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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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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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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iStockphoto redesigned + great iPhone app

iStockphoto redesigned

iStockphoto have just relaunched with a new design and more features. We’re not talking huge changes but small enhancements which will help you find the photos and illustrations you need faster.

The search function now let’s you turn different file types on and off in the current search which is very useful. Also a list of display settings can be changed showing e.g. number of downloads and author names in the list view.

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16 cool and free handwriting fonts

16 cool and free handwriting fonts

A nice handwriting font often gives good contrast to traditional fonts when used in a proper way. It can spice up any poster or logo and bring life to a stylized design. You can find thousands of script fonts and handwriting fonts on the internet in various qualities – here you’ll find 16 free fonts that I have found very useful. Ready to download and use in your own graphic designs.

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New site with 100s of free textures

texturemate.com free textures

Texturemate is a new site with hundreds of original textures available.  The textures are sorted into categories such as dirt, fabric, metal, sand, grass and so on. The quality is fairly good although some of the texture seems unfocused and blurry at times. It is a nice resource for graphic designers, web designers and 3D artists.

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