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How To Create a Vibrant Poster Design Using Illustrator Follow this step by step Illustrator and Photoshop tutorial to create a cool poster design of vibrant shard graphics. We’ll create the array of shapes with Illustrator’s vector tools before finishing off the poster with some subtle textures in Photoshop.   The design we’re creating today […]

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.   The character we’ll […]

I’ve always been a huge fan of Si Scott. I’ve followed his work for some time now, and I’m always amazed at the amount of detail in his illustrations. I can’t imagine the time it takes to create such beautiful and perfect swirls and curves that is featured in a lot of his work. With that […]

With the holidays being just around the corner I thought it would be fitting to create a festive themed tutorial. Follow this step by step process to design a cute little vector reindeer character. We’ll begin by creating the basic structure of the character with basic shapes, then build up the details with gradients and […]

  The effect we’ll be creating in this tutorial is a realistic topographic map. My original tutorial involved manually drawing the outlines, but this new technique generates much more complex designs with ease. I’ll also show how you can customise the effect to create a range of map styles, and convert the design into a […]

  1. START WITH A GOOD PHOTO. Find an photo that I was happy with. Using Photo Booth.. (Photo booth) 2. SET UP YOUR ILLUSTRATOR FILE. Create a new Illustrator file. Since this was going to be used as an avatar, I used a web profile. I also set up my artboard at 600×600 pixels. Perhaps one of […]

Ski Poster Graphic Design Project:   Please Download: Mr. Riggs Example Ski Poster Design Dimensions: 11in x 17in Tabloid Document. You may erase all progress and title with your name and class. Mr_Riggs_Sample Ski Poster Download Mr. Riggs Sample Vector Ski Dudes.  

8M 3D Graphic Design To preserve students identity, I will not publish their names in HTML format. Student used their ability to design 3D, Print 3D, and Present 3D.      

                  When choosing one product over another, the design of the packaging probably influences your decision far more than you realize. Effective packaging design breaks away from the standard rules and conventions that we are accustomed to, giving the product a unique edge to stand out from […]

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Typography With Perspective Today we’re going to take a look at how to use the Perspective Grid in Adobe Illustrator. This awesome and fairly new tool allows you to automatically flow vector elements onto a prebuilt three dimensional grid. You might think that you need to be an artist to use this tool but there […]

Instead of creating a color style sheet for there new logo students will apply 4 colors to there logo and apply those logos to 4 sides of the box they create. Students must re create the box template in Adobe Illustrator using my template below. I thought this would be a more creative way to […]

How to Illustrate a Luminous Vector Sunset Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS4 CS-5 Difficulty: Intermediate Estimated Completion Time: 3.5 hours Final Product What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you will learn how to create Vector Sunset, using the RGB color model. Using Art and Scatter Brushes, Gaussian Blur, Gradient Mesh and the Transparency palette, you will create […]

Useful Typography Tips For Adobe Illustrator By Tara Hornor Typography is not only an all-important aspect of design, it is also an art form in and of itself. Choosing the right font, the perfect spacing and even the correct shape of text can be an important factor as to whether a project fails or succeeds. Although […]

Students use typography to design a poster!  Typography this week. Students will be assigned  to their computers and will be introduced to the art of Typography. Students will be creating a poster design that will incorporate their core knowledge artist or using a history subject assigned by their history teacher. Project Description: In your poster, […]

In this delicious tutorial I’ll show you how to create a three-dimensional, scrumptious burger using Adobe Illustrator.   Final Result Here’s the finished burger at the final resolution of 72×72 pixels and blown up to show the detailed shapes and shading. The bottom bun Create a new document in Illustrator and set the canvas to […]

There’s been a lack of monsters in recent posts here on Blog.SpoonGraphics, so here’s another vector monster tutorial for all you designers learning Illustrator to get stuck into! Use Illustrator’s basic shapes to form the outline and structure of a cute baby monster character, before adding colour, gradients and effects to bring the design to […]

Follow this step by step Adobe Illustrator tutorial to create a stylized vector owl illustration with simple shapes and patterns. We’ll start by building the basic owl character with various vector shapes, then begin bringing it to life with colour, shading and pattern fills.   View large scale artwork The owl character we’ll be creating […]

Follow this step by step tutorial to create a super cool retro chrome text effect in Illustrator. We’ll use a range of gradients to give the impression of bright highlights, then take the text into Photoshop for some finishing touches.   The chrome effect we’ll be creating is inspired by the popular effect from the […]