we are keeping our work organized. Step 2: Tracing the Image Step 3: Adding Details to Eyes

Creating A glossy Christmas Bauble [Illustrator Tutorial] Hi buddies! Christmas time is coming and we all know that is a great time for designers to work hard and make some extra money. As an overload of work is a frequent issue, there is a need to accelerate the creation process. Today we bring to you a fast and easy tutorial to make a nice–looking Christmas Baubles also known as Christmas ball ornaments to some of you. At the end of the tutorial you will be know how to create the nice, glossy effect you see on 3D illustrations of metal balls. Let’s get started. Recommended Reading: 40 Icon Sets To Bring Christmas Into Your Design Step 1 – Shape And Gradient With the Elipse tool, make a circle. Use the gradient tool to fill the circle. In this case, we made a red gradient so you might use the classic red (100 magenta and 100 yellow in CMYK). Step 2 – Adding The Glow And Shadow Copy the circle (Ctrl / Command +C) and paste it back (Ctrl / Command + B) twice, so now we have 3 circles overlapped. Fill the resultant shape with white. And, that’s it.