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How to Create Lighting Effects Using the Color Dodge Blending Mode in Adobe Illustrator
With the help of the Color Dodge Blending Mode you can get very bright and sharp images, this is what this mode is intended for. I wrote a few Adobe Illustrator Tutorial tutorials on this topic, but I keep being asked one and the same question: why cannot I get the same brightness and contrast as you do? Today I will answer this question, we will take a look at several examples of creating these effects.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2011 Aug 11 Read More
How to Create Interesting Text Effects in Adobe Illustrator

Phantasm CS is a plugin for Adobe Illustrator providing color adjustment, embedded image handling and essential pre-press tools. With the help of Phantasm CS, you can also create fully managed Halftone effect. Exactly this property of the plugin will be discussed in this Adobe Illustrator Tutorial.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2011 Aug 05 Read More
How to Create a Business Card in Adobe Illustrator
In this Adobe Illustrator Tutorial we will learn how to create a vector business card using the properties of the Blending Mode from the Transparency palette and simple gradients. The tutorial is designed for those who make their first steps in learning Adobe Illustrator.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Small Tutorials, on 2011 Jul 28 Read More
Illustrator Tutorial: How to Create Vector Speech Bubbles in Doodle Style
Doodle style is very popular now. Today we are going to master the technique of creating speech bubbles in such a style, using Adobe Illustrator, effects, Appearance palette and Graphic Style palette. Having studied this Adobe Illustrator Tutorial, you can create quite complex images conveying light and shadow.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2011 Jun 28 Read More
Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: How to Create a Live Seamless Pattern in Easy Way
In this Adobe Illustrator Tutorial we will look at an original way of creating a seamless pattern, developed by my friend and namesake Iaroslav aka Yemz. I think this versatile way will help you to achieve the desired result within minutes. I do not know how about you, but my brain always start boiling when it comes to creating of a seamless pattern. I know many techniques of its creation but this was the only one that made me breathe a sigh of relief. Take a note!
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2011 Jun 14 Read More
How to Create a Vivid Vector Mosaic in Adobe Illustrator
In this Adobe Illustrator Tutorial we will learn how to create vector mosaic in a few minutes. This Adobe Illustrator Tutorial is designated for beginners who are taking the first steps in mastering Adobe Illustrator. Such artworks are easy to create, however, they are in good demand at the stocks, such as Shutterstock and iStockphoto.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2011 Jun 13 Read More
Illustrator Tutorial: Properties of the Eraser Tool
Today I’m starting with a series of illustrator tutorials about the description of the Illustrator tools. To gain a better understanding of the tutorial, I include written and video part for this series. I'm planning to describe not the tools only, but techniques as well, both simple and complex ones, those that you are interested in and/or are hard to understand. So the content of this section depends on your wishes. Why did I begin with the Eraser Tool? It puzzles some of my students - why does not it want to erase. Let us figure this out, and where this tool is used and applied.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2011 May 21 Read More
Illustrator Tutorial: New Properties of the Art Brush in Illustrator CS5

In this Illustrator Brush Tutorial we will learn about the new features of the Art Brush and learn how to set up it. Due to advanced features you'll have to experiment less with the illustrator art brush shape in order to achieve the desired result. In addition, you will be able to use the art brush to solve such issues, where its use was previously impossible. Let's begin!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2011 May 11 Read More
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