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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.

7 tips for using textures in Illustrator | Illustration There will always be a certain charm and beauty to traditional illustration. The grains from a pencil line, paint smudges bleeding across the textured paper, the imperfect paint strokes... But as much as I admire traditional techniques, I can't help but have in the back of my mind the super amazing tool: Undo, Ctrl+Alt+Z. I absolutely love using traditional media to illustrate, but being in an ever growing digital world I have adapted, using the speedy tools which Illustrator brings. I like mixing them up a bit and actually creating more hand drawn styles with digital paintbrushes and textures. While illustrating the childen's Mila & Penn's Alphabet Adventure, I thoroughly enjoyed exploring different techniques on how I could mingle the two looks I had previously done. I loved the hand drawn look but digitally drawn versions allowed me to control and play with composition a lot easier and faster. So how do you go about incorporating different textures into your designs? 01. 02. 03. 04.

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. The design we’ll be creating is made up of a series of repeating hexagon shapes. View the final abstract geometric poster design We’ll use a mix of Illustrator and Photoshop to create the artwork. Select the new offset shape and clear out the fill and stroke. Press CMD+Y to turn on Outline mode, then hit CMD+U to turn on Smart Guides. Hit CMD+D numerous times to repeat the transformation until you have a long line of hexagon shapes. Draw a selection around the line of shapes and scale them down to fit onto the artboard. Repeatedly press CMD+D to repeat this transformation. Press CMD+Y to turn off Outline mode.

20 Basic Illustrator Tutorials Every Beginner Should See Learning a new software application can be a daunting task, especially when tackling an application that’s as deep as Adobe Illustrator! Thankfully there’s a colection of Illustrator veterans who are generous enough to take the time to document the basics, allowing new users to grasp the initial workings and gain a know-how of the tools and core techniques. This collection of hand-picked tutorials cover various tools, and provide plenty of useful hints and tips. Together they form a super handy resource for any beginner looking to get their brains wrapped around Adobe Illustrator. Learn Illustrator CS3 in 30 Days This in-depth 30 day course from Vector Diary is one of the most useful courses out there. Illustrator Beginner’s Series IllustrationInfo’s Illustrator beginner’s series covers the most common tools with insights into their uses. Adobe Illustrator Guides and Tutorials The collection of tutorials and guides from klethegr8 include various hints and tips for all kinds of tools.

adobe illustrator - How to draw isometric vectors? I am looking for "built in" software solutions for Illustrator CS2-5 preferably. I am trying to create these isometric illustrations for a web app. Right now I've manually set up a grid in Adobe Illustrator and doing the drawings based on this grid — but I've got no guides, no snap and stuff like that… The end result should be close to this: I am wondering if you know of a good software for drawing isometric stuff from which I can then output it as a vector (.eps or .ai) so then I can import to Illustrator and pimp them colors and other stuff up? If you don't know of a software especially for this, have you ever done isometric illustrations in Illustrator? Please do not confuse Isometric drawing with 1,2 or 3 Point Perspective Drawing. [the isometric system is just a convention/invention, useful for a lot of stuff, not to reproduce what the eyes sees in reality but really just a convention useful for measurements and other stuff] iso(equal) metric(measurment) !!!

Illustrator Training Course Learn Adobe Illustrator in 30 Days Crash Course – FREE January 02, 2014 at 17:07 Illustrator Facebook Twitter Google+ Linkedin Pinterest Reddit Last updated on 1 August 2017 This is the most popular FREE Illustrator training course created for beginners interested to learn Adobe Illustrator. In this Illustrator training course, I will not be drilling down in detail how each feature works. This is one of the best courses for starters and beginners. Remember to subscribe to my RSS feeds for new upcoming illustrator tutorials and tips. Update August 2017 – More than 8,000 users have completed this Illustrator training course and recommended it to their friends! Illustrator Training – Week 1 Day 1: What is Illustrator Day 2: Getting Started in Illustrator Day 3: Drawing Basic Shapes Day 4: Drawing with Pencil Tool Day 5: Drawing with Pen Tool Day 6: Weekend Break Day 7: Weekend Break Thanks for supporting this Illustrator training course! Be Sociable, Share! Social Media Icons Popular Posts

Old Man Win, Sergey Kolesov (2D) Thank you very very much! I really appreciate your comments! For those who are interested in seeing some wip images - I found some stages. Long time ago I did one very fast sketch for the challenge- Some time ago I made up my mind to finish this idea. I didn't used references. There were many times of redrawing some parts or characters of the work. And here are some wip images (they are too big, shame on me One more time - thank you for such a kind words!