Chris Carey
My name is Chris Carey aka Ikue and I'm an avid vector enthusiast looking forward to providing vector tutorials to the masses. I hail from the Bahamas on the island of Nassau. Feel free to visit me on Twitter and on DeviantArt.
  • Design & Illustration
    A Mischievous Interview With the Creators of MischiefMischiefx400
    In recent weeks a new infinitely scalable tool has swept the internet and we here at Vectortuts+ are anxious to discuss it. The app features paint like qualities married with the infinite scalability of vector to create a whole new medium. This vector-like software is perfect for the digital artists among us who love to paint digitally but don't want to forfeit the vast resolutions and scalability that vector programs provide. This new application is called Mischief and is brought to you by the good folks at 61 Solutions, Inc. Their goal? To provide a lightweight, highly responsive, infinite canvas to the masses. We had a chance to sit down with their CEO and discuss this new application and their future plans. Read More…
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    Create a Set of "Almost Flat" Modern Icons in Adobe IllustratorSorta flat 400
    With this tutorial I would like to show you a few tricks on creating clean lines and edges when working with the flat design trend, in Adobe Illustrator. Simple layered styles and reusing Graphic Styles to help your workflow are most efficient, so you should be able to create a set of matching icons in no time.Read More…
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    Create a Weather App Design for iOS in Adobe IllustratorChris weather 400
    This design was used in conjunction with our partner site Mobiletuts+. Bart Jacobs, very skilled developer, has taken this UI and created a working app out of it and best of all you can follow along and learn how to create your own! You can find his series here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. In this tutorial I would like to show you how to create a retina ready user interface for a weather application. We'll use multiple art boards and typography to create a very minimal interface.Read More…
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    Create a Summer Inspired Stroke Art Typography Piece using SketchChris summer 400
    In this tutorial I will show you how to create a trendy typography piece using only strokes and flat colors. We will be using an Adobe Illustrator alternative called Sketch available as a free trial (or paid) by the good folks at Bohemian Coding. With the announcement that Adobe will be discontinuing Fireworks, this is a very vector capable piece of software with a unique set of features and tools that would make an excellent alternative. Read More…
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    Create On-Trend Flat Type with a Nautical Theme in Adobe IllustratorBeauty 400
    Nothing beats the beauty of painstakingly crafted hand lettered type but not all of us have the patience or ability to create such lovely letterings. With this tutorial I hope to show you a few techniques you can use to adjust pre-made fonts and break them apart to create your own masterpiece in Adobe Illustrator.Read More…
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    Create a Wooden Inbox iOS Icon in Adobe IllustratorDesign and illustration
    With smartphones increasing the pixel density of their screens it's in a designers best interest to consider vector graphics when creating apps and their icons alike. Read More…
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    Creating a Coffee House Logo - From Theory to Vector in Adobe Illustrator400x400
    With this tutorial I will provide tips to think about when creating a logo. Also I'll cover some basic manipulation of the Star Tool as well as how to adjust type on a path to create a vintage inspired logo for a coffee house.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Creating a Bazinga! Text Treatment in Adobe IllustratorChris baz 200px
    With this tutorial I'll show you how to create a Bazinga text effect made famous by Sheldon from the sitcom The Big Bang Theory in Adobe Illustrator. We'll be using some techniques to add multiple effects to a single shape, also duplicating and copying objects quickly, as well as creating a pattern and even rotating that pattern without disrupting the shape it's applied too. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: How to Create iOS Map Indicators with Graphic StylesMap indicators 200px
    With this tutorial I'll show you how to create an iOS map indicator icon perfect for importing into your next map based app design. We'll be using a single shape with multiple Appearance attributes to create an easy to use and edit Graphic Style in Adobe Illustrator. Read More…
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    How to Create a Set of Rubber Band Corner Banner Treatments in Illustrator200x200 preview
    In this tutorial I'll show you how to use the Pen Tool (P) and Appearance panel to create a set of rubber band corner banner treatments using Adobe Illustrator. These are perfect for bringing attention to images on the web. So let's begin!Read More…