Pencil Tool 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 : Create a Helix in Adobe Illustrator

This is a 3 part tutorial. Be sure to click on Chapters 2 & 3 to get the full tutorial. In Part 1 of this 3 part Adobe Illustrator tutorial series, Vincent Rosati explains how to use the free transform tool to take the first step in creating a helix with AI. In Part 2 of thi ...more

How To : Create simple silhouettes in Illustrator CS4

Creating a silhouette from a photo is nothing new, but with Illustrator CS4’s new Blob Brush tool, it has become a lot easier. Corey demonstrates how to use the Blog Brush tool to create a silhouette, and how to create some quick background effects using the Gradient Mesh tool ...more

How To : Draw Tony Montana (Al Pacino) from Scarface

"Okay. You wanna play rough? Okay. Say hello to my little friend!" That's a famous quote from none other than Tony Montana, otherwise known as Scarface, played by Al Pacino, near the end of the film, when he starts blasting everyone away. If you by chance want to learn how to ...more

How To : Build a 3D rocket in Photoshop and Illustrator

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 : Make Handwriting Fun

Letter formation can be fun! Few children enjoy traditional handwriting practice. Copying the same black letters over and over again with a pencil is boring! Here is how you can make letter formation fun while practicing with your child at home. Vary the tools A pencil isn ...more

How To : Map art on 3D invisible shapes in Illustrator

If you need help with 3D concepts in Illustrator, Bert's going to show you how to wrap an invisible 3-dimensional shape made in the 3D Extrude and Bevel tool with Map Art tool. Curled ribbons for campaign posters are just the beginning with this Illustrator tutorial!

How To : Draw Lebron James

Make your own art masterpiece of a professional basketball player: Watch this tutorial to learn how to draw Lebron James. Make sure to pause the video after each step and look at the screen every few seconds while you are drawing. Check out the second video for a detailed loo ...more

How To : Use the Adobe Flash CS4 deco tool

Having fun experimenting with Flash CS4’s Deco Tool. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Dr ...more

How To : Use the Adobe Acrobat article tool

RC covers the use of Acrobat’s Article tool. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Dreamweave ...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 hair and fur with the pen tool 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 : Create a Times Square billboard 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 : Create motion in Adobe Flash with bones tool

Tom Green takes a layered Photoshop document and adds motion to it in Flash using the Bones tool. 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 : Draw snowy pines with colored pencil

To draw snowy pines in colored pencil, depict the tree with snow weighing down the branches and with snow dunes in the background. Learn to depict snow on trees with tips from a professional illustrator in this free instructional video on drawing. All you need are a few tips a ...more

How To : Animate a pencil drawing a straight line in Flash

Creative Cow contributing editor Tony Ross introduces drawing techniques in Flash, as well as how to use Masking, Motion and Shape Tweens to create an animated pencil drawing a line. Tools used are the Rectangle tool, Pencil tool, and Free Transform tool. Animate a pencil draw ...more

How To : Animate a pencil drawing a curved line in Flash

Learn how to use Masking, Motion Tweens, and Motion Guide Layers to create an animated pencil drawing a curved line. Tools used are the Rectangle tool, Pencil tool, and Free Transform tool. This is an intermediate level Flash tutorial. Animate a pencil drawing a curved line in ...more

How To : Create MIDI regions in Logic Pro 8

This audio software tutorial shows you how to use the Pencil Tool to create MIDI regions and notes in Logic Pro 8. Creating MIDI regions and notes with the pencil tool in Logic is as easy as watching this tutorial. You will also learn how to find and use the piano roll editor.

How To : Smooth and straighten lines in Adobe Flash

First select the pencil tool then click on pencil mode which is located at the bottom of the toolbar, select straighten and draw a line as in the video. Now you can see that the line is automatically adjusted, it will make the round and straight shape in the line depending on ...more

How To : Draw a Lamborghini sports car on a computer

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw a Lamborghini sports car on a computer. If you don't paint the car one portion at a time, you might get confused and your drawing will siffer for it. You should lay down shades of yellow and orange with the paint bucket and fin ...more

How To : Draw an 8-bit Luigi in MS Paint

This simple tutorial teaches you how to create a classic 8-bit Luigi from the Nintendo franchise Super Mario Brothers in the Microsoft paint program. To start, open Paint. Select Image-> Attributes and change the image width to 12 pixels and the height to 16 pixels. Use the zo ...more

How To : Resize keyframes in Adobe Flash

You can resize keyframes in Adobe Flash and you can do this for anything like images, animation etc. So to do this first click on your first keyframe and hold down the shift key and then click on the last keyframe. Now select the free transform tool and resize that as showing ...more

How To : Draw a cartoon bird

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw a cartoon bird. Using the gray pencil tool, draw an oval shape for the body of the bird. Then create the lines for the wing and tail. Now add the details with black outlines. Then use transparent colors to fill the body, tail a ...more

How To : Draw Spider-Man back in black in Photoshop

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw the black Spider-man in Adobe Photo-shop. Begin by drawing the shape of Spider-man and then scan it. Now extract the ink from the white page. Then change the ink from black to white. Make the background black. Then fill the ent ...more

How To : Draw ocean waves

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw ocean waves. The image drawn in this video has water waves clashing into some rocks on shore. Begin by drawing the outline of the rocks on the right side. The horizon line of the image is about 3/4 above the rocks. Then draw a ...more

How To : Draw Gwen Tennyson from Ben 10

Ben 10 is one of the most popular shows in Cartoon Network's history. This video from Drawing Now will teach you how to draw his iconic older sister Gwen Tennyson. Here are some instructions from the artist: 1. Sketch face from oval, then draw face details. 2. Draw body and c ...more

How To : Make cool green eyes in Photoshop

In this video we learn to make green eyes in Photoshop. According to this video, it is very simple to change the color of eyes and make beautiful eyes. First, we zoom in on the eye and with the help of the pencil tool. We select the border of the eye. Then we right click on th ...more

How To : Trace photos and then color them in Illustrator CS2

Illustrator CS2 has a great tracing feature called Live Trace. However, sometimes you may want to trace something and have a more artistic effect. With Illustrator's Pen Tool and the Gradient Mesh feature you'll be able to create the exact look and feel that you want.

