illustration tutorials : How to Vector RSS Icon with Illustrator

illustration tutorials : How to Vector RSS Icon with Illustrator

This Tutorial was initially written in 2007 , some information might be outdate but still it is awesome!

 

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Step 1

Lets start by creating a new file , pick out the bright orange colour in your selected colours and start off by making a square with rounded rectangle tool
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Step 2


Draw a small circle using Ellipse tool pressing shift while creating will give you a perfect round.

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Step 3


use the pen tool to read a path something like this with stroke edges selected as straight as seen in the following image

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Step 4


Repeat step 4 this time add a central node as well which will help you achieve a better shape by adjusting it using anchor points

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Step 5


Select both the paths and go to object>Expand in the menu which will show up the Expand window , select the stroke expand and hit ok….

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Step 6


now select all the assets and right click and group . This is important as now when we are going to apply a 3D effect to it illustrator will take it as front face….

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Now go to Effects>3D>Extrude and bevel with the group selected

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Step 8


Play around with the options in the window i have chosen 42 perspective , extrude depth 25pt , and rotate dimensions accordingly . You might like to keep the preview checked and view what is going on 🙂

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Step 9


here i have taken the image to photoshop to give it some gradience and play around with it since it is already done you can now do anything with it!

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The finished RSS 3d icon

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Superhero and animals , seamless pattern design for stationary , invitation or textile.

After 2 years , i am coming back to posting to my shutterstock and Dreamstime portfolio , With over 1000 images on microstock sites in my portfolio , I stopped uploading two years back.

I wanted to work towards refining my work and during this time i made tons and tons of images , and now i think it is time to share all of these whats the use of these sitting in my hard drive anyway!

I have just uploaded around 70 new images and working towards submitting them through stock sites these include vector seamless patterns as well as some graphical element sets great for stationary design , invitations and textile . Inviting you to take a look ! 🙂

All pattern and  designs can be purchased via Shutterstock. Check the license agreement before downloading. For commercial use, please contact me



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Practice Patience an illustrative Quote

Practice Patience an illustrative Quote

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Ive been working on a project for monsters for a kids nursery , these monsters are to be converted into wall decals . While i was at it i started playing around with this little peeking monster 🙂 . Here is a quote for the kids .

Practice Patience an illustrative Quote

Custom portrait illustration : custom portraits from photos client work

Custom portrait illustration : custom portraits from photos client work

I was contacted by lovely Hanna to create a Custom portrait illustration of her 1 year old daughter .  She wanted it to be illustrative style and a little bit in a kid style. in this vecotr portrait her daughter would be wearing a traditional Korean dress . I was very excited as I haven’t worked on a Korean dress illustration or any korean client for a portrait illustration.

Hanbok  or Chosŏn-ot is the traditional Korean dress. It is often characterized by vibrant colors and simple lines without pockets. A nd is worn as semi-formal or formal wear during traditional festivals and celebrations.

custom portrait illustration from photo

The portrait illustration was to be done with likeness , i would so much want to show the photo of the little girl but due to privacy of the customer i will be holding that back ( hero custom portrait was done from a photo)  . Here are the illustration that i did for her done following the brief.

Initially i started the drawing by working on the features of the girl when i was happy with it i continued developing the dress. Since this was a quick turnaround requirement , i didn’t get to spend as much time as i would have liked to spend detailing the illustration .

custom portrait illustration from photo

As compared to my previous works of Custom portrait illustrations this was a quick and simple one , yet i enjoyed working on this cute and simple one .

PS : if you are looking for a custom portrait illustration check out my illustration portfolio or get in touch with me for any inquiries

 

 

 

Practice Patience an illustrative Quote

{i Draw vector Challenge #2} Sports

I will be challenging myself every month with a new challenge where i will use a specific subject and create illustration with it . You are also welcome to join me in the challenge .
The fascinating thing about challenging yourself to draw and create is that you are connecting with other people working on the same theme , while you get a chance to improve yourself .
this has become a little habit of mine that after a while when i find my work coming to a stale stop in terms of new art, i challenge myself , this was done in the past by me as well when i challenged myself to draw 100 illustrations doing 5 per day.

This month’s Challenge is Sports!

yes draw something related to sports post it to your blog or site or any gallery and come back here and submit the link to it .

1- You must draw a vector image

2- you can enter an image that is done previously by you , it doesn’t have to be new.

