Personalize your designs by using your own photos. Learn how to create color palettes & swatches easily in Illustrator. They’re easy to use over and over again, as well as share with other. Below is a couple of examples of color palettes I’ve created using this method. Keep scrolling for a video tutorial. How To Create Color Palettes & Swatches In Illustrator P.S. – Sign up to get more free printables, design tutorials and ideas:
The pattern tool was added to Illustrator in the CS6 version. It was a feature that I rarely used up until the last few months. I first learned to create patterns the traditional way in Illustrator. For the most part I still do it this way, with the exceptions of half-drop repeats. It’s also really helpful when making super simple polka dotted or striped backgrounds (and faster!). Whether you’re new to the pattern tool or you’re someone that has been using it for a while, there’s always new tips to learn. Check out the video below to learn how to …
One feature that I have always loved in Affinity Designer is the corner tool. It wasn’t until recently that I found out that Adobe had included this feature in Illustrator CC. This added feature alone was enough to finally get me to upgrade from CS6. Rounded Corners in Adobe Illustrator CS6 & Older Start off with creating a shape, any shape will work (other than circles haha). I’ll be using stars for these tutorials. Effects>Stylize>Rounded Corners Click preview and playing round with the numbers. Expand appearance to make the changes permanent. Rounded Corners in Adobe Illustrator CC Start off with …
Knowing how to create a clipping mask is a great skill to have whether you’re a designer, blogger, or whatever other title you may have. Clipping masks make designing things like flyers much easier and can add extra style to your blog. Below you’ll find a quick 5 minute tutorial explaining how to make a simple design using clipping masks and changing shape colors. Clipping Mask In Photoshop – Video Tutorial Check out more design tutorials here. P.S. – Sign up to get more free design tutorials:
It’s almost Halloween and that means it time to create lots of fun holiday designs. My latest Skillshare class focuses on how to make Halloween themed clipart, including ghosts. The below video is one section of the class. Make sure to enroll in the class to learn how to create more clipart and to get the free PDF of clipart made in class. Creating Ghosts In Illustrator The first 25 people get the class for Free! Click here to enroll. Check out more illustrator tutorials. P.S. – Sign up to get more free design tutorials:
Hi guys! I just started Module 3 of The Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design this week. Needless to say it’s been a busy few days for me. One of the patterns I made for a brief was a fish scale pattern. These patterns look really intimidating if you’ve never created one before. Trust me, they’re not nearly as time consuming or hard as they look. Check out the video below to see how to create one of these patterns in one a few minutes. Yes, you read that correctly! It will only take a few minutes to create …
Have you ever wanted to turn your drawings into vectors? Wish no longer, in this tutorial we’ll go through the process of turning drawings into vectors. It’s quick and easy and within in a few minutes you’ll be able to transform your drawings. By the way this is a preview of my latest Skillshare Class on Creating Fall Printables. Turning Drawings Into Vectors P.S. – The first 25 people get the class for Free! Click here to enroll. Check out more illustrator tutorials. Follow
Hi guys!! I just published my newest class on skillshare – How to create a moodboard in Illustrator. We’ll go the the process of sourcing inspirations and creating your moodboards. I hope you join the class and show me what you’ve created. Click here to go to the new class. =) You can create moodboards like this! P.S. – If you’re one of the first thirty in you class, you’ll get it for FREE. Click here to claim one of the free spots.
Hi guys!! It’s been a while since I last updated. I’ve been traveling a little in the US and the UK, more on that in another post. In June I discover a newish designer program call Affinity Designer. I think it’s a really great alternative to Illustrator and it’s MUCH cheaper, only $50. I decided to make a new class on skillshare to show everyone how to create patterns in AD. Let me know what you think. Click here to go to the new class. =)
I’m so excited! Yesterday I published my first class on SkillShare. I go through the process of creating a color palette, turning drawings into vectors and how to create a half-drop repeat. The class comes with a free 12-page PDF and 3 instagram templates for you to use. Click here to check out my class. Let me know what you think.
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