Author Archives: Bao Nguyen

Premium Tutorial: Rocket

In this tutorial you will use Adobe Illustrator to learn to create an amazing rocket by using some simple methods and shapes, gradient tool and various options in the effect and object menu to achieve the final outcome. We’ll use filters like Blur to create smoothness and movement in some of the illustration elements. Hopefully…

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Premium Tutorial: Sphinx

In this tutorial we’ll be creating a realistic Sphinx in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll use some basic shapes along with simple freehand drawing, and then we’ll add spectacular effects, making the Sphinx look more real with the help of some effects that will help us to add some texture to our illustration. Let’s get started! The…

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Premium Tutorial: Roasted Thanksgiving Turkey

This is step by step Illustrator tutorial that teaches you how to draw roasted Thanksgiving turkey. First, you’ll create the turkey and after that, you’ll learn to create other decorative elements as the grapes, the lemon and some rosemary branches. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so here is a turkey design tutorial you can…

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Illustrator Tutorial: Line-Style Birthday Poster

In this tutorial, we will be creating a birthday poster in a line style. We’ll be using different shapes and some vector building techniques. After you’re done with this tutorial, you can printout the finish product of this poster so that you can sent it to your family and friends! The process is very easy and comprehensive. Let’s…

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Premium Tutorial: Sunset Landscape with Woodcut Style

In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a sunset landscape with woodcut style in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll use vector shape building techniques, as well as stroke palette, vector masks, gradients and more. The post Premium Tutorial: Sunset Landscape with Woodcut Style appeared first on Vector Diary. No related posts…

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Illustrator Tutorial: Create an Ice Cream Cart

In this tutorial, we’ll be creating a detailed illustration of an ice cream cart using Adobe Illustrator. One of the things that you will learn is how to create the main shape using several tools with the basic vector shape building techniques, some masking techniques as well as other simple effects. Also, applying different shadows…

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Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Flat Style Work Space

In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a simple flat style work area using Adobe Illustrator. No special drawing skills are required here because we’ll be working with simple geometrical shapes, the Align and the Pathfinder palette. Let’s get started! Open a New Document 1. Launch Illustrator, press Ctrl + N…

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Premium Tutorial: Retro Pin-up Girl

In this tutorial you’ll learn to create a retro pin-up girl in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll use simple shapes, Pathfinder palette, some different Width Profiles in the Stroke palette, which are easy to apply in other illustrations. So let’s jump in and begin creating! The post Premium Tutorial: Retro Pin-up Girl appeared first on Vector Diary. No related…

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Premium Tutorial: Pizza Delivery Box

Follow this tutorial and learn how to draw a pizza in a box using Adobe Illustrator. The tutorial is composed of two main parts; creating pizza box and creating the pizza itself. We will start from some basic shapes and with a few building techniques that involve the Direct Selection Tool, the Align and the Pathfinder palette, Roughen…

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Premium Tutorial: Papaya Fruit

Follow this tutorial and learn how to draw one and a half papaya fruits in Adobe Illustrator. The tutorial is composed of two main parts, creating the papaya fruit and creating the other half of the papaya. You will start from basic shapes and with a few vector shape building techniques like the Pathfinder Palette, Offset Path and…

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Illustrator Tutorial: Create A Football Helmet

In the following steps, you will learn how to create a detailed football helmet illustration using Adobe Illustrator. The tools that I will be using in this tutorial include: Pen Tool (P), Ellipse Tool (L), Rounded Rectangle Tool and Direct Selection Tool (A). I will also be using Pathfinder panel along with the Clipping Mask…

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Illustrator Tutorial: Create A Dolphin In The Deep Blue Ocean

In this tutorial, we’ll be learning how to create a dolphin in the deep blue ocean using Adobe Illustrator.You’ll start by creating the deep blue ocean with the help of the Rectangle Tool and the Pen Tool along with some other effects (Gaussian Blur and Feather). We’ll also be using some basic tools and other…

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Illustrator Tutorial: Create a CFL Light Bulb

Follow this tutorial and learn how to draw a CFL light bulb using Adobe Illustrator. The tutorial is composed of three main parts, creating the spiral lamp, creating the ballast housing and creating the screw base. You will start from the basic shapes and with the help of a few tools (Pen Tool, Direct Selection…

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Premium Tutorial: BBQ & Grill Food

Follow this tutorial and learn how to create a barbecue text effect in adobe illustrator. For starters you will learn how to create a grill with live coals using some gradients along with some basic effects and Transparency palette. Next, using a bunch of new shapes, some simple effects and basic masking techniques you will learn how to…

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Illustrator Tutorial: Shoe Lace Text Effect

In this detailed tutorial, we’ll be learning how to create a shoe lace text effect using Adobe Illustrator. For beginners, you will learn how to create a shoe using the Pen Tool along with some vector shape building techniques and several effects (Gaussian Blur, Drop Shadow). Next, you will learn how to create the lace…

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Premium Tutorial: Metal Cooking Pot

Follow this tutorial and learn how to draw a metal cooking pot using Adobe Illustrator. The tutorial is composed of two main parts, creating the pot and creating the lid. In the beginning, you will learn how to create the main shape using basic tool, basic vector shape building techniques along with some Pathfinder options and Transform effects…

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Illustrator Tutorial: Air Plane

In the following steps you will learn how to create an airplane illustration in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to using basic tools and vector shape building techniques along with the Pathfinder palette you will learn how to create the main airplane components. Moving on you will learn how to add shading…

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Premium Tutorial: Strawberry & Chocolate Milk Splash

Follow this tutorial and learn how to draw a strawberry dropped into a chocolate milk using Adobe Illustrator. The tutorial is composed of three main parts: creating the chocolate ripples, the chocolate splash and the strawberry. You will start with the basic shapes and with the few techniques involving the Offset Path, Pathfinder and Transform effects, you can…

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Premium Tutorial: Bulldog’s Face

In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a detailed Bulldog face. I’ll be using a variety of tools and tricks along the way. I’ll be going in depth in creating vivid fur for the Bulldog. These techniques can be applied to other elements in vector art, so it’s definitely worth the read. Related posts:Premium…

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Premium Tutorial: Parrot

In the following steps, you will learn how to create a realistic and colorful parrot. We’ll start with some simple shapes by using basic tools. Once we have the starting shapes, we’ll add depth and shades using the complex gradients, masking and vector shape building techniques along with some effects. Finally, you will learn how to add some…

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