The Best Vector Tutorials And Freebies From January 2011

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This is the first post of many more to come where on a monthly basis we will be collecting the best illustrator tutorials and vectors featured within the design community that specific month. This collection of vector tutorials and freebies it great way to wrap up the end of January.

Vector Tutorials

Create An 3D Text Effect

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In this graphic design tutorial, we will discuss how to create an assortment of 3D text styles in Illustrator CS4. We will create a custom pattern (a flower pattern), apply beautiful color gradients, use basic shape tools to create custom objects, and much more.

Design a Sexy Pin-Up Girl Character in Illustratorpin-up

Follow this step by step guide to create a sexy vector pin-up girl character design. We’ll start the process with a hand drawn sketch, then draw and manipulate the vector linework in Illustrator before adding colour and shading to bring the character to life.

How To Create a Jeweled Butterfly In Inkscapebutterfly

Today you’ll create a sparkling jeweled butterfly that will shine without using any gradients. You will use various path operations and the powerful extension “pattern along path” to reproduce shimmering gold. If you’re an Inkscape user, then follow along with this tutorial.

Quick Tip: How to Replace the Spine in Illustrator Blendsspiral

In this Quick Tip you will learn some practical and creative uses for Replacing the Spine in an Illustrator Blend. From mathematically placing elements, to making decorative ornaments, you’ll find a variety uses for this great tool.

How To Create a Beautiful Vector Portrait in Illustrator

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I’ve always love browsing the amazing style of art known as Vexel illustration and recently I decided to finally give it a go myself. Follow this step by step tutorial for the making of my first vector art portrait of Tron Legacy’s Quorra. Learn how the portrait is carefully traced and vectorized in Adobe Illustrator to create an interesting vexel style design.

How to Create a Stack of Vector Poker Chips in Illustrator

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In this vector illustration tutorial, you’ll be learning how to draw a colorful stack of poker chips in Adobe Illustrator CS4 using intermediate-level techniques. Follow along the tutorial to learn how to utilize basic shapes to draw a stack of poker chips from scratch in vector format.

How to Create a Stack of Vector Poker Chips in Illustrator

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In this vector illustration tutorial, you’ll be learning how to draw a colorful stack of poker chips in Adobe Illustrator CS4 using intermediate-level techniques. Follow along the tutorial to learn how to utilize basic shapes to draw a stack of poker chips from scratch in vector format.

Vector Freebies

Decorative Radial Vector Elements Set

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This vector set is a radial vector decorative elements set which includes in total 12 high quality vectors. The beauty of this dynamic vector set is versatility of the set it’s available to be used in so many different way i.e. create patterns, vector designs etc.

Ghetto Blaster

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Ghetto Blaster by 2202rikou !

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A cool alien character design.

Pesi – Free Weights Vectors

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A vector illustration of some heavy dumbbells.

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  • http://www.suruha-freespirit.com Su Hall

    Thank you for such a post. With all that is going on in the average person’s life, it’s easy to miss out on things that might be of interest. This ‘re-cap’ assures I see it all! LOL This has been my first month with you all and I am impressed. You have some great content – articles and offerings.
    So, thank you. I’m glad I found ya’ll. I occasionally post links to sites of interest on my blog, Freespirit. I’ll be sure to include you.

    Su

  • http://www.webdesignreview.co.uk haris awais

    this above examples truly shows the skill of an elite designer , amazing!