2 Ways To Create a Long Shadow Effect In 5 Steps or Less

In today’s tutorial, we will take a closer look at the techniques used to create a long shadow design with the help of some live effects and Appearance panel in Adobe Illustrator. Taking long shadow effects as a basis,...

Creating Seamless Textures and Seamless Backgrounds in Illustrator

I think you’ll all agree that Illustrator is just plain awesome, and with the continual improvements we see with each new version, it keeps getting better and better. Previously, I created  seamless textures for typography and seamless backgrounds for...

How to Create a Gold Text Effect and Graphic Style in Illustrator

In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a complex gold graphic style which includes a reflection, dropping shadows and highlights. These all can be created with the help of the most powerful tool available in Adobe Illustrator–the Appearance...

How To Create a Stunning Diamond Icon In 17 Short Steps

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a simple diamond icon in Adobe Illustrator. Using thin strokes and basic stroke properties, you will learn how to add a subtle glowing effect for the edges of your...

Create Cupid for Valentine’s Day using Adobe Illustrator

It’s February 14th! What better way to celebrate than by creating Cupid using the beloved Adobe Illustrator.

Creative and Versatile Adobe Illustrator Tutorials From 2012

Adobe Illustrator is the designer’s best friend (and together with Photoshop, they’re like Starsky Hutch). Illustrator offers unlimited opportunities, but you need to know how to use them. That’s where neat tutorials come handy. Tutorials are not going to...

Weekly Vector Inspiration

Inspiration | May 18th, 2012 This post is part of a weekly series showcasing inspirational vector art. Although the series showcases vector art, some work might just be vector inspired, not created completely with vector art. If you have...

Weekly Vector Inspiration

Inspiration | May 11th, 2012 This post is part of a weekly series showcasing inspirational vector art. Although the series showcases vector art, some work might just be vector inspired, not created completely with vector art. If you have...

vector inspiration (vectips)

Inspiration | April 13th, 2012 This post is part of a weekly series showcasing inspirational vector art. Although the series showcases vector art, some work might just be vector inspired, not created completely with vector art. If you have...

Best of the Vector Web tutorials

Each month, we’ll search the web for the best vector-related content and showcase it here for you all to enjoy. This month, we showcase high quality tutorials on creating photorealistic vector illustrations, drawing with a graphics tablet, designing vector...