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
    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…
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    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…
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    How to Create a Spooky Eyeball with Veins in Adobe IllustratorDiana qt veinyeyeball 400x400
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    Here you'll learn how to create an eyeball with veins in Adobe Illustrator, a classic item for Halloween. At first we will make the plain eyeball which is made from ellipses then we'll continue with the veins having different widths. For this, the Pencil Tool and a build-in Art Brush will come into help. The iris is an important part of the eye but creating one can be tricky. We'll use the Pucker & Bloat, Transform and Roughen effects along with an Art Brush and Blending modes. Finally, with the help of the Free Distort effect we will position the iris properly to complete the eyeball. Read More…
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    How to Create a Cute, Nerd-Like Snake Character in Adobe IllustratorSnakepreview400
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    Follow this tutorial and learn how to draw a cute nerd-looking snake character in Adobe Illustrator. The tutorial is composed of two main parts, creating the head and creating the body. You will start from basic shapes and with a few distortion techniques that involve the Direct Selection Tool, Round Any Corner script, Warp, Roughen and Transform effects you will easily create the shapes that you need. The Blend Tool also plays an important role in this tutorial along with some build-in Art Brushes and Blend brushes. This snake character is fun to create so let's begin! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Mwah! Create a Fabulous Semi Realistic Lipstick in Adobe IllustratorDiana lipstick tut 400x400
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    In this tutorial you will learn how to draw a realistic lipstick from scratch in Adobe Illustrator and from it you will create other versions. It starts from basic shapes so you don't have to worry about your Pen Tool skills. You will use Warp effects and Art Brushes to create reflections and highlights. Also, I will introduce you the Adjust Color Balance option which is great for creating different versions of the same lipstick. Let's begin!Read More…
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    Create a Series of Colorful Vector Starfish in Adobe IllustratorDiana qt starfish retina
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    Follow this quick tip and learn how to draw a beautiful vector starfish. I will guide you step by step to create the starfish shape then using Art Brushes available in Adobe Illustrator you will add details on the body of the starfish. For the spines you will take advantage of the Blend Tool and the Replace Spine option which work great together in this case. For the tube feet you will use a custom Scatter Brush in order to add more details on the starfish. Once the starfish is complete with the help of the Adjust Color Balance option you will be able to create many other color versions. Let's begin! Read More…
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    How to Create a Beautiful Flip Flop Icon in Adobe IllustratorDiana beach icon tut retina
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    Follow this tutorial and learn how to draw a beautiful beach icon. This icon is made up of two main parts, the base that looks like a beach and the colorful beach flip flops. You will learn to create the sandy texture using various brushes, patterns available in Adobe Illustrator and effects like Film Grain and Radial Blur. Besides learning how to draw a basic flip flop, you will also create fun colorful designs. This tutorial is inspired from summer vacation and sunny days so if it sounds interesting let's begin! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: Create a Set of Neon Art and Scatter Brushes in IllustratorDiana qt neon brushes retina
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    Follow this quick tip and create your own collection of Neon Brushes in Adobe Illustrator. You will create Art Brushes and also Scatter Brushes, different colors and sizes that you can use in your projects. You'll continue to see how you can save a set of brushes for use in the future and examples of some great quick effects you can create with your brushes.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create Detailed Tulips With Gradient Mesh, Without the Mesh Tool in IllustratorDiana tut tulips mesh 400x400
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    We're celebrating spring in this tutorial! Here you will learn how to draw beautiful tulips in a vase. We'll start with a 3D base and then go on to create tulips with Gradient Meshes without the Mesh Tool, all in Adobe Illustrator. So let's take a closer look.Read More…
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    How to Create a Set of Heart Icons in Adobe Illustrator With the Mesh ToolDiana tut hearts image preview
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    Follow this tutorial and learn how to create a set of cute heart icons: a "Love you" banner heart, a broken, a post-it note and a devil heart. The heart is made with the help of the Mesh Tool (U) in Adobe Illustrator and it's rather easy to create as well. You will also discover other techniques so let's begin!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Molten Metal Text Effect in IllustratorDiana tut metaltext image preview
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    Follow this tutorial and learn how to create a molten metal text effect in Adobe Illustrator. We will use effects like: Stained Glass, Torn Edges, Chrome and Inner Glow to obtain the melted, wrinkly look and play with gradients and Blending Modes to create a metal and a golden version of this effect. Let's begin!Read More…
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    How to Create a Vector Glitter Text Art EffectG
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    Follow this tutorial and learn how to create a vector glitter text effect in Adobe Illustrator. The glitter is the result of three effects: Note Paper, Stained Glass and Torn Edges but then we will use Live Trace to turn the glittery texture into a vector. You can easily create other color variations in tune with the winter holidays, so let's begin! Read More…