In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a food-inspired font style entirely from scratch by manipulating shapes with gradients, custom brushes, and various vector and raster effects within the appearance panel. Once you have the first letter, an entire alphabet of donut goodness awaits!
The name of a business sets the tone of an entity as well as defines the service expectations for potential buyers. Therefore, the success of a business weighs heavily on the company name. Additionally, a logo further defines a business, but it appeals to only one of our five basic humanistic senses–our sense of vision. A logo further defines a business and allows for easier visual recognition from buyers. So for today’s inspiration, we’ve rounded up a few well done logo designs that we hope will inspire your logo designs.
In 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.
Creativity and inspiration are very important for the designers to keep their work up and going. One way to keep new waves of creativity thriving is by studying other designers’ work, so this week, we’re bringing you an adrenaline rush of inspiration. Here’s a compilation of a few outstanding sports vectors.
In the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a simple diamond icon in Adobe Illustrator. Using thin strokes and basic stroke properties, you will learn how to add a subtle glowing effect for the edges of your diamond and then how to easily color or recolor your diamond icon.
If you are looking for graphic resources for presenting your designs or for promoting your business, there are tons of freebies all of around the web that you can download and use! Each month, we collect our favorite vector and Illustrator freebies to feature in a roundup. Here is our February edition which includes several presentation design resources, so whether you’re creating a poster, banner ads, or even an mobile app, these vector graphics are sure to come in handy. Have other freebies you’d like to share with the Vectips community? We’d love to know–just leave a comment below.
Do you often find yourself having to straighten vectors in your artwork, perhaps when it’s been passed across to you from another designer? This can be a tedious task with the tools available in native Illustrator and can be time consuming. So to help you out Astute Graphics has developed SubScribe, a free plug-in, which aligns your artwork perfectly with a few easy clicks!