Illustrator Special Effects: Party Invitation Background

Want to send a unique, creative card to someone for their birthday, a holidays, or for any other occasion? Use this simple tutorial to make a greeting card in Adobe Illustrator. Let’s get started! 1. Create a blank document and set the artboard dimensions to 800 x 480px. Now grab the Rectangle Tool (M) and make a rectangle that is the same size as your artboard. Activate the Gradient Panel and fill the selected object with linear gradients as shown below: dark blue (R=54, G=92, B=117), light blue (R=163, G=222, B=248) and white (R=255, G=255, B=255). (Read more...)