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
    How to Create Spooky, Halloween Theme Text in Adobe IllustratorImage preview
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    In this tutorial you will learn how to create spooky, Halloween theme text in Adobe Illustrator. We will use the Transform effect to obtain a 3D style and create new Art Brushes for highlights, as well as adding spooky details such as cobwebs and spiders! So let's begin...Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Create Bright Web Buttons using the 3D Options in IllustratorImage preview
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    In this quick tip we will create a set of web buttons with the help of 3D Effects in Adobe Illustrator. Why? Because in this way we can forget about using different brushes and effects for adding highlights and shadows and we can achieve this in a single step, taking advantage of the light settings and Bevel shapes available. Let's begin!Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Create a Shiny Abstract BackgroundImage preview
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    Follow this quick tip and learn how to draw a shiny abstract background. We will use a very useful Script called Vary Hues to speed up the coloring process, along with the Transform effects, a Scatter brush and a little dose of Gradient Mesh. Two versions await you so let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Set of Glossy Labels and Save them for WebImage preview
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    Follow this tutorial and learn how to create a set of glossy labels and also a rollover state. We will use multiple appearances and custom Art brushes to obtain the glossy look and when we are done we will analyze the Save for Web options. We will talk about settings and compare different file formats to get the best image for your web page. Many color variations await you so let's begin!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: Create Colorful Glossy Rating StarsImage preview
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    Follow this quick tip and learn how to create glossy rating stars. We will add highlights with the help of the Blend Tool and an Art brush and this way we will obtain a pretty simple glossy look. Also, depending on the color palette of some websites we will try different variations of colors.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Create Glowing Progress BarsImage preview
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    Follow this quick tip and learn how to create a glowing progress bar. We will take advantage of the Appearance Panel and use multiple attributes plus plenty of effects: Outer Glow, Inner Glow, Feather, Drop Shadow, Gaussian Blur and Radial Blur. Let's begin!.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: Create a Set of Embossed Player ButtonsImage preview
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    Follow this new quick tip and learn how to draw a set of player buttons, purple and pink style this time because gray and black may be a bit boring sometimes. They are easy to make and we will use effects like Outer Glow, Gaussian Blur, Transform and the Blend Tool.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Create a Tangled Text EffectImage preview
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    Follow this quick tip and learn how to create a simple tangled text effect using Art brushes and Opacity masks in Illustrator. We will use two paths but the same techniques can be applied for three or even more. Let's begin!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: How to Draw an Apricot with the Mesh ToolImage preview
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    Follow this simple but detailed quick tip and learn how to draw an apricot using the Mesh Tool. It includes step by step instructions about how to create all the mesh points and lines plus all the color shades used so you can draw a realistic apricot from scratch. Let's begin!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: How to Create an Abstract Curly BannerImage preview
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    Follow this quick tip and learn how to create an abstract curly banner. We will use multiple appearances and many Art brushes along with the Transform effect. Also, if you like curls this is good opportunity to practice drawing so let's begin!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a 3D Newspaper, Text Effect in Adobe IllustratorPreview
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    Follow this tutorial and learn how to create a 3D newspaper text effect using the Extrude & Bevel effect and the Map Art option. We will create all the pieces of newspaper with the help of the Area Type Tool and save them as symbols. We'll then give this effect a discreet old look by using the Note Paper effect. We will also work with graphic styles to speed up the workflow, so let's begin!Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Create a Set of Scalable Grunge IconsImage preview
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    Follow this quick tip and learn to how create a set of grunge icons. We will use plenty of Art brushes and with the help of the Pathfinder Panel we will create the grunge shape. To accentuate the grungy look we will use the Glass (Frosted) effect along with other appearances.Read More…