One of the great things about designing with vector shapes is that any design, especially characters, can be developed out of basic shapes, giving a simple and stylized style. Let’s get busy with Adobe Illustrator and design a cute bear character and surrounding scenery in just two colours, ready for use as a cool t-shirt design.
Posts from January, 2010
In this week’s roundup of creative goodness, we have a great overview of popular blog post formats; a fantastic discussion of the best design related content from 2009; an amazing detailed Illustrator tutorial; a roundup of well designed web design navigation menus; and some simple rules for good typography.
I’ve just finished up creating the cutest vector pack I’ve ever made, and figured it would be a perfect fit as the first premium vector pack for Access All Areas members. The set includes six detailed icon style vector graphics of various jungle creatures, specifically, a Panther, a Lion, an Elephant, a Hippo, a Tiger and a Panda. The download package includes Ai, EPS and PNG files for use in your future design projects, or to decorate your desktop as folder or application icons.
Learning a new software application can be a daunting task, especially when tackling an application that’s as deep as Adobe Illustrator! Thankfully there’s a colection of Illustrator veterans who are generous enough to take the time to document the basics, allowing new users to grasp the initial workings and gain a know-how of the tools and core techniques. This collection of hand-picked tutorials cover various tools, and provide plenty of useful hints and tips. Together they form a super handy resource for any beginner looking to get their brains wrapped around Adobe Illustrator.