Vector Tutorials Learn Adobe illustrator , tips & Tricks of working with vector

Over the past 6 years i have written a few tutorials and compiled a list of these here , these vector tutorials range from beginner to a rather advance level , all the tutorials have steps involved defined by using images and graphics for the purpose of a clear presentation of these illustrations and tutorials.

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A compilation of Vector tutorials , click on the images or text to go to appropriate tutorials.

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Chevron vector patterns illustrator

Chevron stripes have always been in fashion , and i don’t remember seeing anything with chevron stripes that doesn’t look good ! have you? . And when it comes to creating vector chevron patterns in illustrator it cant be easier than this and below i will tell you how.

I have earlier talked about some Premade vector patterns brushes that you can easily apply to a line in illustrator . And create instant effect of various chevron lines .

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if you are not at all familiar with What are vector brushes you can check out these posts of mine about vector patterns illustrator.

Tip #1  CHANGING APPEARANCE OF SCATTER BRUSHES
Tip #2 CHANGING APPEARANCE OF VECTOR BRUSHES
Tip #3 VECTOR TUTORIAL ON MAKING DESIGNS USING BRUSHES
Tip # 4 HOW TO USE VECTOR BRUSHES

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This video cast shows how in a few steps you can create chevron patterns brushes for illustrator the vector brushes are easy to use and can be easily colored for different widths and sizes.

The process is really simple and i have used the same technique to create Chevron striped pattern brushes .

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Illustration tutorial :How i drew mummy Boxter character is 9 steps So Easy!

[private]Here is a very very quick and simple tutorial showing you how just using the most basic tools of illustrator you can create a Character in a matter of few minutes. This little guy has been named ” the mummy”  and is an exclusive character of the family of  Boxterz** characters.

First of all the preview of what we will be creating.

PREVIEW

STEP 1

Start off by creating a simple square , using the square shape tool while pressing shift create a perfect square and color it a light  blue color.

STEP 2

Next use the mesh tool  (U) and create a mesh node anywhere you like and  , now using the direct selection tool (A) select the central node and color it a lighter shade.

Learn more about mesh tool

STEP 3

Creating eyes! , draw a black circle and on top of it draw another circle that is white , now using mesh tool create another color point on the white circle , give it a slight blue colour.

Read more about coloring in illustrator

STEP 4

Pretty obvious what i did here , one more black and two more white circles.

STEP 5

Using Pen tool create a smily little mouth

TIP : to join end points select both point and hit CTRL+J

STEP6

Use rounded rectangle tool and create three teeth side by side.

STEP 7

Using Pen tool(P) draw a gradient filled shape , i start randomly and keeping it a bit rough kept on wrapping up my mummy boxter.

STEP 8

Free hand drawing using pen tool continues.

STEP 9

DONE!

**Boxterz is a collection of whimsical boxed characters which are my new line of illustrations registered and ready for licensing , for licensing inquiries please contact me .
The Character is registered please do not copy or distribute for commercial usage , all rights reserved.
 

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Illustrator Tip : Get rid of that meshy messy mesh effect oh please!

Why am i screaming to get rid of that meshy messy mesh!? well just recently one of my illustrations Happy sun and moon was requested to be transformed into a wall decal for kids room. My problem arrived when i opened up the original file in my hard drive all colored up using mesh tool with the same technique that i used in coloring . And now converting the design into a flat appearance-less file for process of cutting the decal silhouette was required. Below is the preview of the illustrated objects and decal design if you are wondering 🙂

and the decal design

The Scenario

I want to get rid of mesh color fills messing up my file , yes as much as i love coloring up with mesh in works like this , things might get messy , as mesh refuses to go away from the final file even though i have deleted all the color nodes , the appearence pallete still shows Mesh points! and it just wont show how to delete the mesh points!?    Yikes! help!

The Solution

Select the shape (now just outline of no mesh fills visible but still  a mesh shape) go to path > offset path and create a new path just slightly offset this will result in a slightly bigger shape but with no mesh points! Voila i’m a happy girl 🙂 . If anyone has  a better way of cleaning that up i or a solution where i can just remove it let me know !

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Tutorial : Visual walk through making of sugar skull illustration

Tutorial : Visual walk through making of sugar skull illustration

[private]This is a step by step visualization of the making of the sugar skull illustration which i did . The steps are pretty explanatory as they walk you through how each step was done . It is more of a visual walk through i will be glad to describe any step if you need help along the way just leave a comment and i will get back.
FINAL PREVIEW

we will be working our way toward the following illustration

tools used pathfinder
PenTool
3D Tool
Using Brushes

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Tips & Tricks : How to Convert the Photoshop Brushes to Paint Shop Pro Brushes

Tips & Tricks : How to Convert the Photoshop Brushes to Paint Shop Pro Brushes

I often receive this question so that how to convert the photoshop brushes to Paint Shop Pro brushes , though i am Completely a Photoshop person and do not ever use Paint shop Pro , but since most of the users who download brushes from my shop do use Paint shop Pro and ask this question….. here is how it is done

1. Start Paint Shop Pro
2. Go to File -> Open and browse to the folder where the  .png files are
3.  Paint Shop Pro can not handle brushes bigger than 999px and in older versions 600px  you’ll have to go to resize the image to make a copatable brush for this go to  Image->Resize  the bigger side will be reduced to minimum 999px
4. Go to File->Export->Custom Brush
5. name it ,  and hit OK
6. In “Edit Paths” make sure you export the brush into your default Paint Shop Pro brush folder.
7. The new brush is available to play around with!

And Voila! Here they are! Your brand new Photoshop Brushes are now in Paint Shop Pro.

The brushes that i offer through my store do come with PNG files to make it easier for you to use either as a digital stamp OR convert it to your own brush set for your software of use.

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