Illustrator Tutorials

Saving Glitter to swatches – Illustrator Tutorial

Saving glitter to swatches

We learnt in one of my earlier posts on how to create glitter in Adobe Illustrator, but how do we apply it to objects without having to use clipping mask all the time?

By saving it as a pattern to swatches!

Before I dig into this topic, did you know I have a new Skillshare class?

You can get 2 months of free SKILLSHARE premium access if you sign up using this link (affiliated):
https://skl.sh/2TJ6XH7

If you already have a premium account, go watch the class here:
https://www.skillshare.com/classes/Create-a-cute-Flat-Design-illustration-using-Adobe-Illustrator/1286847326/projects

In this video tutorial you will learn about saving glitter to swatches and then applying it to artwork! It barely takes 5 mins to create a pattern out of your glitter, and then you are ready to apply it to anything you want!

If you don’t know how to create Glitter in Illustrator, click here to learn how.

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Saving glitter to swatches

 

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A new Skillshare class!

Skillshare class

I just published my first class on Skillshare! How cool is that!

If you don’t know Skillshare, it’s an online learning platform for topics mainly in the creative field. You have tonnes of classes on painting, illustration (both digital and tradition), photography, movie making etc. etc.

You can get 2 months of free premium Skillshare membership with this LINK.

If you already have a premium membership, then you can access the class HERE.

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Skillshare class

Now, let’s talk about the class!

Skillshare class

It is a beginner friendly class, where you will learn to create a cute flat design illustration using Adobe Illustrator. If you are intimidated with complicated tools and especially the pen tool, worry not! We will be using ONLY basic shapes like rectangles and circles to create everything in this class. We will be using a technique called Flat design to create our illustration.

Watch the Intro to the Skillshare class here:

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Let’s illustrate a Character in Adobe Illustrator

Character Illustrate

In this tutorial, we will illustrate a flat design – cute boy using Adobe Illustrator. Flat design is designing things with basic shapes, but convey the message the same way as any other form of design. Flat designs are pretty nice to look at and have been my favorite mode of design for a while now.

In this tutorial,

  • First we will draw the outlines of the character
  • Next, we will choose a color palette based on our idea of how the final piece should look like
  • In the end, we will replace our outlines with the chosen colors and make modifications to make sure the character is cute and looks great!

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Illustrate

The tools used in this tutorial:

  • The shapes – rectangle, ellipse, rounded rectangle and line segments
  • The ‘draw inside’ option
  • We will learn to group and ungroup, send to back and send to front features, and editing transparency
  • We will be using pathfinder, especially the unite and divide options
  • Layers, color palettes will also be covered

Color Palette:

illustrate

(Save the image and open in Illustrator. Use the Eyedropper tool to pick colors)

You can export the character as a PNG and use on any surface or medium (logos, blog headers etc). You can also add a text underneath the character to create a card for any occasion.

Watch the tutorial on how to illustrate this character here:

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Create cute notepad with Adobe Illustrator + Free Download

Adobe Illustrator Thumbnail

Using Adobe Illustrator, let’s learn to create a cute pencil and an eraser and then make a cute notepad using these elements. We will learn how to use the rectangle tool, pen tool, pathfinder and various other tools in this beginner friendly tutorial.

If you don’t want to follow through the tutorial, you can download the free printable here:

Download design 1 Download design 2

 

We will be creating a document with the following settings:

  • Dimensions: 8 x 11 inches
  • Color mode: CMYK
  • Resolution: 300 ppi

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The free downloads are for personal use ONLY!

 

Photoshop Tutorials

Edit artwork and convert to pattern in photoshop

Pattern in Photoshop

In today’s tutorial we will learn how to edit a scanned artwork to create transparent background and isolate the elements to create  a pattern using Adobe Photoshop. You can use this pattern to upload to print on demand sites like Redbubble, society6 etc.

We will be using photoshop to create the pattern and to do the editing work on our scanned painting. I have scanned the painting in 600 ppi, so that I can increase the image size in the later part of the tutorial. Since I have already published a tutorial on how to edit artwork in photoshop (using a completely different method), and since it covers the topic of ‘how to increase the size of artwork’ and use various other tools to edit the background, I decide to skip it in this tutorial.

You can find these details in this tutorial here.

Pattern in Photoshop

Creating pattern out of scanned artwork is very difficult, especially when you haven’t created the elements separately. In this tutorial you will learn to use the spot healing brush tool, eraser and clone tool to create elements from your artwork!

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Pattern

The original painting was painted on watercolor paper and watercolor paints. The image was later edited in photoshop. Here are some screenshots of various products created by this design. You can find my Redbubble store here.

Make a pattern with Photoshop:

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Twirl Tool – Illustrator tutorial

Twirl Tool

In this tutorial we will learn how to use the twirl tool in Adobe Illustrator and create a seamless pattern with the created design. Twirl tool can be found within the width tool menu. Right click on the Width Tool to access it.

In this tutorial we will first create the base pattern and then apply the ‘make pattern option to create a seamless pattern. The pattern will be created with a transparent background so that you can apply any color to the pattern.

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Twirl Tool illustrator tutorial

Colors used:

  • Red : #ee5764
  • Orange dark : #ef642f
  • Orange light : #f0a03b
  • Blue : #b6e3e3

Watch the video tutorial on how to use the this tool:

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