3- You must use the in links submit link to submit image and linking it to your post . The post must include the i draw vector button.(code at the end of the post)

4- there should be only one image in your submission post.

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How taking part in this challenge helps you .

You enjoy the link back opportunity to your site , your work gets exposure , your work improves!

it is a nice idea to comment on other artists work links and appreciate it is so nice to get feedback on your work you know this too as much as i do!.

 

ENTER YOUR LINK!


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The Button link Code to insert in your post

<a href="http://www.aivault.com/"><img title="i Draw Vector Challenge" src="http://www.aivault.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/challenge.jpg" alt="i Draw Vector Challenge Submission" /></a>

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Best illustration wins $50 COUPON

Are you a business interested in sponsoring our next challenge? contact me

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Practice Patience an illustrative Quote

{i Draw vector Challenge #1} Autum is here

I will be challenging myself every month with a new challenge where i will use a specific subject and create illustration with it . You are also welcome to join me in the challenge .
The fascinating thing about challenging yourself to draw and create is that you are connecting with other people working on the same theme , while you get a chance to improve yourself .
this has become a little habit of mine that after a while when i find my work coming to a stale stop in terms of new art, i challenge myself , this was done in the past by me as well when i challenged myself to draw 100 illustrations doing 5 per day.

This months’s Challenge is Autumn!

yes draw something related to autumn post it to your blog or site or any gallery and come back here and submit the link to it .

1- You must draw a vector image

2- you can enter an image that is done previously by you , it doesnt have to be new.

3- You must use the inlinks submit link to submit image and linking it to your post . The post must include the i draw vector button.(code at the end of the post)

4- there should be only one image in your submission post.

Join our Facebook Fan page for latest updates

How taking part in this challenge helps you .

You enjoy the link back opportunity to your site , your work gets exposure , your work improves!

it is a nice idea to comment on other artists work links and appreciate it is so nice to get feedback on your work you know this too as much as i do!.

 

ENTER YOUR LINK!



The Button link Code to insert in your post

<a href="http://www.aivault.com/"><img title="i Draw Vector Challenge" src="http://www.aivault.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/challenge.jpg" alt="i Draw Vector Challenge Submission" /></a>

 WINNER PRIZE SPOSORED BY AiFactory illustrations
Best illustration wins $50 COUPON

Are you a business interested in sponsoring our next challenge? contact me

Practice Patience an illustrative Quote

sketch 10- 100 days 100 sketches -Nothing is Hard- {Personal Work}

[private]oh its been soo soo very long time ago since i wrote about or did any experimental stuff maybe thats the reason why this blog is so kinda , sort sleepy and dead 🙂

anyway yesterday which searching for solution about messy mesh points , i stumbled across some yum scripts for illustrator . Which in turn let me to more experimentation  and here is what i drew.

looking at the sketch it seems that there has been some extensive vector working done here but here is the secret

the ingredients in creating the intricate patterns are two illustrator scripts  ARC twist and fleurify

i am adding the vector file for you to download here happy scripting everyone!


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Remember not to reproduce or extract any part of this works for
derivative works without my permission.

 

I will be uploading more in the series to my Flickr Set 100 sketches. if you are on Flickr don’t forget to add me there

Project :- Self Exploration

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Practice Patience an illustrative Quote

sketch 9- 100 days 100 sketches -SpeachLess Free Wallpaper- {Personal Work}

[private]You might remember my last sketch , Speachless , i needed some inspirational texts to keep me motivated hence i created this wallpaper for my desktop and you can have it as well. This one is 1280×1024 px. let me know if you need any specific size .

Click to download

Remember not to reproduce or extract any part of this works for
derivative works without my permission.

I will be uploading more in the series to my Flickr Set 100 sketches. if you are on Flickr don’t forget to add me there

Project :- Self Exploration
Ingredients :- Damask Background Speachless Drawing , Vintage Ornate Capitals Photoshop brushes

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Practice Patience an illustrative Quote

Illustrator: Farouche , some Vintage Type inspiartions

[private]I love looking at Etsy treasuries and collections sometimes you will find very nice artistic findings . Here is the work ok Farouche , Very creative and bright . Farouche is Santa Cruz , CA located artist. Below are some works for a lil bit of inspiration. These prints can be purchased from their store at Etsy


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Practice Patience an illustrative Quote

sketch 8- 100 days 100 sketches -SpeachLess – {Personal Work}

[private]Year 2010 had been such busy year for me , during this year i really stopped writing anymore of the tutorials and got busy working for myself , getting myself ready you can say for the freelancer’s freedom. And i must say i have done it successfully . During this time i started my own online illustrations and graphics store and very successfully started getting orders for custom designs and illustrations which i like doing most!

