Author Archives: Iaroslav Lazunov

How To Create Vector Smoke in Illustrator

Today you’ll find out how to create vector smoke with the help of gradient meshes, Transparency panel and Warp Tool. This is a very simple technique that every beginner can master, but you will still need to work hard to get a good result. Let’s get started! Tutorial Details: Vector Smoke Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5…

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How to Create Isometric Vector Infographic Elements

Today you’ll find out how to create isometric vector infographic elements with the help of 3D effects. During our tutorial we will create a Layer chart, Column and Pie graphs. Moreover, here I’ll tell you how to draw eight simple 3D isometric shapes. I hope this will help to expand your opportunities in creating isometric vector infographic…

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How to Create a Golden Laurel Wreath Vector in Illustrator

In today’s tutorial you will learn how to create a laurel wreath vector with the help of the Pathfinder panel, Blend Tool and Art Brush feature. The techniques described here will help you to easily create any shapes of wreaths, such as wheat, olive leaves and oak leaf wreath. So, let’s get started! Tutorial Details:…

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More Than a Box: Tips for Creating a Cardboard Vector Texture

In this tutorial we’ll learn how to create a Cardboard Vector Texture by using the Wrinkle Tool and graphics texture. Today you’ll also find out how to edit and apply native Adobe Illustrator’s patterns. Cardboard vector textures are pretty hot these days and they are being used in abstract backgrounds and product designs and that’s…

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Create Lightsaber Vectors in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial we will create intersecting futuristic lightsaber vectors with the help of the blend objects, blending modes, and gradient fills. The tutorial is relatively simple and can be applied to many other Illustrator projects. Let’s get started! Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5 – CC Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: blend objects, blending modes…

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How To Create Tons of Unique Vector Sunbursts In 10 Minutes or Less!

In today’s tutorial, we will find out how to create vector sunbursts by using Transform effect and stroked paths. The techniques described here allow you to edit previously-created sunbursts that can result in an infinite number of variations. Have fun learning in our vector tutorial! Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5 – CC Difficulty: Beginner…

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How to Create Cartoon Style Vector Burger – Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

Watching the trends on the market, I have noticed that cartoon style vector images are becoming more and more popular. This is a slight modification on a classic, with a moderate use of gradient fills. In this tutorial, which was created in collaboration with a professional illustrator, Alexander Onica, we will share the secrets of creating modern cartoon…

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How to Create a Pearl Brush from Gradient Meshes in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial we will learn how to control transparency of gradient meshes with the help of blending modes, and by adjusting color transition between mesh points and changing its opacity, create a pearl brush. Moreover after reading this tutorial, you’ll be able to create Illustrator brushes from gradient meshes of any difficulty with the…

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How to Create a Gold Text Effect and Graphic Style in Illustrator

In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a complex gold text effect which includes a reflection, dropping shadows and highlights. These all can be created with the help of the most powerful tool available in Adobe Illustrator–the Appearance panel. You learn how to create this graphic style and then apply it to editable text objects…

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Quickly Create Realistic Lens Flare Vectors!

Today we will learn how to create lens flares vectors on a transparent background with the help of simple vector objects, blending modes and Flare Tool. Have fun with our new Illustrator tutorial! Tutorial Details: Realistic Lens Flare Vectors Program: Adobe Illustrator CS4 – CC2015 Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Topics Covered: Gradient Tool and the Transparency panel Estimated Completion…

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Create a Bootiful Haunted House Halloween Vector Background!

In today’s tutorial we will create a Haunted House Halloween Vector poster in flat design style. This style is characterized by minimalism, the lack of gradient fills, textures, and use of elementary forms for the construction of all objects. So let’s get started! Tutorial Details: Haunted House Halloween Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CS4 – CC2015 Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate…

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How to Create Realistic Vector Leaves in Illustrator

In this tutorial, we’ll find out how to create a realistic vector leaves which can be always used in your future projects. This leaf is essentially universal, i.e. you can always change its color and form. It might seem to you that it’s created with the help of the Gradient Mesh. But nope, it’s not…

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Ho Ho Holiday Ornament Vector and Sketchy Festive Pattern!

In this Holiday Ornament Vector and Sketchy Festive Pattern tutorial we will learn how to create an original seamless holiday pattern using the Draw Inside mode and Pattern Maker feature. In the process of creating a holiday ornament vector we will be using gradient fills and Opacity Mask. Finally, to create light accents we will be…

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Halloween Pumpkin Vector Stickers in 30 Mins!

In this Halloween pumpkin vector sticker tutorial we will learn how to create fun Halloween pumpkin sticker, passing all the steps of design, including sketching, coloring and creating shadows and glares. The method described here to create shadows using Blend Tool will keep you away from artifacts that normally occur on objects of complex shape…

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Tips for Guilloche Pattern Vectors in Under an Hour!

Today we will talk about the technique of creating guilloche pattern vectors using the Envelope Distort, Blend Tool and Pattern Brush. Guilloche pattern vectors are commonly used to protect the securities and banknotes from counterfeiting. Usually, to generate a guilloche pattern vector, designers use special expensive software. You might not have known that Adobe Illustrator helps to…

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Insta-Art: Wow Your Friends with this Mosaic Vector Effect

To create the 3D mosaic vector effect we will use the Halftone effect of the Phantasm plug-in and then we will learn how to automate work in Adobe Illustrator using the Action feature. Long sequences of commands, effects and filters with multiple parameters can easily be replaced with the work of the action, which lasts no more…

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Happy Hour: Celebrate With Your Own Martini Glass Vector

In this shining Martini Glass Vector tutorial you will learn how to work effectively with simple geometric shapes, and then learn how to create amazing lighting effects, using different blending modes and gradient fills. Symbols and Symbol Sprayer Tool will help you to create splashes quickly for your festive martini glass vector. With just a…

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