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How to Create a Gift Card and Prepare Artwork for Printing in Illustrator

This Adobe Illustrator tutorial covers the issues concerning the creation and pre-press workflow of a vector file. When creating an artwork that you are going to print, you should take into consideration the design’s technical factors. Phantasm CS allows you to quickly analyse and prepare the created artwork for printing. Let’s get started!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2012 Jan 30 Read More
How to Create a Greeting Card for Valentine’s Day in Illustrator

On Valentine’s Day, a holiday of people who are in love, everyone gives greeting cards to each other. This day is a good opportunity to show your feelings with an unusual gift. I’ll tell you how to create a vector-card for this holiday of love.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2012 Jan 26 Read More
Create a Picture Gallery in Adobe Illustrator
We have used 3D rendering, Blends, Opacity masks, making this three-dimensional stage with vanishing points. Learn every step in how to create this picture gallery work.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, Alexander Egupov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2012 Jan 16 Read More
How to Create an Isometric Shopping Basket in Illustrator

In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial we will learn how to create a Shopping Basket with the help of 3D modeling. I’ll share with you some secrets of working with such objects, and I will teach how to find shades for basic color quickly. For recoloring the objects we will be using Phantasm CS which makes this process much easier and faster.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2012 Jan 12 Read More
How to Illustrate a Lighthouse in Adobe Illustrator

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

posted by: Alexander Egupov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2012 Jan 11 Read More
How to Create a Cute Snail in Adobe Illustrator
In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial we will learn how to draw a snail using tools such as the Pen Tool (P), Selection Tool (V), Direct Selection Tool (A), Ellipse Tool, and Gradient Tool (G). Some shapes will be created with the help of the Pathfinder panel. This artwork was created by my student Artur Chochaev.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2012 Jan 10 Read More
How to Create Snowflakes and Colorful Christmas Balls in Adobe Illustrator

To create snowflakes, we will be using Dynamic Shapes (part of the VectorScribe plugin) and Transform Effects. Using the technique described here, you can create different shapes of snowflakes in a few minutes. This is such a fascinating process that I really enjoyed sharing it with you. In the second part of the tutorial we will learn how to create colorful Christmas balls. Their color can be changed in a few seconds. Learn more at the jump.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2011 Dec 12 Read More
Create a Cute Robot in Adobe Illustrator
This Adobe Illustrator tutorial is made by Iaroslav Lazunov and a professional and in-demand designer Sant Valentin. Here he shares the secrets of his skills with us. This tutorial contains unusual technique for creating Opacity Masks and plenty of effective techniques that allow us to achieve stunning results
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov and Sant Valentin, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2011 Dec 09 Read More
Three Ways of Creating a Vector Spruce Twig in Illustrator

Spruce twigs can be created quite easily in vector, which will be demonstrated by following the techniques described in this tutorial. To create a twig, we will be using transformation effects, Appearance panel, and Dynamic Shapes which are created with the help of the VectorScribe plugin. The dynamic shapes will help us quickly create a twig and easily manage its view.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2011 Dec 07 Read More
How to Create a Steaming Kettle in Adobe Illustrator

In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial we will learn how to create a boiling kettle using 3D modeling. When processing the objects created this way, we can benefit from the VectorScribe plugin. Smart Remove Points, closing of the open paths, rapid removal of overlapping points, are just some of the VectorScribe tools that will be used in this tutorial. I can tell you as a designer, while working with 3D objects, VectorScribe is irreplaceable.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2011 Nov 29 Read More
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