31 May 2010

Pen Tool: how to draw a present box in Illustrator

Hi here I am again Chet Sary from Cambodia to share you new tips. It is 31st May 2010 already and there weither in my country is very hot. But I can still show a present box drawing using Pen Tool in Illustrator. See the result below
First you have to imagine how does it that you want it to be. But no need to care just follow my easy understanding to you. Start up with your new document. Size as what you wish. Then start your Pen Tool by now. Draw first path.
Give it Gradient in Radial style and stroke.
Drawing second path of box with the same Gradient but no stroke. It will see as the cover of the box.
And draw a body of the box. here it is
Add a shadow below the box. Now the present box is shown. It is not yet to be finished yet. But you can use it as you want. To make it nicer we have to add ribbon to decorate it as a present.
draw 3 face of the box left, right and front. Make some Gradient and make sure your ribbon is shown. You can add its shadow from now. For me I will add it later. I mean I will add it all in one time.
Ok first 3 faces drawn done. Now redraw another 2 face above the left and front ribbons. Start from left.
Then front face of the box.
Now as what I said we add shadow on it all. It will appear the ribbon straight away.
Once again please don't mind my English I know it is very poor. Ha haaaaaaaaaaa...............it is the way I am.

Now seems to be done but a few more steps. Draw a top curve ribbon on the left side.

Same here in front.
In the middle of the box draw a path which is connect to the curve ribbon or a whole ribbon. Imagine that.
Ribbon might can see inside when it is tied up. So try to draw that site.
this too. I think you could understand what I am drawing and explain to you about a tie ribbon. If you are not sure or miss understanding or any question for this step you can drop me a comment down there. Sure I will reply you with my soonest. I am taking care of you my friend. It a way of a Cambodian Guy is.
After you finish the tie drawing. it should look like this.
Ok it now a last step to finish this box. Make a white space on the ribbon. So your ribbon will look fashion and nice creative. Try it out and see.
Once you did the above one. Make it for the left and front face of the box for all ribbon drawing. And you have a good result like below.
Are you enjoy this tip? I hope so. Look what I am always step behind you. I also learn about it as well. If you have any questions please drop down to below comment to me. Thanks

12 May 2010

Illustrator with Big Bass

As what I used to mention since my first post to this blog. I am a bigger to the Creative Job and Like DESIGN. But I rally using the Illustrator. What I do is what I have learn through. If you are a daily visiting to this blog you might learn like me too, why? because you are the same to me. Don't forget to share me how you opinion is through my comment box. Please be remember that this tutorial is main on Ellipse Tools.
Write your email to me if you like your tutorials to be post here chetsary@gmail.com.

Let's make a new by size: 15 x 10 cm and Gradient as a simple one.
Now press L draw 2 objects rounding and go to window menu to show up a pathfinder dialogue. Cut out the middle one and give another Gradient as image.
Using Ellipse Tool again draw another rounding object and style as Gradient.
Copy and past that round object but give it a stroke without any color filing inside.
Re-copy it or you can do it by press Ctrl + C and Ctrl + F to past it front. Make it the same as image Gradient again.
Ha ha seems all are use with Ellipse Tool. Make a small rounding
and this one. Finally you got a speck face to you.
Then use a Line segment tool to make a line by giving 5pt stroke in white color.
Make that line into 2 and press to rotate by holding you Ctrl key until you think you like the spacing of it.
Once you did it duplicate the line as rounding and move it to the back of the speaker object.
Go to the Transparency dialogue or again get the Windows Menu press Transparency. Just simple give the Gradient then it will hide your line a bit.
It is time to make some light on. You will see the Flare Tool. Make it as small as you like and drag it into a symbol dialogue. If you like to see where is the symbol dialogue just go to Windows menu then find it.
Once you drag it to the symbol dialogue. Use the Symbol Sprayer tools to spray the light.
After spraying here we have the speaker.