Yuka Uemura, a graphic designer from Queensland, Australia shared a vector portrait she created of Kaky, a Kelpie cross Border Collie puppy.
The Illustrator social team posted it on the Illustrator Facebook channel, and the audience loved it just as much as we did.
Yuka was kind enough to take the time and effort to develop a tutorial of the techniques she used to create this beautiful, highly detailed vector portrait of Kaky. And we are super excited to share it with you.
The images here provide a glimpse into Javier’s design process, going from sketch to finished artwork, but the Grain Edit interview gives you a deeper look into his workflow as well as his passions for design and more. Check it out!
Illustrator’s Pencil tool is ideal for sketching out freeform designs, and to give a hand-drawn look to existing shapes and paths. For Illustrator CC, new technology under the hood delivers better curves, you also have new options for creating both curved and straight lines, and more.
Welcome to this month’s catch up showcase of our favorite Adobe Illustrator tutorials available on Tuts+. We publish tutorials on techniques and effects to make awesome vector graphics in Illustrator. My name is Sharon Milne, the Vector and Drawing Editor on Tuts+ and it is my pleasure to share with the Illustrator community five of our most interesting and popular tutorials published during January 2014.
Have you ever wanted just the tools you need for a specific task right at hand in Illustrator?
The new Custom Tools panel feature in Illustrator CC lets you do just that, whether it’s tools for drawing and editing paths, working with type, or just having your everyday tools a convenient click away: no digging into hidden tools required.
You can add, delete and rearrange the tools in your custom panel with simple drag and drop actions, and they can be saved with workspaces, too.
“Concert Undersea,” by Shadow Chen http://www.behance.net/saltyshadow
Check out this short video by Rufus Deuchler to see Custom Tools panels in action: