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
    Create a Multicolored Splashed Text Effect in Adobe IllustratorDiana splash eff tut preview
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    Learn how to create a vibrant, colorful splashed text effect with built-in Scatter Brushes in Adobe Illustrator. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Baseball-Inspired Text Effect in Adobe IllustratorDiana baseball texteff tut preview
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    For all of you sports fans out there, this tutorial will teach you how to create a baseball-inspired text effect. You'll start by preparing the text, then with the help of the Bas Relief effect and the Inner Glow effect you'll easily add some dimension to it. Next, you'll create a vector texture and a Pattern Brush with which you'll add the characteristic baseball stitches. Next on the to-do list is the worn out and dirty look, for which you will use a built-in Art Brush. You'll finish with the grass background and the additional tufts of grass around the letters. Let’s jump in! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Tasty Pretzel Text Effect in Adobe IllustratorDiana pretzel eff tut preview
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    Learn how to create a fun pretzel inspired text effect using the Bas Relief effect, Art and Scatter Brushes in Adobe Illustrator.Read More…
  • 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…