Vectips Monthly Roundup: February

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There are a number of great tutorials, freebies, and articles related to vectors coming out on the web daily. Each month, I roundup some of the best posts that I have found useful. I can’t include everything I’ve seen throughout the month, but you can follow my Twitter feed to get all the daily links. Post comments with links that I have missed so everyone can see them!

Tutorials

Design a Vintage Nintendo-style Controller and Cartridge

This tutorial is relatively simple but creates great results. Also, how can you go wrong with a old-school Nintendo controller!

Design a Vintage Nintendo-style Controller and Cartridge

Illustrator Quick Tips #1 – Complex Symbols with Pathfinder

A tutorial about how to create 3d shapes with the Pathfinder panel, great for logos.

Illustrator Quick Tips #1 - Complex Symbols with Pathfinder

Illustrate a Malevolent Skull in 8 Steps

This tutorial goes over how to create a cool looking malevolent skull that can be used for bands, t-shirts, or just vector art of your choosing.

Illustrate a Malevolent Skull in 8 Steps

Tutorial for Colorful Lighting Effect In Illustrator

A nice tutorial utilizing gradient meshes to create a trendy vibrant light design.

Tutorial for Colorful Lighting Effect In Illustrator

The Making of Abe, The Are My Sites Up Mascot

A tutorial for the character on Are My Sites Up.

The Making of Abe, The Are My Sites Up Mascot

Other Tutorial Links For February

Drawing a coil in Illustrator

Illustrating a summer field landscape

Illustrator Tutorial: Abstract & Original “Origami” Effect

Create a Customizable Aluminum and Glass Styled Vector Emblem

Make 3D Yet Flat Looking Shopping Basket Icons

Tips and Tricks

What Do You See? 2

Using the negative spaces provided on the templete sheet, you’ll draw what isn’t there. Be creative, push yourself and have fun.

What Do You See? 2

Creating the perfect blend in Illustrator

Basic, but great tips for blends in Illustrator.

Creating the perfect blend in Illustrator

Illustrator Tip #13: Cropping Images

A handy little tip for exporting artowrk in Illustrator.

Illustrator Tip #13: Cropping Images

7 More Things You Didn’t Know Adobe Illustrator Could Do

The sequel to “7 Things You Didn’t Know Adobe Illustrator Could Do”with some great tips.

7 More Things You Didn’t Know Adobe Illustrator Could Do

Illustrator Tip : Changing Appearence of Brushes

A handy little tip for working with brushes.

Illustrator Tip : Changing Appearence of Brushes

Vector Freebies

Free Twitter Birds

A set of cute Twtitter birds.

Free Twitter Birds

Free Vector Set 14 Sampler

Another set of quality vectors from Go Media.

Free Vector Set 14 Sampler

Vector Freebie: Ornate Flourish & Pattern

A very nice ornate vector.

Vector Freebie: Ornate Flourish & Pattern

10 Incredible Seamless Destroyed Vectors

A great set of grungy vectors. Even better, they are seamless!

10 Incredible Seamless Destroyed Vectors

Shopping Vector Icons

This freebie set has a lot of icons for many uses.

Shopping Vector Icons

Other Vector Freebie Links For February

Exclusive Freebie: Custom Designious Vector Pack – Voted on by YOU!

Vector Freebie: Skeletons

85 Illustrator Paint Brushes

Vector Freebie: Hand Drawn Wings

Free Vector and Pixel Repeat Patterns – Ornate Set 1

10 Vector Halftone Patterns

Vector Inspiration and Articles

Interview with Luke Feldman AKA SKAFFS

A great interview with a great vector artist.

Interview with Luke Feldman AKA SKAFFS

50 Insanely Good Vector-based Web Designs

A very inspirational list of vector-based web designs.

50 Insanely Good Vector-based Web Designs

Aviary releases Raven: First online vector editor

For everyone that doesn’t want to use Illustrator, Raven might be a great alternative for creating vector graphics.

Aviary releases Raven: First online vector editor

25 Tutorials for Using Illustrator and Photoshop Together for Outstanding Results

Even though I love Illustrator, I use Photoshop all the time. This article lists some great tutorials for combining Illustrator and Photoshop.

25 Tutorials for Using Illustrator and Photoshop Together for Outstanding Results

The Method to My Madness

I love reading about other designers process and especially great artists like Von Glitschka.

The Method to My Madness

Other Vector Inspiration and Article Links For February

Book Review: Vector Graphics and Illustration

15 Excellent Logo Design Tutorials Using Illustrator

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