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25+ Illustrator Tutorials: Vintage Graphics & Retro Illustration

25+ Illustrator Tutorials: Vintage Graphics & Retro Illustration
If you’re looking to improve your vector design skills, learn how to use Illustrator on a deeper level, and discover how to create vintage vector graphics, then you've landed on the right article. We've assembled a collection of tutorials that show you how to create vintage illustrations, and retro graphics using Illustrator effects and a variety of professional workflows. These tutorials will teach you how to create retro characters, add a vintage textural look to your vector work, combine text with graphics for timeless vintage branding, make retro design items to add to your portfolio, such as 50's era posters, and more. Build your vector vintage design skills with this collection of tutorials that will help you build up your portfolio with custom, retro style work. In this beginner retro design tutorial learn how to combine woodgrain and halftone textures with basic shapes in Illustrator to compose a vintage vector graphic illustration. Taking inspiration from A.

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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. Free vector floral seamless pattern Free Vector Floral Seamless Pattern Free Vector Description : Download and enjoy this high quality vector pattern! Beginner Tutorial: Create Dexter on illustrator Hi everyone, I decided to insert some nostalgia on today's tutorial. Since I'm a guy born in the early 90s, I thought sharing how to draw Dexter would be really interesting and fun. If you've ever watched Cartoon Network you'll probably recognize this little fella at first sight. Let me repeat a simple nugget of information: It's a beginner tutorial, that's right, not too many difficult tricks on today's lesson, but if you want something more wicked, you should definitely check out some other illustrator tutorials on the site HERE, thanks. Step 1 So let's open Adobe Illustrator and make a blank canvas (command + N / ctrl + N), let's not stick with a specific size, use the one you feel more comfortable with.

How To Create a Retro Badge/Emblem Style Logo The retro style badge/emblem of logos is a hot trend at the moment, and it’s no surprise why – They’re super cool! We’ve already looked at a showcase of retro and vintage style logos based on circular motifs, now let’s build our own. We’ll put the basic structure together in Illustrator, then give it that aged vintage appearance with some finishing touches in Photoshop. The logo we’ll be creating is for the totally fictional Powerhouse Gym (although I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a gym somewhere with this name!). How To Create an Abstract Geometric Poster Design Some of the coolest designs can be created with the simplest of tools. In this tutorial we’ll create a cool abstract poster design using nothing more than a hexagon. With careful composition, an enticing colour scheme and a series of textures you can easily create a great looking design that would work perfectly as a poster, or even artwork for a book or album cover.

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. We’re here to help. 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.

A Very Beautiful Floral Seamless Vector PatternVector Patterns Patterns A very beautiful unique floral vector pattern available in a wide range of various colours. The beauty of this pattern is that’s its available to be used within commercial and non commercial design projects. What’s Include with the pattern set ? Colorful Light Effect in Photoshop Last week I was waiting hours in airports, as usual, I was wandering and checking out banners and signs when I found a beautiful Sony ad of a cel phone called Xperia. The thing that really caught my attention was the wallpaper of the phone. It was a colorful light bean crossing the screen . I really like the effect and thought to myself, that is a good idea for a tutorial. So in this tutorial I will show you how to create a super easy but at the same time beautiful light effect.

Sunrays in Illustrator Make a new document, standard A4. Create a new layer. Select the ellipse tool. Or press "L" on the keyboard. 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.

Create a Mosaic, BBC Inspired, Text Art Effect in Adobe Illustrator Inspiration can come from many sources. The inspiration for this effect is from a recent BBC One animation for their spring season programming. In the following steps you will learn how to create a colorful text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create a set of graphic styles using the Appearance panel and some basic effects. Wallpaper Vector Pack of Seamless Retro Wallpapers Close You have permission to view, download, edit and remix this vector file or pack for personal and commercial purposes. You shall provide a link back to www.vecteezy.com (where applicable) or provide a credit to the Vecteezy contributor and to Vecteezy.com in connection with the commercial use of any vector file or pack. Such credit shall be in the following form: "Contributor's Username/Vecteezy.com." In the event that a vector file or pack is used in connection with an art print work or product print work, you shall use reasonable commercial efforts to credit the Vecteezy contributor and Vecteezy.com website as provided above. Except as expressly permitted by the author in writing, YOU MAY NOT REDISTRIBUTE, TRANSMIT, OR SELL THESE VECTOR FILES OR PACKS in any form. All rights not expressly granted by Vecteezy are reserved.

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. The technique is very simple and it won't take more than 30 minutes to achieve the same effect.

15 Illustrator Tutorials for Creating Isometric Illustrations We're all looking to improve our vector illustration skills, and if your focus is on learning illustration or icon design, then getting familiar with how to use Adobe Illustrator to create isometric drawings will improve your technical illustration skills greatly. Learning how to use Illustrator to create isometric diagrams, set up isometric grids, and design isometric cubes are fundamental skills that you can build upon. We've assembled a collection of tutorials that will teach you the basics of creating isometric illustrations in Illustrator, as well as intermediate tutorials that teach you how to create complex technical illustrations, and then a few tutorials that show you how to get creative with isometric in Illustrator (such as building isometric retro illustrations and vibrant pattern based isometric cityscapes). Get ready to take your skills with vector drawing at an angle to the next level.

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