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    Create a Set of Flat Precious Gems Icons in Adobe IllustratorGem pw diamond
    In this tutorial we will learn how to create a set of simple yet trendy flat-style gems icons in Adobe Illustrator! Using basic shapes and Blending Modes, we will make our precious gems shine and sparkle. You don’t need any special drawing skills or devices, so let’s get started!Read More…
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    Illustration
    Create a Garden Scene with Basic Shapes in Adobe IllustratorGardenpreview
    It’s springtime, and it would be a good time to create a garden scene. You will use just basic shapes and the Pencil Tool in Adobe Illustrator. You will be surprised how many different objects you can create from a rectangle, ellipse and triangle!Read More…
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    Create the Captain America Shield Icon in Adobe IllustratorCaptainamericashieldpreview
    In the following tutorial you will learn how to create the Captain America shield using basic vector shape building techniques and a bunch of effects along with a pretty simple mesh and some basic blending techniques. Read More…
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    Create an Address Book Icon in PhotoshopAddressbookiconpreviewimage
    In this tutorial, I will show you how to create an address book icon using Adobe Photoshop. I will begin by explaining how to set up a simple grid, and how to take full advantage of the Snap to Grid feature. Next, I will explain how to create a set of simple vector shapes and how to color them using basic Layer Style attributes and some Photoshop pattern presets. Finally, I will show you how to add subtle shading and highlights using basic blending techniques and simple effects. Let's get started!Read More…
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    Vector
    Quick Tip: Create a Long Shadow Using a Blend in IllustratorLong shadow prev
    Learn how to create a trendy long shadow effect using a Blend in Adobe Illustrator.Read More…
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    Illustration
    Create a Vintage Notebook Illustration in Adobe IllustratorVintagenotebookpreview400x400
    In the following steps you will learn how to create a vintage notebook illustration in Adobe Illustrator. Read More…
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    Create a Simple Speedometer Illustration in Adobe IllustratorSpeedometerpreview400x400
    In the following steps you will learn how to create a simple speedometer illustration in Adobe Illustrator. We'll be using some basic tools and blending techniques to achieve this icon, so let's get to it! Read More…
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    Icon Design
    How to Create an Android Winter Game App Icon in CorelDRAWSnowmanicon400
    We are currently in the cold season, for that we are about to create a nice winter-themed icon for an Android based Game App. In this tutorial I will demonstrate the process of visually developing a completely vector-based illustration in CorelDRAW, which we then can use as an icon for a game app. For the sake of simplicity of this tutorial I will focus only on one size, which will be 512px to 512px (The App Store icons on the Google Play Market are requested in this size), so we could derive the smaller required icons later on, with the same approaches.Read More…
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    Create a Set of Realistic Christmas Baubles in Adobe IllustratorDiana chglobes tut 400x400
    Follow this winter holiday inspired tutorial and learn how to create realistic Christmas baubles in Adobe Illustrator. At the beginning we will create the shape of the Christmas bauble starting from a circle then using the Create Gradient Mesh function we will define areas of light and shade on the ball. Next, you will be able to color the globe according to your own taste using colors or gradients and the Blending Modes. We will continue with the cap and the hook then with the design of the golden Christmas bauble that consists of a simple snowflake symbol mapped on the front surface. Finally, we will add a few reflections on the ball for a more realistic look using Opacity Masks. Let's start! Read More…
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    Icon Design
    How to Create a Vintage, Camping Lantern Icon in Adobe IllustratorLampillustrationpreview400x400
    In the following steps you will learn how to create a detailed old lamp illustration in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to prepare your document. Next, you will learn the basics of pixel perfect vector shapes building techniques. Moving on you will learn how to add shading, highlights and subtle textures using the Appearance panel, a simple mesh, a bunch of linear gradients, the Film Grain effect and some basic blending techniques. Finally, you will learn how to easily recolor your entire lamp. Read More…
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    Icon Design
    Quick Tip: Create an iOS 7 Inspired Flower Icon Using the Rotate ToolChris flower 400
    Here are a few quick tips for rotating objects in Adobe Illustrator. We'll be using these tips to recreate the new Photos App Icon in iOS 7.Read More…
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    Icon Design
    Create a Vinyl Record Player Icon in Adobe IllustratorVinylplayerpreview400x400
    In the following steps you will learn how to create a vinyl player icon in Adobe Illustrator. For starters, using a simple grid and the snap to grid feature along with basic tools you will create the main shapes. Next, you will learn how to create a conical gradient using a somewhat complex mesh. Using a simple blend along with some basic blending and vector shape building techniques you will learn how to create the vinyl. Moving on, using the existing meshes and a bunch of simple effects you will create the arm and a small knob. Finally, taking full advantage of the Appearance panel you will learn how to add shading, highlights and depth for the shapes made in the beginning of the tutorial.Read More…
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