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Create a Sidekick LX Styled Vector Illustration Create a Sidekick LX Styled Vector Illustration
12.09.2009 11:57 in Illustrator | 0 comments | source: VectorTuts | 1617 clicks
This tutorial will show you how to make a vector illustration of the Sidekick LX. This tutorial uses mostly the Pen tool, basic shapes, and simple gradients to give this illustration a degree of realism. In this tutorial, you'll learn quick ways to make stylized vector illustrations.
Create a Vector Lock Icon Design Create a Vector Lock Icon Design
12.09.2009 01:10 in Illustrator | 0 comments | source: VectorTuts | 1742 clicks
In the following tutorial, you'll learn how to create a lock icon with some effects, opacity masks, gradients, and simple shapes in Illustrator. Many of these techniques can be applied easily to other icon designs.
Learn How To Create Two-Tone and Graphic Radials Learn How To Create Two-Tone and Graphic Radials
11.09.2009 16:34 in Illustrator | 3 comments | source: VectorTuts | 2197 clicks
There are many types of radial patterns, and I find it helpful to have some of the more common kind on hand. I'll show you how to make two types of radials: two-tone radials, and the sort that has a repeating element, or what I think of as graphic radials. This tutorial is for the beginner Adobe Illustrator artist.
Create a Stylized Gradient Mesh Soccer Ball Illustration Create a Stylized Gradient Mesh Soccer Ball Illustration
11.09.2009 16:11 in Illustrator | 1 comments | source: VectorTuts | 2159 clicks
In this tutorial, we'll show the advanced Adobe Illustrator artist how to create a realistic looking soccer ball with mesh objects. You'll learn how to create reflections with the Opacity Mask. We'll also make our own swooshes and custom brushes.
Make a Fairy-Tale Inspired Magical Hand Shaped Vine Make a Fairy-Tale Inspired Magical Hand Shaped Vine
11.09.2009 15:08 in Illustrator | 0 comments | source: VectorTuts | 1802 clicks
In this tutorial, we'll show the intermediate to advanced Adobe Illustrator artist how to make a fairy-tale inspired magical vine that is shaped like a hand. You should have a basic understanding of Adobe Illustrator tools before you begin this tutorial.
Create a Can of Beans by Mapping Vectors to a 3D Object Create a Can of Beans by Mapping Vectors to a 3D Object
09.09.2009 15:08 in Illustrator | 0 comments | source: VectorTuts | 1749 clicks
Illustrator has offered a range of 3D tools for some time and this tutorial aims to get you started familiarizing yourself with them. We'll be creating a can of beans, built entirely from vectors, using the Symbols palette, the Extrude tool and Illustrator's Image Mapping.
Creating a Coffee Cup with Inkscape Creating a Coffee Cup with Inkscape
09.09.2009 13:57 in Illustrator | 0 comments | source: VectorTuts | 1779 clicks
Inkscape is an open source alternative to Adobe Illustrator and other programs for creating vector graphics. In this first Inkscape tutorial for VECTORTUTS, we'll create a beautiful coffee cup and show off some of Inkscape's features.
Craft a Dramatic Vector Landscape Environment Craft a Dramatic Vector Landscape Environment
07.09.2009 10:22 in Illustrator | 0 comments | source: VectorTuts | 1808 clicks
This tutorial will show the intermediate Adobe Illustrator artist how to make a dramatic landscape environment. You should have a basic understanding of Adobe Illustrator tools before you begin this tutorial, as the tutorial moves at a rapid pace.
Create A Jeweled Dollar Sign Create A Jeweled Dollar Sign
07.09.2009 09:40 in Illustrator | 0 comments | source: VectorTuts | 1735 clicks
In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a Jeweled Dollar Sign. This tutorial uses some basic Illustrator features like Gradients, Offset Paths, and Divide. The image might look complicated but when you break it down, it is relatively simple, and easy to apply to other fonts and objects.
Create a Detailed Vector Traffic Light with Simple Shapes, Gradients, and Glows Create a Detailed Vector Traffic Light with Simple Shapes, Gradients, and Glows
05.09.2009 18:17 in Illustrator | 0 comments | source: VectorTuts | 1744 clicks
In this tutorial, we'll see how creating this detailed traffic light is just a matter of building up layers of simple shapes, custom gradients, and the Outer Glow effect.
Creating Realistic Texture and a Sharp Vector Knife Creating Realistic Texture and a Sharp Vector Knife
05.09.2009 17:59 in Illustrator | 0 comments | source: VectorTuts | 1791 clicks
Creating convincing vectors can be a daunting task. I will show you how to make wood and metal textures for a vector knife using the Gradient Mesh Tool, layering Gradients, and the Pathfinder Tools.
Learn How to Create Realistic Vector Fire Learn How to Create Realistic Vector Fire
29.08.2009 15:00 in Illustrator | 0 comments | source: VectorTuts | 2453 clicks
This tutorial shows the simplicity and power that Illustrator possesses. In turn, this tutorial's techniques can be applied to many other elements other than fire.
Illustrate a Vector Lifesaver From Scratch Illustrate a Vector Lifesaver From Scratch
28.08.2009 17:04 in Illustrator | 0 comments | source: VectorTuts | 1878 clicks
Jul 2nd in Illustration by Simona Pfreundner In this tutorial, we'll create a unique lifesaver that can be used as an icon or design element. We'll be working with the Pathfinder Tools to create the shapes. The Mesh Tool will help us to apply the color and highlights to give our object the desired "realistic" look. We'll also take advantage of the Duplicate and Rotate Tools, so we get a balanced look.
Create an Inspirational Vector Political Poster Create an Inspirational Vector Political Poster
27.08.2009 13:42 in Illustrator | 0 comments | source: VectorTuts | 2423 clicks
This tutorial is inspired by Sheppard Fairey's famous political poster series for the Obama campaign in the US. We'll be showing you how to create this style of design. We'll start with basic image editing techniques in Photoshop to get our guide layers setup, and then we'll jump into Illustrator. You don't need any fancy equipment to do this. I used an older mouse that still has the rubber ball.
Create a Vibrant Digital Collage Mixing Buildings and Vector Shapes on Paper Create a Vibrant Digital Collage Mixing Buildings and Vector Shapes on Paper
27.08.2009 12:12 in Illustrator | 0 comments | source: VectorTuts | 2360 clicks
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Fireworks CS3 and Illustrator CS3 together. You'll create some illustrative vector elements to add to the final composition. You'll also mix in photos and light effects. Learn how to use a cool paper background and tips to improve your workflow.


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