Adobe Illustrator

How To Crop An Image To A Shape with Adobe Illustrator
How To Crop An Image To A Shape with Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

Although Illustrator is a vector graphics editor, it offers plenty of features for working with photos and images as well. Today’s tutorial will be a demonstration of how to crop an image to a shape with Adobe Illustrator. This is done using Clipping Masks. The benefit of using this approach is that it’s non-destructive and…

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How to design app icons with Adobe Illustrator
The Complete Guide To Designing App Icons with Adobe Illustrator
The Complete Guide To Designing App Icons with Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can design your own app icons with Adobe Illustrator. I’ll be going over what the design guidelines are for both iOS and Android, setting up the artboard for app icon design, and then exporting your icon in all of the required sizes and formats. For a more…

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Beginner logo tutorial for Adobe Illustrator
Beginner Logo Tutorial for Adobe Illustrator
Beginner Logo Tutorial for Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

Today I’ll be demonstrating how to create a simple logo design with Adobe Illustrator. The design depicts moving liquid inside of a circle and is quite easy to replicate, making it a good exercise for first-time users and beginners. The following is just a brief overview of the steps we’ll be taking to create this…

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Convert A PNG To Vector with Adobe Illustrator
How To Convert A PNG To Vector with Adobe Illustrator
How To Convert A PNG To Vector with Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

If you have a PNG file and you want to take advantage of the benefits of working with vector graphics — like infinite scaling and editability — then you’ll need a vector file format to work with. Unfortunately, the PNG format is not a vector format. In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating two different ways…

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How to create vector halftones with Adobe Illustrator
How To Create Vector Halftones with Adobe Illustrator
How To Create Vector Halftones with Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can create vector halftones using Adobe Illustrator. We’ll be using the built-in effect that allows you to create raster halftone patterns, then vectorizing them with the Image Trace feature. This was taken from a tutorial I recently created for YouTube where I demonstrate how to create a…

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Illuminated buttons created with Illustrator
Create Vector Pressed Buttons with Adobe Illustrator
Create Vector Pressed Buttons with Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create vector pressed buttons with Adobe Illustrator. This exercise is a good example of how you can use gradients to create appearance of depth and reflective light. The buttons are illuminated with neon light to indicate whether they are on or off. I’ll be demonstrating how to…

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Create a transparent gradient mask with Illustrator
How To Create A Transparent Gradient Mask with Illustrator
How To Create A Transparent Gradient Mask with Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can create a transparent gradient mask with Illustrator using an Opacity Mask. This would be useful if you’re trying to apply a gradient of transparency to an image, an object, or a grouping of objects. To create a transparent gradient mask with Illustrator, select your object, open…

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Trace an image to vector with Illustrator
How To Trace An Image To Vector with Illustrator | Color and Monotone
How To Trace An Image To Vector with Illustrator | Color and Monotone 800 470 Logos By Nick

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to trace an image to vector with Illustrator, both in color and in monotone. For this lesson I’ll be using the Image Trace feature in Adobe Illustrator, which allows us to make auto tracings of images as opposed to manually tracing them with something like the Pen Tool.…

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Create a circular infographic with Adobe Illustrator
Create A Circular Infographic with Adobe Illustrator
Create A Circular Infographic with Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can create a vector infographic design with Adobe Illustrator. Once the design is completed you can plug in your own information and data as you please. The following is a brief overview of the steps taken to create this infographic. For complete step-by-step instructions, please watch the…

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Illustrator low poly effect
How To Create A Low Poly Portrait in Illustrator
How To Create A Low Poly Portrait in Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can create a low poly portrait from any image using Adobe Illustrator. This is a neat little trick that you can use to create some cool vector designs. I’ve actually used this effect myself for my own profile pictures and avatars. The following is a brief overview…

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