Author Archives: Andrei Stefan

How to Create an Illustration with Pantone Color of the Year 2018

What You’ll Be CreatingEvery year Pantone sets out on a mission of finding a color worthy of carrying the title of “Color of the Year”. For 2018 the color is Ultra Violet, which is a beautiful blue based purple that we’re going to be using ourselves to create this minimalist illustration.As always, we’re going to…

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How to Create a Set of Snowflake Icons in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingSince winter is just around the corner, I thought it would be nice to welcome it by creating a small set of snowflake icons, using some of Illustrator’s most basic geometric shapes and tools.Now, you can always expand the pack by heading over to GraphicRiver, where you’ll find a great selection of winter-themed icons just…

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How to Create a Retro Thermometer Icon in Adobe Illustrator

Since winter is just around the corner, I thought it would be a nice idea to show you how to create a little thermometer icon with a retro kick to it. As always, we’re going to be using some of the most basic geometric shapes and tools that Illustrator has to offer, so assuming you…

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How to Create a Game Controller Vector Icon

If you like playing video games as much as I do, well today’s your lucky day since we’re going to take a look behind the process of creating our very own vector controller using nothing more than some basic geometric shapes and tools. That being said, grab a sip of that fresh brewed coffee and…

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How to Create a Set of Music Player UI Buttons in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial we’re going to learn how to create our very own set of music control UI buttons, using some of the most basic shapes and tools that Illustrator has to offer.And don’t forget, you can always expand the pack by heading over to GraphicRiver, where you’ll find a great selection…

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How to Create a Fear of the Dark Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingDarkness is probably one of our oldest fears, since it has haunted our imagination starting with the dawn of time, bending and twisting reality in such ways that it has been permanently inserted in our genetic memory as a phobia known as nyctophobia.Today, we’re going to do a little reality distortion ourselves…

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How to Create a Friday the 13th Emoji Icon

Since Halloween is just around the corner, we thought it would be nice to give you an early treat in the form of this spooky Friday the 13th inspired emoji icon. That being said, pour yourself a fresh cup of that magic bean juice and let’s get started! Tutorial Details: Halloween Emoji Icon Program: Adobe…

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How to Create a Set of Superhero Emoji in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingToday we’re going to put our superhero capes on and hop into our secret cave, where we’re going to observe and analyze each and every detail in order to bring five of the most iconic crime fighters to life in a vector format. We’re going to do all of this by relying…

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How to Create a Stack of Books in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial, we’re going to tackle a new project, and learn how to create a nice little book icon, using some basic geometric shapes and tools found within Illustrator. That being said, poor yourself a fresh cup of that magic bean juice and let’s get started! Tutorial Details: Book Icon Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6…

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How to Draw the Minions in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingToday’s tutorial is going to be an absolute blast since we’re going to take a look at the process of drawing and illustrating the Minions, some of the funniest characters that have ever made an appearance on the big screen.Oh, and don’t forget you can always expand the pack by heading over…

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How to Create a Newspaper Icon in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial, we’re going to take a look behind the process of creating a newspaper icon, using some geometric shapes and tools found within Illustrator. That being said, poor yourself a fresh cup of that magic bean juice and let’s get started! Tutorial Details: Newspaper Icon Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC Difficulty: Beginner…

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10 Styles That Have Changed the Face of Icon Design

It’s been a while since I’ve done this sort of article, but today I’m back, and I really think you’re going to love this one. We’re going to put our creative juices on hold and spend some quality time together exploring the history and evolution of those little critters that we like to call “icons”.So,…

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How to Create a Video Player Icon in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial, we’re going to explore the process behind creating a video player icon, using some of Illustrator’s most basic tools and shapes. So, assuming you already have the program running in the background, bring it up and let’s get started. Tutorial Details: Video Player Icon Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC 2016 Difficulty:…

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How to Create 10 Common Icons and Their Variations in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingToday is a special one, since we’re celebrating ten years of awesomeness, and how better to do that than by giving you a special tutorial where you’ll learn how to create a set of ten must-have UI icons, using the most basic shapes and tools that Illustrator has to offer.If you’re looking…

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How to Create a Set of Barber Tools in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial, we’re going to take an in-depth look at the process of creating a set of barber-themed tools and accessories using the most basic shapes and tools that you can find in Adobe Illustrator.As always, don’t forget that you can always expand your pack by heading over to GraphicRiver where…

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How to Create a Food Groups Icon Pack in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial, we’re going to get our nutritionist hats on and explore the process of creating the primary five food groups that dictate how healthy one’s body is. As always we’re going to take the easiest approach possible, by creating them using the most basic geometric shapes and tools that Illustrator…

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How to Create a Mouse Icon

In today’s tutorial, we’re going to explore the process of creating a simple mouse icon, using nothing more than the basic geometric shapes and tools found within Illustrator. That being said, grab a fresh cup of coffee and let’s get started! Tutorial Details: Mouse Icon Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC 2016 Difficulty: Beginner Topics…

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How to Create a Vector Pantone Book Icon

In today’s tutorial, we’re going to take a quick look behind the process of creating a simple pantone book icon, using the most basic shapes and tools that you probably already work with on a daily basis. So, assuming you’ve already poured yourself a cup of that fresh coffee let’s jump straight into it! Tutorial…

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How to Create a Cactus Plants Icon Pack

What You’ll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial we’re going to put on our gardener hats and create a set of four little cactus icons using nothing more than the basic shapes and tools in Adobe Illustrator that you probably already work with on a daily basis.Also, don’t forget you can always expand your project by heading…

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