VectorScribe v3 – The missing toolbox for Adobe Illustrator

Extend Paths / Reposition Points (new) Highly requested from designers, the Reposition Point Tool allows you to slide a point along a path whilst working to maintain the path shape, with annotations to show you the optimal clockwork point placement. Another favorite particularly with typographers, fashion designers and technical illustrators is the Extend Path Tool, … Continue reading VectorScribe v3 – The missing toolbox for Adobe Illustrator

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How to Create a Minecraft Skin in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating Always wanted to create your very own Minecraft character skin, but never knew exactly where to start? Well, today it’s your lucky day since I’m going to give you an in-depth look at the entire process, showing you how to take a basic template and turn it into a finished usable … Continue reading How to Create a Minecraft Skin in Adobe Illustrator

How to Create a Vacation Beach Background in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating In this tutorial you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool to create a summer background with a vacation scene! If you'd like to skip this tutorial and purchase the end result with a couple more elements, head over to GraphicRiver to purchase Vacation Background. Vacation background 1. How to … Continue reading How to Create a Vacation Beach Background in Adobe Illustrator

Quick Tip: How to Create an Illustration of Pussy Willow With a Chick in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating In today’s quick tutorial you will learn how to create a pussy willow and chick illustration. We will basically create one branch and then turn it into many. We will then make three compositions using these branches. At the end, we will cheer up our illustration by creating a little chick. … Continue reading Quick Tip: How to Create an Illustration of Pussy Willow With a Chick in Adobe Illustrator

How to Create a Golden Camping Trailer in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating In this tutorial I will show you how to create a colorful surfing van using the most basic shapes and tools of Adobe Illustrator. If you would like to skip the tutorial and just purchase the result, just go to GraphicRiver to get my Bungalow, Cottage, Trailer and House Set. 1. How to Create a New … Continue reading How to Create a Golden Camping Trailer in Adobe Illustrator

How to Create a Geometric Flamingo Bird in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating In today’s tutorial, we’re going to take a look at the process of creating a simple geometric bird illustration, which we will bring to life using some hand-drawn shapes in Adobe Illustrator. As always, we're going to be using some of the basic shapes and tools that you probably already work … Continue reading How to Create a Geometric Flamingo Bird in Adobe Illustrator

How to Create an Easter Basket Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating The majority of people in Ukraine, the country where I grew up, are Christian. Therefore, Ukrainian culture has a big influence from Christianity, and one of the biggest celebrations in Ukraine is Easter. In today’s tutorial I would like to show you how to use basic shapes to create a wonderful image … Continue reading How to Create an Easter Basket Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

How to Create a Deep Diving Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating In this tutorial, let's imagine an underwater journey while drawing a deep diver and lost sea treasures in Adobe Illustrator. As usual, we will use the most common instruments and techniques.Of course, you can skip the tutorial and just purchase the result as a part of my Deep Diver and Sea Treasure illustration … Continue reading How to Create a Deep Diving Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

How to Create a Vintage Spring Portrait of a Girl in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be Creating Did you know that by using basic shapes and warp effects, you can create not just a straight portrait or one from the side, but even one in three-quarter view? Yes, it's possible, and I'm here to show you how. Today we will create a spring portrait of a young girl with tulips. … Continue reading How to Create a Vintage Spring Portrait of a Girl in Adobe Illustrator

Bezier curve the maths of the “Pen Tool”

The Bezier Curve is the mathematics behind the "Pen Tool" a graphic designer's primary drawing tool. A Bezier Curve is a curved line in which its shape is defined by a mathematical equation.  They are used in vector applications such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop as well as InDesign and Quark Express. It consists of two anchor points and levers that control the angle at which the curves leaves the end points.  Without Bezier curves it would be almost impossible to produce the multitude of unique and beautiful designs.

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How to Create a Textured City Snapshot Illustration in Adobe Illustrator (design.tutsplus.com)

What You'll Be Creating In today’s tutorial, we’re going to explore the process of creating an instant snapshot of a busy city, using nothing more than the basic shapes and tools that we work with on a daily basis. You can always expand your project by heading over to GraphicRiver,

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How to create a hand sketched text effect using Illustrator (Creative Nerds)

In this short illustrator screencast where be showing you how you can create an authentic hand sketched text effect using illustrator. The is a great effect, which takes less than a few minutes to apply the effect. This effect can be applied to typography or even shapes

How to Draw Heart-Shaped Daisies in Adobe Illustrator

How to Draw Heart-Shaped Daisies in Adobe Illustrator (design.tutsplus.com)

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool and Warp Effects in Adobe Illustrator to create a beautiful pair of heart-shaped daisies! If you want to skip the tutorial and just use these flowers in your work, you can purchase the Two Daisies with Heart Shaped Middles from GraphicRiver!

How To Turn A Sketch Into Digital Art

How To Turn A Sketch Into Digital Art (www.inspirationde.com)

Image added in Concepts & Illustrations Do you have a sketch that you’d love to use in your digital art, but you don’t have a tablet or any fancy equipment? Maybe you’re great at drawing, but not sure how to turn that into something digital that’s endlessly customizable.

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How to Draw Sailor Moon in Adobe Illustrator by Diana Toma (Reblog)

Learn how to draw "Sailor Moon" - "Sailor Moon," a blond ponytailed teenager, and her girlfriends are on the way to combat evil and sexism — and sell as many dolls, trinkets and toys as possible.  The Japanese creators of the Sailor Moon cartoon attribute its immense popularity in Japan to the casting of strong females as central characters.  The American version will retain female empowerment as a frequent theme.

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How To Create Vector Avatar Characters with Adobe Illustrator

It’s always fun making character illustrations, but even more so when that character is based on an actual person! Cartoon style avatars are commonly used for their balance between resembling the person they’re representing, whilst retaining some anonymity.

How to Create a Canyon Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

In today's tutorial we're going to explore the process of creating a flat illustration based on an in-the-moment composition. Using a step-by-step approach, we're going to gradually create the entire scene using some of Illustrator's most basic shapes and tools.