How to Use Brushes in Adobe Illustrator to Create a Colorful Flamingo

What You'll Be CreatingAdobe Illustrator is great for its brushes, but what's even greater is that you can create your own. In today's tutorial, I will show you how to create your own Illustrator brush and how to do some shading using the same brush. You will learn how to create a flamingo on a tropical...
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How to Create a Cool Cut-Out Text Effect in Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingIn the following steps, you will learn how to create a cool cut-out text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, you will learn how to set up a simple grid. Using a simple rectangle and the Transform effect, you will learn how to create an LGBT pride rainbow background. Moving on, you...
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Create an Envelope Icon in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial, we’re going to take a quick look behind the process of creating an envelope icon, and see how easy it is to create one using nothing more than a couple of basic geometric shapes. So, assuming you already have Illustrator running in the background, bring it up and let’s get started! Tutorial...
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How to Make a Watercolor Brush in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingAlways wondered how to make a watercolor brush in Illustrator, but never knew exactly where to start?Although the software already comes with a default set of watercolor brushes, you can always build your own Illustrator brushes using three simple methods that I'm going to present in the following tutorial.The ability to create...
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How to Create a Folder Icon

In today’s tutorial, we’re going to explore the process of creating a folder icon and learn how easy it is to create one using a couple of basic geometric shapes that we’re going to adjust here and there. So, assuming you already have Illustrator up and running, let’s jump straight into it! Tutorial Details: Folder...
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10 Essential Tips & Tools All Adobe Illustrator Beginners Should Learn

Things aren't how they used to be. In the past, programs with limited functions made it easier to pinpoint which tools you should be learning as a beginner. These days, however, given how many tools, tips and tricks there are to learn, you can often feel overwhelmed and not know where to start.I've been using...
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How to Make Social Media Icons in Vector

What You'll Be CreatingFollow this tutorial and learn how to create a set of social media icons in vector form. You will use basic shapes to create the flat style icon shapes, the notification icons, and the social media logos. We will also talk about how to save them individually, and in the end you...
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31 Days to Monetizing your Art

Give me 31 Days and I will give you a revenue generating online portal using your Art. Welcome to the monetize your Art Series! I was inspired to share my knowledge with you which will help you monetize your Art and Creativity. It doesn’t matter if you are a graphic designer, illustration artist, surface pattern...
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Use a Pattern Rope Brush to Create a Rope Text Effect in Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingIn the following steps, you will learn how to create a pretty simple rope brush in Illustrator and how to use it to create a nice text effect. For starters, you will learn how to create the main rope piece using the Rectangle Tool, basic blending and vector shape building techniques, and...
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How to Create an Image File Icon

In today’s tutorial, we’re going to see how easy it is to create an image file icon using nothing more than a couple of basic geometric shapes. So, assuming you already have Illustrator up and running, let’s jump straight into it! Tutorial Details: Image File Icon Program: Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC 2019 Difficulty: Beginner...
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How to Create a Music File Icon

In today’s tutorial, we’re going to take an in-depth look at the process of creating a music file icon, and see how easy it is to create one using nothing more than a couple of basic geometric shapes. So, assuming you already have Illustrator up and running, let’s jump straight into it! Tutorial Details: Music...
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How to Make a Wooden Text Effect With Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingIn the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a custom "wooden text" effect using the 3D Extrude and Bevel tool combined with some clever gradients and layer effects.That being said, you can always expand your vector library by heading over to Envato Elements, where you'll find a great selection of graphics just...
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How to Create a Kwanzaa Candle Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingIn the following steps, you will learn how to create a Kwanzaa candle text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, you will learn how to set up a simple grid. You'll create the background for your text effect with a simple rectangle. Using a simple piece of text and some basic vector shape...
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How to Create a Set of Business Card Icons

What You'll Be CreatingIn the following steps, you will learn how to create a set of business card icons in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create a frame for your icons. Using basic tools and taking full advantage of the grid and snap...
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How to Make a Flyer Design for Christmas in Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingLearn how to make a flyer in this event flyer tutorial. You'll learn how to create an effective flyer design just in time for Christmas.Whether you've been 'Naughty or Nice' or even if you're really not into the whole celebrating the holidays thing, there is one special holiday in December that will...
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How to Create an Isometric Christmas Present in Adobe Illustrator

The most magical time of the year is coming! Let’s get ready for Christmas and New Year and learn to draw a stylised isometric Christmas present in Adobe Illustrator using its tools for creating isometric objects and patterns! This is a good opportunity to try out modeling a simple isometric object as this style is...
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How to Create Line Patterns in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingIn today’s tutorial, we’re going to take a quick look at the process of creating a set of vector line patterns in Adobe Illustrator, using nothing more than some basic shapes that we’re going to adjust here and there.Also, don't forget you can always expand your library by heading over to Envato...
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How to Make a Tropical Party Flyer Background in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you will have the opportunity to learn how to use the Gradient Mesh Tool to draw a party flyer template design. Then you'll see how to turn this template into a real flyer with Placeit!If you'd like to skip this tutorial and just use this flyer background in your...
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How to Create a Russian Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you will learn to create a Russian inspired vector text effect, beautifully decorated with traditional geometric designs and bright yellow and red colors. You'll use the Appearance panel in Adobe Illustrator to create and save a graphic style for the letters, and this will make it easier to recolor the...
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How to Create a Gzhel Pottery Russian Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

What You'll Be CreatingIn this tutorial, you will learn how to create and use an Art Brush in Adobe Illustrator to create a vector traditional Russian pottery design called Gzhel!Along the way, you will learn how to create a seamless pattern from any elements. Our Gzhel pottery flowers and decorations can be used in any...
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