Author Archives: Andrei Stefan

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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How to Create a Set of Ice Cream Icons in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial we will get to create something really sweet—yes, you guessed it, ice cream! OK, so it’s not real ice cream, but we will be making some cool little icons that will leave your taste buds craving. We will focus on using the Rounded Rectangle Tool to create the shapes,…

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How to Create a Cartoon-Like Elemental Sword in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial I’m going to show you how to create your own cartoon-like Elemental Sword that might come in handy in future projects.The tutorial will mostly rely on the use of the Pen Tool and some other easy functions that Adobe Illustrator has to offer. So let’s get started!1…

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