February 4, 2013
New to Illustrator? Need to understand when to use Illustrator instead of Photoshop or InDesign? Or maybe you’re just getting started with Illustrator and you need to know the basics of setting up your documents and getting elements on the page — and how to do these fundamentals the right way.
Then you need to join Terry White, Adobe worldwide design evangelist, and tap into Terry’s deep knowledge of Adobe professional design products in his podcast on How to Get Started with Adobe Illustrator CS6 – 10 Things Beginners Want To Know How To Do.
April 19, 2012
In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how I created a Day of the Dead inspired portrait with Adobe Illustrator CS5. Along the way I’ll be using a variety of different sources to obtain color palettes, using a selection of brushes and many other quick tips you can use in future projects.
I’m going to be using a stock image as a base which is from the talented Claire Jones, a stock artist I’ve used a lot in my previous illustrations and a pleasure to collaborate with for today’s tutorial.
Without further ado, let’s get on with creating our vector portrait!
April 9, 2012
In today’s tutorial I’m going to show you how I created a manipulative cat illustration using Adobe® Illustrator® CS5.
If you’ve lived with cats before, you’ll know they are masters of manipulation and can turn a little scratch into a major incident! I know this from recent experience with my own cat, who felt sorry for herself for two weeks while healing from a “broken nail,” which is very common with cats. Don’t worry; she’s completely fine and fully recovered!
In this tutorial I’ll show you some interesting things with Art Brushes, as well as exploring Color Guides, sketching in Illustrator, and how I render fur in vector. So let’s jump straight into it!
December 31, 2011
Hello fellow vector fanatics, my name is Sharon Milne and I sometimes go under the moniker ChewedKandi. I’ve been interested in digital art for over a decade now but it wasn’t until five years ago that I got into vector art. Since then it’s been an addictive and scalable journey with Adobe® Illustrator®.
It’s an absolute pleasure to be able to share with you my process of putting together this Zodiac/Leo the Lion themed vector portrait which I created using Adobe Illustrator CS5.
This tutorial is full of helpful hints on using a variety of tools in Illustrator CS5 as well as some of the thought processes behind elements of the portrait. If you’ve any questions, please leave them in the comments and I’ll be sure to help any way I can. So let’s get on with it, shall we?