VECTORTUTS continues to grow at a strong pace, which is great! We want to keep providing this high-quality content to you. We've been busy making connections with some more quality artists that will consistently bring you more articles and tutorials every week. Let's take a look at our writing team.
The Vectortuts Writing Team!
Having a strong team of writers means that we'll continue to publish high-quality articles and tutorials on a reliable basis. As editor, that's something I find exciting. It allows us to plan ahead as well. We're already starting to plan PLUS tutorials, so that when we launch we'll have some extra special tutorials for you.
Let's get to know the writing team at VECTORTUTS. They are listed below in roughly the order they became involved with the site. Also, let's welcome Ian and Chris our two newest team members! And welcome Skellie who is providing helpful training and support to our team.
Ryan Putnam (Rype) - Weekly Tutorial Writer
Rype joined our team prior to the launch of the site. He has a lot of experience writing vector tutorials, which he also does regularly at his site Vectips. He has a wide range of illustration skills and tremendous experience with Adobe Illustrator. If you'd like to see more of his work review his portfolio site. A couple of his most popular tutorials on VECTORTUTS are listed below.
Creating an Environmentally Friendly Green Type Treatment
With oil prices the way they are today, everybody is thinking Green. I have done many projects recently that require a Green style applied to the design. In the following Illustrator tutorial, I'll teach you how to create a Green type treatment. It works great for logos and other design elements.
Create a Super Happy Octopus Character
In Illustrator it's really easy to create fun characters with some simple shapes and the Pathfinder Panel. In the following tutorial I will explain how to create a Happy Octopus Character. You can use these techniques and elements to create whatever character you want!
Jonathan - Weekly Tutorial Writer
Jonathan has written quite a few tutorials on the site and has made a strong addition to the team. He has versatile illustration and design skills. He has a wide range of illustration ability and knowledge of advanced Illustrator tools. He's been writing both tutorials and articles for the site. Below are two of his top tutorials on VECTORTUTS.
How to Create a See-through Information Graphic
This tutorial will cover the techniques used to create see-through information graphics. You'll need a strong familiarity with Adobe Illustrator's Pen Tool to complete this tutorial.
Make a Fairy-Tale Inspired Magical Hand Shaped Vine
In this tutorial, we'll show the intermediate to advanced Adobe Illustrator artist how to make a fairy-tale inspired magical vine that is shaped like a hand. You should have a basic understanding of Adobe Illustrator tools before you begin this tutorial.
Simona Pfreundner - Weekly Tutorial Writer
Simona makes quality vector illustrations and designs. She's also excellent at making realistic and semi-realistic vector illustrations using advanced Illustrator tools. Here is a link to her portfolio, which showcases a wide range of her work. Two of her best tutorials are show below.
Create a Stylized Vector Police Badge with Metal and Leather
In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create leather material in Adobe Illustrator with modified patterns, gradients, and layer blends. You'll learn a simple way to create stitches and how to make shiny metals.
Create a Stylized Gradient Mesh Soccer Ball Illustration
In this tutorial, we'll show the advanced Adobe Illustrator artist how to create a realistic looking soccer ball with mesh objects. You'll learn how to create reflections with the Opacity Mask. We'll also make our own swooshes and custom brushes.
Ian Yates - Weekly Tutorial Writer
Ian is one of the newest members of our team and has already written some great tutorials on the site. He has a lot of experience in multiple design disciplines and is a talented vector artist. His website is called SnapTin. Below is a comprehensive basic tutorial he wrote, which is really useful to those beginning to use Illustrator. Also, shown below is one of his stunning 3D tutorials, which is one of Ian's specialties.
Illustrator's Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide
If you use Adobe Illustrator, then it's almost certain that you use the Pen tool when creating your paths. This comprehensive guide aims to introduce or remind you of features, shortcuts, and methods for working with what is arguably Adobe's most essential tool.
Working with 3D Objects and Transparencies to Make a Vector Cola Bottle Design
VECTORTUTS has covered Illustrator's 3D effects a few times, so the basics should already be familiar to you. In this tutorial, we'll be taking those skills up a notch and discussing how Illustrator deals with transparency in 3D objects. In just a few steps you'll have created a plastic cola bottle, which is ideally suited for those of you involved in product marketing.
Chris Spooner - Weekly Article Writer
Chris is the newest addition to the VECTORTUTS writing team. He has a wealth of experience though. He's built a reputation as being an inspired vector artist and educator through his Spoon Graphics blog. You can review his portfolio at the main Spoon Graphics site as well. Below is his first article written for VECTORTUTS, and you can expect more vector goodness from him weekly.
50+ High-impact Illustrated Vector Posters
The use of bold vector shapes and illustrated elements is right at home when it comes to poster design, creating a visually attractive and artistic image to catch the attention of the viewer.
This collection of 50+ high-impact illustrated vector poster designs created by talented illustrators and designers from across the globe are perfect examples, ranging from intricate and detailed patterns to bright and colorful shapes.
Sean Hodge - Editor
I'm the editor of VECTORTUTS. I'm also the editor of PSDTUTS and my blog AiBURN. My outdated portfolio can be found at Connection Cube. I'm committed to growing VECTORTUTS into the best Vector Community on the web. I have experience writing vector tutorials and writing about all sorts of design subjects. Vector graphics are my greatest passion, probably because I learned Illustrator as I learned graphic design years ago, and since then vector graphics really stuck to me. I write articles for VECTORTUTS occasionally, like the monthly roundups shown below.
Best of the Web - July
All the best Vector tutorials, design articles, freebies, and resources across the web this month. There are some web design communities that are outputting high quality pure vector goodness. I've added a section to showcase a small selection of vector resource sites on the web as well. Let's take a look at the Best of the Web for vector graphics in July.
Best of the Web - June
There are great Illustrator tutorials, design articles, and freebies across the web this month. There are more places on the web then you may realize that cover vector graphics and teach how to create them. I'm excited to put together this first monthly roundup showcasing this material elsewhere on the web.
We're Still Accepting Tutorials and Articles from Other Talented Artists
We're really happy to have such high-quality reliable writers on our team, but we're always interested in reviewing new concepts and working with more artists. Contact us if you have a killer vector tutorial idea, or a great design article concept. I'll be happy to review it.
Thanks to the diverse artists who have contributed to the site. It's great working with everyone and getting to know new people that are fascinated with vector graphics. Also, it's helpful to be working with Skellie who is a great writer, and is helping grow the site and improve our content.
Keeping this Site Growing Strong!
We're excited to continue growing the best Vector Community on the web. There are more great tutorials coming this week, so stay tuned! And sign up to the VECTORTUTS RSS Feed, then you'll always know about the most recent content, as it's released!