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Create a Chubby Kid Character: Part I

Posted by Andrei Marius On December - 8 - 2010 7 Comments

Hi there. In this week’s tutorial I will show you how to create a chubby kid covered with some snow. It’s a pretty large tutorial so I decided to divide it in two separate parts. In the first one you will use basic tools and effects to create the head, the body, the arms and some smaller components. Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Number of Steps: 26

Create a Semi-Realistic Thermometer Illustration

Posted by Andrei Marius On December - 2 - 2010 17 Comments

Hi there. In this new tutorial I’ll show you how to create a semi-realistic thermometer illustration. It might seem to be a complicated tutorial but if you’re familiar with the basic tools and effect you won’t face any problem. Give it a try and let me know if I was right. Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Number of Steps: 23

Create the QuickTime Logo

Posted by Andrei Marius On November - 25 - 2010 26 Comments

Hi there. A few months ago I received a message from Pete asking me if I can make a tutorial on how to create the QuickTime logo. After several tries here’s what came out. It’s not a very complicated tutorial but you might learn some cool stuff. Feel free to make any tutorial request. Hopefully, I’ll be able to help you. Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour Number of Steps: 18

Create a Traffic Light Illustration

Posted by Andrei Marius On November - 18 - 2010 12 Comments

Hi there. In the following tutorial I will show you how to create a detailed traffic light illustration. It covers some interesting techniques and effects. Give it a try and you might learn some new stuff about working with opacity masks, blends, Photoshop effects, multiple fills/strokes. Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Number of Steps: 22

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

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