In this tutorial you will learn how to create realistic vector fire, using the Gradient Mesh Tool and Screen Blending mode. Believe me, there's nothing overly complicated. Let's strike a match! | Difficulty: Intermediate; Length: Medium; Tags: Illustration, Vector, Graphic Design, Tools & Tips, Adobe Illustrator
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A good tutorial for gradient mesh in illustrator. Fire is hard to do - along with smoke - since it is the illumination of light. What parts of the match will be lit up and where will the light bounce? Fire is a living moving source of light that can shimmer and make shadows bounce about as well. Shadows will be more drastic and dramatic as well. They can be sharp and strong or soft with a blur.
Follow this tutorial and learn how to create a set of cute heart icons: a "Love you" banner heart, a broken, a post-it note and a devil heart. The heart is made with the help of the Mesh Tool (U) in Adobe Illustrator and it's rather easy to create as well. You will also discover other techniques so let's begin! | Tags: Icon Design, Vector, Adobe Illustrator