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Posts from March, 2010

Design a Fashion Themed Vector Poster in Illustrator

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Learn how to create a detailed poster design based on the theme of female fashion. We’ll be representing the statement, ‘Shoes are a Girl’s Best Friend’ in visual format using the power of design to create a themed poster. Follow the steps to see how a range of vector elements are created and combined to form an intricate repeating pattern, then finish off your design with some simple and impactful typography.

Create a Cool Vector Panda Character in Illustrator

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Adobe Illustrator is my favourite tool for creating fun and cute character designs. With just a few simple shapes, a mix of gradient colours and a few shadows here and there you can build some great looking illustrations. Here’s a step by step walkthrough of the process used to create a cool Panda character, from the basic outlines through to the detailed final design.

This Week’s Favourites – March 19th 2010

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In this week’s roundup of creative goodness, we have an article discussing the best practices of CSS3 techniques; a guide to properly saving images for the web; some tips for using CSS3 to style up your web forms; a fantastic Illustrator icon tutorial; and a fun website by a talented character designer.

Create a Candy Inspired Vector Snowboard Design

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Learn how to put together a sweet candy inspired design in Illustrator by cutting, splitting and joining vector paths to produce an intricate weave of shapes. We’ll then add some finishing touches with subtle shading and a cool striped overlay to add depth to the design. The final concept will them be ready for being mocked up as a custom snowboard design.