Posts tagged "gradients"

March 19, 2014

How to create an animal portrait from a reference photo using Adobe Illustrator

Yuka Uemura, a graphic designer from Queensland, Australia shared a vector portrait she created of Kaky, a Kelpie cross Border Collie puppy.

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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.

You can download the tutorial as a PDF. And if you want to follow along exactly, you can also download Yuka’s original reference photo. But we’re sure you’ve a favorite pet that’s just waiting to be immortalized in its own beautiful portrait, too. Enjoy!

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February 18, 2014

Top 5 Adobe Illustrator Tutorials on Tuts+ in January 2014

Vector on Tuts+

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.

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September 23, 2013

Top 5 Illustrator Tutorials on Vectortuts+ in August 2013

Vectortuts

Welcome to this months showcase of our favorite Adobe Illustrator tutorials available on Vectortuts+. Vectortuts+, part of the Tuts+ network, publishes tutorials, articles and more on all things vector! We publish tutorials on techniques and effects to make awesome vector graphics in Illustrator. My name is Sharon Milne, the Editor of Vectortuts+,  and it is my pleasure to share with the Illustrator community five of our most interesting and popular tutorials published during August 2013.

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April 19, 2012

Creating a Day of the Dead Inspired Portrait

Introduction

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.

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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!

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June 13, 2011

Adobe Illustrator Ask a CS Pro recordings

The Illustrator team and our friends have been the delivering some great Illustrator sessions as part of the Adobe Ask a CS Pro e-seminar series that takes place each Friday at 12 noon, Pacific Time.

For those of you who were unable to attend the sessions live, here are links to the session recordings. To attend upcoming sessions, please follow us on Facebook or Twitter to be notified of the next e-seminar on Illustrator.

 

The Illustrator Appearance Panel
with Rufus Deuchler, Senior Worldwide Design Evangelist at Adobe Systems
Learn about what Rufus defines the “coolest feature” in Adobe Illustrator: the Appearance panel. The Appearance panel gives you full control over the appearance of paths, objects, texts, and  much more, and lets you easily repurpose appearances you create by saving Graphic Styles.

 

 

Gradients and Gradient Mesh in Illustrator
with Russell Viers, Adobe Certified Instructor
Ah, the humble gradient…so often designers overlook it or misuse it because they don’t understand its design value or don’t know how to use it properly. In this session, learn techniques to give your art depth, dimension and pizzazz. Once you master these skills, you’ll have access to new ways to infuse excitement into your designs and art creation!

 

 

Adobe Illustrator’s Wide World of Color
with Brenda Sutherland, Illustrator Product Manager
Learn how to quickly and easily swap colors in any type of vector art, including gradients and patterns. Also discover how easy and fun it is to create new color combinations and experiment with different color harmonies. Brenda covers ways to save, organize and access your colors through libraries, share color groups with Adobe Kuler, and other amazing ways of working with color in Illustrator.

 

Illustrator's Live Trace

 

Adobe Illustrator’s Live Trace
with Mordy Golding, Adobe Certified Expert
Vector artwork can be easily edited and resized, but actually drawing vector artwork to begin with isn’t nearly as easy. In this session, Mordy Golding shows you how to get predictable results with the Live Trace function to convert pixel-based images into vector artwork.

 

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