Making a Full Spectrum Spirograph in Illustrator

Some preparation is needed to do this work. We have to create a 36 colour swatches ranging from bright yellow, to orange, red, purple, blue, green. Make sure that each of the colour swatches has a smooth transition. For example, the last yellow-green swatch has a smooth transition to the first yellow swatch. DUPLICATING THE SHAPE By holding the Shift, draw a polygon with the Polygon tool. Provide Continue Reading

Make with Mesh in Illustrator

The Basics Produce 4 Lines Using the Rectangle tool create 4 vertical lines. Here, I used the Direct Selection Tool (white arrow) and held down the Shift key and Alt/Option key to duplicate the first line to create another 3 lines. I recommended to turn on the Smart Guides (View > Smart Guides or hit Command/Ctrl + U). Giving Colour to the Lines Let me tell you what I did. I surfed through Continue Reading

How to Interlock Rings

The software used here is Adobe Illustrator This technique is not only meant for circular rings, you can also use it for text and other forms to provide the illusion of dimension. 1.) First of all you need to set the fill to none and the stroke to any colour. Here, I am using the red colour.   2.) Then you need to choose the Ellipse tool and draw a circle by holing the Shift key while Continue Reading

How to Create a Vector RSS Icon

Want to know how to learn a new application? The best way is to get involved in a working project. This tutorial based on Adobe Illustrator teaches you to create a vector RSS icon in simple steps. It also includes some useful techniques you can make use of in your future projects. Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics application. So the size of the icon you want to make is not an issue. You can Continue Reading

How to Create a 3D Pill

Through this tutorial you will learn with ease to create a 3D pill. Step 1 Use the Ellipse tool and draw a circle. Hold the Shift key to make the circle proportional. Select a colour of your choice for the fill. Don’t choose a stroke colour.   Step 2 Use the Rectangle Tool to draw a rectangle. Make sure that it overlaps the circle. To line the shapes while drawing make sure that Continue Reading

Designing Float Circle Icon in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we are going to create a Designer Float icon with the help of Adobe Illustrator. Step 1 Create a new document. Use the Ellipse tool (L). Draw a perfect circle by holding the Shift key. Fill the circle with 2ca148 colour.   Step 2 Now you have to draw another circle smaller in size (pixels). Use the colour 2da249.     Step 3 Now you have to Continue Reading

Creating Grunge Borders using Adobe Illustrator CS3

In this tutorial you will learn to create a custom brush with which will allow you to create eye-catching border mask in Illustrator. You can apply it to snaps or graphics without distorting the original image. Step 1 Creating an Oval Shape From the tool box select the Ellipse tool (L). On the artboard, click once. In the dialog box that appears enter 200 pt for Width, 50 pt for Height. Then click Continue Reading

How to Add Gradient Strokes to Text

How to Add Gradient Strokes to Text Follow the steps explained below to create gradient strokes for the text by keeping it still editable. Step 1 Choose a font of your liking and type some text with the Type tool. Here I have used my favourite font, Arial Black     Step 2 You have to set the fill and stroke of the text to none. If you don’t do this now, later on when you Continue Reading

Creating a Quilt Block using Illustrator

This tutorial will take you through the making and colouring of quilt blocks. In the above image, same drawing pattern is used for both blocks only the colouring is inverted. In the quilt pattern, the blocks are symmetrical and are made from a basic square. 1. Draw a square using rectangle tool Create a new document. As shown in the tool bar below, set the Fill colour to none and Stroke to black Continue Reading

Diversestyles of picture book illustrations

As a book illustrator or a publisher we are all confused about the various children books and formats that are available in the market.  If you want to achieve success in book illustration and market your books, you should understand all the genres and formats that picture books come in. When you want to publish your illustrations, these vital points may be helpful when you submit your manuscript Continue Reading