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Create a Semi-Realistic Cutter Illustration

Posted by Andrei Marius On September - 16 - 2010 7 Comments

Hi there. Check out this super-detailed tutorial that I published on WeGraphics. We will use the photo of a cutter to draw the basic shapes, then we will play with multiple gradients, shape modes and other useful tools and effects to realize all the details of the illustration. Difficulty: Advanced Estimated Completion Time: 3 hours Number of Steps: 44

Create a Glossy 3D RSS Icon

Posted by Andrei Marius On September - 16 - 2010 8 Comments

Hi there. In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a glossy 3D RSS Icon. Using 3D Extrude, Bevel and Map Art options you will learn how to create the early shape. Even though we’re applying the RSS logo, you can use this effect with different logos. Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 45 minutes Number of Steps: 14

Create a Wooden Text Effect

Posted by Andrei Marius On September - 11 - 2010 0 Comment

Hi there. Here’s my newest tutorial on Vectortuts. You can learn how to create “wooden text”. Using the 3D Extrude and Bevel Tool combined with some clever gradients and layer effects you can make this great effect that’s perfect for text and symbols alike. Difficulty: Advanced Estimated Completion Time: 2 hours Number of Steps: 23

Create the Mercedes Logo

Posted by Andrei Marius On September - 9 - 2010 30 Comments

Hi there. In this new tutorial I will show you how to create the Mercedes logo. It’s a pretty simple tutorial. Using the Grid, the Ellipse Tool and the Star Tool you will create the basic shapes. Later, with some linear/radial gradients, strokes, gaussian/radial blur and Drop Shadow you will get the final logo. Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time:1 hour Number of Steps: 14

Create the Face of a Singing Pig

Posted by Andrei Marius On September - 2 - 2010 8 Comments

Hi there. In the next tutorial you can learn to create a funny singing pig. I will also show you how to create a simple bow tie and some musical notes. This is a pretty large tutorial that covers a lot of techniques and effects. Give it a try and let me know what you think. Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Number of Steps: 26

Create a Dynamic 3D Puzzle Effect

Posted by Andrei Marius On September - 2 - 2010 2 Comments

Hi there. Check out my new tutorial on Vectortuts. In the following post you will learn how to create a nice looking puzzle effect. Using 3D Extrude, Bevel and Map Art options you will learn how to hand craft the individual pieces of the puzzle and arrange it into a dynamic layout. Difficulty: Advanced Estimated Completion Time: 3 hours Number of Steps: 22

Create a Neat Price Tag

Posted by Andrei Marius On August - 26 - 2010 18 Comments

Hi there. In the following tutorial I will show you how to create a neat price tag. First, for the basic shape, the grid and the Snap to Grid will significantly ease your work. Then, for the rest of the illustration you’ll use the Pathfinder options, multiple gradients and strokes plus some basic effects and brushes. Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour Number of Steps: 17

Create a Silky Ribbon Text Effect

Posted by Andrei Marius On August - 20 - 2010 0 Comment

Hi there. Take a look at my new tutorial posted on Vectortuts. In the following tutorial you will use the Pen and Gradient tools to create a swirling ribbon text effect. Even though we’re applying the ribbon to text, you can use this this effect to make shapes and scrolls. Let’s get started! Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour 15 minutes Number of Steps: 14

Create the BMW Logo

Posted by Andrei Marius On August - 19 - 2010 18 Comments

Hi there. Next you can learn to create the BMW logo. It’s one of the simplest logo tutorials so far. You’ll start with some basic tools and simple shapes. Then, with the Pathfinder options and some Warp effect you’ll get the desired shapes. Finally, you’ll need several gradients, strokes and some simple effects. Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 45 minutes Number of Steps: 13

Create the WebBlend Icon

Posted by Andrei Marius On August - 18 - 2010 4 Comments

Hi there. Take a look at my new guest post. This time on WebBlend. It’s a pretty simple tutorial on how to create the WebBlend icon. I had some troubles with the twirl effect but in the end I think I did pretty well. A big thanks to Louis Gubitosi for choosing me for this project. I really liked it. Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 45 minutes Number of Steps: 19

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