Author Archives: Andrei Stefan

How to Create a Pencil-Themed Seamless Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial we’re going to take a quick look at the process of creating a pencil-themed pattern in Adobe Illustrator. You’ll learn how to put it together easily using a few basic geometric shapes and tools.Oh, and don’t forget you can always expand your library by heading over to GraphicRiver, where you’ll find…

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How to Create a Compact Disc Icon in Adobe Illustrator

Welcome back to another retro icon tutorial! Last week we learned how to create a floppy disk icon, and today we’re going to learn how to create a compact disc icon, using some of the basic shapes and tools you work with on a daily basis. So, boot up Illustrator and let’s get started! Tutorial Details:…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: The Asset Export Panel

What You’ll Be CreatingWelcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute! Illustrator in 60 Seconds: The Asset Export PanelThe process of exporting multiple assets from Illustrator at the same time used to be a tedious task, but luckily for us…

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How to Create a Floppy Disk Icon in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial, we’re going retro and learning how to create a floppy disk icon, using some of the basic shapes and tools you already work with on a daily basis. So, let’s boot up Illustrator and get started! Tutorial Details: How to Create a Floppy Disk Icon Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC Difficulty: Beginner Topics Covered: Design…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Use Compound Shapes

What You’ll Be CreatingWelcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute! How to Use Compound ShapesAlways wondered what a compound shape is, but never had the courage to try it out? Well, if that’s the case, check out our quick…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Create a Custom Stipple Brush

What You’ll Be CreatingWelcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute! Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Create a Custom Stipple BrushAlways wanted to create your very own Stipple brush, but never knew exactly how?Well, if that’s the case, take…

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How to Create Different Vector Textures Using Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingCreating interesting textures can sometimes be a difficult and annoying task, especially if you don’t know exactly where to start.Since I’ve been there, I wanted to help you out by putting together this little tutorial which will show you three different methods that are easy to learn and master. So, if that…

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How to Create a Moon Emoji Icon in Adobe Illustrator CC

Not too long ago, we saw how easy it is to create a cute little Earth emoji. Today, we’re going to be adding to the project by learning how to create a moon emoji icon for the sleepy man in the moon. So, assuming you’ve already poured yourself a fresh cup of coffee let’s jump…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: The Perspective Grid

What You’ll Be CreatingWelcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Adobe Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute! Illustrator in 60 Seconds: The Perspective GridAlways wanted to use the Perspective Grid but never knew how? If that’s the case then you should definitely check out the video…

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How to Create an Earth Emoji Icon in Adobe Illustrator CC

In today’s tutorial we’re going to learn how to create a cute little Earth emoji icon, using nothing more than some basic geometric shapes and tools that you probably already work with on a daily basis. So, assuming you already have the software up and running let’s jump straight into it! Tutorial Details: Planet Earth…

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How to Create Custom Guides in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingWelcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute! Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Create Custom Guides in AIAlways wanted to create custom guides from more intricate shapes but never knew exactly how? Well, if that’s the…

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How to Create a Scary Back Alley Scene in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingWelcome back to another Illustrator tutorial, in which we’re going to take a close look at the process of creating a scary scene. You’ll see how easy it is to put it together using nothing more than a few geometric shapes and tools. So assuming you already grabbed a fresh mug of…

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How to Create a Crystal Formation Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial, we’re going to take a close look at the process of creating a glass dome enclosed crystal formation, using some of Adobe Illustrator’s most basic shapes and tools. So if that sounds interesting, grab a quick sip of that freshly poured coffee and let’s get started!Before we start, I…

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How to Create an Inbox Icon

Welcome back to another Illustrator tutorial in which we’re going to learn how to create an inbox icon using nothing more than some basic geometric shapes that we will adjust here and there. So, assuming you already got a coffee refill, grab a quick sip and let’s get started!   Tutorial Details: Inbox Icon Program:…

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How to Create a Cowboy Badge Icon

In today’s tutorial, we’re going to take a close look behind the process of creating a cowboy badge icon and see how we can create one of our own using nothing more than some basic geometric shapes that we will adjust here and there. So, assuming you already have Illustrator running in the background, bring…

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How to Create a Minecraft Skin in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingAlways wanted to create your very own Minecraft character skin, but never knew exactly where to start? Well, today it’s your lucky day since I’m going to give you an in-depth look at the entire process, showing you how to take a basic template and turn it into a finished usable product…

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How to Create a Geometric Flamingo Bird in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial, we’re going to take a look at the process of creating a simple geometric bird illustration, which we will bring to life using some hand-drawn shapes in Adobe Illustrator. As always, we’re going to be using some of the basic shapes and tools that you probably already work with…

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How to Create a Compass Icon

In today’s tutorial, we’re going to take a look behind the process of creating a compass icon, and learn how to build one of our own. So, assuming you’ve poured yourself a fresh cup a coffee take a quick sip out of it and let’s get started! Tutorial Details: Compass Icon Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6…

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How to Create a Text Editor Icon Set in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial, we’re going to tackle another icon project, in which we’re going to gradually learn how to create a set of text editor elements, using some of the basic shapes and tools found within good old Illustrator. So, if that sounds like something right up your alley, make sure you…

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Transitioning From Adobe Illustrator to Affinity Designer

It’s not all that often that you come to a moment in life when you end up feeling stuck, gasping for a breath of fresh air while every cell in your body keeps telling you to make a change. Believe it or not, it happens to us visual tinkerers too, as I learned not too…

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