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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Create a Realistic Plexiglas® Plate Vector

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In this tutorial you will learn how to create a semi-realistic Plexiglas® Plate in Adobe Illustrator. You will find out how to add shadows and highlights to your Plexiglas® Plate using different Blending Modes and finally how to create a conical gradient using the Envelope Distort technique. Let’s begin!

 

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Vector Inspiration – Typography

TypographyThis post is all about inspiring you to create awesome vector illustrations. This weeks inspiration theme – TYPOGRAPHY.

Check these vector “beasts” out and in the comments section leave your ideas on what kind of theme should we choose for the next vector inspiration roundup!

 

 

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How to Apply Color and Gradients to Illustrations

previewThis is part 3 of a three-part video tutorial series “How to Draw a Vector Cartoon Illustration”

In this final installment of our 3-part series, we use the custom brush we created in part 1 of this series, How to Create a Custom Brush in Illustrator, as well as the character drawn in part 2 of this series, Vector Drawing and Inking in Adobe Illustrator, to illustrate how you can bring your character to life through color. We’ll walk you through applying color to your character using a complementary color palette and unique gradient and overlay options that will add advanced texture and depth to your illustrations. Enjoy!
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Drawing and Inking Vector Illustrations

previewThis is part 2 of a three-part video tutorial series “How to Draw a Vector Cartoon Illustration”

In case you missed it, in part 1, we explored How to Create a Custom Brush in Illustrator. In this tutorial, we’ll use our custom vector brush to illustrate and show you live drawing and inking techniques to use for creating cartoon vector illustrations. So are you ready to have some fun? Check it out and stay tuned for the final piece of this series as we bring our character to life with color and gradient techniques.

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