Bubble Lamp Vectors and Easy Glass Effects

lamp vectorIn this lamp vector tutorial, you will learn how to create a Bubble Lamp Vector by applying a semi-realistic glass texture effect, which you could then transfer to so many other projects. You will learn how to combine the Clipping Mask and the Gaussian Blur in order to create shadows and highlights to your lamp vector illustration, and you will also learn to use the Pathfinder Panel and the Transparency Panel. Let’s begin!

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How to Fire Up Your Designs Using This Fire Text Effect

fire text effect thumbnailIn this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create custom vector fire. We’ll use custom art brushes, and will alter shapes with the Blend Tool and manipulate the look of your strokes and objects with Blending Modes in order to create a text treatment that is on FIRE. With the recent changes made to the Pencil Tool, mouse users will have no trouble following along, so fire up Adobe Illustrator CC and let’s get going.

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How to Draw a Coffee and Donut Vector in Adobe Illustrator

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In this tutorial we’re doing to depict a delicious combo and by that I mean a cup of hot coffee and a sweet frosted donut. We’ll be using some basic geometric shapes that allow us to achieve a simple yet trendy flat style. What is more, we’ll get to know some of the most useful tools of Adobe Illustrator that will help you to create any shape or form for your future designs and illustrations. Without further ado, let’s get started with our coffee and doughnut vector!

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Create A Four Leaf Clover Vector for St. Patrick’s Day – Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

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In celebration of St. Patricks Day, I wanted to do a four leaf clover vector tutorial. Some of you might not celebrate St. Patricks Day or have no use for a four-leaf clover, but still take a look at this tutorial. This tutorial combines some good techniques. You will Divide, Transform, and add Warping Effects. These techniques will help you quickly and easily create with Illustrator!

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Get Organized and Create Your Own Folder Vector Icon!

Folder Vector IconEver have problems staying organized? I know I do, so I’m here to help! In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed folder vector icon in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using basic tools and effect. Moving on, you will learn how to add subtle shading and highlights using basic blending and vector shape building techniques along with some linear gradients and simple effects. Using the Rounded Corners effects and some basic stroke features you will learn how to create a simple paperclip and how to easily mask it. Finally, you will learn how to add a subtle shadow for the overall icon and how to easily recolor it. Getting all your things in order will be up to you. ; )

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Turn Any Font Into a Sketch Font

Sketch Font ThumbnailThis blog post was previously published on our blog in 2009, and since it was so popular with our readers, we wanted to be sure the instructions were up-to-date. So we’ve updated this tutorial to be current with the most recent versions of Illustrator. Hope you enjoy revisiting this helpful tutorial in Illustrator CS6 & CC style. Want to see other articles revamped? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Here are some popular sketch fonts available that are great for grungy and hand-drawn designs and illustrations. My problem is, I want to be able to use this sketchy style in any font. Turn’s out, it is actually really easy to do in Illustrator. Moreover, you can create a Graphic Style and easily apply the style to other editable fonts to create your very own custom sketch font!

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Create a Grungy Web Badge

Preview In the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a grungy web badge in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to easily center the starting shapes using the Align panel. Next, taking full advantage of the Appearance panel and using some basic masking and vector shape building techniques, you will learn how to create the two main shapes. Moving on, using a built-in art brush and some new masking techniques, you will learn how to add a that grungy effect. Using some Type tools along with several Drop Shadow effects, you will learn how to add the text. Finally, you can learn how to easily recolor your entire web badge.

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