Posts from January, 2010

How to Create a Cute Vector Bear T-Shirt Design

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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.

This Week’s Favourites – Janurary 8th 2010

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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.

Jungle Animals Vector Pack for Premium Members

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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.

20 Basic Illustrator Tutorials Every Beginner Should See

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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.