Illustrator Tip: Option Erase

Illustrator Tip

When creating vectors, I often look for Illustrator tips and I sometimes need to delete large areas of artwork. Sometimes I just mask the artwork, but other times I want to get rid of it all together. This is were the Eraser tool comes in handy. Holding down the Option / Alt key with the Eraser tool creates a marquee area and anything within this area will be deleted.

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Retro Text Vector Sign in Under 30 Mins!

Retro Text Vector

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a simple retro text vector sign treatment. Even though its simple, it uses some powerful Illustrator features. If you’ve wanted a truly customizable retro text vector tutorial that you can bust out in a quick afternoon, this is the one for you.

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Halloween Pumpkin Vector Stickers in 30 Mins!

Halloween pumpkin vector

In this Halloween pumpkin vector sticker tutorial we will learn how to create fun Halloween pumpkin sticker, passing all the steps of design, including sketching, coloring and creating shadows and glares. The method described here to create shadows using Blend Tool will keep you away from artifacts that normally occur on objects of complex shape. I hope that this maximum optimizing methods presented here will help you to work more efficiently, that will save plenty time in the future. So let’s get started!

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Keep Away from this Halloween Lantern Vector Tutorial! Or Don’t…

Halloween lantern vectorIn the following Halloween lantern vector tutorial you will learn how to create a paper bag lantern vector illustration in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and create the main shape using basic vector shapes. You will learn how to add shading and highlights using the Pathfinder panel and some simple blending techniques. Using built-in brushes and raster effects along with some basic masking techniques, you will learn how to add subtle textures. Add some glowing spookiness and you’ll have the perfect Halloween lantern vector for the month of scares.

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