How to Create a New York Stamp Icon Set in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial, we’re going to pull out our architect hats and learn how to “build” our very own miniaturized set of New York’s most iconic buildings, using nothing more than the basic shapes and tools that we work with on a daily basis. So, assuming you’ve already refilled your coffee mug,…

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Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Coffee Cup

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a cup of coffee using Adobe Illustrator CS6. We’ll use different shape tools, the gradient tool and some basic effects to achieve the final result. Hopefully, you will learn few handy tips along the way. Let’s get started! Open a New Document 1. Launch Illustrator and…

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How to Create a Spring-Themed Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingA great actor once said, “Spring is nature’s way of saying let’s party.” This is so true—we can all feel spring’s influence, especially if you are a visual artist. In a season full of colors and details, it’s almost impossible to stay uninspired. So let’s start this spring with a nice illustration…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 23 March 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. A Look Back: Adobe Type & 30 Years of Illustrator Sorry for the Delayed Response – The New Yorker Three Ways to… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 23 March 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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Smile! Learn How to Create a Camera Icon

In today’s tutorial we’re going to take a look at the process of creating a camera icon, using nothing more than the basic shapes and tools that we work with on a daily basis. So, assuming you already have Illustrator up and running, let’s get to it! Tutorial Details: Camera Icon Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6…

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How to Make a Beautiful Mesh Rose From Scratch 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 beautiful red rose, and you’ll also learn how to recolor it!If you want to skip the tutorial and just use this rose in your work, you can purchase the Happy Valentines…

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Deke’s Techniques 595: Mastering Adobe Illustrator 88

In this week’s free episode of Deke’s Techniques, Deke takes a look at the history of Adobe Illustrator (which turns 30 this month) by playing around with Adobe Illustrator 88.This was a team effort, with the Deke’s beleaguered Lynda.com support staff (finding and) installing all the necessary software, then Deke digging out his Mac Paint…

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Create a Japanese Cherry Blossom Scene

Hey everyone! Today we will be creating a nice Japanese style cherry blossom scene in Adobe Illustrator using the Blob brush, Eraser and the Ellipse tool. So let’s get started! Tutorial Details Program Adobe Illustrator CS4 + Difficulty Beginners / Intermediate Topics Covered Blob Brush, Eraser, Ellipse Tool Estimated Completion Time 1.5 – 2 hours…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 20 March 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. How to Create Dynamic Backgrounds in Adobe Illustrator How to Create Infographics in Adobe Illustrator Get these (and more) delivered in the… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 20 March 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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How to Create a Decorative Spring Floral Lettering Card in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingSpring has arrived! Let’s greet this amazing season with a beautiful lettering illustration. Of course, we’ll add some floral decorations, love, passion, and creativity! Today, you’ll learn how to create digital writing in Adobe Illustrator to make some elegant lettering with floral elements for our gentle, ornamental composition. Ideally, it would be…

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Envato Tuts+ Community Challenge: Created by You, March 2017 Edition

Welcome to our monthly feature of fantastic tutorial results created by you, the Envato Tuts+ community! Every day, visitors like you take the time not only to read our tutorials but also to try them out. This is an assortment of those comment submissions found throughout the Design & Illustration section. Check out this set…

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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 a Western Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn the following steps you will learn how to create a simple Western text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to create a simple background and how to add a basic piece of text. Taking full advantage of the Appearance panel, you will learn how to create your Western…

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Making of Robot Earth 3009 Typographic Illustration

What You’ll Be CreatingThis tutorial was originally published in October 2009 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. During this tutorial, I’ll show you the process for creating one of my illustrated…

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March Madness is Here! Now Let’s Create a Basketball Icon

Welcome back to another Illustrator tutorial, in which we’re going to take a look behind the process of creating a basketball icon, using nothing more than the basic shapes and tools that you probably already work with on a daily basis. That being said, grab a cup of your favorite coffee and let’s get started!…

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11 Tips for Creating Professional Letterhead

If you’re on the hunt for a new job or simply trying to build up your network of clients or collaborators, a printed letter is still the best way to catch and hold someone’s attention. Compared to an email, a letter has serious weight—it shows you made the effort to design, print and post it,…

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How to Create a Line Clock Infographic in Adobe Illustrator

What You’ll Be CreatingIn this tutorial I will show you how to create a clock infographic template with six options in trendy line style and stylish flat icons. You will learn some tricks to make this infographic look awesome and unique.After reading this tutorial you will be able to draw any objects in line style…

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Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 11 March 2017

The day’s best and most important design- and design business-focused articles, tutorials, and resources hand-picked by Pariah Burke. Things That Drive Graphic Designers Mad [Infographic] What To Do When Your Client Base Starts Drying Up How to find side project… Keep reading Today in Design – Top Articles RoundUp 11 March 2017 on Pariah Burke…

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