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Create a Polar Bear Christmas Scene in Illustrator
Create a Polar Bear Christmas Scene in Illustrator
I decided to write a tutorial on how to create a polar bear Christmas scene in Illustrator to get you all in the festive spirit. We’ll be using mainly basic shapes, making this tutorial perfect for beginners.
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Illustrator Tutorial: Orchid Plant
Illustrator Tutorial: Orchid Plant
Learn how to draw beautiful orchid in a pot with Illustrator. The tutorial is composed of two parts, creating the pot and creating the orchid plant. You will learn to create basic shapes, use the new techniques that involve the Transform, Blend and with a few effects.
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How to Create a Tasty Cupcake in Adobe Illustrator
How to Create a Tasty Cupcake in Adobe Illustrator
Learn how to create a tasty cupcake icon in Adobe Illustrator. We will start with basic shapes and then add color, texture, and shading to create an icon that looks good enough to eat.
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Create a zombie character in Illustrator
Create a zombie character in Illustrator
Ever wondered how to create a zombie character in Illustrator using (mainly) basic shapes? Well, in this tutorial I’ll show you how.
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Create a gingerdead man in Illustrator
Create a gingerdead man in Illustrator
I love food, but I have to be honest, I’m much better at eating it than I am at cooking it. After making some ‘Gingerdead’ men using the cookie cutter I treated myself to (by Fred & Friends), I decided that I would probably get better results in Illustrator. In this tutorial I will show you how to create your very own ‘Gingerdead Man’ style cookie using basic shapes, with the added bonus of zero calories!
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Create a cupcake in Illustrator
Create a cupcake in Illustrator
Who doesn’t enjoy the odd cupcake now and again? I certainly do. If only there were a way to appreciate cupcakes without piling on the pounds… Adobe Illustrator to the rescue! In this tutorial I will show you how to create a delicious cupcake in Illustrator using basic shapes and the pen tool. Now you can savour your treat without the guilt.
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Create an Abstract Geometric Background with AI & PS
Create an Abstract Geometric Background with AI & PS
Beautiful patterns can be easily created by duplicating basic shapes with a simple colour scheme. This tutorial explains the process of creating a trendy chevron background pattern using Illustrator’s vector shape tools. We’ll then take the design over to Photoshop to add some extra polish and really bring the pattern to life with subtle gradients and texture effects.
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Illustrator Tutorial: How to Create a Cartoon Little Girl Portrait
Illustrator Tutorial: How to Create a Cartoon Little Girl Portrait
In this step-by-step tutorial, Im going to show you how to create a cartoon little girl (or boy) portrait in Illustrator. We will use modified basic shapes, the blend tool, and an art brush.
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Create a Vector Paper Shopping Bag in Illustrator
Create a Vector Paper Shopping Bag in Illustrator
Learn how to create a simple shopping bag icon in illustrator using basic shapes, a few gradients and a little texture.
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How To Create a Simple Landscape Scene in Illustrator
How To Create a Simple Landscape Scene in Illustrator
Today’s Illustrator tutorial is perfect for beginners. You don’t need to be a master illustrator to create cool artwork, just using simple shapes and limiting yourself with a small colour palette can result in some great designs and artworks. In this tutorial we’ll use Illustrator’s basic shapes and tools to create a stylized landscape scene illustration then finish it off in Photoshop with the addition of some texturing.
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Fun Vector Monster Character Illustrator Tutorial
Fun Vector Monster Character Illustrator Tutorial
Follow this step by step Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create a fun vector monster. We’ll use only basic shapes to construct the monster’s features, but combined they create a fun and friendly character.
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How To Create an 8-Bit Pixel Character in Illustrator
How To Create an 8-Bit Pixel Character in Illustrator
If you’re a regular reader of my blog you’ll know I love creating artwork in Illustrator using simple or basic shapes. This tutorial takes that idea to the extreme by using nothing by the rectangle tool to create a simple 8-bit style pixel character. Pixels are usually associated with Photoshop, but the great thing about Illustrator is your artwork is 100% vector, so unlike Photoshop you can scale your design to any size while retaining those blocky 8-bit characteristics.
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Create tasty Chocolate Ice Cream in Adobe Illustrator
Create tasty Chocolate Ice Cream in Adobe Illustrator
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a tasty Chocolate Ice Cream in Adobe Illustrator. You will learn how to draw basic shapes, modify them in 3d and apply gradients for more realism.
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How to create a Retro-Style Logo Badge in Adobe Illustrator
How to create a Retro-Style Logo Badge in Adobe Illustrator
Today we’re going to create a retro-style logo badge. By reading this tutorial, I assume you have a basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator’s workflow, tools and flavour. You’ll hear a couple of shortcuts and I’ll try to teach you new techniques of creating basic shape-combinations that can help your future Illustrator workflow.
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How To Create a Cool Vector Yeti Character in Illustrator
How To Create a Cool Vector Yeti Character in Illustrator
Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create a cool vector Yeti character. We’ll use as many basic shapes as possible to achieve that quirky style of illustration, then bring the character to life with a palette of cold colours. Despite the use of basic shapes this tutorial includes a good spread of intermediate to advanced tools and techniques.
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