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: How to Use Typography to Create a 3D Text EffectImage preview
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    Follow this quick tip and learn how to use typography to create a 3D text effect. It may seem complicated but it takes only a few fonts, the 3D options and some extra adjustments at the end. Let's start!Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Create a Vector Grass Text EffectImage preview
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    Follow this quick tip and learn how to create a simple grass text effect. We will use the Note Paper effect then with the help of the Live Trace options to obtain the vector shapes that we need. The Pucker & Bloat effect can be used successfully in this case to create a pretty realistic grass look. Let's begin!Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Create a 3D Like and Unlike Symbol with Adobe IllustratorImage preview
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    In the following Quick Tip you will learn how to create a multi-purpose 3D Like and Unlike symbol with the help of the Extrude & Bevel settings and the Appearance Panel in Adobe Illustrator This technique can be used with many different shapes and symbols, so let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Draw a Vector, Music Folder IconPreview
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    Read this tutorial and learn how to draw a music folder icon in Illustrator. We'll use the 3D Revolve tool and Extrude & Bevel effects. They are put into use throughout the entire workflow, starting from shaping a 3D folder using a single path and finishing with all the colorful glossy musical notes. If you want to learn all these vector techniques, then follow me!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: Use the Scribble Effect to Transform Common Everyday SymbolsImage preview
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    Follow this quick tip and learn how to give some personality to common everyday symbols with the help of the Scribble effect. We will use the Appearance Panel, the Offset Path and Feather effects and we will play with the Scribble settings to turn symbols into fun colorful objects or even labels.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Create a Glossy Downloads Folder IconImage preview
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    Follow this quick tip and you will learn how to draw a folder starting from a single path with the help of the 3D Extrude&Bevel effect. You will play with multiple appearances, effects and shadows and you will use the Halftone Pattern effect to create a different texture for the folder icon. Let's begin!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: Create Your Own Set of File IconsImage preview
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    Follow this quick tip and you will learn how to create your own set of file icons. I picked out the mp3, avi and jpeg file formats but using the same technique you can create any other format you want. Let's start!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: Transform Any Plain Font Into a Grunge FontImage preview
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    Follow this quick tip and learn how to transform any plain font into a grunge font using only some of the many Art and Scatter Brushes available in Illustrator along with a dose of creativity. I will demonstrate the method using two different types of fonts. Let's begin! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: How to Create a Delicious Chocolate Text EffectImage preview
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    For all the chocolate lovers out there, here is how to create a delicious chocolate bar text effect in Illustrator. You will use the Blend Tool, effects like Roughen and Chrome, different Blending modes and also the 3D Extrude & Bevel effect to create perfect chocolate squares. Enjoy!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip : Create a Fresh Cucumber Text EffectImage preview
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    Follow this quick tip to learn how to create a fresh and realistic cucumber text effect. You will work with multiple appearances, blending modes and effects like: Feather, Inner Glow, Roughen and Pointillize. You will also learn to create a multipurpose water drop. Let's start.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip : Create an Abstract Natural Text Effect with Adobe IllustratorImage preview
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    In this quick tip you will learn how to create a 3D text effect in perspective with a multi-purpose green abstract look that you can save and use any time you like. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Lace Text Effect in Adobe IllustratorImage preview
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    Follow this tutorial and you will learn how to create a beautiful lace text effect. You will use many effects and you will define many personalized Art and Pattern Brushes that will help you create a Lace Pattern Brush that works with any color. Jump into creating this delicate text effect now.Read More…