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Illustrator Tips & Tricks #10

Hello! The tenth useful trick for Adobe Illustrator is ready.
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You can easily rotate the coordinate system in the Adobe Illustrator.



Go to the options Ctrl+K → Constrain Angle → set angle of rotation.
And the new coordinate system allows you to create an oblique design.

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Adobe Illustrator CC Course for Beginners

Hello! This is Adobe Illustrator learning course for beginners from Jason (Jason Secrest). You will know such techniques in Adobe Illustrator as: inking illustration, using brushes, work with colors, add shadows and gradient.

There are five Adobe Illustrator tutorials. Let's begin!

Course Plan:
1. Illustration inking
2. Using brushes
3. Working with colors
4. Add shadows
5. Gradient fill

Illustration inking

Using brushes

Working with colors

Add shadows

Gradient fill

Course author is Jason Secrest. He has a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Bachelors in Art Education. Jason features his graphic design and digital media tutorials for his high school classroom on the YouTube channel.

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Create a Tranquil Sky Background in Adobe Illustrator

In today's tutorial, I'm going to show you how to create a quick and easy tranquil cloudy sky scene in Adobe Illustrator with help of the a Scatter Brush and the Blending Mode Screen. Also we learn how to draw a bird silhouette and create the sun by Flare Tool. So let's get started!



Step 1
First of all we should draw the background. Take the Rectangle Tool (M) and draw a rectangle with the same dimensions as the Artboard. Fill it with the help of the Gradient. You can use standard Swatch Libraries of Adobe Illustrator to do this. Go to the Window > Swatch Libraries > Gradients > Sky. Choose any sample. Set the angle of 90 degrees in the Gradient panel.

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Illustrator Tips & Tricks #9

Hello! Meet our ninth useful trick for Adobe Illustrator.
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You can create 100% vector bokeh effect using Flare Tool in Adobe Illustrator. Draw the flare and go to the menu Object > Expand. You will get several vector circles with transparency and blending modes as a bokeh. Just copy and paste them to your design. Make an interesting composition. Background with sparkles and bokeh is ready.

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: How to Draw Vinyl Record

In today’s tutorial you will learn how to create a retro vinyl record with the help of the conical gradient. We will use the Apply gradient along stroke function for this.

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First of all we should create two circles. Use the Ellipse Tool (L). Turn off the Fill.



Then increase the stroke width of these circles as in the picture below.



Select the inner circle. Move the Fill to the top position in the Fill panel. Then apply the Radial Gradient (Ctrl+F9) to the stroke. You need to enable the Apply gradient along stroke option.



Do the same for the second circle. Change gradient colors slightly.



Then make the central part of the vinyl. Draw another circle.



The hole on the vinyl is also a circle. And one more black circle in the background.



Now draw two circles with a white stroke - 0,25 pt Weight.



Select circles and go to the menu Object > Blend > Make. Then go Object > Blend > Blend Options and set

Adobe Illustrator Tools Training Course

Whether you're new to the software or wanting to brush up on your skill set, I want to present amazing beginner Adobe Illustrator course from Derrick also know as Dase Designs.

In this learning guide Derrick will show you basic tools and functions in Adobe Illustrator: Pathfinder panel, Pen Tool, Add Color and Shading.

Course Plan:
1. Adobe Illustrator Tutorial - Pathfinder Panel
2. Adobe Illustrator Tutorial - Pen Tool
3. Adobe Illustrator Tutorial - Add Color and Shading

Adobe Illustrator Tutorial - Pathfinder Panel


Adobe Illustrator Tutorial - Pen Tool


Adobe Illustrator Tutorial - Add Color and Shading


Course author is Derrick aka Dase Designs. He is an Illustrator and Graphic Designer working with Sports & eSports Logos and Brand Identities. He loves creating Logos and Mascot designs to take the team or brand to the next level!

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How to Illustrate a Valentine's Card with Cloudy Text Effect

In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial I'm going to show you how to create a Valentine's card with a cloudy text effect. To create this effect I'll be using a Scatter Brush and Inner Glow Effect. Let's go!



Step 1
First you need to create a Scatter Brush. Draw a small circle, use the Ellipse Tool (L) for this. Size is approximately 20 x 20 px. Use a color as shown in the image below. Then drag and drop the circle to the Brushes panel.

Select "Scatter Brush" in next window and click OK. Set the properties as shown in the image below. Then click OK again. The Scatter Brush is ready.

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Adobe Illustrator Tutorial: How to Draw an Owl Icon

This is step by step Illustrator tutorial that teaches you how to draw an owl icon in flat style. We’ll be using different shapes and some vector building techniques. And of course work with colors. Let’s start!



First of all create new document Ctrl+N.
Color Mode - RGB. Dimensions are 500x500 px.

Create Basic Shapes
Take the Ellipse Tool (L) and draw an oval. Turn off the Fill. We need only Stroke.



Move the ellipse up by the Selection Tool (V) and hold Shift and Alt. You will get the copy of the ellipse.



Select all Ctrl+A and click Minus Front in the PathFinder panel to get new shape.



Draw one more ellipse.



Copy this ellipse to the opposite side. Take the Reflect Tool (O). Hold Alt button and click to the central anchor point. Select Vertical in the options and press the Copy.



You should get the result as in the picture below.



Then select all (Ctrl+A) and click Divide in the PathFinder panel.



Ungroup all (Shift+Ctrl+G) and delete redundant parts.



Drawing eyes. These are simple circles …