How to Create an Oktoberfest Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingDo you know about Oktoberfest in the Bavarian region of Germany? It’s a huge celebration from the middle of September until the beginning of October. The celebration started from the royal wedding of Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese. The wedding was in October, so that’s why the name of the celebration is…

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How to Create a Food Groups Icon Pack in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial, we’re going to get our nutritionist hats on and explore the process of creating the primary five food groups that dictate how healthy one’s body is. As always we’re going to take the easiest approach possible, by creating them using the most basic geometric shapes and tools that Illustrator…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 18 August 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Monopoly was invented to demonstrate the evils of capitalism | Aeon Ideas How To Retain More From The Books You Read In… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 18 August 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Create a Retro Chrome Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn the following steps you will learn how to create a retro chrome text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create a dark background. Using the Rectangular Grid Tool and some basic blending techniques, you will learn how to add…

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How to Create a Layered Paper Art Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn the following steps you will learn how to create a layered paper art text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create a pretty simple background. Using a free font and basic vector shape building techniques, you will learn…

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How to Create a Mouse Icon

In today’s tutorial, we’re going to explore the process of creating a simple mouse icon, using nothing more than the basic geometric shapes and tools found within Illustrator. That being said, grab a fresh cup of coffee and let’s get started! Tutorial Details: Mouse Icon Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC 2016 Difficulty: Beginner Topics…

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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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Deke’s Techniques 628: Pasting Photoshop Paths into Illustrator

In this week’s free Deke’s Techniques episode, Deke shows you how to take path outlines (or shape layers) from Photoshop, and get them to behave properly (i.e., according to your will) in Illustrator. Step one is to collect the paths you want to duplicate in Photoshop, like, say, the tattoo outlines from the project a…

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How to Create a Rococo Style Wedding Invite in Adobe InDesign

What You’ll Be CreatingLooking for something ornate and elegant for your wedding invitations? This easy-to-create design pays tribute to Rococo or ‘Late Baroque’ style, which is sure to add a sumptuous touch to your special day. In this tutorial suitable for beginners to Adobe InDesign, you can choose to add optional metallic foil to your invites…

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How to Draw a Colorful Autumn Background With Leaves in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this simple tutorial, you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool in Adobe Illustrator to create a bunch of autumn leaves!If you want to skip the tutorial and just use these leaves in your work, you can purchase the Autumn background with colorful leaves from GraphicRiver!Autumn Background With Colorful Leaves1…

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How to Create a Vector Pantone Book Icon

In today’s tutorial, we’re going to take a quick look behind the process of creating a simple pantone book icon, using the most basic shapes and tools that you probably already work with on a daily basis. So, assuming you’ve already poured yourself a cup of that fresh coffee let’s jump straight into it! Tutorial…

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How to Create a Warm, Retro Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn the following steps you will learn how to create a warm, retro text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, you will learn how to create the background, how to work with radial gradients, and how to apply built-in patterns. Using a simple piece of text and taking full advantage of the Appearance…

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Replacing Missing or Undesired Fonts in Adobe Illustrator Documents

Missing fonts is a common plague with inherited Adobe Illustrator documents. More common is the desire to replace typefaces or styles of fonts throughout a document without the tedious manual process of editing each type object. In this clip, you’ll… Keep reading Replacing Missing or Undesired Fonts in Adobe Illustrator Documents on Pariah Burke Publishing…

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Create a Slam Dunk Cat With Textured Background in Illustrator

What You’ll Be Creating8th August is International Cat Day… in celebration, we’ve republished one of our favourite cat themed tutorials from our archives. This was originally published in March 2014, but the process and tools are still relevant now. Enjoy!In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to create a unique background texture for…

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How to Create a Paisley Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingAccording to Wikipedia, the Paisley pattern is a design using the buta or boteh, a droplet-shaped vegetable motif of Persian origin. In the modern world you can find this shape in the patterns of bandanas (check out these interesting bandana patterns on GraphicRiver).According to paisleypower.com:Ancient Babylon in present day Iraq is claimed…

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How to Create a Cactus Plants Icon Pack

What You’ll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial we’re going to put on our gardener hats and create a set of four little cactus icons using nothing more than the basic shapes and tools in Adobe Illustrator that you probably already work with on a daily basis.Also, don’t forget you can always expand your project by heading…

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Legibility Versus Readability in Typography and Design

The usual purpose of text is to be read. Legibility and readability determine whether your text will fulfill its purpose. In this video, you’ll learn what those two words mean and how they differ with regard to typography, as well… Keep reading Legibility Versus Readability in Typography and Design on Pariah Burke Publishing & Design…

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How to Create a Card Suits Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn the following steps you will learn how to create, save and use a card suits pattern in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the four card suit symbols using basic vector shape building techniques. Moving on, you will learn how…

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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 Create a Subtle Summer Sunset Textured Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial, we’re going to explore the process of creating a nice little summer illustration, using some of the most geometric shapes and tools that Illustrator has to offer.Before we start, don’t forget that you can always add new features to the final result by heading over to GraphicRiver, where you’ll…

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