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 : Draw Konata from the manga Lucky Star

Drawing Japanese schoolgirls is one of the staples of manga-style art. Here, the drawing instructors at Drawing Now demonstrate how to draw Konata, one such character from teh manga series Lucky Star. Here are step-by-step instructions from the artist: 1. First sketch konata' ...more

How To : Draw a gymnast on the balance beam

This video tutorial from Drawing Now demonstrates the drawing of a gymnast doing a routine on the balance beam. Her look of concentration evokes the drama and strength of both will and body required by this ancient sport. Learn to evoke that same feeling in your drawing by wat ...more

How To : Animate a bouncing ball in Adobe Flash CS3

First go to import and click open external library and open your ball as shown before before and drag it to the library window. Now drag it to the first frame and insert key frame to 60 frame. Now insert the ball to the 60th frame. Now click on add motion guide icon and selec ...more

How To : Create glowing line effects in Photoshop

This is really cool, you can make these awesome neon glowing lines using your Adobe Photoshop. This is a fun way to make creative and colorful designs and it looks really neat without spending time working on detailed shapes. 1. Start with a new 400x400 pixel black background ...more

How To : Create a web button in Illustrator

In this online video training tutorial, Task Training shows us, how to create a web button using Adobe Illustrator. The 1st step is to select the rectangular tool in Illustrator and set the size you want your button to be. The 2nd step is holding the shift key you can re-size ...more

How To : Use Live Trace in Illustrator CS3

Morty Golding is back again to show us how to utilize Adobe Illustrator's live trace tool to convert bitmaps into vector drawings. Vector drawings guarantee that your graphics stay the same across multiple platforms and when printing. So learn how to use live trace and create ...more

How To : Make a pipe out of an apple

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a pipe with an apple. The materials needed to make this paper are an apple, any sharp tool, a pencil, a penny, and a piece of tinfoil. Take the penny and bore out the top of the apple to make a bowl. Then make one hole through ...more

How To : Create a web 2.0 style badge in Illustrator

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to create a web 2.0 style badge using Adobe Illustrator. Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor. Viewers will learn how to manipulate the Star Tool in Adobe Illustrator, how to apply a custom radial gradient to that shape and ho ...more

How To : Use the Illustrator CS4 Blob Brush

Illustrator CS4 introduces the new Blob Brush tool to users. Instead of a regular brush stroke, painting with the blog brush gives you a filled, compound path. Any new shape painted with the same color and stroke will automatically merge with existing shapes with the same sett ...more

How To : Make a secret compartment in your wall

Have something you want no one else to find? The best hiding places are in plain sight. Follow these steps to create a shockingly sly storage space. You Will Need: • A plastic switch box • A rotary tool • An electrical socket • Screws • A Phillips-head screwdriver • A f ...more

How To : Use Path Finder Shape Modes in Illustrator

This Adobe Illustrator tutorial demonstrates the basic shape modes in path finder (add, subtract, intersect, and exclude), and shows how to use the direct selection tool and expand features of Illustrator. Finally, a bubble box is created (for the Yahoo Map project) with the a ...more

How To : Create 3D shapes from text and revolve in Illustrator

Just by experimenting with the Type tool and the 3D effect Revolve in Illustrator, you can use the alphabet to create a whole series of 3D objects. Create 3D shapes from text and revolve in Illustrator. Click through to watch this video on layersmagazine.com

How To : Convert an image to mosaic in Illustrator

Illustrator is a great tool for creating individual artwork. Creative and clever, it has many functions, one of which is mosaic. If you want to make your illustration or design appear to have a myriad of tiny 'squares' like a Roman mosaic, this guy can help you do it. The shor ...more

How To : Ink a comic book page with gel pen and sharpie

This four-part video series demonstrates how to ink a comic book. Inking is often thought of as a lesser comic art than drawing or writing, but proper inking is essential to creating a really beautiful final product. In the end, it is what the reader sees, not the pencil work ...more

How To : Create a cool text style in Illustrator

Are you bored with the similar font styles? Open Adobe Illustrator, click the text tool. Select Arial font, bold & italic and a size of 48. Type some text and give its fill color-white and stroke color-black. Duplicate the layer text by going into layers. Then change the dupli ...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 a 3D star in Illustrator

Do you have interest in creating 3D objects? Open illustrator and draw a star tool with gradient fill in it. Then go to effects>3D>Extrude/Bevel. Select preview to view the star in 3D while changing its settings. One can rotate the star in any angle as well as change the thick ...more

How To : Use the Eraser tool in Adobe Ilustrator CS4 or CS5

In this clip, you'll learn how to make use of the standard Eraser tool when doing design work in Adobe Illustrator CS4 or CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector graphics editing software or a seasoned professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the pr ...more

How To : Create radial patterns in Illustrator

In this video tutorial Creative COW leader Vince Rosati presents a simple technique to use an obscure function in the rotate tool to quickly create radial patterns in Adobe Illustrator. Use this technique with gradiants or more complex shapes to create incredible radial patter ...more

How To : Paint nails with a cheetah print

This video is a tutorial on how to paint nails with cheetah print and rhinestones. The tools shown by the instructor consisted of nail polish and makeup sponge. The first step taken where to cover the tip of the nail in a white polish with a burnt orange colored finish. A shar ...more

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