Author Archives: Yulia Sokolova

How to Create a Tropical Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingSummer is the perfect time for the most vivid and colorful designs! Tropical patterns are one of the hottest summer trends this year, and all these mixes of fruits, leaves and flowers look really great on fabric, apparel, and print media. Join me in this tutorial and let’s learn to create a stylish…

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10 Steps to Draw a Cute Glowing Jellyfish in Adobe Illustrator

Follow this tutorial and learn to draw a cute glowing jellyfish in 10 easy steps, using basic geometric shapes, Pathfinder panel, and various Effects. We’ll be applying vivid gradients to make our character look glowing and bright. Are you ready to explore the underwater fauna together? Let’s start! Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 –…

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Summer is So Close! Create a Paper-Cut Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we’ll be creating a simple paper-cut effect, using various stylizing effects, shadows, and simple shapes. Then we’ll learn to apply our paper-cut fill to letters, text or other shapes. Let’s get started! Tutorial Details: Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC 2015 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Shape Building, Effects, Pathfinder panel, Blending Modes…

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How to Create a Cute Cartoon Kitten in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingEver wanted to illustrate a kid’s book or learn to design cute cartoon characters? This tutorial might be interesting for you! We’ll go through a fun and easy process of creating a cute Siamese kitten in Adobe Illustrator, using simple shapes, Warp Effects and the Pencil Tool with a bit of freehand…

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How to Create a Hand-Lettered Housewarming Poster in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, we’ll be creating a hand-drawn lettering poster that will make our home cozy and add a warmer atmosphere to any interior. We’ll be using various drawing tools and functions of Adobe Photoshop to create fancy letters from scratch and digitize our handwriting, transferring it from paper into Photoshop and…

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How to Create a Flat Astronaut in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, we’ll learn to create a stylized astronaut on a space background, using simple shapes and applying lots of gradients to add depth and volume to our illustration. Tutorial Details: Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6-CC Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Shape Building, Gradient Tool, Pathfinder Panel, Move Tool, Clipping Masks Estimated Completion Time: 20 Minutes Final Image:…

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Design a Seamless Pattern with Fresh Avocado in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial, we will learn simple and effective ways of creating a flat-style avocado using simple geometric shapes. Then we’ll use the Pattern Tool of Adobe Illustrator to build a vivid and diverse seamless pattern, adding leaves and other generic elements. Let’s start! Tutorial Details: Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6-CC Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Shape…

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How to Create Diverse Women Avatars in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingLet’s celebrate International Women’s Day by making a dedication! Follow this tutorial and let’s learn together how to design fancy women avatars. I’ll show you how to use and transform simple geometric shapes in order to create a variety of portraits, making them as diverse as possible! We’ll be using various warp effects,…

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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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