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!
For today’s assortment, we have put together some interesting and creatively designed websites that are all created solely by using vector graphics. With vector graphics, you can enhance your existing site designs and take them to the next level. You can even blend different colors to create a unique shade that will bring your creation to life. So check out these exceptional examples of vector website designs. We hope this assortment will inspire you to create your own vector-based website.
In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a complex gold graphic style which includes a reflection, dropping shadows and highlights. These all can be created with the help of the most powerful tool available in Adobe Illustrator–the Appearance panel. You learn how to create this graphic style and then apply it to editable text objects. Have fun learning our new vector tutorial!