In an effort to maintain my blogging I’ve decided to share with you one or two things that I’ve been learning in Illustrator. I’ve always preferred Photoshop because I like to draw and thought that Photoshop was the best medium for enhancing my sketches but, I have now had my eyes opened to the wonder that is Illustrator (a bit late, I know..).
The first thing I wanted to do was make a stamp. I had recently received a magazine for Office Shoes in the post and liked the look of the sales stamps they had used. I found a few nice and simple tutorials online that teach you the basics of how to curve your text and created repeating circles. The results are as follows:
I will also post the videos that helped me out:
After I played with that I decided to have a go at the pen and shape tool. I haven’t got any good examples of what I have managed to do with it, but I tried some online tutorials in an effort to teach myself all the tricks.
I’m still learning but I’ve found that I already feel confident that I can do most things on it already, which is quite a nice feeling.
Here’s a paper crane I threw together when I was mucking about with shapes. If I do anything else that is particularly pretty or nice I’ll try to post it.