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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

ultra-easy pattern making – illustrator tutorial | PeHaa Blog In this post I will show you how to quickly create a seamless simple geometric pattern swatch in Adobe Illustrator. In the last (extra) step I will show you a very simple way to ‘export’ it as a pattern to Photoshop. First, have a look at what we aim to obtain (this pattern is inspired by the fabric of my favorite tunic). Vector pattern swatch - preview 1. 2. Multiply your rectangle by four 3. Color swatches 4. Shearing the rectangles 5. Applying reflection 7. A copy to the right 8. A copy to the left 9. Creating bottom rectangle 10. 11. Below: the tunic inspiration. I hope you find this tutorial useful, all comments are highly appreciatied.

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

Mood Music 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

Logo Design Project Step by Step Walkthrough This post was originally published in 2008 The tips and techniques explained may be outdated. A personal project I'm currently working on with a developer friend is a website called myNiteLife. As part of the overall design process one of the first jobs of the project was to develop a logo and brand for the website, follow this step by step documentation of the whole process of the logo design from conception to completion. Background information: The whole idea behind myNiteLife is to provide an online organizer and planner for our local city of Sheffield's nightlife, where bars, restaurants and clubs amongst other venues are listed along with user reviews and ratings. As always, the first stage of the process was to scribble down some ideas and drafts. I then booted up Adobe Illustrator to test out a range of type treatments, ranging from thin and modern sans-serif to sexy and classy serifs. A temporary circle was used as a tool to measure the gap between the letters 'I' and 't'.

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!

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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