Create Cute Characters in Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator can be a little tricky to get your hands around, particularly after getting used to the workflow of applications like Photoshop. The differences between layer use and the creation of objects and shapes can be really strange at first hand.

Create Cute Characters in Illustrator

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create cute characters illustration. We will use basic tools and simple techniques (Pathfinder, Gradient, Clipping Mask, Mesh etc..) to create basic shapes, fill them, and add Adobe Illustrator effects, which will combine to create the final illustration.

Let’s get started!

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Why I HATE Twitter… And LOVE It!

In a recent article, I made a generalization about Twitter only being used to drive traffic to a designer’s web site or blog. There were a couple of comments, stating I was wrong. Sure, it was a generalization to save 1,200 words, telling people what they already knew, but in face-to-face discussions with peers and a few private messages received, there have been some interesting points made about Twitter and the power, as well as the problems it presents. It’s amazing what can be said in just 140 characters and the power a tweet can wield.

Why I HATE Twitter… And LOVE It!

Recent tweets from users in the Middle East, about protests and government responses, broadcasting news long before mainstream news sources could even get close, shows the global influence and communication possibilities. So why do people still think tweets about their buying a cup of coffee is tweet-worthy?

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50+ Fresh Examples of Creative Coming Soon Page Design

When launching a new web app, or site, it can help to start marketing early. A “coming soon” page has several different purposes. Firstly, it allows you to show a teaser of your new app to people and to start the ball rolling with building the excitement. Secondly, it allows people to sign-up to email updates about your new app, and this lets you know how popular it might be.

50+ Fresh Examples of Creative Coming Soon Page Design

It’s also quite motivating – if a lot of people have signed up, then you may find you’re more likely to continue working on the app. It can be a warning sign too – if there’s very little interest, then it can give you some ideas about whether to continue building the app as you are, or whether you should change the app to be better suited to what people **are** looking for.

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80+ Awesome Freebies from Dribbble Community

Creativity means a lot in any kind of presentation. Whether it’s a logo, banner, advertisement or a complete design; being able to inject creativity into it not only helps in floating the message around, it also leaves solid impression on the viewer.

80+ Awesome Freebies from Dribbble Community

Good design is not easy thing to create, or it is often a very challenging job to discover creative designs. However, there are few ways by which you can improve your designing skills. One of them is analyzing others work and find the inspiration behind every details. Infect, it’s even easier if you can able to use others creative work in your design with proper permission and guidelines. For that same purpose some highly creative dudes created Dribbble, a show and tell for designers. Since it’s release, Dribble has been a huge influence on the design community.

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Gearing up to Become a Professional Freelancer

A freelancer is somebody who is self-employed or works from his or her own space. Over the years, freelancing has emerged as a professional designation throughout the world. A huge number of freelancers make an living from their own cozy comfort. Ample offers are available for freelancers, ranging from writing to designing jobs. A wide range of websites serve as go-betweens for freelancing employees and employers, such as freelancer.com and odesk.com.

Gearing up to Become a Professional Freelancer

Companies and individuals are largely hiring freelancers, which offer striking benefits. Thus, freelancing has been successfully adopted by the professional world given the advantages of both sides. Whether working from home or from an office space, it is always important for freelancers to maintain professional etiquette in order to gain success. Freelancers should follow a certain regime to be perceived as a professional. Only those with a professional attitude can handle themselves effectively while working from their own comfort zone. In this article, we discuss certain points that are important for a professional freelancer to follow in order to succeed.

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