Learn to Transform, Style and Blend

Let us begin with a simple shape. Navigate to Effect>Distort & Transform>Transform. See the preview. Here, I have used ellipse. Make 12 copies of the ellipse. Then adjust the vertical scale and rotation. Also change the orientation point. Click OK when you are satisfied with the result. Now, you need to drag the shape into the Graphic Styles palette. Try to apply this style Continue Reading

How to Wrap the Text around an Image

This tutorial will guide you to format your text with your photographs and images in Illustrator CS3. Create a new document. Set the layout of the text on the page size. See the example below. Here, I have used the image of an envelope.   Now, you have to place it. This is how it will look at first. You have to select both the image and text. Now, we are going to Make Continue Reading

Transform Again in Illustrator

Transform Again is a tool in illustrator when you need to repeat a transformation. First create a shape or a stroke, and then transform it. The Transform menu is placed under Object > Transform or you can right click on an object and go to the Transform menu. Make sure that you are either holding Alt when you transform the shape, or using the copy button in the transform menu so can copy the original Continue Reading

Tracing Pencil Sketches using the Pen Tool

This tutorial is about tracing the pencil sketches with the Pen tool. Select the Pen Tool and the colour. Here, I used a bright colour like red. Click on the bottom of the leaf in the middle. Next, click on the top in the middle. Hold the Shift key when you click. This is done to make the line straight. Now you have to curve the line to follow the shape of the leaf. Make your next point, Continue Reading

Rounded Corner Effect using Divide effect

Rounded Corner Effect using Divide effect Step #1:  Draw a star   Draw a star with the Star Tool. Copy it by pressing Ctrl+C/Command+C to the clipboard. Step #2:  Creating rounded corner effects Go to Effect>Stylize>Round Corners. Enter a value for the Radius. Check the preview to get the amount of rounded effect. For expanding the shape, use Object>Expand Appearance.   Step Continue Reading

Making Symmetrical Vector Objects

Making Symmetrical Vector Objects This tutorial is about making symmetrical vector files. The best way to make sure your file is symmetrical is to draw half of it and flip it. Click and hold the Rotate Tool to see the Reflect Tool. Select half of the leaf and double click on the Reflect Tool. A dialogue box will pop up. Set the Axis to Vertical and click copy. Now the leaf will have Continue Reading

Making Gradient Ribbon in illustrator

Step #1: Make a Circle Using the Ellipse tool create a circle by holding the Shift key and apply a linear gradient at 90°. Cut the Circle in Half and Duplicate    With the Direct Selection tool (white arrow), choose the most right anchor point of the circle and press Delete. Click and drag 1/2 of the circle to the right holding both the Shift key and Option/Alt key. The Option/Alt key is Continue Reading

Making a Perspective Guide using Illustrator

There are various ways and tools to make perspective guide. In this tutorial we will learn how to make perspective guide with Adobe Illustrator. Step #1:  Create a line Draw a vertical line on left of the canvas. Then duplicate the vertical line and move the duplicate to the other side of the canvas. Check the alignment before proceeding to the next step. Step #2: blend it Use the Blend tool Continue Reading

Making a perfect Triangle path in Illustrator

In this tutorial I will show you make a perfect triangle path in Illustrator. Step #1:  Choose the Star Tool Choose the Star tool from the Toolbar. Step #2:  Click Once on the Artboard Click once on the artboard and the Star Tool Options pane will appear. This is where you can reduce the number of points to “3.” Set the radius of one triangle as 2, and then set the other radius at exactly Continue Reading