A Bug Story in Illustrator

1 Draw an ellipse. Choose the Direct Selection tool.       2 Choose the bottom point. Hold the Shift key down and drag.               3 Choose the egg shape and make a radial gradient. Change the right colour to gray and apply the gradient.       4 Copy, reduce, change to black and Continue Reading

Titling the Postcard in Illustrator

Start with the text shown below. The word at the bottom is separate from the above text. Increase the size of the first and last letters of the bottom word.               Add a background to the card to see the white of the lettering. For this, duplicate the text and turn it white.       .   Convert Continue Reading

The Perfect Frame for Your Photograph

1 Import a photo using Place option or use Paste. Lock this layer and create a new layer.             2 Using the Rectangle tool make a rectangle around the picture.               3 Uncheck the fill for Foreground. 4 Open Brush Libraries and choose Border Sample. 5 Press F5 Continue Reading

Creating a Building in Illustrator

1 It is very easy to construct a building in Illustrator. Start with a rectangle drawn using the Rectangle tool.         2 From the Appearance palette choose the Stroke layer. Change it weight to 5 pt.         Duplicate that Stroke layer. Change its weight to 1 pt and its colour.             Choose Continue Reading

Creating a Colourful Background Design

1 Create a petal as shown below using the Pen tool. Apply a tri-colour gradient to it.               2 Choose the Rotate tool and move the anchor point to the inner tip of the petal. 3 Rotate it by holding the Alt key.               4 With Control+D duplicate the petal approximately.               5 Continue Reading

An Illustrator Tutorial on Fine Lines

1 Click on the Line Segment tool. Set the stroke weight to 1 pixel. Create a line any length.               2 With the Rotate tool rotate the line slightly. Before letting go of the mouse button, press the Alt key. 3 You lines should appear similar as given below.               4 Continue Reading

Creating Multi-Stroked Text with Effects

Type the text preferable using a stout font. Then convert it to outlines. Press Control+H to hide the points. If the letters are too close together, increase the tracking. You may also need to increase the size of the font as well.               2 Apply a Stroke of 5pt to the lettering.               3 Continue Reading