Author Archives: Andrei Stefan

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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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: Grids

Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!The GridHaving trouble understanding how Illustrator’s Grid system works? Well have no fear, this little tutorial will help you get started. It presents the basic concepts that you need to be aware of…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: The Pathfinder 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 Pathfinder PanelHaving trouble figuring out how to use the different Shape Modes found under the Pathfinder panel? Well, worry no more, since in this short video you’ll learn exactly how to use…

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How to Scale Icons Correctly in Adobe Illustrator

Lately I’ve been getting a lot more technical and started exploring solutions to the different challenges that you might encounter along your creative journey. One particular challenge that we are going to discuss today is that of scaling icons, which can prove to be a difficult process for a lot of people.Do take in consideration…

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Quick Tip: Exporting Icons Using Slices in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingToday we’re going to take a look at the different ways of exporting icons using a tool that is often feared, but will take your productivity to another level once you master it. That tool is none other than the Slice Tool, and believe me, if you’ve never used it before, you’ll want…

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How to Create Tin Man From The Wizard of Oz Using Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingToday’s tutorial is a little special since it’s a part of a larger series meant to show some love for all of you Wizard of Oz fans out there. We’re going to recreate a character from the story, and not just any character—we’re going to have the honor of building Tin Man.We…

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Layers vs. Artboards: Comparing the Methods for Exporting Icon Packs

Today I have something special prepared for you. We are going to compare two essential Illustrator tools, the Layers panel and the Artboards one, and talk about the advantages of one over the other when dealing with the export process of an icon pack. So, if you’re into icon design, or you’re just getting started,…

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