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I'll not go into the step by step details of every tool use (I would be here until next year!), but rather outline the stages of Frankenspoon's creation which can be implemented into creating your own flat pack toy.
First of all, select your palette of colours. Maybe like me you have just bought a new belt with a cool combination of stripes that you can pinch the colours from...
Follow this tutorial to create your own vector character; Freddy the Fish.
Editor's Pick of October, 2008
Drawing IM icon might provoke you to come up with your own ideas and improve your Adobe Illustrator skills.
Using the Text Wrap feature within Adobe Illustrator you can quickly and easily format your text to harmonise with your photographs and images.
Adobe Illustrator has some nifty built in features when it comes to working in three dimensions. This example gives a quick walkthrough on using such features to create a 3D rotatable globe, allowing the earth to be revolved in order to show the desired countries and continents.
Starting with the design application of Adobe Illustrator create a group of vector based geometric lines at dynamic 45 degree angles, then follow the walkthrough to rough them up with brush textures in Adobe Photoshop resulting in a cool and trendy design style.
Open up Adobe Illustrator and create a new document, use the Rounded Rectangle Tool to draw the basics of the iMac screen. Use the up and down cursor keys to adjust the roundness of the corners while dragging....
Start with a new document, I'm using a square of 1000px to base the illustration. Using the Pencil tool draw a rough outline, paying particular attention to the curve across the artboard to give a smooth flow...
Follow this step by step documentation of the whole process of the logo design from conception to completion.