Browsing articles in "Illustrator"
May
14
2015

Low-Poly Self Portrait Tutorial

Here I’ll show you step-by-step how to create a stylish low-poly portrait in Illustrator and Photoshop. The secret to creating works in this style is working from the best reference photos – and first off Breno reveals how to capture these (using himself as a model). He then reveals how to work these up in Photoshop, then create a vector version in Illustrator.You don’t need to be an expert in Illustrator or Photoshop to follow this tutorial, […]

Jul
25
2013

Creating Daft Punk Poster With Illustrator

Daft Punk is releasing their new album next month, titled Random Access Memories. While biking around in San Francisco I started seeing some posters and billboards on walls advertising the new album and was inspired by the amazing artwork. Of course I’ve always wanted to do something for Daft Punk so this post’s timing seems just about right. So in this post I will show you how to create a simple and minimalistic poster for […]

Nov
1
2010

Creating An Octopus Character Vector with Illustrator

Final Product What You’ll Be Creating A few times a each month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from throughout the history of Vectortuts+. This tutorial by Ryan Putnam of Vectips was first published in June 24th, 2008. This is one of the first tutorials we posted on the site and is a great way to get started with shape building in Illustrator to create cute, fun-lovin’ characters. If you haven’t done this […]

Oct
27
2010

How to Turn a Sketch into Vector Illustration

This tutorial aims to guide you from sketchbook to screen; a “Fat Cat” doodled with biro translated into a neat vector caricature. Intermediate knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is advised. Let’s take a look at how to create a cheeky cat illustration – from initial concept through to vector goodness. Final Image Preview Preamble Talk to any Illustrator and they’ll preach the significance of sketching. The media you use are irrelevant, you could be doodling on […]

Oct
19
2010

Creating a Vector Landscape with Illustrator

Handle color changes and variations with ease by following this intermediate level tutorial. This is a special tutorial sponsored by Astute Graphics that incorporates the use of their high-quality Phantasm CS range Illustrator Pugins. We’ll work with Phantasm’s color shifting tools: Hue/Saturation and and Shift to Color, while we learn to contrast shapes when composing natural, vector scenes! Final Image Preview Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS4 and Phantasm CS range (Designer, Studio or Publisher) […]

Oct
18
2010

100 Best Illustrator Tutorials of All Times (From Beginner to Professional)

Adobe Illustrator is the most powerful vector software on the planet, and whether you’re using it alone, or in a workflow with other tools such as a 3D program, Photoshop, InDesign, or something else, it can be a great asset to any designer’s arsenal. However, Illustrator is also one of the most daunting programs to learn how to use, with a vast array of tools and features at your fingertips.  Some high quality tutorials will […]

Jul
3
2010

Creating a Grimy Text Treatment with a Pen Tablet

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a grimy text treatment utilizing Illustrator’s Blog brush, Live Paint, and a pen tablet. You can easily apply these techniques to other illustrates, type treatments and logos. Final Image Below is the final type treatment we be working towards. Tutorial Details Program :

Jun
26
2010

Drawing A Beautiful Female Character

Office life is very boring, what keeps us alive in our offices? You’re right, those hot and strict secretaries. This simple tutorial shows you how to create a beautiful female character using Illustrator. Final Image Preview With Pen Tool(P) draw the outline of the face. Fill it with a gradient from #fdc173 to #faaa59 and give it 1pt black stroke. Now try to achieve the form of the eye as you see in the image […]

Jun
26
2010

Creating a Chocolate Covered Strawberry

why not create a chocolate covered strawberry illustration for them? You can easily apply this illustration to your own greeting card, t-shirt, or anything else you can think of. Moreover, you can apply this tutorial to other illustrations and logos. Final Image Below is the final image we will working towards. Tutorial Detail Program: Adobe Illustrator CS4 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Ellipse tool, Pencil tool, Pathfinder panel, Gradient panel, Custom Art Brush Estimated Completion Time: […]

Jun
26
2010

Drawing a Woman Face in Illustrator

With a simple and direct methods described in this tutorial, you can create a female portrait easily. This process will have you creating anatomically correct human faces in no time. Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS 3 Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 60 minutes Step 1 Let’s open a new document in Illustrator (File > New). Step 2 We start with the construction of the ideal female proportions of the head in full face. Create […]

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