Illustrator Tutorial: Repeating Object

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Tutorial Details

  • Program: Adobe Illustrator CS3
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Estimated Completion Time: 10 minutes

Step 1: Make a circle

Create new document with 500 pixels by 500 pixels. Firstly make circle with Ellipse Tool (L). You can choose any size, mine is 100 pixels * 100 pixels.

Repeating object tutorial

Step 2: Change the shape

Drag right anchor point with the Direct Selection Tool (a).

Repeating object tutorial

Step 3: Copy

Our shape is ready. So how do we copy this shape? You can do it using Copy and Paste functions, but it will take so long and for me it’s a boring job. In this case we use Transform function. Select the object and go to Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform. In the Transform dialog change the Copies to 9, Rotate 45 degrees. I should mention the most important point here, you should click the small right rectangle as shown in the picture, otherwise you may get different result.

Repeating object tutorial

Step 4: Color

Before coloring we need to go Object > Expand Appearance and then Ungroup. Now we give any color to objects.

Repeating object tutorial

Vector Social Media Icons

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In February we published Social Media Icons in PNG format, Today we are going to publish these icons in Vector format. This free icon collection includes 30 icons of the most popular social media icons on the internet. With Vector format, you can scale these icons to any size. With this package you will get EPS and AI vector formats.

What is the lisence for these icons?

If you use these icons, please place an attribution link to iconshots.com
Social Media Network Icons Iconshots is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.

Social Media Icons

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Crystal Black Free Icon Collection

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Crystal black collection

ball, mail, dollar, currency, news, calendar, home, forward, information, junk

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iPhone Style Battery Vector Graphic

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iPhone Style Battery

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Clipping Mask an Image and Text Tutorial

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Tutorial Details

  • Program: Adobe Illustrator CS3
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Estimated Completion Time: 10 minutes

Step 1

Create new document with 500 pixels by 500 pixels. Create a text with Type Tool.

Clipping Mask Tutorial

Step 2

Choose File > Place, select an image you want to mask and click OK. I used this file.

Clipping Mask Tutorial

Step 3

Select the text and the image you placed, go to Object > Clipping Mask > Make. We finished, our Clipping Mask Design is ready.

Clipping Mask Tutorial

Conclusion

You can download .ai and .eps formats below. I hope you enjoy the tutorial and leave your comments.

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Security Icon Vector Graphic

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Security icon

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How to Create a Stylish Phone in Illustrator

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Final Image Preview

Below is the final image we will be working towards.

Tutorial Details

  • Program: Adobe Illustrator CS3
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Step 1

Create new document with 520 pixels by 600 pixels. Draw a rectangle with 312 pixels width and 500 pixels height. With the rectangle selected, go to Filter > Stylize > Round Corners and change the Radius to 25 pixels and press OK. Also, apply a 0.5 pixel stroke with 30% Grayscale.

Phone Vector Tutorial 1 Step

Step 2

Then apply a linear gradient color to the rectangle. We will use 9 different black swatches as written below:

1. Black 30% – Location of this slider is 0%;

2. Black 30% – Location 1%;

3. Black 100% – Location 4%;

4. Black 30% – Location 15%;

5. Black 40% – Location 50%;

6. Black 30% – Location 85%;

7. Black 100% – Location 96%;

8. Black 30% – Location 99%;

9. Black 30% – Location 100%.

Phone Vector Tutorial 2 Step

Step 3

With Rectangle selected go to Object > Path > Offset to open the Offset Path dialog. Change the Offset to -15 pixels and press OK. Change the color to white.

Phone Vector Tutorial 3 Step

Step 4

With Smaller Rectangle  selected go to Object > Path > Offset to open the Offset Path dialog. Chan the Offset to -1 pixels and press OK. Then apply a black color to the smallest rectangle. This time with the smallest rectangle selected go to Effect > Stylize > Feather to open Feather dialog. Change the feather radius to 4 pixels and press OK.

Phone Vector Tutorial 4 Step

Step 5

Again with the smallest black rectangle selected go to Object > Path > Offset to open the Offset Path dialog. Change the Offset to -3 pixels and press OK. Then apply a linear gradient color to the rectangle as shown in the picture. Don’t forget to delete feather function from this rectangle.

Phone Vector Tutorial 5 Step

Step 6

Use the pen tool to draw a shape and apply a gradient as shown below. Copy (Ctrl + C) the last rectangle and paste in front (Ctrl + F) of it. Select both shapes and choose intersect shape areas from the pathfinder tool. Make Transparency Opacity Screen 75%.

Phone Vector Tutorial 6 Step

Step 7

Now draw a rounded rectangle with 265 pixels width and 335 pixels height and apply a gradient as shown below.

Phone Vector Tutorial 7 Step

Step 8

With New Rectangle  selected go to Object > Path > Offset to open the Offset Path dialog. Chan the Offset to -3 pixels and press OK. Then apply a gradient as shown below.

Phone Vector Tutorial 8 Step

Step 9

At this step we will repeat step 6. Copy (Ctrl + C) the last blue rectangle and shape we created at the step 6 then paste in front (Ctrl + F) of them. Select both shapes and choose intersect shape areas from the pathfinder tool. Make Transparency Opacity Screen 75%.

Phone Vector Tutorial 9 Step

Step 10

Group all elements. Draw a rounded rectangle with 73 pixels width and 7 pixels height, radius is 7 pixels. Then apply a black color. With Rectangle  selected go to Object > Path > Offset to open the Offset Path dialog. Chan the Offset to -2 pixels and press OK. Then apply a black and white linear gradient. Group two new rounded rectangles and place them at the top of the phone.

Phone Vector Tutorial 10 Step

Step 11

Draw a rounded rectangle with 50 pixels width and 50 pixels height, radius is 7 pixels. Then apply a gradient as shown below. With Rectangle  selected go to Object > Path > Offset to open the Offset Path dialog. Chan the Offset to -3 pixels and press OK. Grab the Eyedropper Tool from the tools panel and click on the biggest rectangle. Adjust the orientation of color from top left to bottom right.

Phone Vector Tutorial 11 Step

Step 12

Draw a Ellipse with 40 pixels width and 40 pixels height. Then apply a green color as shown below. Then draw two rectangles bigger than ellipse. Put on of them on the top of the ellipse, the other one on the bottom. Select three shapes and choose divide from the pathfinder tool. Delete all parts except the shape as shown below.

Phone Vector Tutorial 12 Step

Step 13

Copy (Ctrl + C) the last shape and paste in front (Ctrl + F) of it. Make its size two times smaller than bigger shape. With two shapes selected choose Vertical Align Bottom from Align Panel. Again Divide them.

Phone Vector Tutorial 13 Step

Step 14

Copy (Ctrl + C) and paste (Ctrl + V) it. Apply a red color to the second shape. Place green (Phone Call) shape to the left and red (Stop Call) shape to the right of the Phone.

Phone Vector Tutorial

Conclusion

You can download .ai and .eps formats below. I hope you enjoy the tutorial and leave your comments.

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