lunes, 9 de junio de 2014

50 Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for Beginners

50 Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for Beginners

Are you a professional or a beginner in Adobe Illustrator? Well, never mind! To make progress at least in something you should read, learn and practice, practice and again practice. And if you are ready to start learning new techniques, you’ll need some fresh tutorial to keep to. To help you with that we’ve gathered here a list of step-by-step tutorials that might come of a great interest to you, in case if you’re searching for new methods of enhancing your personal skills and to make your work with this program more efficient and easy.
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How To Create a Stunning Diamond Icon In 17 Short Steps

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.
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How to Fire Up Your Designs Using This Awesome Vector Fire Text Effect

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.
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How to Create a Donut Font Style That Will Have Your Clients Drooling

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a food-inspired font style entirely from scratch by manipulating shapes with gradients, custom brushes, and various vector and raster effects within the appearance panel.
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Create a Sleek Web Ribbon in Adobe Illustrator

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a simple web ribbon in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using basic tools and vector shape building techniques.
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Create a Simple Hatchet Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

With Halloween right around the corner, you may be looking to add a dark side to your designs, and the following tutorial will get you started down that gory path. In it, you’ll learn how to create a simple hatchet illustration in Adobe Illustrator using the grid and the snap to grip feature, along with basic tools, effect and vector shape building techniques.
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Create a Vector TV Remote

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

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.
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Create a Price Tag Icon in Adobe Illustrator

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.
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How to Create Artwork in Op Art Style Using Adobe Illustrator

Today we will learn how to create an optical illusion by using simple geometric forms, the Blend Tool and Live Effects. You can receive many variants of such artwork by changing the parameters of the effects.
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Turn Drab Text Into an Amazing Design Using This Simple USB Vector Text Effect

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a wire pattern brush and how to use it to create a nice USB vector text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create a bunch of pixel perfect shapes using basic tools and effects.
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How to Create a Polygonal Vector Mosaic That Will Wow Any Crowd

In today’s tutorial, we’ll learn how to create a polygonal vector mosaic from raster images with the help of a free Triangulator web-based tool and Adobe Illustrator. To strengthen the visual affect, we’ll also create a reflection with the help of the Opacity Mask and a dropping shadow by using the radiant gradient and the Transparency panel.
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How to Quickly Straighten Your Vectors with SubScribe’s Orient Tool

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.
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How to Draw Animals: Spiders, Popular Species, Anatomy and Movement

Although spiders are generally feared and even hated, they’re useful creatures: they feed on insects and pests, and if you don’t live in Australia, most of the spiders visiting your home don’t even have power to bite you efficiently.
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How to Create an Ornate, Vintage, Poster Design in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a vintage-style poster design, complete with ornate typography and illustration. We’ll look at the whole design process from start to finish, showing how to plan your piece, work up and colour the illustration, design the typography and border, and a few simple tricks to give it a bit of depth and interest.
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How to Create Super-Detailed Wildlife Illustrations

In this tutorial, I walk through my general processes for setting up a workspace, using gathered reference materials, and then exploiting Photoshop’s suite of custom brushes and manipulation tools to accurately render the subject.
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Create a Vintage Notebook Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create a vintage notebook illustration in Adobe Illustratorand using a bunch of effects along with some basic blending techniques you will learn how to add shading and highlights for the shapes that make up the pages.
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How to Draw Animals: Elephants, Their Species and Anatomy

Elephants are a one of a kind – there’s no other animal with such amazing tusks and trunk. They can be also tricky to draw, since they look so simple. I will show you how to draw a realistic elephant, be it African or Asian, in every pose you’ll want to.
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Create a Detailed Tomato Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

Follow this tutorial and have fun creating a vector tomato text effect in Adobe Illustrator.
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How to Create an Abstract Isometric Cityscape in Adobe Illustrator

In the first of a two part tutorial, we’re going to be creating an isometric style illustration using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. In our second tutorial, we’ll use this graphic to create a cover and inside spread of a magazine in InDesign.
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Create a Near Realistic Shield and Sword in Adobe Illustrator

This tutorial will show how to create a near realistic shield with swords by easily creating shapes using VectorScribe2 and then enhancing them with Phantasm.
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How to Create Custom Dirt Typography

In this tutorial, I wanted to share the workflow I have developed to create custom typography using a combination of real-world materials, photography, and Photoshop.
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Use Brushes to Create a Watermelon Text Effect in Illustrator

Follow this tutorial and learn how to create an all vector watermelon text effect in Adobe Illustrator.
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Create a Tattoo Style, Grunge, Day of Dead Girl Poster in Illustrator

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a tattoo styled sexy Day of the Dead girl in Adobe Illustrator. You will learn how to use your own photo as a source for a vector illustration. We will start with sketching and continue drawing using a Calligraphic Brush, Pen Tool and even Type Tool.
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How to Create a Hand-Drawn Pointillism Portrait

