Learn the techniques to create three different types of shiny bars and buttons in Adobe Illustrator. The classic button, the rounded "ball" button, and your basic shiny toolbar. Using gradients, transparency, and simple shape tools, in combination with the pathfinder. Whether ...more
See how to create fully vector badge icon using Adobe Illustrator CS4. This tutorial is compatible with older versions of Adobe Illustrator as well. Learn about using gradients and subtle shadows to create the illusion of depth in an illustration as well as masking different e ...more
When the Google Maps web app got a massive redesign earlier this year, I was pretty excited to try it out, but it was a fairly disappointing update for me. The slower load times, confusing street view, and bicyclist neglect are just a few of the reasons I don't enjoy it over t ...more
This automotive customization tutorial shows you how to make pro-level vinyl stickers at home in Corel Draw. Vinyl stickers are used on all race cars for sponsor advertisement and to make their cars recognizable in a crowd. Learn how to create your own vinyl stickers for your ...more
This scroll saw woodworking pattern tutorial shows you how to create a heart jewelery box pattern in Corel Draw X3. Corel Draw allows you to draw vector based patterns that you can print and use for your scroll saw creations. This particular pattern will be used to make a hear ...more
See how to create a vector-based leather texture from scratch when working in Adobe Illustrator CS4. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector graphics editor program or a seasoned graphic arts professional looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and funct ...more
The live trace tool enables you to change photos into vector-based drawings, allowing you to resize any image without losing quality. Learn how to use live trace in Adobe Illustrator.
Scouring the web for a quick primer on how to create vector-based gradients within Adobe Illustrator CS4 or CS5? This clip will teach you what you need to know. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector graphics editing software or a seasoned professional just looking to be ...more
In this video tutorial, Jerzy Drozda Jr (aka Maltaannon) demonstrates how you can extrude any vector based layer to give it a real 3D look inside After Effects. Above all other features... it consists only of one layer. Not only can it be textured, but it can also reflect the ...more
In this scroll saw woodworking tutorial you will learn how to work on your scroll saw pattern development in Corel Draw X3. Corel Draw is a vector based drawing software and you will learn why vector graphics are better than bitmap graphics for scroll saw patterns and also how ...more
In this tutorial you'll learn how to use Illustrator to make cool and dramatic headlines. The main step, is changing the type into an outline, which is just a vector based image of the type. This allows you to easily manipulate the text as an object and do some cool things to ...more
This is a tutorial from Jeff Bensch that has been customized by the creator to show you how to create vector based flames in Photoshop. Make sure to download the fonts from the links below the tutorial first. These are some cool flames for all you hot rod fanatics. Create 2D f ...more
Illustrator CS allows you to draw vector-based images with ease. But before you start your next masterpiece, you need to know the basics. Learn several ways to draw a simple heart shape.
MacDraft is a fast and powerful 2D home design and graphic design program for Mac OS X. Here is a video tutorial where you'll learn how to actually create a fully furnished floor plan in eight minutes with MacDraft! MacDraft offers an easy-to-use graphic design solution to ri ...more
In this video tutorial you will learn about the basics of using Smart Objects in Photoshop. Smart objects can consist of pixel-based content or vector-based content. These smart objects also remember their original size and can be transformed multiple times without loss.
TEXT HOW-TO: User Interface design is a new field that is growing as the Internet grows. When working on GUI design, shapes are a great way to achieve a realistic look to your design. As the shapes are vector based, you enjoy the ability to resize them with minimal detail loss ...more