In this tutorial we will be creating a cute smiling heart with floral decorations, that can be easily turned into a postcard by adding text to the composition. We’ll be using basic shapes and tools for creating the smiling heart itself and adding details. Let’s get started! Continue reading
Autumn is by far the most beautiful season of the year! Golden foliage, a blue sky and warm sweaters can’t help but inspire us to create something cozy and atmospheric. In this autumn composition tutorial, we’ll be using the Effects and Brushes of Adobe Illustrator to create a simple yet charming autumn forest scene with a mushroom, leaves and berries. Let’s begin!
In this tutorial we’ll be creating a simple mailbox icon in flat style, that can be used for your newsletter or website design. We’ll be modifying basic geometric shapes and using various handy functions of Adobe Illustrator. Let’s get started!
Let’s prepare for the celebration of the upcoming 2018 year and learn how to design a festive postcard that we can send to our friends and colleagues! We’ll be using simple shapes along with some fancy effects of Adobe Illustrator to create a festive look and add a glossy sparkling effect to the whole composition.
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Thanks to emoticons and emojis our communication on the internet has become more expressive and fun than just a boring text. Let’s follow this tutorial and create our own smiling emoticon, using simple geometric shapes, the Mesh Tool and Blending Modes to make it look dimensional and vivid!
Actions are a set of commands or a series of events that you can record and playback in the Actions panel. Actions are great for complex or repetitive tasks. I use the Actions all the time, especially when working with icon sets or buttons, like in the previous tutorial. If you are familiar at all with the Actions panel in Photoshop, you will have no problem with the Actions in Illustrator.
When I think about the features I use most in Illustrator I was kind of surprised that one of the top functions was Split Into Grid Illustrator. I only use it for a couple specific things, but I do these things all the time. If you are not using the Split Into Grid Illustrator feature or don’t know much about it, I think you will like these tips. Let me know if you use the Split Into Grid Illustrator tool for anything else.