My latest exploration is the mesh tool and i am so much loving it! If you havent already tried it just give it a go , Start by creating a circle or box select the mest tool click anywhere on your circle choosing a darker or lighter shade there you have it another exciting new world of using shades and gradience where you have total control of shading…
Isnt it annoying when you are working with multiple files the thumbnails are not viewable , and if not named properly you have to go through opening files and seeking the one you are looking for yes it is for me . As when i am working i need to access files faster although i try to manage them under rightly named folders
Just came across this wonderful tutorial on vectorizing hair . I have been doing Vector portraits for my friends and they loved it but after this tutorial i am sure they are going to adore them. Just follow the tutorial the level is expert so you might want to go back to illustrator help to get understanding of a few options .
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…)
Every next Website has a 100% money back guarentee icon ,Creating one of your own is more fun when you have total control over all the elements of it In this tutorial my aim is not only on showing you how to create the icon but you will also practice and experience few of the tools of illustrator and some ways you use for your creative purposes.
[private]Most of you probabally already know about what brushes are , But for those of you who dont know illustrator provides a prest brush set along with the software. Which gives life to your work. There are plenty of brushes available throughout the net which can aid to your creative work.
To install brushes for Windows/Mac :-
Unzip the file and drag and drop the files in the following folders
programme files / adobe / adobe illustrator / Presets / Brushes
We have tried and tested these brushes for both Windows and Mac if you install them correctly they will work .
What you can do with them?
Create unlimited artworks use them again and again , draw a curve or line and click the brush you would like to use . Make sure your file is set to scale strokes and effects .
Edit> Prefrences > General
When you are done creating select your complete artwork and expand the appearence .[/private]
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!