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How To : Make a 3D wine bottle in Illustrator CS3

In this tutorial, Bert shows you how to make a realistic 3D looking wine bottle, complete with label. This uses the 3D part of Illustrator and is great for those of you without access or time to use an actual 3D software package.

How To : Make a stencil with Adobe Illustrator

Stencils can be made in lots of ways, but using Adobe Illustrator gives a more professional finish. Acetate sheets and an X-acto knife are also required to cut our the image. Learn how to make a stencil by watching this tagging how-to video.

How To : Make folded, flowing ribbons in Illustrator CS3

Ribbons are really kind of a hot commodity, believe it or not, because they're actually quite trick to make. But knowing how to make some ribbons could make you very valuable and you could implement them into your own designs. Watch this Illustrator video tutorial to work with ...more

How To : Use Adobe Illustrator to make a croqui template

If you are looking for an easy way to make croquis, but don't have the skills to draw it by hand, then try the next best thing: the computer. Using the software program, Adobe Illustrator, you can make a great looking croqui template that can be used over and over again with n ...more

How To : Make swooshes & swirls in Illustrator

The first thing to do is open a new document with Adobe Illustrator. Inside the document, make a box, width 200 pt, height 20 pt. Click the bottom right corner with your mouse and hit delete. Then hold down the top right with shift, and tap the down arrow once. Then, click bot ...more

How To : Make a rainbow in Adobe Illustrator 5

If you're having problems figuring out how to make a rainbow in Adobe Creative Suite 5, this tutorial is for you. Some users have found this to be a bit tricky to replicate, but here are a few useful shortcuts you can take.

How To : Make a spirograph graphic in Adobe Illustrator

Create a cool spirograph effect! In this Adobe Illustrator video tutorial, you'll learn a neat trick to creating that cool spirographic effect graphic, which is vector. It's a simple and fast trick in Illustrator (Ai). Check it out. It's just a cool way to duplicate shapes int ...more

How To : Use Illustrator to make shapes for 3ds Max

In this 3ds Max video tutorial you will learn how to use Illustrator to make shapes for 3d Max. The video shows you how to prepare and export files in Illustrator. You'll also learn how to import to 3D Max, and extrude the shapes. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top le ...more

How To : Make Christmas lights in Illustrator

Learn how to create a string of 3D, multi-colored Christmas lights and turn them into a custom pattern brush that you can draw with along any path. Make Christmas lights in Illustrator. Click through to watch this video on layersmagazine.com

How To : Make business cards in Adobe Illustrator

With the unemployment rate hovering at around 9.8% in California, many of us are still unfortunately without a job. Ergo, you must treat every meeting as an opportunity to network and find job leads. Which is why carrying business cards around is an absolute necessity. But giv ...more

How To : Make a gel button using Illustrator

This tutorial uses vectors to show you how to create a gel (or glassy) button in Adobe Illustrator. Vectors are an important component of Illustrator and allow for the most flexibility with other programs.

How To : Make swirling rainbows in Illustrator

In this brief tutorial brought to you by TutVid.com, the host teaches you how to make a swirling rainbow graphic that you can use in many diverse ways. This vector images is made in Illustrator can be used in conjunction with several of the most popular photoshops. He uses sev ...more

How To : Make a quick logo for beginners in Illustrator

This is a video about creating a logo using adobe illustrator. First go to adobe illustrator and open the new document. Next if you want to make a logo in rectangular shape take the rectangular and drag it over in the new document. Next choose a color and fill it in the rectan ...more

How To : Vectorize graphics in Adobe Illustrator

Vectorizing your graphics will help improve the quality of your content. Task Tutorial helps you out in this Illustrator tutorial by showing you how to take a crappy jpeg image (a logo), clean it up and turn it into a vector graphic.

How To : Do the Land O'Lakes Indian Butter (Boob) Trick

The artwork for Minnesota's Land O' Lakes butter packaging is classic, dating back to 1928 when it was first created by Brown & Bigelow illustrator Arthur C. Hanson. The logo was updated ("modernized") once in 1939, again in the '50s, and has undergone minor modifications here ...more

How To : Use Adobe Illustrator with a Wacom tablet

Every good illustrator knows the advantage of using a Wacom tablet with Adobe Illustrator. When you plug in a Wacom tablet it doesn't automatically set your tools to be pressure sensitive. Terry White will show you how to set your brushes to really take advantage of your new t ...more

How To : Use the Gradient Mesh Tool in Illustrator

In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial, Bert Monroy from PixelPerfect shows you how to use the Gradient Mesh tool, which lets you divide pretty much any shape (like an apple) into a mesh. Wish a mesh created, you can alter the color of an intersecting point of the mesh with a soli ...more

How To : Create sparkles in Illustrator

Want to create some cool effects in illustrator? Create a new layer. Draw the ellipse tool and add radial gradient, then go to transparency and select screen. Then create the star tool and deselect stroke. Drag and place the star shape on ellipse and group them. Then duplicate ...more

How To : Paint portraits with acrylic

Acrylic paintings of the human face are a great form of artistic expression. Paint acrylic portraits with tips from an illustrator in this free video series on art and painting. Part 1 of 15 - How to Paint portraits with acrylic. Paint portraits with acrylic - Part 2 of 15. Cl ...more

How To : Create 8-bit style pixel art using Adobe Illustrator

Copy the popular, retro-style 8-bit pixel art. You can use Adobe Illustrator to create this simple sort of art. This tutorial shows you how to set up your document and how to begin illustrating your project to get that old school feel for your artwork.

