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Create a Shiny Shield Icon

Posted by Andrei Marius On November - 4 - 2010 5 Comments

Hi there. In this week’s tutorial I will walk you through creating your own shield icon. You’ll be using the Rectangle Tool, the Ellipse Tool, the Direct Selection Tool and the Convert Anchor Point Tool along with some Pathfinder, Offset Path and other simple effects. I will also show you how to work with scripts. Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour Number of Steps: 18

Create the Opel Logo

Posted by Andrei Marius On October - 28 - 2010 11 Comments

Hi there. Here’s my new tutorial on how to create the Opel logo. In the following steps we’ll be using some classic tools, such as the Rectangle Tool, the Ellipse Tool or the Direct Selection Tool, along with some quite simple effects, such as the Drop Shadow, Offset Path, Reflect&Move and Zig Zag. Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour Number of Steps: 18

Create a Simple Trunk Icon

Posted by Andrei Marius On October - 22 - 2010 1 Comment

Hi there. Check out my first tutorial published on Vectips and you can learn to create a simple trunk icon. This detailed tutorial uses some Extrude & Bevel 3d effects, gradients, offsets, and other techniques that can be easily applied to other icons and illustrations. Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Number of Steps: 37

Create a Clean Envelope Icon

Posted by Andrei Marius On October - 21 - 2010 12 Comments

Hi there. In the following tutorial I will show you how to create a clean envelope icon. Give it a try and you might learn some new stuff about working with grid and the transform effect. You will also need some linear gradients, strokes, Opacity Mask, Pathfinder options plus some simple effects and techniques. Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour Number of Steps: 26

Create a Glassy Text Effect

Posted by Andrei Marius On October - 15 - 2010 1 Comment

Hi there. Here is my new tutorial published on WeGraphics. I’ll show you how to create a glassy text effect. We’ll learn some simple techniques to enhance our types giving them gloss and shine. There are a lot of design works that need a good text effect. This could be one of them. Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour Number of Steps: 19

Create a Glossy, Smooth Text Effect

Posted by Andrei Marius On October - 7 - 2010 11 Comments

Hi there. In this week’s tutorial I’ll show you how to create a glossy, smooth text effect using multiple fills and strokes with different blending modes and varied opacity percentage. For some discrete details, the Star Tool, the Pathfinder options and some other basic effects will come in handy. Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 45 minutes Number of Steps: 16

Create the Chevrolet Logo

Posted by Andrei Marius On September - 30 - 2010 24 Comments

Hi there. In the following tutorial I will show you how to create the Chevrolet logo. You might encounter some problems in creating the overall shapes but the Grid and the Snap to Grid will help you get over it. Then, using multiple linear gradients and some basic effect you will reach the final result. Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced Estimated Completion Time: 2 hours Number of Steps: 27

Create a Rubik’s Cube Illustration

Posted by Andrei Marius On September - 29 - 2010 0 Comment

Hi there. Try out this new tutorial which I published on WeGraphics. I will show you how to create a clean rubik’s cube illustration. The tutorial aimes to provide useful tips, tricks and advices in creating nice illustrations using the 3D Extrude and Bevel Tool. Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes Number of Steps: 19

Create a Simple Trash Can Icon

Posted by Andrei Marius On September - 23 - 2010 8 Comments

Hi there. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to create a simple trash can icon. You’ll start with some simple rectangles, then using the 3D Extrude&Bevel and 3D Revolve Tools you’ll get the basic shapes. Finally, using multiple gradients and some warp effects you’ll get the final icon. Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes Number of Steps: 21

Create an Airport Time Table Text Effect

Posted by Andrei Marius On September - 22 - 2010 1 Comment

Hi there. Take a look at my new tutorial on Vectortuts. In the following Quick Tip tutorial you will learn how to use various shapes and gradient effects to create an airport timetable text effect that’s perfect for websites, poster designs or even logos. Difficulty: Inetrmediate Estimated Completion Time: 45 minutes Number of Steps: 12

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