Pointillism or stippling is the simple act of dotting ink onto paper and in this lesson we’re going to use it to make a beautiful portrait.
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Create a Traditional Russian Khokhloma Ornament in Illustrator

In this tutorial we are going to create a shiny pendant with a Khokhloma design – the famous traditional Russian ornament, which was widely used for ware and furniture decoration. We’ll be using simple yet spectacular effects, blends and self-made brushes in Adobe Illustrator.
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How to Create an Easy Living Room Scene in Illustrator

Let’s create a retro living room scene in Adobe Illustrator, using simple shapes and Warp Effect tool.
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How to Make, Use, and Manipulate a Bristle Brush in Adobe Illustrator

The Bristle Brush in Adobe Illustrator mimics the look and feel of paintbrushes. From acrylic to watercolor to oil, the style of the brush can be customized to a high degree and allows the user to create paint-like vector pieces.
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Create a Mardi Gras Bead Brush in Adobe Illustrator

Create a Detailed Snake Pattern Brush in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed snake pattern brush in Adobe Illustrator.
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Create an Illuminated Text Effect in Photoshop

Illumination effects are a fun way to make your typography more interesting. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a text effect that is illuminated with tracks of small lights using several Photoshop tools including vector shapes, brushes, Layer Styles, and Adjustment Layers.
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Use a Pattern Brush to Create a Rope Text Effect in Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create a pretty simple rope pattern brush and how to use it to create a nice text effect in Adobe Illustrator.
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How to Create a Pattern Suitable for Royalty in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a complex symmetrical pattern using Adobe Illustrator together with the additional tools of MirrorMe, allowing you to create instant symmetry, the Smart Remove Brush, enabling you to remove excess points with one stroke, and ColliderScribe, giving you precision and speed when placing objects adjacently.
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Create a Wild, Graffiti-Style Arrow Design in Adobe Illustrator

In the following tutorial I will show you how to create cool and bright graffiti arrows in Adobe Illustrator. You will learn how to create wild styled graffiti design elements using the Paintbrush Tool first (for sketching) and the Pen Tool (making forms and colors).
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Create a High-Gloss, Bubble Gum Text Effect in Photoshop

When combined with the right techniques, the Pen Tool in Photoshop is an incredibly powerful tool to help you create your artwork. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a glossy, bubble gum text effect using a combination of Photoshop’s Pen Tool and Layer Styles.
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How to Create a Brightly Colored Beetle with Simple Shapes in Illustrator

Join me for fun with rounded rectangles, ellipses, and gradients in creating a neon-colored beetle perfect to kick off a whole set of insects used as icons, print designs, and more.
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Create an Electric Text Effect in Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create an electricity text effect in Adobe Illustrator.
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Create a Large Face, Cat Illustration from Stock in Adobe Illustrator

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How to Create an Anaglyphic Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create a simple anaglyphic text effect in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll start with a simple piece of text and some basic aligning tips. Next, using the Appearance panel, some simple blending techniques and a bunch of Transform effects you will learn how to create the anaglyphic effect.
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Create a Simple Speedometer Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create a simple speedometer illustration in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll be using some basic tools and blending techniques to achieve this icon.
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Create an Easy, Valentine’s Day Bunny in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a cute character, Valentine’s Bunny, in Adobe Illustrator. Using just the basic shapes you can create any cartoon animal you want.
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Use Pattern Brushes to Create a Shoe Lace Text Effect in Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create a laces text effect in Adobe Illustrator.
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How to Use the New Pencil Tool in Adobe Illustrator

Quite recently Adobe Illustrator CC’s Pencil Tool (N) has been updated, refreshed, and changed to be more precise and rival the ease of creating complex shapes with that of the Pen Tool (P).
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Create a Green Web Badge Using Live Corners in Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create a pretty simple, green web badge in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to use the Star Tool and how to create your own star shape.
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Create Simple Flowers With Gradient Mesh in Adobe Illustrator

Follow this tutorial and learn how to create beautiful flowers with the help of the Gradient Mesh function in Adobe Illustrator. We will start with the shape of the petal then using the Gradient Mesh we will add the mesh points and color it.
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Create a Christmas, Knitted Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create a knitted text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create a set of art brushes.
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Create a Glamorous Champagne-Inspired Illustration in Illustrator

In this tutorial you’ll play with blends and gradients to achieve this stylish illustration.
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Create 3D Letters Without the Use of 3D Tools in Adobe Illustrator

Follow this new quick tip and learn how to create simple 3D letters without the use of the 3D effects. We will start from a simple font and after a few adjustments we are going to be ready to create the 3D look with the help of the Transform effect and a few shape manipulations.
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Create a Skating Girl With Basic Shapes in Adobe Illustrator

You don’t need to be a cool artist to vector characters. In Adobe Illustrator you can create them just with basic shapes.
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Create an Alphabetti Spaghetti Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

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Create a Detailed Christmas Lights Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed Christmas lights text effects in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create pixel perfect shapes using basic tools, effects and vector shape building techniques.
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