With a little inspiration from logos from the 1980's and their revival in things like FarCry 3: Blood Dragon, I show you how to whip up a retro logo from the 1980's in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. If you're lazy and don't want to make it yourself, scoop up the full layered and styles PSD file for only $2 over at the QuintalDesigns.com store, or for $3 over on Creative Market.
Lets kick it old school and create assets from one of my favorite puzzle games of all time — Tetris. We're going to be using shape tools, opacity, blend modes and the Recolor artwork feature that lets you drastically change the look of your Illustrator creations with ease.
I'm not sure I got all the Tetris shapes just right, so tweet me your creations @ryanquintal.
Summer’s here, time to get outside and enjoy the weather. Well, after spending a little time learning how to create some vector camp badges in Adobe Illustrator that is. Using Drew Wilson’s “Pictos” icon set as our starting point, Ryan’s first tip in Illustrator CS6 is here to kick off the season and get us ready to roast some marshmallows.
Create a vector swirl, twirl, swoosh, and floral in under 2 minutes in Adobe Illustrator. This easy and straight forward video tutorial shows you the details on effective design techniques. Shorter, Quicker, and easier than tutvids.com, and even my original. My first every sequel tutorial!
Have you always wanted to be an architect, but really just because you want to show people cool blueprints? Well‚ neither has Ryan, but he’ll certainly show you how to create a blueprint illustration in Adobe Illustrator. It all starts with a square filled with a gradient, and demonstrates techniques that will help you create almost any type of document.
Note: If you’re following along with the video, the details we use for our document are as follows.
Document: Letter – Horizontal – RGB Grid:
- 20×20, 20% Opacity
Square Gradient: (R to L)
Curl Gradient: white