Author Archives: Andrei Stefan

Illustrator in 60 Seconds: The Snap to Pixel Option

Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!The Snap to Pixel OptionEver wondered why sometimes you’re shapes don’t look as crisp as they should?Well, if that’s the case, you should definitely check out this video that talks about the Snap…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Use the Snap to Grid Option

Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!The Snap to Grid OptionCreating balanced artwork can sometimes become a tedious task, especially if you’re trying to do it without a reference system.Luckily for us, Illustrator has a special option that allows…

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How to Create a Set of Space Icons Using Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingHello there, fellow cadets! Today we have a special mission in store for you: we’re going to send you where no one has gone before (well actually a few have gone but that doesn’t make it less captivating), by helping you create your very own space icon set.So assuming you’re brave enough…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Use the Width Tool

Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!The Width ToolCreating organic lines can be a tricky process, or at least it was until Adobe introduced the Width Tool in CS5.Now, if you’ve never used the tool before, I recommend you…

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How to Quickly Create a Cute Phone Character in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a cute character illustration, using some of Illustrator’s most basic shapes and tools, combined with the power of Blending Modes. Let’s get started!1. Set Up a New DocumentAs always, with each and every project, the first thing we need to set…

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How to Create a "Website Under Construction" Illustration

What You’ll Be CreatingToday I’m going to show you how easy it is to create your own “Website Under Construction” illustration using Adobe Illustrator. Hopefully this quick tutorial will inspire you to create something unique of your own which you can then unleash on the web. So grab a cup of coffee and open up Illustrator…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Use the Blend Tool

Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!The Blend ToolHaving trouble understanding how the Blend Tool works? Well, you’re in luck, since this video was created to help out all those who want to learn how to use the tool…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Use the Appearance Panel

Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!The Appearance PanelKeeping track of your artwork’s appearance can sometimes prove to be a tedious task, especially if you have a lot of visual effects.Luckily for us, Illustrator comes with a central hub…

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How to Create a Set of Apple Product Icons Using Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIt’s been a long time since we last did a quick tip on icons, so I thought that it would be nice to make one about some Apple products, and see how easy it is to create them using Adobe Illustrator.We’ll be creating four different products: an iPod, an iMac, a Mighty…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Use the Stroke Panel

Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!The Stroke PanelStrokes can easily increase the value of your compositions when used properly.The problem is that usually people that are just starting to use Illustrator can have a hard time grasping the…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Use Drop Shadows

The Drop Shadow EffectEver wondered how you can add more depth to your designs? Well, wonder no more, since in the following moments you’ll see how you can do just that using Adobe Illustrator’s Drop Shadow effect.You will learn how easy it is to create interesting shadows that you can use and apply on any…

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How to Create a Retro Tech Icon Pack in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIf you’re into retro tech as much as I am, well buckle in since today we’re having a treat, and boy is it sweet. In the following moments, we will recreate some of the most classic, iconic products, from the likes of Polaroid, Sony and Casio, using some of Illustrator’s most basic…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Use the Align Panel

Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!The Align PanelAligning objects can sometimes be a tedious task, especially when you’re doing it manually. Today I’m going to show you how you can easily use the Align Panel to increase your…

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10 Illustrator Tools Every Designer Should Be Using

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this article, we’re going to talk about the top ten most useful tools in Adobe Illustrator. Whether you’re into icon design, illustrations or any other craft, you’ll definitely want to read this article, since you’ll learn something new and interesting about the software that you use on a daily basis.So, without wasting…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Use Clipping Masks

Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!Clipping MasksStruggling to understand how Clipping Masks work in Illustrator? Well have no fear, Illustrator in 60 Seconds is here to make it all clear. Give our little how-to a go, and I promise…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Use the Artboards Panel

Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!The Artboards PanelEver wondered how you can display and edit all your project’s assets in the same document? Well if that’s the case, go through this little video which will show you how…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Use the Layers Panel

Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!The Layers PanelCreating detailed compositions will often prove to be a tedious task since you’ll almost always have to deal with a lot of objects and paths, making it impossible to keep track…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Create a Custom Workspace

Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!Custom WorkspacesWorking with a new piece of software can sometimes get a little frustrating since you might be greeted by an interface that is cluttered with tools that you might not even use.Adobe…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Create and Export Color Swatches

Want to create and export custom color swatches but don’t know how? Well follow the steps presented in this little tutorial and you’ll be able to master it in no time! A Bit More DetailLearn more about Adobe Illustrator on Envato Tuts+:Mastering Color in Adobe Illustrator courseAn Introduction to Illustrator’s Color ToolsIllustrator’s Blend Tool: A Comprehensive…

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How to Create a Retro High-School Icon Pack in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial we’re going to take a journey back in time and create some high-school-related objects from the 50s. During the process we will see how easy it is to use some of Illustrator’s basic shapes along with the Offset Path tool to create some great looking assets.If you want to…

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