How to Create a Tropical Bungalow on a Palm Beach in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial we are going to create a tropical bungalow on a palm beach background using the most basic shapes and tools of Adobe Illustrator.If you would like to skip the tutorial and just purchase the result together with other houses and backgrounds, just go to GraphicRiver to get my Lodge, Chalet, Cottage…

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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 Desktop Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial I will show you how to create an amazing night desktop using basic shapes and tools in Adobe Illustrator. It’s very easy and fun!If you’re looking for inspiration to create your own vector scenes, why not pop over to GraphicRiver.1. How to Create a New Document and Set Up a…

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What Is Geometric Design? Design in 60 Seconds

What You’ll Be CreatingWelcome to our Design in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a new design skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!Design in 60 Seconds: Geometric DesignGeometric design is a fun trend that focuses on the simplistic beauty of mixing certain shapes, lines, and curves together for creative results. You…

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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 Create a Set of Divider Elements in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial we’re going to try something new both to me and probably some of you, and learn how to create a set of stylized divider elements, using the Pen Tool in combination with some basic shapes which we will adjust here and there. So assuming you already have Illustrator running…

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How to Create a Vector Portrait With Curly Hair in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingThis tutorial was originally published in November 2012 as a Tuts+ Premium tutorial. It is now available free to view. Although this tutorial does not use the latest version of Adobe Illustrator, its techniques and process are still relevant. I’ve created several vector portrait tutorials in the past, but one request is made…

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How to Create a Volume Adjustment Icon

In today’s tutorial we’re going to learn how to create our very own volume adjustment icon, using nothing more than some basic geometric shapes combined with the power of the Align panel. So, without wasting anymore time, grab that hot cup of coffee and let’s get started! Tutorial Details: Volume Adjustment Icon Program: Adobe Illustrator…

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How to Create a Pot of Daffodils With Gradient Mesh in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool and the Warp effects as well as how to make your images look better with some simple tweaks to Transparency settings—all while creating a flowerpot full of realistic daffodils!If you’d like to skip this tutorial and wish to purchase the…

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How to Create a Toronto Skyline Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial we’re going to step away from the regular program and tackle something new for a change. We’re going to get our architecture hats on and build the Toronto skyline, using some of the most basic shapes and tools that we’ve been working with lately. So grab a cup of…

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How to Create an Informative Map In Perspective with Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingThis tutorial was originally published in November 2008 as a Tuts+ Premium tutorial. It is now available free to view. Although this tutorial does not use the latest version of Adobe Illustrator, its techniques and process are still relevant. We’re going to illustrate a map. A fairly simple directive, but before we go…

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Premium Tutorial: Rocket

In this tutorial you will use Adobe Illustrator to learn to create an amazing rocket by using some simple methods and shapes, gradient tool and various options in the effect and object menu to achieve the final outcome. We’ll use filters like Blur to create smoothness and movement in some of the illustration elements. Hopefully…

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How to Create a Valentine’s Piglet Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, we’ll go through the process of creating a lovely illustration for Valentine’s Day. We’ll create an adorable piglet angel character, which you can later even turn into another animal. You may want to browse GraphicRiver to see different characters and be inspired!We will use basic shapes and apply various effects…

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How to Create a Custom Water Font That Will Refresh Your Copy In Less Than an Hour

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a water-inspired font style. We’ll base the water font either on your handwriting or a brush font, create custom brushes, play with blending modes, blended shapes, gradients, and vector effects in the Appearance panel to keep your font face flowing! Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6-CC Difficulty:…

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Deke’s Techniques 587: Customizing a New Document in Illustrator

In this week’s free episode of Deke’s Techniques, Deke abandons his traditional heart-shaped approach to Valentine’s Day and illustrates his love for you dekeIntines by showing you how to customize Illustrator’s New Document presets. This practical approach is one of the things that I love best about Deke. I mean Valentine’s Day usually just means…

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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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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 10 February 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. How to Use Google Keep for Simple Project Management 6 smart questions to get you the most useful customer feedback I tried… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 10 February 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Create a Set of Vector Suitcases in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Mesh Tool and Gradient Tool in Adobe Illustrator to create a pair of photo-realistic suitcases!If you want to skip the tutorial and just use these suitcases in your work along with some other elements, you can purchase the Travel Background with Mechanical Departures…

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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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