Diana Toma
I'm a vector artist, extremely passionate about my work. I discovered Adobe Illustrator a while ago and simply love it. Since then, it has kept me busy. I am trying to address as many styles I can while learning new tricks myself. I enjoy sharing my creations with you.
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: Create a Simple Seashell in Adobe IllustratorDiana seashells qt preview
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    Learn how to create a simple seashell using basic shapes in Adobe Illustrator.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create an Avocado With Only One Shape in Adobe IllustratorDiana avocado1shape tut preview
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    Learn how to master the Appearance panel in Adobe Illustrator by creating an avocado using only one shape.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create Comic Egg Characters Using the Blend Tool in IllustratorDiana eggcharacters tut preview
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    Put the Blend Tool to good use by drawing cute egg characters in Adobe Illustrator and practice your blending skills.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Detailed Tomato Text Effect in Adobe IllustratorTomatohubpreview
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    Follow this tutorial and have fun creating a vector tomato text effect in Adobe Illustrator. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Use Brushes to Create a Watermelon Text Effect in IllustratorDiana tut watermelonteff 400x400
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    Follow this tutorial and learn how to create an all vector watermelon text effect in Adobe Illustrator. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Learn More About Art and Scatter Brushes While Drawing Abstract TreesHubtreepreview
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    In this tutorial I'm going to cover the main features of Art and Scatter Brushes in Adobe Illustrator, how to create and apply them. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create Simple Flowers With Gradient Mesh in Adobe IllustratorDiana tut meshflower 400x400
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    Follow this tutorial and learn how to create beautiful flowers with the help of the Gradient Mesh function in Adobe Illustrator. We will start with the shape of the petal then using the Gradient Mesh we will add the mesh points and color it. After this, we will compose the flower followed by the stamens in the center. For them, we will use a custom Scatter Brush along with the Transform effect and the Gradient Mesh of course. We will continue with adding details on the petals with the help of the Blend Tool, Pucker & Bloat and Transform effects. We'll finish with adding shadows and trying other color versions. Let's begin! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create 3D Letters Without the Use of 3D Tools in Adobe IllustratorDiana qt 3deffect 400x400
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    Follow this new quick tip and learn how to create simple 3D letters without the use of the 3D effects. We will start from a simple font and after a few adjustments we are going to be ready to create the 3D look with the help of the Transform effect and a few shape manipulations. Once completed, you can color the 3D letters as you desire. Let's begin! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Set of Realistic Christmas Baubles in Adobe IllustratorDiana chglobes tut 400x400
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    Follow this winter holiday inspired tutorial and learn how to create realistic Christmas baubles in Adobe Illustrator. At the beginning we will create the shape of the Christmas bauble starting from a circle then using the Create Gradient Mesh function we will define areas of light and shade on the ball. Next, you will be able to color the globe according to your own taste using colors or gradients and the Blending Modes. We will continue with the cap and the hook then with the design of the golden Christmas bauble that consists of a simple snowflake symbol mapped on the front surface. Finally, we will add a few reflections on the ball for a more realistic look using Opacity Masks. Let's start! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Set of Multi-Use, Blend Brushes in Adobe IllustratorDiana blend brushes101 tut 400x400
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    In this tutorial you'll learn everything there is to know about the Blend Brushes in Adobe Illustrator. These brushes with soft edges, are used often for adding highlights, shades or details, are a real treasure for your designs. Here you will learn how to create some of the most used Art and Scatter Blend Brushes. Let's begin! Read More…
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    It's Guy Fawkes Night! Create a Bonfire With Blends in Adobe IllustratorDiana bonfire tut 400x400
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    Remember, remember the fifth of November - gunpowder, treason and plot! It's Guy Fawkes Night in the UK, which is also known as Bonfire Night. It's the anniversary of the day Guy Fawkes was caught trying to blow up the House of Lords using gunpowder. It's observed by lighting bonfires, traditionally with a stuffed "Guy" on top, as well as several firework displays (to signify the gunpowder element of the plot). In this tutorial, you will learn a new technique for creating fire in Adobe Illustrator, with the Blend Tool, which is much easier than with the Mesh Tool. Let's begin! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Quick and Easy Set of Spooky Ghosts in Adobe IllustratorDiana qt ghosts 400x400
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    In this new quick tip you will learn how to create a spooky ghost in Adobe Illustrator. At the beginning, using simple shapes you will create the shape of the ghost then you'll create the folded look and add details with the help of the Create Gradient Mesh option and Art brushes. Finally, for the face of the ghost you will also use simple shapes along with the Transform effect. This ghost is fun to create so let's begin! Read More…