Author Archives: Yulia Sokolova

How to Create a Hiking Backpack in Adobe Illustrator

Are you ready for our next adventure? This time we’ll be creating a flat backpack for camping using geometric shapes, Stroke panel and various tools and functions of Adobe Illustrator. Let’s do this! Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Shape Building, Live Corners, Stroke panel, Objects Aligning Estimated Completion…

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How to Draw a Celebrating Sporty Character in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingThere are so many things that people celebrate when feeling happy about their achievements. In this tutorial we’ll be drawing a cheerful character celebrating a victory in a sports event. We’ll be using various functions of Adobe Illustrator and modifying geometric shapes in order to make the process easy and fun. Join…

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Create a Mailbox Icon in 10 Simple Steps in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we’ll be creating a simple mailbox icon in flat style, that can be used for your newsletter or website design. We’ll be modifying basic geometric shapes and using various handy functions of Adobe Illustrator. Let’s get started! Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Shape Building, Shape Builder…

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How to Draw Hermione Granger in Adobe Photoshop

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial we’ll go through the full process of drawing a piece of Hermione Granger fan art from scratch, coloring it in greyscale and then enlivening the illustration with bright colors. Hermione Granger is my favourite character from the Harry Potter series of novels. I’ve decided to draw her in a cartoon-stylized…

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How to Design a Festive 2018 New Year Card  

Let’s prepare for the celebration of the upcoming 2018 year and learn how to design a festive postcard that we can send to our friends and colleagues! We’ll be using simple shapes along with some fancy effects of Adobe Illustrator to create a festive look and add a glossy sparkling effect to the whole composition…

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How to Create a Color Font With Adobe Illustrator and Fontself Maker

What You’ll Be CreatingCreating fonts has never been so fast, fun and easy as with Fontself, a powerful extension for Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CC. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make a color font.Fontself allows you to create a fully functional font with all the bells and whistles that most professional fonts have…

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How to Draw a Cute Dog Icon in 10 Easy Steps

In this tutorial, we’ll be drawing a dog – a symbol of the upcoming 2018 year! We’ll be using simple geometric shapes and various tools and functions in order to achieve a flat-style look. Let’s launch Adobe Illustrator and get started! Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Shape Building, Live…

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How to Create a Set of Halloween Icons in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial we’ll go through a fun and simple process to create a set of flat Halloween icons, using simple geometric shapes, the Shape Builder Tool, and various Warp effects to modify and transform the elements.If you want to check out the source file and see how the icons are made,…

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How to Create a Creepy Halloween Potion Vector Icon in 10 Easy Steps

Are you ready for Halloween? In this tutorial, we’ll be creating a creepy potion bottle with an eye floating inside! We’ll be transforming basic geometric shapes to create a simple yet balanced composition just in 10 steps. Let’s get started! Tutorial Details: Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6-CC Difficulty: Beginner Topics Covered: Shape Building, Pathfinder Panel, Align Panel,…

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How to Make a Cute Bear Icon in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we’ll be creating a cute flat teddy bear using simple geometric shapes and various tools and functions, which will help us to modify these shapes, creating facial features. Let’s get started! Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Shape Building, Stroke panel, Live Corners, Rotate Tool, reflect…

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How to Create a Cute, Playful School Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingFollow this tutorial and let’s create a back to school seamless pattern with cute animals and school items! We’ll be modifying various simple shapes, using the Shape Builder Tool, Warp Effects, and other useful functions of Adobe Illustrator. Then we’ll gather our elements into a playful seamless pattern that can be applied…

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How to Draw a Flat Designer Character in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial we’ll be creating a designer character at work, sitting at his desk and drawing on a tablet. In order to maintain a trendy flat style, we’ll be using a lot of basic geometric shapes, combining and transforming them with the help of Warp Effects, Pathfinder panel, Shape Builder Tool…

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10 Simple Steps to Make a Flat Wind Mill in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we’ll create a simple wind mill in a trendy flat style just in 10 steps, using basic geometric shapes, strokes, Free Transform Tool (E) and a couple of handy functions of Adobe Illustrator. Let’s start! Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Shape Building, Stroke panel, Free…

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How to Make a Smiling Emoticon in Adobe Illustrator

Thanks to emoticons and emojis our communication on the internet has become more expressive and fun than just a boring text. Let’s follow this tutorial and create our own smiling emoticon, using simple geometric shapes, the Mesh Tool and Blending Modes to make it look dimensional and vivid! Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 –…

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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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