Tutorial: Create a Wind Turbine icon in Illustrator

Create a vector Wind Turbine icon

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a vector wind turbine icon in Adobe Illustrator. The tutorial will cover all the steps from drawing the modern windmill, coloring it and creating the background and the small details. Basic drawing tools and gradients are the key to this tutorial. So go ahead and create this green energy icon.

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200+ Illustrator Vector Icon Tutorials

Turnpixel present the ultimate collection of Adobe Illustrator Vector Icon Tutorials. The collection now includes more than 200 different tutorials from some of the best tutorial writers around the world.

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Blender 2.5 – new version of the free 3D app

A new version of the open source 3d software Blender has just been released. Version 2.57 might not sound like much but it is in fact a milestone. This version is the result of several years of development of the 2.5 series including completely rewritten source code, redesigned user interface and bunches of new features.

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9 great color tools on the web

9 great color tools

When working with design choosing the right colors are a vital part of achieving great results. No big news. But colors are not just colors. You probably tend to love certain colors, use certain palettes and go for proven color matches. Now it’s time to get new inspiration and luckily the web is full of great tools that can take your color picking to the next level.

Here I have listed some amazing websites that focus on color. How to choose colors, find colors, match colors, create palettes and schemes. Have a colorful day!

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Tutorial: Create a vector stop watch icon

Adobe Illustrator tutorial - Create a vector stop watch icon

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a vector stop watch icon in Adobe Illustrator. The tutorial is covering all the steps needed to create a great looking, realistic stop watch. Only the basic tools in Illustrator such as Ellipse, Rectangle, Gradient and transformations are used to achieve the result you see here.

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34 great designer portfolios from 34 different countries

34 graphic designer portfolios from 34 different countries

The internet is full of amazing portfolios created by talented people from all over the world. I thought it would be interesting to take a look at different designers from different countries to see if there are any significant differences in their designs. Different styles, different approaches? What’s your opinion?

This is a list of cool and inspiring graphic designer portfolios I’ve stumbled upon recently. The designers listed here are not necessarily the best or the most famous designer from that country – but they are all good. Some are graphic designers, some illustrators, some do posters and logos and some web and motion design.

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Adobe opens digital media museum

Adobe opens digital media museum

Adobe has build a museum. A virtual online museum of digital art called Adobe Museum of Digital Media (AMDM). The museum is an organic experience; the building has no doors or windows, the guide is a jellyfish and the exhibit seems to float in time and space.

The museum is certainly a nice initiative. Adobe’s position in the digital media software market makes it obvious for them to honour the digital media that’s been created with their own software. If this is just a marketing stunt or an actual tribute to digital art is unsaid – it’s probably both.

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100+ Illustrator vector icon tutorials

More than 100 free Illustrator vector icon tutorials

Most graphic designers will at some point have to create great looking icons. Here you’ll find more than 100 different Adobe Illustrator vector tutorials showing you how to create professional looking icons. So why only vector tutorials? The clear advantage of creating your icons in Illustrator compared to for example Photoshop is that the vectorized icon you can always scale as much as you want; and you often have to create various sized versions of your icons.

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Logos book series – 1000s of logos for inspiration

Logos books

If you are a logo designer seeking inspiration the “Logos” book series is a great resource. With literally thousands of logos you can find all the inspiration you need. The Logos series now contains of four books released over the past decade; Los Logos, Dos Logos, Tres Logos and most recent Los Logos 4.

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24 inspiring design showreels

 

24 inspiring design showreels

The world is full of talented designers and artists – and fortunately some of them share their work to inspire the rest of us. In this post you’ll find 24 showreels from skilled graphic artists from around the world. These demo reel videos contain motion graphics, visual effects, graphic design, 3D animation and much much more.

So lean back and enjoy some great design… inspiration ahead!

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