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How to Create a Handmade Icon in Adobe Illustrator

Traditionally, to create a handmade icon graphic you would need paints and brushes. We will only need a graphic tablet, Illustrator and the DrawScribe plugin. For quick recoloring of a completed icon, we’ll also make use of the Phantasm CS plugin.This is the fourth and final instalment of the icon design mini series. Let’s get started to complete the learning process!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Icon Design, on 2012 Aug 20 Read More
How to Create Mini Icon in Adobe Illustrator

Continuing the series on icon design, in this Illustrator tutorial we will learn about the basic principles of creating small icons. It turns out that Adobe Illustrator is suitable for creating pixel icons and it is not so difficult to make them. Let’s get started!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Icon Design, on 2012 Aug 17 Read More
How to Create Search Files Icon in Adobe Illustrator

In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial we will take a look at the process of creating a realistic icon, which encompasses a variety of techniques such as 3D modeling, gradient fills and color work, different ways of creating shadows and highlights. Within this page, I’ll describe the basic principles of creating realistic vector objects, which will be useful to know for both novice and advanced users. The plugins developed by Astute Graphics were used in the process of creating an icon. They significantly speed up your work, making the process more comfortable.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Icon Design, on 2012 Aug 16 Read More
Creation of a Realistic 3D Calculator in Illustrator

It is well known that in any stock business one of the most popular topics is business, and this applies not only to photos and videos, but also to vector illustration. A business issue is not only negotiating people in business suites, but also different objects as office phones, calculators, charts and so on. On this basis, an idea of creating a realistic illustration of a calculator appeared; this illustration can be not only used as a possible replacement to raster image but also as an icon, i.e. with a strong reduction a calculator should remain a clear shape.

posted by: Sergii Korolko, in Illustrator Tutorials / Icon Design, on 2012 Aug 10 Read More
How to Create a 3D Gold Trophy Cup in Adobe Illustrator
In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial you’ll learn how to create a gold trophy cup icon using two stages of design: 3-D modeling, creating of elements of the icons and coloring with creating glare and shadows on the surface. Let’s get started!
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Icon Design, on 2012 Jul 18 Read More
How to Create Snooker App Icon in Adobe Illustrator

Rejoice! You no longer need to know complex geometric construction techniques to create a detailed and precise graphics. All you need is the SubScribe plugin which is free to all DrawScribe, VectorScribe and Phantasm CS v2 customers! It will make all the calculations for you. However, do not think that you will not have to work at all — this plugin has not learned how to click the mouse for you yet… which is why we help you with these tutorials. In this one, we’ll be creating an App style icon where snooker balls are precisely located inside the rack.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Icon Design, on 2012 May 14 Read More
Create a Radio App Icon Adobe Illustrator

This Adobe Illustrator tutorial shall provide the examples of the wood and fabric textures creation technique. Also we shall learn how to render the light play on the objects with the help of Opacity Mask, Bland Tool and Art Brushes. Studying this Adobe Illustrator tutorial step-by-step, you shall become the witnesses and get to know all the secrets of the professional design artworks creation.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Icon Design, on 2012 May 09 Read More
How to Create a Mail App Icon Using Adobe Illustrator

In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’ll tell you how to create icons for iOS-applications, we will also talk about the technical requirements that are applied to this kind of products. In the process we will be using unique techniques that will allow you to create light and shade and soft play of colors. Let’s begin!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Icon Design, on 2012 Mar 25 Read More
How to Create a Wallet Icon Using Adobe Illustrator

In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial we will learn how to create wallet icon using simple techniques and objects. To round the corners of multiple rectangles, we will be using the Dynamic Corners Tool, part of the VectorScribe plugin, which is much easier to use and accelerates our work. It is also very convenient to use Phantasm CS for processing of raster textures and creating of vector textures. This technique will be discussed in this tutorial. Besides creation of a purse, we will also draw the credit cards and the technique used to recolor these with the help of Phantasm CS.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Icon Design, on 2011 Dec 20 Read More
How to Create a 3D Chart Using the Perspective Grid Tool in Adobe Illustrator
The Perspective Grid Tool is not widely used by designers. It's a quite powerful tool, though not really a convenient one. Let’s learn how to use it on a simple example of the construction of 3D chart.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Icon Design, on 2011 Jul 25 Read More
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