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.
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Lace Text Effect in Adobe IllustratorImage preview
    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…
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    Quick Tip: How to Create a Fun 3D Plastic Text EffectImage preview
    In this tutorial you will learn how to create colorful 3D plastic letters using the 3D Extrude & Bevel effect and also an all purpose plastic look that you can save in the Graphic Styles and use it in other projects.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: Create an Animal Print Text Effect with Adobe Illustrator Pattern SwatchesImage preview
    In the following tutorial you will learn how to create an easy animal print text effect using Adobe Illustrator's default jaguar and cheetah patterns. You will also learn how to add with multiple fills and effects to further enhance the text.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: How to Create a 3D Sketch Text EffectImage preview
    Follow this tutorial and you will learn how to play with the 3D options in Illustrator to create 3D letters and how to transform them into a sketch text using the Scribble effect and the Map Art option. You can create this effect using any color and because of its transparency you can place it on any background.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Draw an Infinite Clock with Art BrushesImage preview
    Follow this tutorial and you will find out how to draw a clock that goes round and round to the infinite with the help of Adobe Illustrator's Art Brushes. You will also learn some tricks on how to make all the hours and the divisions to fit perfectly.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Draw a Realistic Pineapple Using 3D Illustrator EffectsPreview
    Learn how to easily draw a vector pineapple using the 3D Revolve effect, how to create the realistic texture and apply it with the Map Art option. This tutorial could also by a great way for you to practice your Pen Tool skills by drawing all the different leaves.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How To Draw Wood Curls Using The Scribble EffectImage preview
    In this Quick Tip you will learn how to draw wood curls and create cracked edges using the Scribble effect in Illustrator. You will also learn a quick way to make a wooden texture effect using Sprayed Strokes. Let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Using Surprising, Raster Effects with Vector ShapesSurprising effects in illustrator preview
    Raster effects can be made in Illustrator easily. Here are three examples of what you can do by combining Illustrators vector tools, and brushes, with raster effects. The possibilities are endless when only your imagination is the limit.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Draw a Glowing, Vector Pocket Watch - Front and BackPreview
    In this tutorial you will learn how to draw the front and the back side of a pocket watch from scratch. This tutorial is detailed and by the end you will know how to draw all kinds of shapes, like cog-wheels and small screws. You'll learn to create the scatter brushes used for the designs on the watch and how to use some of the existing patterns and gradients in Illustrator's library to your advantage.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Colorful, Vector Carnival MaskPreview
    This tutorial is about how to draw a colorful, jolly, full-face, carnival mask in Illustrator. I explained how every part was made like: the jolly hat, the border seam brush, the bells, the small mask on the face, the glitter symbols and the other decorations on the face. Hope you enjoy it.Read More…
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    How to Make a Vector Diamond Ring in IllustratorPreview
    If you love jewels, like I do, then this tutorial will be interesting. By the end of it you will learn how to make two vector diamond rings and the details that give them realism. This tutorial is about making two diamond rings with all their component parts, starting from the ring, the big diamond with the base where it sits and the little diamonds applied with an extra shine. I paid attention to the details so they look realistic and I will show you the tips and tricks that I used to make them. Let's get started!Read More…