Author Archives: Andrei Stefan

How to Create an Alien Abduction Illustration

What You’ll Be CreatingAs a kid, I used to spend my nights watching The X-Files and wondering if there truly is something else in the universe, something that might change the way we think but most importantly help us see our place within it. Whether it’s little green men or grey ones, our imagination has always…

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101 Awesome Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

What You’ll Be CreatingExpand your creative skills with this incredible set of Illustrator tutorials that cover a wide range of subjects, from simple icons to patterns and detailed illustrations.101 Awesome Adobe Illustrator Tutorials How to Create a Wind Rose Compass Symbol Illustration in Adobe Illustrator Take a look at the process of creating a beautiful…

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How to Create a Lego Batman Figurine in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial we’re going to spend some quality play time together and unleash our inner child by learning how to create a digital version of the awesome Lego Batman. Woohoo! We’re going to do all that in Adobe Illustrator, using simple geometric shapes that we’re going to adjust here and there…

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How to Create a Christmas Ornament Icon

In today’s tutorial, we’re going to start breathing in the holiday spirit by learning how to create a Christmas ornament icon using the most basic shapes and tools that Illustrator has to offer. So, assuming you’ve already poured yourself a hot cup of cocoa, let’s jump straight into it! Tutorial Details: Christmas Ornament Icon Program:…

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How to Create the USS Enterprise From Star Trek in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIf you’re a true Star Trek fan, then you’re going to love this tutorial since we’re going to be recreating the iconic NCC-1701 starship, using a step-by-step process based on some basic geometric shapes and tools.You can always expand your collection by heading over to GraphicRiver, where you’ll find a great selection…

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How to Create a Mistletoe Icon

In today’s tutorial, we’re going to spread some winter love by learning how to create a Mistletoe icon using the most basic shapes and tools that Illustrator has to offer. So, assuming you already know who you’re going to be using it on, let’s jump straight into it! Tutorial Details: Mistletoe Icon Program: Adobe Illustrator…

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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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