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

3d Hammer Using Illustrator

This tutorial will show you how to create a 3D hammer in illustrator. Step 1 Open a new document. Step 2 From the Tools panel choose Rounded Rectangle Tool. Step 3 Make a rounded rectangle         Step 4 Choose the Fill colour as white. Remove the Stroke colour by selecting Default Transparency on the Appearance Panel and change the Stroke weight to zero. Step Continue Reading

How to make a Realistic 3D Bowl

This tutorial is about creating a realistic 3D fruit bowl illustration with the new Adobe Illustrator CS2. 1.Draw a Bowl Make a path and fill it with yellow. Then, from the menu choose Effect > 3D > Revolve.         2.Apply 3D Revolve Make the following changes to the settings of 3D Revolve Option: • If the lower portion of the window is not displayed, Continue Reading

3D Flower Pot

This tutorial will show you how to create a 3D flower pot. Set fill colour to none and pick a colour for the stroke. This will be the colour of the flower pot. Here I used a grey colour. Using the Pen Tool, draw the right side of the flower pot. Let's draw the top part first:     Continue drawing the middle part of the flower pot.       Again, convert Continue Reading

Using the Twirl Tool in Adobe Illustrator

Let us see in this tutorial how to use the twirl tool in Adobe Illustrator CS3. Create a new document. Select the Rectangle Tool and make a Rectangle.     Then choose the Twirl Tool. After that, hover over the edge of the circle. Then click and hold. The longer you hold the more the shape will twirl.     You can create awesome designs with this tool, look:     FOR Continue Reading

Use of Crop Tool in Illustrator CS3

This is the Crop Tool. Now let’s see how it works.         Place six logos on a page.       If you select the Crop Tool and choose an area, the result will be similar to the cropped area given below.       To fine tune the cropped area, make adjustments by selecting the handles and dragging it. You can Continue Reading

Use of Clipping Mask in Illustrator CS3

With the help of Illustrator CS3 we are going to learn how to cut text shaped selections out of photos to produce a solid framework. Create a new document. Place an image of your choice.     Type a text and place it on the image.         Choose both the photo and the text. Mask them by going to Object > Clipping Mask > Make.         Now Continue Reading

Tutorial for Creating Cartoon Clouds in Illustrator

It is easy to create light and fluffy clouds in illustrator. In this tutorial you will also learn Pathfinder filters and the Drop Shadow stylize effect. 1. Creating a background Draw a sky blue rectangle with the Rectangle tool. Cover the entire artboard. You can resize it later. After you are done lock the layer and name it ‘sky’.           2. Continue Reading