Author Archives: Andrei Stefan

Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Create a Home Button

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 Home ButtonIn today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create your very own Home Button using some of Illustrator’s most basic tools such…

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How to Create a Space Observatory Badge in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingAt this point you’ve probably figured out that we here at Envato Tuts+ have a deep and ever-growing love for the dark mysteries that lie beyond the incredible vastness of space, which is why this tutorial will follow the same trend.  So if you’re like us, buckle in since in the following…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: The Shape Builder 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 Shape Builder ToolCreating shapes in Illustrator can sometimes become an unintuitive process, especially if you’re doing it using Pathfinder’s Shape Modes.Luckily for us, Adobe has come up with the Shape Builder Tool,…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: What Are Compound Paths?

Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!Compound PathsEver wondered what a Compound Path is, or how exactly you should use one? Well, if that’s the case, give this short video a go and you’ll be mastering them in no…

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How to Create a Boombox Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial, we’re going to get down and funky and create our very own Boombox using some of Illustrator’s most basic tools and shapes.So if you’re a true player, put on your party hat since things are about to get jamming.Also, if you decide you want to expand the project, you…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Use the Gradient 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 Gradient ToolGradients are probably one of the most awesome features that Adobe Illustrator has to offer when it comes to colors. The problem is that most of the time the process of…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Use Selection Tools

Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!Selection MethodsAre you just starting out using Illustrator and having trouble understanding how selections are made? If so, why not take a moment and watch this short video in which I explore the…

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How to Create a Solar System Planets Icon Pack in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingWelcome back, space cadets! Today we have another special mission for you, in which you will be recreating the planets from our own Solar System in the form of an icon pack, using nothing other than our uber-powerful Illustrator. So grab your ration of soylent and buckle in tight since in the…

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Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Use the Transform 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 Transform PanelAdobe Illustrator has a lot of tools created to ease its users’ workload, but sometimes they get overlooked since they aren’t made visible by default. This is the case with the…

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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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