Posts from June, 2010

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Create a Print Ready Business Card Design in Illustrator

Illustrator has fantastic tools available for creating small print designs such as business cards. Follow this walkthrough on how to create a fun business card design complete with illustrated character. We’ll start by creating our sketchy figure from a profile shot with hand-drawn linework, then lay out the design with background pattern and textual information in a print ready template with margins and bleed areas.

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How to Create a Tasty Vector Cupcake Icon in Illustrator

It’s time for another special tutorial exclusively for Access All Areas members. Learn how to create a detailed vector cupcake icon in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll start with the basic structure using a mix of vector shapes, then begin to add colour and bring the icon to life with lots of subtle gradients, highlights and shadows. Download the icon at the end of the tutorial to use as reference, or put it to use in your own designs.