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Create a Colorful, 3D Text Effect

Posted by Andrei Marius On March - 29 - 2011 0 Comment

Hi there. Take a look my new tutorial published on Vectortuts and you can learn how to create a colorful three-dimensional text effect. We’ll use several Illustrator effects, built in patterns, a modern font, some nice art brushes, linear/radial gradients and more to bring this effect to fruition. Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour Number of Steps: 24

Create a Band-Aid Icon

Posted by Andrei Marius On March - 24 - 2011 11 Comments

Hi there. Here is another simple tutorial on how to create a band-aid icon. You start with a simple rectangle and some warp effects. After you expand this shape you will use a linear gradient, a nice pattern and a strokes. Finally, using basic tools and some simple effects you will create the smaller components. Difficulty: Beginner Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour Number of Steps: 14

Create a Nice Award Medal Icon

Posted by Andrei Marius On March - 21 - 2011 0 Comment

Hi there. Have a look at my new quick tip published on Vectortuts. In the following tutorial you will learn to create an icon of an award medal. You will use various shapes and pathfinder techniques to make this great looking icon. The illustration it’s a great lesson for beginners. Difficulty: Beginner Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes Number of Steps: 11

Create a Glowing Fluorescent Text Effect

Posted by Andrei Marius On March - 17 - 2011 16 Comments

Hi there. In the following tutorial you can learn to create a fluorescent text effect. After we add the text we expand it and add multiple strokes with different blending modes and opacity percentages. Using the Offset path along with various tools and effects we will create the rest of the shapes. Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 45 minutes Number of Steps: 16

Create a Suitcase Icon

Posted by Andrei Marius On March - 15 - 2011 0 Comment

Hi there. Check out my new tutorial published Vectortuts and you can learn to create an old suitcase icon. We’ll use a variety of tools and techniques to create it. Learn how to create an icon suitable for a travel oriented sites, or vacation brochures. Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Number of Steps: 27

Create a Simple Banner

Posted by Andrei Marius On March - 15 - 2011 0 Comment

Hi there. Here is my new quick tip published on Vectortuts. In the following tutorial you will learn how to use the Drop Shadow effect and the Warp options to create a simple banner. The design is perfect for web and print and can be customized with different fonts and colors. Difficulty: Beginner Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes Number of Steps: 11

Create a Simple Coin Stack Icon

Posted by Andrei Marius On March - 10 - 2011 8 Comments

Hi there. In the following tutorial I will show how to create a very simple coin stack icon. First, you will need a simple circle and some 3D Extrude&Bevel effect to create the starting coin. Next, you will use multiple fills and strokes to improve the look of this first coin and Transform effect to multiply it. Difficulty: Beginner Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour Number of Steps: 8

Create a Grungy Launch Button

Posted by Andrei Marius On February - 17 - 2011 1 Comment

Hi there. Here is a new quick tip published on Vectortuts. In the following tutorial you will learn to create a grungy launch button. You will learn how to make a 3D style button and an industrial looking background with a few simple techniques some vector texture. Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 45 minutes Number of Steps: 19

Create a Nice Search Form

Posted by Andrei Marius On February - 17 - 2011 10 Comments

Hi there. In the following steps you can learn to create a nice search form. It is a pretty simple tutorial that will introduce you to the basic tools and effects. For a nice 3D effect we will use some drop shadow effects while for the glowing effect we will use some inner glow and outer glow effects. Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 45 minutes Number of Steps: 16

Create a Safe Icon

Posted by Andrei Marius On February - 10 - 2011 0 Comment

Hi there. Take a look at my new tutorial published Vectortuts and you can learn to create a safe icon. We’ll use a variety of tools and techniques to create it. Learn how to make a place to stash your vector gold. It’s all about the details you put into this design to give it a bit of shine. Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour Number of Steps: 28

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