Creating a Gradient Brush

Lets us see how we can make a gradient brush. Gradient brushstroke is a gradient that will follow a path, rather than fill a shape.             Make a blend. Use any shape. Create three squares of different colours. Select them all, then navigate to Object>Blend>Make. Double- click on the Blend tool and choose “Smooth Colour” as the Continue Reading

Creating a Cloud in Illustrator

Steps: 1. From the toolbox, choose the Pen tool. Or press the keyboard shortcut (P). 2. To create an anchor point, click on the middle of the page. 3. To create another anchor point, click again and drag the mouse to adjust the curve. Then release the mouse. Now there are two anchor points. 4. Move the mouse over the last anchor point, notice that there is a caret (^) next to the Pen symbol; Click Continue Reading

An Easy Method to Create Credit Card

Draw the credit card using the Rounded Rectangle Tool and the Rectangle Tool.     Add any gradient you prefer with the Gradient Tool.     Choose both the objects and group them.     Navigate to Effect > 3D > Rotate. Add a few changes to the numbers but rotate them with the same settings.     When you are finished, Continue Reading

Wrapping the Text on an Easter Egg

First we have to create the egg shape. So choose the Ellipse tool and draw a shape on the form of egg.           Using the Direct Selection tool, choose the point at the top of the egg. Hold the Shift key and drag it up. Then, use Alt +drag to duplicate it twice. Select the knife tool and cut the egg.     Choose the Live paint Continue Reading

Making Reflecting Web Icons

This tutorial will help you to create reflective web icons in Illustrator. Step 1 Create a new document in RGB mode. Using the Rectangle tool or the Rounded Rectangle tool, draw a black square or rounded square (click-and-hold the Rectangle tool icon on the Toolbar to get more options). Hold Shift while dragging to draw a square.                 Step Continue Reading

Making a Colourful Abstract Wavy Ribbon

In this tutorial we will learn to make colourful abstract ribbon shape in Illustrator First you need to choose the colour palette with cool colour combinations. Make blocks of the colours in Illustrator to eye drop the colours.           On the artboard, create a long thin rectangle. Fill with the first colour swatch.         Copy Continue Reading

Making a Leaf using Mesh Tool

In this tutorial we are going to create a leaf using the Mesh tool, one of the most powerful and complex tool in Illustrator.         STEP 1 In the image given above we have an outline of the leaf. The first step is to decide if the shape you chose is a good one for applying the Mesh tool. Separate the stem of the leaf from the actual leaf area. Then create Continue Reading

Features and Functions of Pen Tool

Let’s go trough the features, shortcuts, and methods of the Pen Tool in Illustrator. Functions • Pen tool: To make paths with straight segments click on artboard. Then click and drag to create paths with Bezier curves         • Adding anchor point tool: For adding the anchor points click on a path segment.           • Continue Reading

Creating 3D Overlapping Pointer

. From this tutorial you will learn to create some 3D effects. Draw a circle with no fill and a stroke value of 4. Copy the outside circle. Use Alt+Shift to reduce the size and change the colour. Group them.         Use Alt+drag from right to left and then to the top.     Apply the 3D Extrude & Bevel Options.     Do Continue Reading

Adding Gradients to Text

It is not possible to apply the gradient to the text as we do to the objects. You can add the gradient by outlining the text. But this makes it unable to edit. Lets c how you can add the gradient and make the text editable at the same time. Step 1 With the Type tool, type some text in the font you like. I have used Klavika Bold Condensed.         Step 2 Make Continue Reading