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Adobe Illustrator Landscape Tutorial

In this easy to follow vector graphics tutorial in Adobe Illustrator, I will show you how to design a cartoon style landscape background, and make it look professional.

Landscape Background in Illustrator
Landscape Background in Illustrator

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Seamless Illustrator Pattern Tutorial

Adobe illustrator patterns tutorial
Adobe illustrator patterns tutorial

Learn how make a pattern in Illustrator. Basically, you create a rectangle and fill it with shapes (squares, circles, hexagons, stars), and other patterns and shapes that you can easily create.

Then it is just a matter of arranging the shapes in the box by using other tools to make the final pattern a seamless one that you can expand with the Object > Transform > Move / Copy tools.

That’s how easy making patterns in Illustrator seamless really is. Remember that this tutorial just shows you a basic way to create seamless shapes that can be expanded. You can use the same techniques you learn here, and import graphics that you or others have designed, and create artistic seamless patterns.

Use the colorful patterns you create as screensaver backgrounds for your computer. Remember that in Adobe Illustrator, you can resize the image as large as you want without losing clarity. This is because you are working in vector graphics format. Hope you enjoy. Have fun!

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How to use Illustrator to Draw a Flower

Vector Drawing Illustrator Tutorial
Vector Drawing Illustrator Tutoria

In this tutorial, we will use Adobe Illustrator to create a vector drawing of a simple flower. In contrast to bitmap images, vector images can be re-sized up or down without losing any visual clarity. Illustrator is one of the most popular vector drawing software you can use for this purpose. This tutorial will show you how easy drawing with Illustrator is. Just check the image.

 

Bullet list of the tools and steps you will take:

* Use the Polygon Tool with the Pucker & Bloat filter.

* Select paths with the Direct Selection tool.

* Apply different effects like Inner glow, Drop Shadow, Opacity and Blur.

* Learn to use the Pen tool to create paths.

* Make use of the Pathfinder and Magic Wand tools.

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Illustrator Image to Vector Tutorial

In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial you will learn how to vectorize an image. You will use a simple reference bitmap image of a cartoon cow, and then use Illustrator to trace over it to make a simple vector image.

Vectorize an Image
Vectorize an Image

Vectors are graphics consisting of lines and curves defined by mathematical formulas. In Illustrator, you can resize or modify vector graphics without losing any resolution.

In contrast, bitmap images become blurry or pixilated when resizing. This tutorial will image trace (vectorize) the bitmap and convert to a vector image.

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