Illustrator Special Effects #17: Hi-Tech Black Background

Follow this quick tip and learn how to draw a shiny abstract background. Using the basic shape tools and some gradients, you will be able to create nice looking vector backgrounds. In addition, we’ll take a look at the basics of Illustrator’s new pattern creation tools and get started using it. Let’s check out how it works! 1. Open up a new document and set the dimensions of the Artboard to 700 x 420px. First, grab the Rectangle Tool (M) from the Tools Panel and create a rectangle with the same dimensions as the Artboard. Open up the Gradient Panel (Read more...)