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
    Create an Alice in Wonderland Themed iPhone Wallpaper in PixelmatorPreview2
    With this tutorial I'd like to show you how to create an Alice in Wonderland photo manipulation, perfect for adorning your mobile background. Read on to learn about Pixelmator's easy-to-use Effects Browser and other nifty features only available on the Mac.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    To the Point: An Interview with Ben HeinePreview
    We take a moment to get inside the creative mind of artist Ben Heine. Please sit back and enjoy the commentary!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Holiday Themed Typography Piece in Adobe IllustratorChris holiday 400
    Tis the season to be jolly, so why not spread some of that joy and cheer around? This tutorial will teach you a few techniques for altering fonts and manipulating their alternatives in Adobe Illustrator to create a unique, holiday inspired typography piece. Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Create an iOS 7 Inspired Flower Icon Using the Rotate ToolChris flower 400
    Here are a few quick tips for rotating objects in Adobe Illustrator. We'll be using these tips to recreate the new Photos App Icon in iOS 7.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Create a 3D Retro Text Effect With The Appearance PanelChris retro 4001
    In this tutorial I'd like to show you some quick, simple effects you can add to normal text to give it retro feel using just the Appearance panel in Adobe Illustrator. These effects will be completely non-destructive to the text so you can edit it at any time without repercussion.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Using Sketch to Create a Dark Halloween Party InvitationChris halloween 400
    With Halloween right around the corner wouldn't it be nice to throw a spooky get together? With this tutorial I'll show you how to make an invitation flyer that you can customize and print as needed! Though this tutorial is meant for Sketch, feel free to follow along in the vector software of your choice. These options can be easily transferred over if you're familiar with another application.Read More…
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    Create an iOS 7 Inspired Tab Bar Icon Set in Adobe Illustrator Chris tabbar 400
    With the release of Apple's latest mobile operating system iOS 7 I thought it would be great to create some custom tab bar icons styled for this new OS. In this tutorial we'll be making some icons in the flat, thin-line style used throughout iOS 7. We'll be creating both normal and selected states for these icons in Adobe Illustrator, so feel free to follow along!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Nautical Tattoo Style Design for a Craft ProjectChris totes 400
    With this tutorial I would like to show you how to create a pattern for a seamstress to use to decorate a tote bag. We'll be using our previously created Nautical Alphabet as well as simple shapes and a lot of the rotate copies tool to render various nautical themed elements that will adorn a tote bag beautifully. Read More…
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    Create a Sticky Summer Typography Printable Poster in IllustratorChris lazy 400
    In this tutorial I would like to show you a few techniques on how to create a typography poster perfect for closing of summer. We'll be editing a pre-made font, adjusting a pre-made pattern and using quick and easy techniques to turn a simple illustration into a beautiful poster.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Techniques to Create a Trendy Long Shadow EffectChris long shadow 400
    In this tutorial I would like to show you a few techniques on how to create the long shadow effect seen in recent design trends. Feel free to read along and choose which one best suits your design needs.Read More…
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    Two Ways to Create a Non-Blur Drop Shadow in Adobe IllustratorChris shadow 4001
    It seems in one of my previous tutorials, Create On-Trend Flat Type with a Nautical Theme in Adobe Illustrator, I struck a cord regarding my technique for adding shadows to text. In this quick tip I'd like to show you an alternative method for creating 100% vector shadows using the Appearance panel and and offset fills in Adobe Illustrator.Read More…
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    Arr Matey! Create a Nautical Themed Tattoo Alphabet in SketchChris natical 400
    With this tutorial I would like to show you how to create a nautical themed tattoo inspired font set using Sketch. We will make use of simple shapes and the Vector tool along with Borders and Style Presets to quickly create the alphabet.Read More…