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istock promo codeMy goal here at Vectips is to create a site that offers more than just vector tutorials. I want to create a unique resource that offers helpful resources for everyone in the vector space. That means in the coming months we have plans to start rolling out more useful content besides vector tutorials.

Part of that useful content involves additional tools and resources that creatives often use. While we encourage everyone here to create their own illustrations, we know that often times isn’t ideal for certain projects. We’ve all had those clients need artwork “yesterday” and you may not have time to illustrate a custom piece yourself. So the next best thing is to purchase a stock illustration.

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Happy Hour: Celebrate With Your Own Martini Glass Vector

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In this shining Martini Glass Vector tutorial you will learn how to work effectively with simple geometric shapes, and then learn how to create amazing lighting effects, using different blending modes and gradient fills. Symbols and Symbol Sprayer Tool will help you to create splashes quickly for your festive martini glass vector. With just a little bit of effort you can create an awesome martini glass vector illustration on your own.

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Spray It Up! Make Your Own Spray Can Vector

Preview In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed spray can vector icon in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, you will find out how to set a a simple grid and how to create a bunch of pixel perfect shapes using basic tools and effects. Once you have the main spray can vector icon, you will learn how to work with complex gradients and how to add subtle shadows and highlights using basic blending and vector shape building techniques. Finally, you will learn how to create a simple mesh and how to easily recolor your spray can vector icon.

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How to Create a 3D Vector Button

Preview In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a 3D Button Vector in Adobe Illustrator using only one shape and the Appearance panel. So awesome! In the first steps you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create a rectangle. Using only this shape and the Appearance panel along with a bunch of fills, effects, and basic blending techniques, you will create your own 3D button vector.

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