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How to Create a CD Cover Design in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial, we’ll use the most advanced technology in the world of vector graphics. The methods described here will allow you to work faster and more efficiently. I bet in this tutorial you will discover information which you have not heard of before!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2012 May 02 Read More
Creating Watercolour Effect in CorelDraw

In this CorelDraw tutorial I will tell you how to create a watercolor effect in CorelDraw X5.

posted by: Anastasiia Kucherenko, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2012 Apr 30 Read More
Creating Stippling Vector Artwork in Adobe Illustrator

Stippling is the creation of a pattern simulating varying shades of tone by using small dots. Such a pattern may occur in nature and these effects are frequently emulated by artists. These illustrations may contain many thousands of points, and creating them manually is a very time-consuming process. In addition, you will need special skills. For example, the illustration that you see in the preview for this tutorial contains more than 75,000 points. Today I’ll tell you how to create illustrations in the stippling style automatically. Let’s begin!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2012 Apr 13 Read More
How to Create a Vector Artwork in the Style of Pencil Drawing in Illustrator

In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial I’ll show you how to create sketch-like vector brushes for reproducing a pencil sketch in vector artwork. Then we will apply one of the created brushes in practice and get to know all the stages of creating this artwork. In this tutorial I used the Phantasm CS and DrawScribe plugins so you’ll learn about some tools of these plugins and apply them to solve practical problems.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2012 Apr 05 Read More
Create a Fairy Castle DrawScribe Plugin - Part2

In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial, we will continue learning about the DrawScribe plugin, which is developed by Astute Graphics, allowing for more convenient work in Adobe Illustrator. Today we will talk about the features of the Dynamic Sketch Tool, which is a fully-featured drawing tool and combines the functions of the Pencil Tool and the Paintbrush Tool, while possessing dynamic properties and other advantages at the same time. The properties of this tool and applying it in practice will be discussed in this part of the tutorial, as we complete our castle illustration.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2012 Mar 21 Read More
Create a Fairy Castle DrawScribe Plugin – Part 1

In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial we will meet a new friend, the DrawScribe plugin, which is developed by Astute Graphics for a more convenient creative workflow in Adobe Illustrator. It consists of two tools; the InkScribe Tool and the Dynamic Sketch Tool. I’ll tell you about the features of these tools in the process of creating an illustration of a castle. The tutorial consists of two parts, each one is related to the work of one tool. This first part deals with the InkScribe Tool. This tool is designed to create vector paths consisting of Bezier curves and straight segments, and not only combines the features of drawing and editing tools, but also contains a number of features that you’ll learn about after the jump.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2012 Mar 20 Read More
Create a Mosaic Portrait Using Scriptographer Plug-in in Illustrator
In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial we will learn how to create a vector mosaic from a raster image using a Scriptographer plug-in, which allow us to widen the standard functions of Adobe Illustrator. To create a vector portrait we will use the scripts developed by Russian designer Vladimir Seregin.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Effects, on 2012 Feb 28 Read More
How to Illustrate Crocus Flowers in Adobe Illustrator

This work is a common project created together with Iaroslav Lazunov and Alexander Egupov. Do you love flowers? We think that nobody says: "No” in answer to this question. All of us like the tenderness and elegant beauty of a flowers’ leaves and buds. We love Roses and Daffodils, Daisies and Snowdrops, Water Lilies and Lilies of the Valley, and of course, Crocuses, which spring after the snowy and frosty winter. Learn how to create Crocuses in Illustrator.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2012 Feb 21 Read More
Creating a Photorealistic Vector Illustration in CorelDraw

Today our guest is Aleksey Oglushevich from Russia who was a Grand Prize winner of CorelDRAW International Design Contest in 2009. This Corel Draw tutorial is going to describe the bland technique of creating photorealistic vector graphics. I think this technique is suitable for use in Adobe Illustrator.

posted by: Alexey Oglushevich, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2012 Feb 20 Read More
How to Illustrate a Handgun in Adobe Illustrator

Do you want to illustrate a handgun? If yes then let’s get started!

posted by: Alexander Egupov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2012 Feb 01 Read More
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