Browsing articles tagged with " creating vector"
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
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 […]

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 […]

Apr
29
2010

Creating Vector Cartoon Character

One of the most popular articles here on Blog.SpoonGraphics is how to create a vector cartoon character from a hand drawn sketch, an Adobe Illustrator tutorial covering the process of creating Captain Blackspoon. Using similar techniques, follow this tutorial to create your own vector character; Freddy the Fish. View larger version As with Captain Blackspoon, the process starts with a hand drawn doodle which is scanned into the computer. Open up Adobe Illustrator and place […]

Apr
8
2010

How to Create a Cute Tiger with Illustrator

The tiger is one of the coolest animals in the earth. It’s a very powerful, dangerous, yet fascinating animal. In this tutorial, we will be drawing the tiger, but we will be doing it a little bit different. Instead of portraying the tiger as a savage and mean creature, I will teach you how to draw a cute little tiger that you will be able to use in your projects, as a desktop wallpaper, etc. […]

Mar
6
2010

Creating a 3D Text Photo Manipulation

In this intermediate-level graphic design tutorial, you’ll learn how to realistically superimpose a beautiful three-dimensional text object onto a living room scene with the help of Illustrator and Photoshop. Final result Below, you’ll see the preview of the photo manipulation scene that we’ll be creating together – you can click on it to see the full-scale version. Let’s get this thing rolling, shall we? Opening the stock photo in Illustrator 1 We are going to […]

Feb
24
2010

Creating an Olympic Gold Medal In Adobe Illustrator CS4

Today we will be making a 2010 Olympic Gold Medal similar in style to those used in the current Vancouver Winter Games. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create an interesting warped metal effect using the Gradient Mesh Tool. You’ll also learn some interesting ways to create and use masks while we construct this gold medal. Author: Joshua Bader Joshua Bader is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Media Arts program with over a decade’s […]

Feb
24
2010

Making Portrait Vector Anime Photoshop and Illustrator

This Quick Tip tutorial will guide you through the process of making a vector portrait rapidly. A picture will be used as a guide for black and gray paths. We’ll review some shortcuts that will allow you to achieve good quality results with few steps and minimum fuss. Author: Getulino Pacheco Getulino is a brazilian illustrator and designer. He uses all his know-how to use computer as an artistic medium and is considered a pioneer […]

Feb
23
2010

Creatinge a Stylish Media Player in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we’re going to teach you how to replicate Apple’s iPod Nano. Not only will we recreate it’s signature body form, but also the headphones and put them in a unique setting that makes it pop. This an easy to follow step-by-step tutorial, and altering the final appearance should be a piece of cake. Changing the appearance is only a metter of picking a few different colors or adding your own textures as […]

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