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Create a Burning, Vector Match Using Gradient Meshes

Create a Burning, Vector Match Using Gradient Meshes
In this tutorial you will learn how to create realistic vector fire, using the Gradient Mesh Tool and Screen Blending mode. Believe me, there's nothing overly complicated. Let's strike a match! Republished Tutorial Every few weeks, we revisit some of our reader's favorite posts from throughout the history of the site. This tutorial was first published in April of 2011. Step 1 We will be working in RGB color model, if you do not have it installed, go to File > Document Color Mode > RGB Color. Step 2 Proceed to the creation of a match. Copy this rectangle and paste it in front (Command + C; Command + F). Select both rectangles and go to Object > Blend > Make. Step 3 Create another rectangle of the same width as all the previous ones, as shown in the figure below. Create a new rectangle the height of which equals a few pixels with the fill of the same gradient as a transparent rectangle. Select the last two rectangles and go to Object > Blend > Make. Step 4 Proceed to the creation of a match head.

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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. 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.

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