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Create a Green Viscous Text Effect

Posted by Andrei Marius On January - 5 - 2011 0 Comment

Hi there. Here is my new tutorial on Vectortuts. In the following steps you will expand an existing font, use illustrator’s 3D tools to add dimension, and then add a green viscous text effect. If you want to add a fun, vector text effect to your portfolio, then get started now. Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour Number of Steps: 24

Create a Gift Box Illustration

Posted by Andrei Marius On December - 23 - 2010 11 Comments

Hi there. In the next tutorial you will learn how to create a gift box illustration. I will show you how to use the rectangle tool and the star tool to create a pattern and a symbol. For the box and the bow shapes you will use the 3D Extrude&Bevel effect, the Map Art option plus some Warp effects and Pathfinder options. Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 3 hours Number of Steps: 40

Create Shiny, 3D Buttons

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

Hi there. Check out my new tutorial on Vectortuts and you will learn to create shiny, 3D buttons. We’ll cover a complete workflow and every step to take to create this high quality design element. These techniques can be used to create other graphics as well. Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour Number of Steps: 23

Create a Colorful Christmas Ball

Posted by Andrei Marius On December - 16 - 2010 5 Comments

Hi there. In the following tutorial I will show you how to create a colorful, striped Christmas ball using the 3D Revolve effect. I will also show you how to create a symbol using a white rectangle and the Transform effect. Finally you will add some linear/radial gradients, simple strokes and basic effects. Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 45 minutes Number of Steps: 14

Create a Simple Sticker Text Effect

Posted by Andrei Marius On December - 15 - 2010 0 Comment

Hi there. Here’s my new quick tip published on Vectortuts. In the following tutorial you will learn how to use text and the Round Any Corner script to create a simple sticker effect. This effect can be applied to a variety of graphics, including shapes and symbols. Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes Number of Steps: 11

Create a Type Tool Mascot

Posted by Andrei Marius On December - 13 - 2010 0 Comment

Hi there. Check out my second premium tutorial on Vector Diary and I will show you how to create a mascot for the type tool. This is a fun tutorial to draw typography characters from scratch in Illustrator. You will also learn how to create camouflage prints using Transform effect. Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 3 hours Number of Steps: 35

Create a Chubby Kid Character: Part II

Posted by Andrei Marius On December - 10 - 2010 4 Comments

Hi again. Now that you completed part one you can proceed to the second one. This one it’s a bit more complex. You will start with the face and the hair then you will continue with the legs and the boots. Finally, using simple ellipses, roughen effect and pathfinder options you will create some snow. Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced Estimated Completion Time: 2 hours Number of Steps: 23

Create a Penknife Illustration

Posted by Andrei Marius On December - 8 - 2010 1 Comment

Hi there. Check out my new tutorial on Vectortuts and you will learn to create a penknife illustration. We’ll create simple shapes with Illustrator’s basic tools. We’ll place some shadows and highlights at key locations, and then use effects to soften them. Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Number of Steps: 24

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

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