Create a Geometric Star in Illustrator

This effect uses Transform & Distort, Live Paint and Pathfinder functions. Change the palette to change the mood and experiment with different effects and change it up to suit yourself. 🙂 Get the pdf tutorial below:

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Create a chocolate bar and wrapper in Photoshop

Today’s tutorial will walk you through the steps to create a realistic bar of chocolate and wrapper. Download the pdf here: The wave design is a free download; get it here: http://www.dinpattern.com/2011/03/21/waves/

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Define circle segment angles in Illustrator

Sometimes you need to be able to define the angle of a circle segment. Trouble is, in Illustrator, circles are not true circles; they are ellipses shaped into circles with bezier curves. I have written a tutorial detailing the two methods I use to define the angle of a circle segment. Download the tutorial here:…

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Colourful Words: Illustrator and PSD

Today ‘s tutorials are quick and easy techniques for filling in Illustrator and Photoshop text with background images. Illustrator Create your text. I’m using Cooper Black. Place, Copy or Import the image you want to fill your text with. Embed imported or placed graphics. Send the image to the back of the text (both are…

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Create a Leaded Window Effect in Illustrator

The individually coloured panels are what we’ll be creating in today’s tutorial. It’s a versatile effect that can be used for lots of different applications. I used it for the leafy design below. 🙂 Here’s the tutorial for you: xoxoxo 🙂

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Create a Concentric Spiral Text Path in Illustrator

The Spiral Tool in Illustrator decays into an ever tighter and smaller turn and doesn’t work as a text path. It makes text increasingly illegible or clunky as it follows the spiral. This tutorial shows you how to make a concentric spiral text path. I’ve used concentric circles to create the framework for the infographic…

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