Diana Berg
My name is Diana Berg, I am a graphic designer from Donetsk, Ukraine. I work as an illustrator at my brother's web studio, and I'm also a design teacher at the IT academy. I sincerely believe that good design and creativity will make the world a better place.
  • Design & Illustration
    Create Colorful, Layered Paper Type in IllustratorPreview
    A few times a each month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from throughout the history of Vectortuts+. This tutorial by Diana Berg was first published on December 16th 2009. In winter, here in the Ukraine it's rather cold and snowy, I oftentimes find myself creating colorful illustrations that compensate for the cold weather. Today I will show you how to brighten your mood by creating vivid illustrations with layered paper text and ribbons. We'll create custom type and use Illustrator effects extensively to optimize our work.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Cubist Masterpiece in IllustratorPreview
    Cubism is one of the most outstanding movements in abstract art. Geometric shapes, vivid colors, simple figures, and textures are all distinctive features of this style. Let's try to recreate the cubist painting in Illustrator inspired by works of Pablo Picasso - after learning some simple techniques you'll be able to easily paint your own cubist composition.Read More…
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    How to Make an Inspired, Golden Painting in IllustratorPreview
    In this tutorial we will travel back in time to recreate the painting style of one of the most outstanding symbolism artists - Gustav Klimt. His works are full of warm golden colors, simple ornaments, irregular patterns, natural symbols, and asymmetric shapes. We will work to produce this style with the help of Adobe Illustrator tools.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    All About Transformation in Adobe IllustratorPreview
    In this tutorial you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about one of the most powerful Adobe Illustrator Tools - Transformation. Discover how it works, learn multiple ways of transforming objects, study the tools of transformation, and many other useful techniques.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    The Secrets of the Appearance Panel: Multiple FillsPreview
    In this tutorial, we'll explore the Adobe Illustrator Appearance panel and learn to create objects that look like groups of many shapes, but consist of only one shape with multiple fills applied, with no brushes used. We'll dive really deep into the the Appearance panel and unlock its secrets. Illustrator enthusiasts will love this detailed tutorial!Read More…
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    Everything You Ever Want to Know About Creating Seamless Patterns in IllustratorPreview
    Adobe Illustrator patterns makes your work process easier and the result prettier. Every vector professional must know the secrets and details about using seamless patterns, as well as many approaches to creating them. In this tutorial I dive into the anatomy of patterns in Adobe Illustrator, analyzing numerous existing methods of creating a seamless pattern fill, from the easiest ones to the most complex ones.Read More…
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    How to Create a Stained Glass Effect in IllustratorPreview
    This tutorial shows how to create a stained glass effect in Adobe Illustrator. The method is rather quick and simple, but the outcome looks very nice - especially when you use a beautiful image for reference. Let's get started!Read More…
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    How to Create Roads and Rail Tracks on a PathPreview
    In this tutorial, we'll make a semi-realistic road and rail track that actually consists of one single path each. Although it looks impossible, there are not any brushes and no need for any effects to be applied, but you could use some effect if you want. The secret is hidden in a tricky combination of multiple strokes. Intrigued? Read more!Read More…
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    The Hidden Power of the Average Command: Creating Swirly TypePreview
    In this tutorial we will explore the "Average" command in Adobe Illustrator, and learn how to use it in rather unusual way. In this case, we'll create abstract swirls using relatively simple methods and apply it to type. Let's get started!Read More…