Create a Wacom Bamboo Tablet – Part I of II

preview In this tutorial you will learn how to create a realistic Wacom Bamboo Tablet in Adobe Illustrator. You will find out how to add shadows and highlights to your Wacom Tablet using different Blending Modes, how to use the Round Any Corner Script and finally, how to create a nice textured background. Let’s begin!     Continue reading

Vector Inspiration – Christmas

Christmas It’s that’s time of year again–time to get in the holiday spirit! So this week’s post is all about inspiring you to create awesome CHRISTMAS vector illustrations. Check these vector “beasts” out, and feel free to comment your theme ideas for the next vector inspiration roundup!     Continue reading

Create a Price Tag Icon in Adobe Illustrator

Preview In the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a simple price tag icon in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, you will learn how to setup a simple grid, and how to create the main shape using basic tools and vector shape building techniques, along with the Rounded Corners effect. Next, taking full advantage of the Appearance panel and using dashed strokes along with a built-in pattern, you will create the main piece of your price tag icon. Moving on, using basic blending techniques, the Appearance panel, and some subtle Drop Shadow effects, you will learn how to create a tiny rope. Finally, you will learn how to add a simple piece of text, and how to easily edit it using the Character panel.

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New! Vector Inspiration – Freebies #1

Gradient MeshWe can all use extra resources in our collection of vectors, and what better way to get them than with free downloads! So each month, we’re going to start gathering our favorite vector and Illustrator freebies to feature in a roundup. Here is the first edition of this series so check out these great vector icons, templates, and other useful Illustrator resources! And feel free to leave a comment if you have some other freebies you’d like to share with the Vectips community. Who knows? It just may make it in our next roundup of freebies.

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How to Create a Pearl Brush from Gradient Meshes in Adobe Illustrator

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In today’s tutorial we will learn how to control transparency of gradient meshes with the help of blending modes, and by adjusting color transition between mesh points and changing its opacity. Moreover after reading this tutorial, you’ll be able to create Illustrator brushes from gradient meshes of any difficulty with the help of free Mesh Tormentor plug-in. Let’s get started!
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Create a Vector TV Remote

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In this tutorial you will learn how to create a semi-realistic vector TV Remote in Adobe Illustrator. You will find out how to add shadows and highlights to your TV Remote using different Blending Modes and how to create several other interesting effects. Let’s begin!

 

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