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.
So you’ve learned Adobe Illustrator in 30 Days. You know your way around a vector, congrats! But what about using Illustrator for print, or apparel design? Or to create a website? Are you ready to take your skills to the real world? In this advanced course, Ryan Quintal throws off the training wheels and gets you into the nitty gritty of actually completing real design projects in Illustrator. In Advanced Illustrator Techniques, you’ll delve into:
- Designing vector files specifically for web, print, and beyond.
- Specific web design applications like UX diagramming and icon design.
- Specific print design applications like half-tones and spot colors.
- Overview of using SVG and TIFF files.
- Using advanced tools like the gradient mesh, blob brush, and more.
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.
Adobe Illustrator is a powerful and popular tool for illustrators and designers, but can be intimidating if you’ve never worked with vector before. Don’t know about anchors, brushes, symbols or meshes? Never fear! Experienced illustrator Ryan Quintal takes you from newbie to Illustrator pro in just 30 days. Once you’re up and running, Ryan will work through a final project, a product case design, to show how it all goes together.
Adobe Illustrator isn’t the only vector game in town. In fact, you have the power of vector art on the go with Adobe Ideas, the drawing app for Apple’s iPad. In this video Ryan shows us how to take a quick little doodle in Ideas, and add a little more love in Adobe Illustrator. You’ll only need to know pen tool for this one, plus having an iPad would be helpful.