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Create a Security Guilloche Vector Ornament in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you'll learn how to create a security Guilloche ornament. This decorative engraving technique that is typically used in banknote design and other documents to prevent them from being forged. We will use simple trick to create the Guilloche. And you will get intricate ornament fast and easy.

You can find all Illustrator tutorials from my blog here → Ai tutorials



First of all you need to download mirror templates: Magic Wheel or Live Mirror.

There are a lot of AIT files. Open one of them - Live-Mirror-Template-24.



You can see a lot of sectors with sample text. Delete this text and draw something. You will get a copy in each sector. So you should draw a circle in the center for our Guilloche.



You will get a copy of the smaller circle. Next go to the menu Effect > Distort & Trunsform > Pucker & Bloat. And you will get the circular ornament.



Guilloche is ready! But you can experiment. Move the circle to the side a little bit.



And you can see how the Guill…

How to Draw Oblivion Drone in Adobe Illustrator

Hello! In today’s tutorial, we will draw Oblivion Drone in Adobe Illustrator. Flat style and long shadows are very dramatic. Have you watched the movie Oblivion by the way?

You can find all Ai tutorials from my blog here → Adobe Illustrator tutorials



Create the body of the drone
Take the Ellipse Tool(L) and draw the circle. Then draw three vertical lines by the Line Segment Tool (\). Select middle line and turn it to the Guide. Go to the menu View > Guides > Make Guides (Ctrl+5).



Select the circle and vertical lateral lines and use the Divide function of the Pathfinder panel to cut the circle. Ungroup all and move pieces a little bit.



Add four circles to your drone. Use the Reflect Tool(O) and the middle Guide to reflect some circles.



Use the Line Segment Tool (\) to draw the cross. You can turn on the Smart Guides (Ctrl+U) for convenience.



Increase the Weight of the stroke in these lines.



Next go Object > Expand and use Shift+X to swap fill and stroke.



Now draw the rectangle…

Free Christmas Vector Images

We wish you a merry Christmas,
And a happy New Year!

Glad tidings we bring
To you and your kin;
Glad tidings for Christmas
And a happy New Year!

We want some free vector images :)
Here you are!

Click to the pictures to go to the Vectorstock for free downloading.
Free license for personal use only.

Free Merry Christmas vector

Free northern girl vector


Free snowflakes set three colors background vector


Free Christmas flat vector


Free merry christmas design elements vector


Free merry christmas santa ice skating vector


Free christmas penguins vector


Free christmas background vector


Free christmas tree from paper ribbon vector


Happy Holidays vector

How to Create Seamless Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a seamless pattern in Adobe Illustrator. You can use such seamless texture as a fill in your design.

You can see all Illustrator tutorials from my blog here → Ai tutorials



Create an ornament
Create new document Ctrl+N with dimensions 500x500 px. Take the Ellipse Tool (L) and draw the circle. Turn off the Fill.



Then go to menu Effect > Distort & Transform > Pucker & Bloat. Set Bloat 30%.



Next go to the Object > Expand Appearance.



And again Object > Expand.



Now right click to the figure and Transform > Rotate.



Set 30 degrees and click the Copy button.



Press Ctrl+D hotkeys to repeat rotation.



Select all Ctrl+A and click the Unite button in the PathFinder panel.



Create seamless pattern
Copy the original ornament Ctrl+C and paste it to the same place Ctrl+F. Then reduce the size.



Use copy and paste to create different ornaments.



Now you can create the seamless pattern by the Magic Pattern Pro Illustrator script



You can us…