During this time i found myself lost in creating FOR the client and started wondering if i was beginning to loose myself as an artist? … just to explore myself and the way i am going and my art is going i started 100 sketches , the idea is not really to produce all 100 sketches in coming 100 days but it is just a path to exploration  and i am so behind!! .

Yesterday i again doodled out some stuff and then started working on it having a clear idea of what artwork i am looking for so i doodled…. and got lost doodling 🙂 here is what i ended up creating.

I will be uploading more in the series to my Flickr Set 100 sketches. if you are on Flickr dont forget to add me there

Project :- Self Exploration

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Practice Patience an illustrative Quote

christmas vector images Holiday birdies in cages and lotsa owls!

[private]Been busy creating graphics and vector illustrations for the Aifactory store , this time i have created some holiday related vector illustrations , related to chirstmas theme and birds . Some owls in chirstmas color scheme , and a few others birds in cages and similar.

There is also a photoshop brushes set which i will also post soon about and will be free to AiVault premium members.

Here are the previews of the images!

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Practice Patience an illustrative Quote

38 Step By Step illustration techniques and Adobe Illustrator Tutorials to Help you Become a Vector Expert

Writing enough Adobe illustrator tutorials Well not exactly 100 but enough to help someone adopt the same skill and enough illustration techniques is my target! 🙂

It has been 1 1/2 year since the launch of Aivault.com. During this time I wrote Adobe Illustrator tutorials ranging from basics to advance. Here is my compilation for easy bookmarking to these tutorials. If you are starting up with Adobe illustrator check out the Adobe Illustrator Tutorials in the basics and then move at your own pace to bit advanced one.

And if you are confused or stuck with a specific tool let me know I will be glad to write Adobe Illustrator Tutorials on request!

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38 STEP BY STEP ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR TUTORIALS TO HELP YOU BECOME A VECTOR EXPERT

38 STEP BY STEP ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR TUTORIALS TO HELP YOU BECOME A VECTOR EXPERT

BASIC Adobe Illustrator Tutorials 

Know thy workspace

Drawing Basics

HOW TO DRAW A CARTOON CHARACTER ILLUSTRATION 

Using Pathfinder Create a Personalized Badge for your site

Create a simple heart using pen tool

Using Filters Adobe illustrator tutorial.

10 Awsome features in illustrator CS4 that increase creativity to MAX!

How to Create a Pop Design Element using  Spiral Tool

The Mirror Technique: – Creating a Cool Monogram using brushes

An Introduction to Envelope Tool

Draw a Skull illustration 

Create an envelope icon with a satin feel

Using Gradients Create a balloon wallpaper

LEARN ABOUT PATTERNS & SWATCHES 

Smart Scale object or Pattern

How to Create a Seamless Pattern

Expanding Pattern Fills

USING MESH TOOL IN ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

An intro to mesh tool

Creating Lips using Mesh tool

How to remove mesh fill

Using Blend Tool IN ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

Making a stamp!

Create a Half Tone Effect Using Blend Tool

UNDERSTAND CONCEPT OF BRUSHES IN ILLUSTRATOR

1-How to Use brushes

2-Changing appearance of Scatter Brushes

3-Changing Appearance of Brushes

4-How to make funky illustrative backgrounds and flourishes

Advance Techniques Illustrator Tutorials

Make your Own Paint Brushes

Using Flash as illustration tool

Understanding Twirl, Crystalize and Envelop Tool

Using Crystallize tool create a Detailed EYE

Exporting animated SWF files from illustrator

3D Effect Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

 How to Create a 3D RSS Icon

Giving Effect to Text

 Tutorial: Create a cool water effect

 Add grunge effect to your text

Printing with illustrator

7 Practical Tutorials to get you started

File Management with illustrator

Getting file ready : Cleaning up illustrations

Photoshop Tips and Tricks

How to convert photoshop brushes to paint shop pro brushes

How to use Overlays in photoshop

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15 Most inspirational illustrative Type Treatments

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type1I have been compiling and bookmarking this awesome colorful list of illustrative type treatments. I intend to add weekly inspirational posts for the creative illustrative mind so here is the first of the series hope you like the compilation. (more…)

Snowflakes free vector Symbols Library

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