Adobe Illustrator Archive

The Differences Between Male and Female Portraits

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It is hard to compare male to female faces simply because each face is unique, but there are some features in the face that can make a male portrait look more masculine or a female portrait look more feminine. In this article we’re going to take a look at those features. You will be able

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Create a Detailed Envelope Illustration in Adobe Illustrator

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In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed envelope illustration in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to setup a grid and how to create a pattern and a simple graphic style. Next, using that pattern along with some basic tools and vector shape building techniques you will learn

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Create a Mosaic, BBC Inspired, Text Art Effect in Adobe Illustrator

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Inspiration can come from many sources. The inspiration for this effect is from a recent BBC One animation for their spring season programming. In the following steps you will learn how to create a colorful text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create

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Create a Detailed Coffee Beans Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

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In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed coffee beans text effect in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to create a scatter brush and a simple art brush. Using these brushes along with some basic tools, effects and blending techniques plus the Round Any Corner script you will

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How to Create a Detailed Depot Building Icon in Adobe Illustrator

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In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed depot building illustration. For starters you will learn how to create a simple brick pattern using a bunch of simple rectangle. Next, we’ll use this little pattern to create a simple symbol. Using this new symbol along with a grey rectangle, the Rounded

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How to Create a Seamless Bird Pattern with Retro Touch in Illustrator

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In this tutorial you will learn how to create a series of minimalist and stylized birds and create a seamless pattern from them. The tutorial is aimed at users of Adobe Illustrator CS5 and below, since in CS6 creating patterns has become easier and more intuitive. In the second part we will then use this

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How to Create a Semi-Transparent, 3D Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator

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In the following steps you will learn how to create a colorful, semi-transparent, three-dimensional text effect in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll start with some basic text and several Compound Paths and a built-in Calligraphic brush. Once we get our starting vector shapes we’ll add the three-dimensional look using the Extrude & Bevel effect. We’ll use some

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Create a Simple, Pen Tool Free, File Icon in Illustrator

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In the following steps you will learn how to create a simple file icon in Adobe Illustrator. It’s a pretty simple tutorial that will introduce you to the basics of pixel perfect vector shape building techniques. For the starting shapes you will only need the Rectangle Tool (M), the Rounded Corners effect and some simple

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Learn How to Draw Compass in Illustrator

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Imagine that you are a pirate. Go around the world with your ship to hunt treasure trove. Of course you will need a compass. To fulfill your imagination, in this tutorial we will draw a compass using Adobe Illustrator. You can use it as icon or an illustration with an image of old map for

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How to create a Leprechaun’s shoe in Adobe Illustrator CS4

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In this detailed tutorial we’ll be learning how to create a Leprechaun’s shoe in Adobe Illustrator CS4 for the upcoming holiday, St. Patrick’s day. Combination of linear and radial gradients can be very useful for achieving nice results in creating realistic vector illustrations