A few times a each month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from throughout the history of Vectortuts+. This tutorial by Sean Kelly was first published on January 5th 2009.
This tutorial shows you how I build a Bucket ‘o’ Thought character and add a dynamic background effect. This process can be applied to any sketch you are vectorising. It takes some knowledge and skill with the Pen tool, but gives you ultimate control over your line work. In this tutorial, I will constantly refer to a tools’ quick key, learn your quick keys people, it makes things so much easier!
In the following tutorial you will use blends, blending modes, 3D-modeling and gradients to create an illustration of power cells. This tut is useful for people who want to learn about basic 3D modeling in Adobe Illustrator. Let’s get started!