Tutorials included: Simple Vector Badge in Adobe Illustrator! Go ahead and follow along with this pretty basic tutorial and you will be sure to pick up some valuable tips and tricks for working in and with Adobe Illustrator. We will be creating a cool little badge icon which can be used in all kinds of different design projects so not only will you be learning some cool stuff, but you will complete the tutorial with a nice piece of ready-to-use artwork.
Create a Nice Vector Folder Icon! Check out this nice little tutorial on creating a fully vector, shiny, folder icon using Adobe Illustrator CS4. This tutorial is compatible with older versions of Adobe Illustrator as well. We will talk about using gradients and subtle shadows to create the illusion of depth in an illustration as well as masking different effects to get both a neat little text effect and a shiny surface on our folder. Sit back and enjoy or follow along for a complete learning experience!
Vector Abstract Glowing 3D Ribs! I'm sure you have seen them, but maybe did not know how they were made. Today we take a look at those cool glowing, color changing, fading, bright, neon-like, fanning spread of glowing colors. Not really sure what you want to call them, but I am going to refer to them as 3D Light Ribs. You can use these in Photographs, Illustrations, Composites, Print Work, Web Design, maybe even a logo or two! We will learn a little about the stroke tools, copying vector artwork to Photoshop, and mainly the Blend Tool.
Metal Lightning Icon on Full Vector Leather! Welcome to this video tutorial! We will be using Illustrator CS4 today to create some vector leather! After we create our leather we will create this nice shining and sparkling metal lightning bolt on it. In this video tutorial we will learn about a bunch of Adobe Illustrator's features including, Live Trace, Bridge, Masking, Magic Wand, The Flare Tool, and More!
Create Fire and Flames, Fully Vector! These flames are inspired by a little comment at the end of the web box icon video tutorial also created in Illustrator and fittingly we are going to create these flames coming out of that box! The sweet thing about this effect is it is really different each time and depending on the intensity of your strokes you get varied results which means you can use this in tons of different projects! This video is also the first of my videos to sport the new intro. Let me know what you think.
Drawing a Nice 3D Box Web 2.0 Style! In this Illustrator Tutorial we will be using Illustrator CS4 to draw this nice little 3D box which can easily be edited for use in tons of different ways! The beauty of this box is that it is all vector and very easy to use in a wide number of different editing programs! We will take a look at mapping artwork, using the 3D effect, effects in general, creating a reflection, and a bit of masking as well. A bunch of cool stuff to learn as we build a nice little box!
Create iPhone Icons! Here is a requested tutorial, actually requested a few times and I had some fun making this one (as I always do!). Anyway in this video we will look at creating and editing gradients, using blend modes with effects, creating and editing masks, and the click and drag multiple shapes tip using the tilde (`) key. Be sure to stay and watch the entire video as I throw in a bonus tip/ afterthought to the tutorial right at the end.
Drawing a Nice Flowing Ribbon! Learn how to create a smooth silver ribbon with multiple folds in this video. We are using Illustrator so it is entirely vector and very versatile. This one gets a little complicated so prep yourself to be frustrated at first glance, but once you have the anchor points, tangent handles, and grid lines solved, sit back and admire your work of beauty!
Creating Swirly, Swooshes by Hand in Illustrator! Learn how to create vector swirls and swooshes which can be easily re-used by using these fairly well known techniques! Have fun with it!
Draw Fully Vector Shiny Hearts! This tutorial covers how to draw a vector heart! No source files are needed just Adobe Illustrator and some time! I cover: Using the Grid, Basic Pen tool, Gradients, Swatches, Blend modes, Masking, and so much more! Enjoy the video and check out www.tutvid.com for more free videos!
Creating Vectorized Metal Text We are using Illustrator CS3, although CS2 should work fine as well with this video, to create some metal text that is fully vector. We will apply various strokes, expand strokes, work with effects, groups, and gradients and more!
Creating Swirling Rainbows! Have you ever seen those looping, swooshing, swirling rainbow graphics used in all kinds of graphics ranging from logos, and sketches, to grungy and retro illustrations? Well we are going to create one of them in Illustrator and learn how to export it to a program such as Photoshop as a samrt object to utilize it as a smart object so we can both retain vector scalability while giving us the option to use Illustrator to edit the graphic for us!
Tracing/Vectoring/Vexeling a Human Eye! In this video will take vector the eye of a model in Illustrator using some techniques that will be useful in not only vectoring eyes but tracing techniques that are used for full face and body vectoring and vexeling.
Create Retro/Glam Style Sparkles and Stars! In the following video we will cover how to create retro looking sparkles. The bulk of the video will cover the many advantages to using symbols when and where you can in your illustrations when dealing with many of the same graphic objects. Learn to edit 100's of objects in no time, and learn about many of the symbolism tools available to you in Adobe Illustrator!
Creating Distressed Text Patterns and Applying them to Text! In the following video we will start with a blank Adobe Illustrator document and create some very nice distressed looking text. Of course this is in Illustrator so it is vector. Enjoy this one!
Create a Nice Vector Metal Button/Icon Create these nice little metal buttons that can also be used as icons. Everything we make in this video is 100% vector so it can be used virtually anywhere!
Creating a Vectored iPod Style Gel Loading Bar! In the following tutorial we will learn how to create a gel progress/loading bar-similar to the progress bar found on an iPod-from start to finish.
Live Trace! Learn to Quickly Trace Objects and Vectorizing! In this tutorial we will look at a fast and easy, yet highly optional and precise way of tracing your photos or sketches in Illustrator. The possibilities are endless! This is a new feature of Cs2.
Create Shiny Vector Glassy Styled Text! In this video we will quickly create Glassy Text with a reflection! This is the glass text I drag into the screen in the 3D logo video! Have fun!
Creating Comic Book Styled Text We will learn how to make some comic styled text in this video! You will learn how to break text down and add gradients, you will also learn how to create a fake 3D effect as well as some stroke options. All of these techniques will come together in the end as we create a comic book cover worthy logo.
Create a 3D (Vector) Logo! In this video we will make a 3D logo. You may want to follow the video on glassy text for the final finished logo WITH text. It is a pretty complex logo, but it is good to learn some great techniques for doing some interesting things in Illustrator.
Create a Windows Vista Icon 100% Vectored! In this video we will go from the very start of the process to the very end of the process of duplicating the "my computer" icon for Windows Vista and making it all vector! If you like tracing and vectorizing or if you are new to the whole thing you will certainly enjoy learning all kinds of techniques right here right now!
The Complete Guide to Using the Pen Tool Effectively Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics application, therefore virtually everything in Illustrator is created using paths. The Pen Tool is the king of paths, you can create any king of path using the pen tool, you just need to know how to use it! We are going to learn how to use the pen tool and we will trace the outline of an object as well! Watch, Learn, Enjoy!
Complete Guide to getting Started Masking! Learn all about masking and create two effects in this tutorial! Create a simple Reflection effect and also create a "Techy" effect. Both are very easy to replicate with some simple masking techniques. Have fun!
Create this Simple Glassy, Gel Vector Button! Make this cool slick glassy gel button in Adobe Illustrator! This is pretty simple to create and has a great visual effect on just about any design!
Creating Dynamic Art! Artwork that Auto-Updates! Check out this cool way to make your artwork so it is updated automatically from now on! Using the Appearance palette and building up designs can make them very designer friendly down the road. Check it out!
Create a Vector Gold Metal Award Badge! Make this nice Golden Award Badge in Adobe Illustrator! We will use a few diferent drawing techniques, do a little masking and use the pen tool a little. Because we are working in Illustrator this is 100% vector artwork!
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