How to Use Blends in Illustrator

How To : Blend gradients in Illustrator CS3

How do you make a gradient bend to the shape you are creating? The answer is in Illustrator’s under-used Blend tool. See how to blend vector gradients in this creative and useful Illustrator CS3 tutorial. Blend gradients in Illustrator CS3. Click through to watch this video on ...more

How To : Work with blending modes in Illustrator CS3

New to Illustrator CS3? This video shows you how to create a variety of effects in Illustrator using blending modes in the Transparency panel. Check out this cool video created by Colin Smith now! Work with blending modes in Illustrator CS3. Click through to watch this video o ...more

How To : Create a 3D animated blend in Illustrator

In this technique, we'll create a blend of 3D objects in Illustrator and export it as an animated Flash file. We'll create a series of objects that emulate the rotation of an item through space. We'll create one 3D object and duplicate it, adjust the 3D settings, and then blen ...more

How To : Use the Blend Color Tool in Illustrator CS2

What would you do when the colors of the shapes you are working on in Illustrator don't look good with each other? Color blending might be a way to solve your problem. In this Illustrator video tutorial you will learn to use the Blend Color Tool. Make sure to hit "play tutoria ...more

How To : Use the blend tool in Adobe Illustrator 5

The blend tool will create a graphic for you where one graphic or image slowly blends into another one. Customize it using color, shapes and other more advanced techniques - this tutorial shows you everything you need to know about the Adobe Illustrator 5 blending tool.

How To : Use the blend tool in Illustrator

In this video, Dave Cross gives some tips on how to use the blend tool to create some fun designs with objects along a shape path. Use the blend tool in Illustrator. Click through to watch this video on layersmagazine.com

How To : Create a cool blend text effect in Illustrator

In this tutorial, we learn how to create a cool blend text effect in Illustrator. First, open up Illustrator and draw a path, then change the color to black. After this, click on the line and type in your desired text. Increase the font size to 36 points, then select the red c ...more

How To : Blend shapes and colors in Illustrator

Learn how to blend shapes and colors in Illustrator with this tutorial. Open Illustrator and put the circle with color which you want. Put the square on the color you want. Select the object, go the title bar select the object and then select the blend. You will be shown the r ...more

How To : Use the blend tool in Adobe Illustrator

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use the blend tool in Adobe Illustrator. The blend tool will allow users to create objects between two strokes or filled objects. When you double-click on the blend tool, there will be 3 options to select from. Select the spacing an ...more

How To : Use the Blend tool in Adobe Illustrator CS4 or CS5

Need a quick primer on how to use the Blend tool within Adobe Illustrator CS4 or CS5? This clip will teach you everything you'll need to know. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector graphics editing software or a seasoned professional just looking to better acquaint your ...more

How To : Create stylish blend curves in Illustrator

To do that, first select the pen tool, choose yellow stroke color and draw the path as showing in the video then deselect and choose pen tool again, pink color in stroke and draw the path again. Now you need to select the blend tool and click on both paths. Now go to object, b ...more

How To : Create metallic text in Adobe Illustrator CS3

Let TutVid teach you how to make metallic text is Adobe Illustrator CS3. This video shows you how to do it step by step. You only need basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator CS3 to do this. 1. Start with a blank illustrated document. You don't need anything else to begin with. ...more

How To : Create a smoke effect in Adobe Flash

Here’s a technique for creating smoke in Flash using the lighten blending mode and motion editor. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photos ...more

How To : Use the Auto Blend Command in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the auto blend command that allows you to merge multiple pictures together into a single larger document. When you have a large scan and you have to scan it in multiple pieces and then stitch it together or if you ...more

How To : Work with non-square pixels in Photoshop CS4

Exploring the problems associated with blending images that have square and non square pixel formats. Learn about how to fix some of the blunders of pixel aspect ratio mixing and how Photoshop CS4 is trying to help solve some of these pixel nightmares. Creative Cow is a suppo ...more

How To : Dive into new features of Photoshop CS4

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Create vector light ribs in Illustrator CS4

There are a lot of things out there in the design world that people have seen and liked, but didn't know how to make. LIke vector lights. Watch this Illustrator video tutorial to take a look at those cool glowing, color changing, fading, bright, neon-like, fanning spread of gl ...more

How To : Create clouds over a sea in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Retouch commercial products in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Convert video to cartoon in After Effects

In this three part tutorial Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz explains the process of converting video to cartoon by using only After Effects and Adobe Illustrator CS2. Even if you don't want to create this exact effect, this tutorial covers a TON of basics and is a worthw ...more

How To : Draw a vector heart in Adobe Illustrator

Check out this video and learn how to draw a very cool graphic using Adobe Illustrator. This tutorial will show you how easy it is to draw a vector heart without having to download anything extra. All you need is Adobe Illustrator and some time! This video will cover how to us ...more

How To : Create a glossy sphere in Illustrator

Do you want to add some 3D effects in your 2D designs? Open illustrator and draw an oval tool holding shift key. Then draw an ellipse with a different color and place it on the oval. Take blend tool,then click on ellipse shape and then oval one for a gradient effect. Draw anot ...more

How To : Create Apple style bar in Illustrator

This video tutorial by Tasktutorial shows you how to create an Apple style bar in Illustrator. First, select the rectangle tool in Illustrator and draw a bar as shown. Now select the path, go to gradient and choose the black and white gradient from the swatches. Select two sha ...more

How To : Design backgrounds with live trace in Illustrator

The live trace effect has become increasingly popular for use in designing backgrounds. By using the live trace effect, you can take any stock image and transform it into an outline that can be placed behind your main subject. The technique works in Illustrator and can be used ...more

How To : Create glossy buttons in Illustrator CS2

Sometimes a simple change in your web page could make it look more livelier. In this Illustrator video tutorial you will learn to create glossy buttons. Learn how to use the Blend and Gradient tools in this example. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of th ...more

How To : Create a Christmas ornament in Illustrator

To create a Christmas ornament in Illustrator is very simple if you follow the steps below. Before starting the process one should ensure that all project files used in the tutorial is available. First by holding the shift key draw an oval, then go to gradient and create a new ...more

How To : Create a comic book style cloud in Illustrator

Using this tutorial, you will learn how to make a comic book style cloud in Adobe Illustrator. 1. First, select the ellipsis tool and draw a few shapes. 2. After drawing some shapes, select them and go to window and choose pathfinder. 3. Click to merge the shapes together. 4. ...more

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