Joshua Bader
Joshua Bader is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Media Arts program with over a decade's experience in marketing media and digital design, often relying on Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, After Effects, etc.) and Final Cut Pro. Based in Toronto, he now runs his own Media Design firm (MRPwebmedia), specializing in web marketing initiatives and video production. Check out his portfolio at
  • Design & Illustration
    Quick Tip: How to Create the New Smart Phone Lightning ConnectorPreview
    The 30-pin smart phone connector we have grown to love has finally bit the dust. Its replacement, The Lightning Connector, is quite different and a fair bit smaller than its predecessor. Let's take a closer look as we recreate this new Lightning Connector in Adobe Illustrator.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How To Make an Olympic Gold Medal In Adobe Illustrator CS4Preview
    Today we will be making a 2010 Olympic Gold Medal similar in style to those used in the current Vancouver Winter Games. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create an interesting warped metal effect using the Gradient Mesh Tool. You'll also learn some interesting ways to create and use masks while we construct this gold medal.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create Vintage Vector Bottle Caps In Illustrator CS4Preview
    In this tutorial I will show you how to create a vector bottle cap in Illustrator CS4 using some basic shapes, gradients, and effects. This tutorial is for beginners and is quite simple. It will demonstrate how the layering of shapes with different gradients applied to them can give you a nice sense of depth. Let's get stared!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How To Create A Vector Wacom Tablet In IllustratorPreview
    In this tutorial, I show you how to create a vector Wacom tablet in Illustrator CS4 using some basic shapes, gradients, and effects. In order to follow this tutorial, you should have some prior experience with the Pen Tool and know how to manipulate preexisting points and curves. If you don't know how to do this already, you may have a hard time following some of these steps. I strongly recommend you learn the Pen Tool (Illustrator's Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide is a good tutorial on that), inside and out, considering Illustrator practically revolves around it. Let's get started!Read More…
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    How to Create Shiny, Vector Dice in IllustratorPreview
    In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a set of vector dice using Adobe Illustrator and the Gradient Mesh Tool. The Gradient Mesh Tool can be tricky to get the hang of, but hopefully this tutorial will shed some light on this great little tool. Let's get stared!Read More…