Creating a Flower Vase in Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn to make a flower vase using illustrator CS3. Open a new document. Choose the Ellipse tool and draw an image as shown below.     Choose the object and paint it with blue colour. Choose the Ellipse tool again and make an image as shown below.     Choose both the objects. Navigate to Windows > Pathfinder. Choose ‘Subtract Continue Reading

Creating 3D Pin in Illustrator

Open a new document and choose the Pen tool. Now draw the following lines to make the 3D pin.         Go to Effect > 3D > Revolve.         From the 3D Revolve window, choose the following options.       The image will look like this. Add some colour to the pin by going to the Swatches Continue Reading

Pathfinder and Align Tool in Illustrator

Here is an Illustrator tutorial where I will show you to draw a simple icon without using the Pen tool. Draw the basic shapes First of all, activate Smart Guides (View > Smart Guides). Pick the Rounded Rectangle Tool and draw a shape as shown above. Modify the corners of the rectangle using the up or down arrow keys while dragging the shape. Make sure that the radius of the rounded corners of Continue Reading

Making a Background with Confetti and Flower

Let us begin with a rectangle with the size of the background (800 x 600). Create a gradient as shown below. Using the gradient tool, create a new gradient. But you should have something in the fill.     Lock this layer and make a new one. Draw some squares and give different colours to each.     Select the squares and group them.         Open Continue Reading

Making a Perfect Diamond in illustrator

Creating a diamond is quite simple in illustrator. So in this tutorial we are going to do the same, create one. Below given is a proportional diamond line which we can use as a guide.     1. Make a template First you have to place the line art. Go to File>Place and select the graphic. Navigate to Layers Palette > Template. This will lock and make the graphic transparent Continue Reading

How to Retain Spot Colours Using Illustrator

If you are using Photoshop to create an image having transparency effects and spot colours, then better use Illustrator instead. For example, you are trying to create a logo with some transparency effects. Suppose the effect you are trying to create is a glass sphere, like a marble. By using Photoshop, you will have trouble to keep the logo in spot colours to get the desired result. This is because Continue Reading

How to make Dots from a Circle

In this tutorial you will learn to create dots from a circle in Illustrator CS3. Open a new document. Using the Ellipse tool create a circle.           Using the Swatches window, give a gradient colour.     Now modify the gradient colours as shown below.   You have to move the black colour to the middle.       Pixelate Continue Reading

How to Align Anchor Points in Illustrator CS3

In Illustrator CS3, when you try to align points of a line made with the pencil tool of 5 point, how does it know that whether you want to align the points between themselves or the whole object relative to another one? When all nodes are selected, can Illustrator tell if u have selected the object or just all of its nodes? In Illustrator CS3 enables you to align individual anchor points with the Continue Reading