Place Outlines Around Shapes in Illustrator Cs2

How To : Place outlines around shapes in Illustrator CS2

In this Illustrator CS2 video tutorial you will learn to place outlines around shapes. Learn to use Offset Path and Pathfinder Subtract commands. Outlines can be applied to any vector shape, before outlining text you must first convert the text to shapes. http://www.video-tute ...more

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 1

Remember the arcades? Were you saddened when they closed up one by one, leaving no outlet to actually go out and socialize while you played video games? With all the home consoles and internet connectivity, gaming has evolved, but the social factor has been eliminated. Sure we ...more

How To : Make a Mickey Mouse tie dye t-shirt

Making a Mickey Mouse tie-dye shirt is as easy as can be. First trace a Mickey mouse outline onto a plain white shirt with a pencil. Using plain dental floss and a needle, sew around the tracing you've just created. For optimal results soak the shirt in soda ash (this step is ...more

How To : Create a simple Christmas card using Cricut

In this tutorial, we learn how to create a simple Christmas card using Cricut. First, you will need to take your card stock and fold it in half to create your basic card, pushing hard on the crease. After this, place a green holiday print on top of the front of the card and ad ...more

How To : Make Art Out of Everyday Objects

After taking a beginner’s art class at my local community college I realized two things: one, art supplies are extremely expensive, and two, I am not talented at painting. Although my painting skills are comparable to those of a five year old, I still enjoy art and being creat ...more

How To : Move A Safe

Moving a 2000 pound safe isn't easy... I was working as manager for a construction company that was performing an up fit on a century old building in downtown Concord, N.C. The owners wanted us to move a two thousand pound (that's a ton!) safe up to the second story so that i ...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 : Wrap text around paths in illustrator

To create an added interest with text, learn how to wrap text around paths or shapes using Illustrator software. This video from Task Tutorial shows us each step involved with wrapping text around an oval as an example. However, any shape or path can be used to wrap text aroun ...more

How To : Create custom spray can symbols in Illustrator CS2

Illustrator allows symbols to be placed on a graphic with a convenient spray-paint icon. The longer the mouse button is held while the spray can is in use, the more copies of the Symbol are produced. In this Illustrator CS2 video tutorial you will learn create and use vector s ...more

How To : Make a sun catcher with your kids

In this video, we learn how to make a sun catcher with your kids. First, you need laminating paper, two paper hearts, and scissors. First, cut the center of one heart out by sticking your scissors in and making your way around the heart. Next, place the outline of the heart in ...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 : 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 : Look like a broken doll for Halloween

Cover brows with wax or glue stick and concealer that is a lot lighter than your skin). Place some of the much lighter concealer under your eyes. Stroke concealer all over face for an extra layer. Apply full coverage foundation. Set makeup with powder. Use something that'll lo ...more

How To : Create an exposed teeth makeup look for Halloween

This video is a step by step guide for creating exposed teeth makeup . This is loosely based on the Harvey Dent character from Batman: the Dark Knight. * Begin with etching out the shape you want with a darker colored lip liner. * Next you take spirit gum, which is available ...more

How To : Make Recycled Deconstructed Roses

In this article, you'll learn how to create deconstructed roses in less than five minutes with your leftover fabric scraps. It's a great way to recycle your leftover fabric! Follow the instructions below and watch the videos for a demonstration. Draw the Flower Shape. Draw a ...more

How To : Draw Naruto Sage Mode

This video contains different techniques to draw Naruto Sage Mode. The first step is to draw the basic outline of the characters face along with the ears and nose. After completing the basic outline the eye outline and details are then placed. The Lips and nose are drawn third ...more

How To : Decorate with duct tape Kanji characters

This video will show how to decorate duct tape creations with Japanese Kanji characters, which are Chinese-based characters. After creating your duct tape stencil which will serve as a backing, you should go online and find a Kanji character which you would like to copy, print ...more

How To : Create Realistic 3D Shadows

Setting up shadows takes just as much time and attention as setting up lights. You can think of all of your illumination as one half of your lighting design, and shadows as the other, equally important half. Shadows can add richness to the tones and shading of your image, tie ...more

How To : Draw a meerkat

In order to draw a meerkat, you will need the following: a pen, an eraser, and a pencil. Using your pencil, draw an oval. Then draw a short fat neck, with 2 short lines. Next, sketch a torso that resembles an old-fashioned milk bottle. Then, draw 2 spindly short legs. Draw 2 ...more

How To : Decorate cushion covers

Leona from Artists Resource shows us how to decorate cushion covers with a beautiful multi-colored leaf design. You will need textile paint, metallic pens, scissors, glue, paintbrushes, masking tape, a marker pen, cardboard, scrap paper, and some cling film. To make the stamp ...more

How To : Line Arabic eyes with pink & purple eye shades

- First apply Urban Decay primer all over the eye. - Put a piece of tape underneath your eye. - The first color is the plain black color. Use a flat shader brush to apply it from the tape inwards. - Create a sharper angle which is why the tape comes in handy. When you have les ...more

Waze 101 : How to Get Motorcycle-Friendly Navigation Routes

With the raw, visceral feeling of zooming around on the open road, it's easy to get carried away when you're out for a ride on your chopper or super bike. This increases your chances of getting lost, plus routes can differ slightly for motorcyclists and cagers, unbeknownst to ...more

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