[private]This tutorial will take you through creating a custom Font while understanding the dynamics of Blend Tool .
*By definition, a blend is the result of two or more items that are combined. In Adobe® Illustrator®, a blend is a set of at least two objects that morph into each other. In an example where you are blending two objects, Illustrator generates new shapes that appear between the two objects, making it seem like one of the objects is turning into the other. The iterations that are created between the two main objects (also referred to as key objects) are called steps
Gradient Mesh tools are used to create a single multicolored object on which colors can flow in different directions , the color transitions achieved are smooth running from one color to another. (more…)
I used to think that how on earth designers make so intricate flower designs and invitations . UNTIL! I found the answer ” they used vector brushes!! ” the answer was vector brushes illustrator
There had been a trend of creating flourish which started around 2008 , that was when I started playing around with illustrator brushes and created many of them. Including the one that I am going to share with you here. Previously I have shared Free illustrator brushes with you but today I wanted to share with you how I actually create floral designs .
So what is my secret tool?
Vector brushes for illustrator
I have created a set of floral brushes for illustrator for my own ease of use and these had been greatly helpful in creating many designs . They have helped me create so many versions of floral branches and creating wedding invitations and more.
Want to see this vector brushes set in action?
Interested? you can get these floral brushes from my store right here.
In this tutorial you will see how to use envelope tool to create a Disco Ball , You will also utilize Twirl and Crystallize tool to understand its options . This tutorial is divided in two parts . During Part 1 you will be using Envelope tool & Crystallize Tool.Part 2 will walk you through Twirl Tool options. (more…)
In this tutorial i will show you how to set up an illustrator document for working in illustrator to work better in flash. I will also tell you how to create an animation IN illustrator FOR flash. (more…)
In this tutorial i will walk you through the process that i have used in one of the design projects i finished recently .
You will learn how to use mesh tool to create water droplets , use the symbol sprayer tool using symbol of water droplets and dispersing them .
The effect seems to be a bit detailed while it is not that difficult to get the result .
Here is a preview of the final image we will be creating by the end of tutorial .
For this vector tutorials illustrator Lets start by creating water droplets . I created a circle used mesh tool to divided it with two clicks > dropped a lighter and a darker shade on the nodes of the circle.
Drop the water drop symbols on your work area . Use symbol sprayer tool to play around with the symbols and randomly distribute the droplets.
Use symbol Shifter tool to disperse the droplets
Here I Reduced the transparency of the entire group and reduced the size.
Create a copy , rotate a bit to get a more dispersed effect.
Step 2 Creating the Text
My aim is to create a text with water feel to it . Here i typed the word Water in bold and strong and created outlines ( object > Create outline)
Create a copy of it and apply gaussian Blur
Create five copies in all save one for later use , colour and gaussian blur as seen below four of them. To one of them i applied a stroke of the art brushes ( line Art 50 right) and gave a stroke of white colour..
Here is the arrangement one clear copy goes over its guassian copy.
Here is what i get by stacking up all over each other in the order you see them above
To the fifth copy that we saved apply feather as seen below. This MAY very depending on your document size.
Place the feathered text over the top most layer. Effects> Stylize > Round Corners . Use Round Corners to give the top most layer a soft look.
Create a cutout shape from one of the text copies
dicard the rest place the cut out which we will use as a highlight on top of all the text layers. set opacity
Create small shapes which we will use as a higlight to over all effect place it over your tex area above the cutout layer. Set opacity
Step 3 Concluding
you can adjust the colour of the water by playing with the text layers and setting up transparencies .
elect the water droplets and > Arrange > Bring to front. > set opacity.
After recieving many requests of how to create floral brushes in photoshop here is a tutorial , this tutorial has a source psd file with all the shapes in layers as wellas a brushes file which we will be creating by the end of the tutorial. (more…)
Do you know that you can scale patterns swatches by using smart scale?just click on the scale tool twice to open up the dialogue box , now you can adjust the pattern display and size accordingly , Select uniform scale or non uniform and you can scale either your object or the pattern inside it. (more…)
Here is a simple tutorial which will show you how to give grunge effect to your text in illustrator , the beauty of using the technique is that you get a text that can be scaled to any size without loosing its clearity . Also you will always have crisp clear edges . (more…)
[private]Ok on request here is how you achieve a half tone effect here only i used the shape of a circle . if you want it around a specific shape you must copy the outline of that shape and repeat the same then increase the size of the same shape , with reversal of colors you can get different effect
enjoy! lemme know if it was helpful
Hi there! My name is Asma and I’m an illustration Artist & Graphic Designer, helping designers, Artists and female entrepreneurs sell art online through graphic designer resources & coaching. I created this blog as a platform where I could share illustration tutorials & strategies for artists that bring results. Enjoy!