5 Great Vector Design Tutorials
Today, we pay tribute to graphic designers and web designers who are good enough to share their vector techniques with the rest of us. While many of these tutorials have been sited on other list, I find that any grouping over ten is far to much. Five is the usual limit here at Naper Design because it’s usually more than enough to please the senses. What’s the point of a compilation of 50 or 60 best tutorials if you can’t make it through them?
We hope you enjoy, and there will be more to come.
1.) Awesome Space Rocket Avatar in Illustrator
“We’ll draw a shiny, awesome-looking space rocket in Adobe Illustrator using advanced techniques such as gradient meshes, pattern brushes and opacity masks. We will then add a flare, smoke, clouds and sky to complete a fun illustration. Ready to launch?”
2.) How to Create an Alarm Clock Icon
“With simple shapes and gradients, this easy tutorial will show you how to create an alarm clock icon. We’ll be using Illustrator CS4 for this tutorial, but those of you with older version should be able to follow along as well. Let’s jump into this tutorial, which beginning illustrators will find especially useful!”
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3.) Tree Creation Guide
“Green is in vogue and clients everywhere want natural imagery in their promotional material. Ben the Illustrator shows you how to create a fresh-looking tree”
4.) Complex Circular Design Techniques
“Creating intricate circular designs and patterns may look difficult because the shapes can be very complicated, but you will be surprised at just how easy making these shapes can be. I will go over some neat tricks, tools, techniques, and settings that will have you pumping out perfect circular designs in no time using Illustrator.“
“This tutorial is split into 2 sections: The Rotate Tool, and a Custom Pattern Brush. The Rotate tool is faster and easier, but less accurate. So lets try it first, then move on to the brush techniques. Note: These techniques are intended for use with circles. Results will vary with other shapes.”
5.) Swirl Mania in Illustrator and Photoshop
“There are lots of ways to create swirls in Illustrator, in this tutorial you will learn 4 ways to create swirls, and by mixing them you will learn some very powerful techniques that will allow you to easily make tons of different styles of swirls and crazy sperm vectors.”