How To : 8 Fun (& Annoying) Easter Eggs in Google Hangouts

Google has added some fun Easter eggs to Hangouts that'll give you a few more ways to procrastinate throughout your day. All of them (except for one) work on the web browser version, the Chrome app, and the mobile apps for Android and iOS, and are activated by sending a specif ...more

How To : Create diagrams and flowcharts in Adobe Illustrator 5

If you need to make some diagrams for a school project or a flowchart for a business proposal, you can easily use Adobe Illustrator 5, part of the Creative Suite package, to create them. This tutorial shows you a few ways to create your own customized diagrams.

How To : Draw a horse with Jan Brett

Celebrated and award-winning children's illustrator, Jan Brett, shows how to sketch a horse. Jan teaches how to draw a colt and the Friesian horse breed specifically. Learn how to draw a baby horse by following Jan's simple instructions that go from making easy shapes to the f ...more

How To : Create a Twisted Wire in Illustrator

This Illustrator tutorial shows you a way to make a double helix or twisted wire. Using Illustrator and the powerful pattern brush, Bert takes us through the steps from a wavy line to a realistic wire effect or double helix. To watch this episode of PixelPerfect, head over to ...more

How To : Draw in Illustrator with the pencil tool

Bert invites Morty Golding to offer a tutorial on drawing within Adobe Illustrator utilizing the pencil tool. Follow along and start using some of Illustrator's advanced features and draw in Illustrator!

How To : Draw with chalk pastels

Professional illustrator Stik walks through some drawing techniques using chalk pastels. Chalk pastels are familiar from Degas sketches, and create a soft finish. They can be used to shade and the hard edge can function as a pencil. Learn some techniques of rendering pictures ...more

How To : Draw fancy letters

To draw fancy letters, block out the basic outline, begin adding ornate details inside them and even add vines and filigree around the outside of the letters. Draw fancy letters to start off a new chapter in a book with creative tips from a professional illustrator in this fre ...more

How To : Top 7 Surface Book Hacks for Artists

The Microsoft Surface has been the go-to device for many professional artists since its initial release back in 2012. Since then, the Surface line has continued to offer customers a portable, high-powered machine that's a near perfect value for both casual and professional art ...more

How To : Draw and color a beautiful Christmas tree

Here's a neat little demonstration video on how to draw a Christmas tree using a pencil, an eraser and pen. This tree will be drawn with a more realistic looking drawing style, compared to the simplified abstract stack of triangles that people normally draw Christmas trees wit ...more

How To : Place images inside text with Illustrator

Placing images inside text is nothing new. However, the old way involved converting the text to outlines first and thereby making the text uneditable. In this video you'll learn how to fill your text with an image while maintaining complete edit-ability of the text using Illus ...more

How To : Create digital smoke in Photoshop & Illustrator

In this image editing software tutorial we are going to show you how to easily create digital abstract smoke using both Illustrator and Photoshop. One of the best things about this technique is that it’s very customizable and you can do it pretty quickly. Watch and learn how t ...more

How To : Design a unique logo with Photoshop

Learn how to design and create a stunning and unique logo for your business or website, using the gradient tool and texturizer features in Photoshop. Bert shows you everything you need to make a unique logo without Illustrator and just Photoshop.

How To : Create custom table styles within Adobe Photoshop

In this clip, Darrell Heath of Layers Magazine opens up Adobe Photoshop and talks about creating table styles. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started creating your own custom table styles in Adobe Photoshop, watch this free vide ...more

How To : Create a falling leaf animation in Illustrator

Ah, falling leaves: They remind of the beauty of nature, fall, and the changing of seasons. And if you've ever walked alongside a row of oaks on the street it seems as if their leaves fall to some unknown, hidden perfect orchestration. Capture their beauty by creating a falli ...more

How To : Create a lens flare in Illustrator

Ever wondered about the flare hitting your eyes from reflective surfaces (vehicle mirrors)? Let's create one. Open Adobe Illustrator with an image and embed it. Take the flare tool from tool palette. Draw the first shape and then second shape. To change settings, go to flare o ...more

How To : Draw bubble letters

To draw bubble letters, draw elliptical shapes in place of straight lines in pencil, trace the outline in marker and erase erroneous pencil marks. Sketch out rounded and bubbly letters with creative tips from a professional illustrator in this free video on drawing.

How To : Ink in Illustrator and paint in Photoshop

Tutorial/demonstration showing how to use Calligraphic Brushes in Illustrator to do line drawings (inking) and then import them into Photoshop as a Smart Object to retain the vector quality of the line art. By using clipping masks, we can change the color of the line art witho ...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

News : 3 Super Budget DIY X-Men Costumes

Superb costumes generally fall into two categories; artfully crafted, time intensive, pricey facsimiles or the low budget option—ingenious, cheap and scrappy. When undertaking the admirable task of creating "one cool (or not) idea every day, for 365 consecutive days, from Janu ...more

How To : Create your own fonts & types in Illustrator

In this tutorial, user CollegeTut shows you how to customize the shapes of various fonts and text, essentially creating your own custom fonts, by converting the text of any font to outlines and then editing those outlines (bezier paths/strokes). You can modify the points on th ...more

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