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How to Create a Grass Background in Adobe Illustrator

Today you will learn how to create a grass background using the Transform & Distort effects and Phantasm CS Halftone. Phantasm CS in combination with other effects allows you quickly create very complex textures. See this yourself by studying the technique described in this Adobe Illustrator tutorial.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Effects, on 2011 Nov 03 Read More
How to Create a Tennis Ball in Adobe Illustrator

In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial we will learn how to create a tennis ball using 3D modeling, Wrinkle Tool, Scatter Brush and gradient fills in Adobe Illustrator. This tutorial also covers some features of the VectorScribe plugin that will make our work more convenient and quick.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2011 Nov 01 Read More
How to Illustrate a Tomato in Adobe Illustrator

You will use Meshes, Gradients and Blends for creating the resulted picture. The skills you will learn here can easily be transferred to creating various objects. This illustration was created by Iaroslav Lazunov. So let’s get started!

posted by: Oleksandr Iegupov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2011 Oct 30 Read More
How to Create a Night City Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial we will learn how to create a night city and glow of lights on the highway using the Adobe Illustrator CS5 Perspective Grid Tool, Blend Tool, 3D modeling and Phantasm CS. This tutorial is filled with professional and creative instructions. Let’s get started!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2011 Oct 26 Read More
How to Illustrate a Stethoscope Icon in Adobe Illustrator
This work is a common project created together with Iaroslav Lazunov  and Oleksandr Iegupov. We have used Meshes, Art brushes, and Blends to create the final work. The skills you will learn here can easily be transferred to creating various objects. So let’s get started!
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2011 Oct 23 Read More
How to Create Proper Gears in Adobe Illustrator

I’ve seen a lot of gear wheels created by artists. Most of them have nothing to do with a real gear wheel. In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial we will learn how to create gears which much closer resemble true gears. It is not hard to do if you are using the Dynamic Shapes Tool and PathScribe Tool (both part of the VectorScribe Studio plugin. Besides creating the shape, you will learn how to create a three-dimensional image and learn how to create a conic gradient. Let’s get started!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2011 Oct 19 Read More
How to Create a Portrait in the Pop Art Style in Adobe Illustrator

In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial we will learn how to create a vector portrait in Pop Art style. We will try to reproduce the style of Roy Lichtenstein, one of the best representatives of this trend. To create the raster effect and fine-tune it, the Phantasm CS vector Halftone tool was applied. To perform this tutorial, you can use any photo, so why not make a self-portrait in the Pop Art style? Let’s get started!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2011 Sep 28 Read More
How to Create Advertising Billboard in Adobe Illustrator
In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial we will learn how to create an advertising billboard using 3D modeling and a few simple techniques such as shape building using the Pathfinder palette, defining the vanishing point by using the guides, filling an object with gradients and using the Blend Tool.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2011 Aug 13 Read More
How to Create a Rainbow Beetle in Adobe Illustrator
In this vector tutorial we will learn how to create a rainbow beetle using the Gradient Tool, Gradient Mesh Tool, Art and Scatter Brushes, Blend Tool, and many other techniques, some of which I have developed while creating the tutorial. If you like the result, try to recreate it yourself.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2011 Aug 01 Read More
How to Create a Splash of Colorful in Adobe Illustrator
Today, I can assure you that Gradient Mesh has become absolutely manageable, it became possible thanks to Mesh Tormentor, which was developed by a great programmer Yemz. This plugin has features that make your work with Gradient Mesh enjoyable and save you much time. In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial we will look at its basic commands: removal of unnecessary knots of the gradient mesh, the creation of the Art Brush of the Gradient Mesh, joining of two or more Gradient Meshes, Gradient Mesh color cloning and master a lot of interesting techniques. It is quite a gift for those who work with Gradient Mesh, because Mesh Tormentor is an absolutely free plug-in.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2011 Jul 20 Read More
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