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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

Adobe Illustrator Tutorials to Fuel Your Creative Vector Skills While Adobe Photoshop is considered the most famous and important application in the bitmap graphics and photo editing. Illustrator is the pioneer in the vector graphic and illustrations. Not only because it is one of the most powerful tools in this field, but also it integrate with other Adobe applications such as Photoshop, Flash, After Effects…etc. However, learning Adobe Illustrator is one of the important steps in the life of each designer. Each of the following tutorials are covering tips to create different type of vector graphics such as vector cartoon characters, logos, background effects and graphic resources. How To Draw Ferb Step By Step This tutorial is about only Ferb where we will guide you how to draw Ferb step by step in Illustrator. Create a Dazzling Aurora Borealis – Screencast Ryan from QuintalDesigns demonstrates how to light up the vector night sky in this video tutorial. Create an Ominous Jar of Purple Ooze How To Create a Trendy Seamless Pattern in Illustrator

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 30 Illustrator Video Tutorials Every Designer Should See Join the mailing list to have every new post hand delivered to your email inbox. Every subscriber gets a FREE bundle of 40+ icons, vectors, brushes & textures! 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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About Scriptographer is a scripting plugin for Adobe Illustrator™. It gives the user the possibility to extend Illustrator’s functionality by the use of the JavaScript language. The user is no longer limited to the same tools that are used by most graphic designers around the globe. Scriptographer allows the creation of mouse controlled drawing-tools, effects that modify existing graphics and scripts that create new ones. But Scriptographer is also a webpage on which users can exchange scripts and ideas. Scriptographer gives the tool back into the hand of the user and confronts a closed product with the open source philosophy. If that sounds good to you, download it today. Credits: Main Developer, Concept, API Design and Web Development: Jürg Lehni API Documentation, API Design, Testing: Jonathan Puckey Web Design: Urs Lehni & Jürg Lehni Web Application Server: Headline Font: Superstudio by Jonathan Hares Project supported by ECAL and funded by HES-SO