Author Archives: Yulia Sokolova

How to Design a Set of Circus Icons in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingRetro circuses and funfairs have their own enchanting atmosphere that makes me want to draw them again and again. If you enjoy those shapes and colors of a retro-style circus, then follow this tutorial and learn to design a set a flat circus icons, using simple shapes and warp effects and working…

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How to Create a Simple & Cute Fox Logotype in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, we’ll go through a fun and easy process of working with simple shapes and warp effects to create this fancy fox logotype! We’ll be modifying and transforming objects, using various tools and functions of Adobe Illustrator, so you don’t need to draw anything by hand or use a graphic tablet. Ready to…

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How to Design a Flat Sci-Fi Blaster in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingAre you keen on sci-fi movies, games, and fancy weapons? Follow this tutorial and try your hand at weapon design by creating a futuristic space blaster in trendy flat style. We’ll be modifying simple shapes, so you don’t actually need any drawing skills or special equipment for this tutorial. You’ll learn how to…

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How to Create a Set of Flat Clock Icons in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingDespite the fact that many people nowadays use their smartphones to check the time, the clock remains one of the most popular items of the interior. There is a huge variety of shapes and colors and types of clock around us: kitchen timers, alarm clocks, flip clocks, wall clocks, cabinet clocks, and many…

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How to Create Flat Bride & Groom Characters in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial we’ll be designing stylized flat characters, depicting a happy couple getting married. We’ll be modifying a lot of basic geometric shapes, applying various warp effects and using handy tools and functions of Adobe Illustrator to make the characters look fancy and lively.By the end of this tutorial you’ll be…

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Design a Handsome Flat Hipster Character in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we’ll be creating a handsome hipster character portrait in a trendy flat style. Learn modifying simple geometric shapes, using Live Corners and working with Stroke and Align panels. By the end of this tutorial you’ll be able to create any flat portrait in the same style. You can even stylize your own…

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Design a Stylized Christmas Tree in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we’ll be creating a simple stylized Christmas tree, using the basic geometric shapes, dashed strokes and various tools and function of Adobe Illustrator. By the end of this tutorial we’ll turn our illustration into a festive Christmas postcard. Let’s start! Tutorial Details: Stylized Christmas Tree Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC 2015 Difficulty:…

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How to Design a Christmas Deer Construction Kit in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial we’ll be creating a cute cartoon Christmas deer and a full set of facial expressions. We’ll be modifying simple geometric shapes, working with the Arc Tool and the Pathfinder panel, and using various Stroke settings.Such cartoon characters are great for mobile games and applications as they can be easily…

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How to Create a Maneki Neko Lucky Charm in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingAt some point, you’ve probably come across a cat statue with one of its paws raised and swaying back and forth. This is Maneki-neko or the Beckoning Cat, a common Japanese figurine, which is often believed to bring luck to its owner. Such talismans usually come in different color variations and have different…

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Design a Floral Seamless Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Have you ever wanted to create your own intricate pattern for a website background or textiles and clothes or wrapping paper? Join me in this tutorial and let’s learn to design a gentle floral seamless texture! First of all, we’ll create an Art Brush for floral elements and plants. And then we’ll be using the…

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How to Create a Sunny Bee Illustration in 10 Easy Steps!

In this tutorial we’ll be creating a fancy thin-lined bee illustration. We’ll learn using simple geometric shapes, applying strokes and modifying our objects with the help of the Live Corners feature and the Direct Selection Tool. Then we’ll finish up by adding a simple sunny background with combs. Let’s start! Tutorial Details: Program: Adobe Illustrator…

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How to Create a Set of Spirit Day Icons in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingGet ready for Spirit Day! Today’s the day when millions of people go purple to show their support for LGBTQ youth against bullying. We’re proud to stand together with GLAAD and celebrate this day by wearing purple and creating this set of flat purple icons, representing strength, courage, love and support! Follow…

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How to Create Vector Floral Typography in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingFollow this inspirational tutorial and learn to create an elegant floral typography composition in Adobe Illustrator! We’ll be working with text, creating custom vectors brushes and using various drawing tools of Adobe Illustrator to create flowers, leaves, and floral elements. We’ll be comparing different tools, so you can see how they work…

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How to Create a Cozy Flat Design Interior in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingHome Sweet Home! In this tutorial we’ll create the cozy atmosphere of a living room, designing a flat-style interior with a cute cartoon character sitting in a comfy armchair. We’ll be using basic geometric shapes and working with the Transform panel to render all the elements in a fun and easy way. By…

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10 Easy Steps to Create a Fun Breakfast Vector in Adobe Illustrator

Let’s start our morning with a wide smile and create this cheerful breakfast vector illustration with the help of the basic geometric shapes, strokes and various functions of Adobe Illustrator! Tutorial Details: Program: Adobe Illustrator CC Difficulty: Beginner Topics Covered: Shape Building, Stroke panel, Pathfinder panel Estimated Completion Time: 20 Minutes Final Image: Smiling Egg…

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How to Create Flat Pirate Icons in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingAhoy, matey! Are you ready to make a fancy set of pirate icons in Adobe Photoshop? Hoist the colours! In this tutorial we’ll be using basic shapes as well as various handy functions and features of Adobe Photoshop to make pirate icons in a trendy flat style! It’s up to you to…

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How to Create a Hand-Lettering Textured Poster in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingAre you a coffee lover with a passion for beautiful fonts and hand-lettering? Follow this tutorial to create a beautiful retro-style coffee-inspired poster that you can print and hang on a wall in your kitchen! We’ll be using simple shapes, free fonts and some drawing tools of Adobe Illustrator to create a…

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Create a Fancy Cartoon Building in Adobe Illustrator

Learn how to make a cartoon-style building, using basic geometric shapes and various tools and functions of Adobe Illustrator, making our illustration look playful and fancy. Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC 2015 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Design Theory, Shape Building, Rendering Estimated Completion Time: 20 Minutes Final Image: Fancy Cartoon Building Step 1…

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How to Design a Krishna Janmashtami Postcard in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingAugust is a very special month in the Hindu calendar. People are celebrating the annual festival dedicated to the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. This holiday is called Krishna Janmashtami.Let’s make a contribution to this wonderful holiday and create a congratulations card! We’ll be depicting young…

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10 Steps to Create Flat Longboards in Adobe Illustrator

Summer is in full swing! And it’s a perfect time to grab your longboard and go cruising outside. Let’s dedicate this tutorial to our fancy vehicles and learn to create colorful vector longboards in Adobe Illustrator! We’ll go through a descriptive process, building and modifying simple geometric shapes, working with Clipping Masks, Stroke and Pathfinder…

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