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How to Deform Objects Using Envelope Distort with Warp in Illustrator


In today’s tutorial we’ll talk about all the methods of deformation of objects with the help of the Envelope Distort feature. Hopefully, this tutorial will broaden your options and will save you plenty of time in the future. Final Image Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS3 – CS5 Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes Difficulty: Beginner Envelope Distort with Warp To …

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Create a Feisty Female Vampire and Her Pet in Adobe Illustrator

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In this tutorial I’m going to show you the inspiring process of drawing a Vampiress and her Voodoo-pet in a vintage portrait illustration with grungy elements in Adobe Illustrator. We will move step-by-step from sketch to the final vector colored image using custom brushes, gradients and the Pen Tool. Ready? Let’s get started! 1. Turn Your Sketch into Vector Outline …

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Using the Blend Tool to Create a Halftone Effect Portrait in Adobe Illustrator


The Blend Tool has been part of Adobe Illustrator for a long time and it’s very simple to work with. The tool creates objects that fill the space between two key objects. Let’s say we have a square as object A and a circle as object B; the Blend Tool will create intermediate figure shapes between these two objects. You …

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Create Detailed Tulips With Gradient Mesh, Without the Mesh Tool in Illustrator


We’re celebrating spring in this tutorial! Here you will learn how to draw beautiful tulips in a vase. We’ll start with a 3D base and then go on to create tulips with Gradient Meshes without the Mesh Tool, all in Adobe Illustrator. So let’s take a closer look. 1. Open a New Document First, open a new document (File > …

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Daft Punk Poster in Illustrator


aft 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 …

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Create a Detailed Coffee Beans Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator


  In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed coffee beans text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to create a scatter brush and a simple art brush. Using these brushes along with some basic tools, effects and blending techniques plus the Round Any Corner script you will learn how to create …

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How to Create a Conceptual Portrait Using the Scribble Effect in Adobe Illustrator


In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a vector illustration with a sketchy style in Adobe Illustrator. A few techniques will be discussed to achieve the results, including Gradient, Roughen and Scribble. So let’s begin… 1. Place the Sketch in Adobe Illustrator I am using a scanned sketch as the starting point. This sketch is inspired by …

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How to Create a Detailed Honey Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator


In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed honey text effect in Adobe Illustrator. You will learn how to create a subtle honeycomb background using basic tools, effects and blending techniques. You will learn how to create some simple brushes and how to add shading and highlights using basic blending and masking techniques. Finally, using basic …

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Colorful Futuristic Text Effect


Tutorial Assets 1- Code font. 2- Texture 235 by Sirius-sdz. 3- Northern Lights by estelmiire. 4- Lined Paper pattern. 5- Subtle Zebra 3D pattern. 6- gradient-shapes for Photoshop by ilnanny 7- Sparklies Photoshop Brushes pack by redheadstock. Loading the Contours You might need to load the Contours used in some of the Layer Styles below. To do so, go to Edit -> Preset …

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