Author Archives: Andrei Stefan

How to Create a Pack of Android Launcher Icons in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial we’re going to make some little changes to our regular program, and tackle a subject that I’ve wanted to do for a long time. If you haven’t figured it out from the title, well, we’re going to create five simple icons that you could turn into Android launcher icons…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Create a Phone Icon

Welcome 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 Phone IconIn today’s tutorial we’re going to show you how to create your very own phone icon using nothing more than simple shapes and tools…

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Jog Into Heath: Create a Fitness Tracking Smartwatch Icon

In today’s tutorial we’re going to tackle a somewhat different subject, one that involves health tracking, more precisely we’re going to create a generic Fitness Tracking Smartwatch, using some basic geometric shapes and tools that you already work with on a daily basis. So, without wasting anymore time, let’s get started! Tutorial Details: Fitness Tracking…

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Welcome the New With a Celebration Icon in Adobe Illustrator

Since it’s now 2017, I thought it would be nice to kick things off by putting together a little New Year’s Celebration Icon, that you could use in any future projects. That being said, we’ll be using some of Illustrator’s most basic shapes and tools that you probably already work with on a daily basis,…

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How to Create a New Year’s Celebration Icon Pack in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingSince the New Year is right around the corner, I thought it would be nice if we spent some quality time together creating a little celebration-themed icon pack using some of the most basic shapes and tools that Illustrator has to offer.That being said, grab a batch of 2016’s coffee and let’s…

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Create a Christmas Globe Icon in Adobe Illustrator

With Christmas just around the corner, I thought it would be nice to give you guys a little early present by showing you how to create a cute Christmas Globe Icon that you can use in any future projects. We’ll be using some of Illustrator’s basic shapes and tools that you probably already rely on…

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How to Create a Christmas-Themed Icon Pack in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingBelieve it or not, Christmas is once again almost here, which means that as with every year, Santa is hard at work making preparations for one of the busiest nights of his life. That being the case, I thought I could lend him a hand and give you a nice little treat…

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How to Create a Social Media Icon Pack in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial we’re going to approach a somewhat different theme and learn how to create some social media icons, using some simple shapes such as the Rounded Rectangle Tool and Ellipse in combination with the power of the Align and Stroke panels.Oh, and don’t forget you can always expand the project…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Install and Use a Custom Swatch Pattern

Welcome 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 Install and Use a Custom Swatch PatternThe ability to add and use custom swatch patterns is probably one of Illustrator’s most attractive features, but sometimes the actual…

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How to Create a Hanukkah Themed Icon Pack in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial we’re going to break away from the regular stuff that we’ve done in the past and tackle something different, even special you may say, since we’re going to recreate some iconic objects and symbols from the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. That being said, if you’re a proud kippah owner,…

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How to Create a Camping Icon Pack in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingToday we’re going to get a little adventurous and learn how to create our very own camping icon set, using some of the most basic shapes and tools that you probably already work with on a daily basis. So put on those hiking boots, and let’s get started!Oh, and before I forget,…

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How to Create a Vampire Hunter Icon Pack in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingSince the dawn of time, humans have had a burning fear of the unknown, which led their imagination to give birth to mythical creatures that have haunted them for centuries. Today, we’re going to access that struggle against the supernatural and create our very own vampire hunting kit, using some rudimentary shapes…

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How to Create a Retro Camera Icon Pack in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingToday you’re going to learn how to create a Photographer’s Essentials icon pack with a little retro flavor to it. So if you’re into icon design, buckle up since it’s about to get interesting.You’re going to see how easy it is to create these little assets using nothing more than the basic…

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How to Create a DJ Themed Icon Pack in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial we’re going to get our groove on by creating a small DJ icon set, which I thought would be a nice change of pace from the themes that we’ve covered lately.We’re going to rely mostly on the tools that we would normally use on a daily basis, so expect…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Install and Use a Custom Brush Set

Welcome 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 Install and Use a Custom Brush Set Custom Brushes are one of Illustrator’s most attractive features, but sometimes the process of adding them can prove to be…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Create a Calendar Icon

Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!How to Create a Calendar Icon In today’s tutorial you’re going to learn how to create a simple Calendar icon using some of the geometric shapes that we work with on a daily…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Create a Location Pin Icon

Welcome 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 Location Pin Icon Ever wondered how to create a location pin icon? Well if that’s the case, wonder no more since today I’m going to…

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How to Create the Carpet Pattern From "The Shining" in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial we’re going to continue with the Horror Movie Special, and learn how to create the trippy carpet pattern from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.We’re going to create it in Adobe Illustrator using some “old-school” techniques, which involve the careful handling of the Rectangle Tool combined with the power of the…

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How to Create an Evil Dead Themed Icon Pack in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingToday I have something really special and actually kind of gory prepped for all of you Evil Dead fans out there. Yup, today we are going to create a one of a kind themed icon pack that will blow your socks off, using some of the most basic tools that Illustrator has…

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