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Create a Line Art with new release of WidthScribe2

Today you will learn how to create Line Art with the new Width Stump Tool, which became available in the current release of the WidthScribe2 plug-in. This powerful and flexible tool allows you to create variable width paths, transmitting the light and shadow of raster or vector objects. You would only need to select a preset, pick up the parameters and click on the button. A few minutes of experimentation and an awesome engraving is ready!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Effects, on 2014 Nov 14 Read More
Create texture shading in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a textured light and shadow using native functions of Adobe Illustrator. We will generate organic vector texture and apply it to objects. Knowledge gained today will help your retro-style illustrations look more natural. You can also apply the resulting grainy texture in typography and logo design.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Effects, on 2014 Oct 14 Read More
How to Create an Abstract Vector Portrait

Here I’ll show you how to achieve an abstract portrait of a girl by using Phantasm and VectorScribe. These not only help to create dynamic shapes but can also restore the dynamic status if it’s lost at any point in your workflow.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Effects, on 2014 May 07 Read More
Spiral Raster script
Today we introduce you the Spiral Raster script which converts raster images into vector spirals that look like variable width paths. This script works with the Paper.js. Yaroslav Tabachkovsky, the developer of Mesh Tormentor, improved the original script. Now we have an opportunity to choose one of three tracing methods and control parameters of the base grid. And the most important is that you can export the tracing result as vector files in the SVG format. In this article you’ll find the Spiral Raster script and the instruction for its use.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Effects, on 2014 Feb 10 Read More
How to allocate flat objects on a sphere surface in Adobe Illustrator
If you ever tried to allocate objects on a 3D sphere surface in Adobe Illustrator, then you probably know that it is almost impossible to do without some terrible artifacts. Today we will find an alternative way to solve this problem.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Effects, on 2013 Jul 26 Read More
How to Create Vector Grass Background in Adobe Illustrator
In this tutorial we will learn how to create a grass background using quite simple vector techniques using Art Brush, Gradient fills and Symbols. Have fun learning our new Adobe illustrator tutorial!
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Effects, on 2013 Apr 27 Read More
How to distribute different objects along the circle in Illustrator
In today's tutorial we will learn how to distribute various objects along the circle. This is a rather usual problem, let us recollect the face of a clock or the signs of zodiac. This technique was developed by my friend Igor Tchernitsyn.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Effects, on 2013 Apr 19 Read More
How to Create a Floral Seamless Pattern with Adobe Illustrator CS6 and WidthScribe

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a seamless pattern using Pattern Creation feature in Adobe Illustrator CS6, Width Gradient Tool and Width Selector Tool. With these tools, the creation of patterns has become much easier. Have you tried yet?

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Effects, on 2013 Mar 27 Read More
How to Make High Quality Vector Texture with Photoshop, Inkscape and Illustrator
In this tutorial we will learn how to create seamless vector leather texture. Photoshop and Inkscape, which can create high-quality textures with optimum number of colors and points, will help us in this work. Unfortunately, Adobe Illustrator is not well suited for this purpose. We will also consider the question of optimizing the final vector texture in Adobe Illustrator.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Effects, on 2013 Mar 18 Read More
How to Create Vector Hatching and Embossed Pattern in Adobe Illustrator
In this tutorial we will consider couple of ways of creating some hatching in Illustrator which include hatch cutting along the given path. Then we will apply this knowledge to create embossed pattern which consists only of paths.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Effects, on 2013 Feb 21 Read More
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