Ryan Quintal
Edgy. Daring. Sometimes a little kooky. Graphic designers of all backgrounds turn to Ryan's QuintalDesigns.com for industry articles, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop Tutorials, and a host of other fun information. A blend of strong experience, innovative design, and geeky background. Ryan's current gig is as a Designer in Massachusetts, while at the same time, attending college, where he is honing his skills for his design career.
  • Design & Illustration

    UI Elements in Photoshop

    4 hours
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    Advanced Illustrator Techniques

    2.9 hours
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    30 Days to Learn Illustrator

    4.1 hours
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    Stop Making Bad LogosPreview
    There's article after article on websites that talk bout how to make a great logo. But If you're a logo machine, and you've been doing it for a long time, chances are that you've developed some pretty awful habits. How do I know this? Because I suffered from some of the same habits I'm about to talk about. A true master of logo creation will refine their work on every project, forcing themselves to get better with each design. It all boils down to a few key things to avoid when you're creating a logo. While you can take a stab at selling generic logos on places like GraphicRiver, you'll do your best work when you deeply understand your clients and their company. Now lets dive into the ways you can stop making bad logos.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Create Vector Camp BadgesPreview
    Summer’s here, time to get outside and enjoy the weather. Well, after spending a little time learning how to create some vector camp badges in Adobe Illustrator that is. Using Drew Wilson’s “Pictos” icon set as our starting point, Ryan’s first tip in Illustrator CS6 is here to kick off the season and get us ready to roast some marshmallows.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Start a Sketch in Adobe Ideas and Finish it in IllustratorPreview
    Adobe Illustrator isn't the only vector game in town. In fact, you have the power of vector art on the go with Adobe Ideas, the drawing app for Apple's iPad. In this video Ryan shows us how to take a quick little doodle in Ideas, and add a little more love in Adobe Illustrator. You'll only need to know pen tool for this one, plus having an iPad would be helpful.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Create a Blueprint IllustrationPreview
    Have you always wanted to be an architect, but really just because you want to show people cool blueprints? Well‚ neither has Ryan, but he'll certainly show you how to create a blueprint illustration in Adobe Illustrator. It all starts with a square filled with a gradient, and demonstrates techniques that will help you create almost any type of document.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to make a Classic Air Mail Envelope with Adobe IllustratorPreview
    A happy holiday Quick Tip with Ryan shows us how to create a classic envelope in Adobe Illustrator, using simple shapes, effects, and gradients. After your envelope is created, some simple shadows and gradients create a warm background that makes the envelope look good enough to mail to Santa. I wonder if LoungeKat got him anything for Christmas?Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Make an iOS Style Mobile Navigation BarNav
    In this Quick Tip you will learn how to make an iOS style mobile navigation bar complete with icons. This easy to follow tutorial is great for a beginner to intermediate skill level. let's get started!Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Make a Simple iOS style Book IconPreview
    Learn how to use a few rounded rectangles, some gradient effects and the blend tool to make a great looking iOS style Book Icon. Let's get started!Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Create an Old-School Print Style IllustrationPreview
    Ryan shows us how to get that old-school printed look. Mis-registered lines is key, as well as blending modes and more. You may even learn a lesson or two in the way things are printed classically. To kick us of, we will grab some resources from the Envato network.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Create a Simple Character Face with Vector ShapesPreview
    Learn how to create a stylized and simple character face in Adobe Illustrator with Ryan Quintal. It's all the elipse and pen tool in this one, as we're going to use solid colors, basic shapes, and use Illustrator's "Width" tool to create some beautiful lines. Once you're done, you'll have a template that's ready to go for a wide variety of faces for characters and animation.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Create a Retro Style Textured LogoPreview
    Learn how to create a retro vector seal logo in Adobe Illustrator with Ryan Quintal. We’ll be using simple shapes, effects, transparency masks, and a free grunge texture pack from PSD TutsPlus to create the final effect. Read More…
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    Create a Glowing Neon Sign using the Appearance Palette - ScreencastPost
    This tutorial shows the potential the Appearance Palette in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll be building an elaborate neon sign, utilizing the Appearance Palette to speed up the process and remove the need of drawing complex paths.Read More…
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    Create a Dazzling Aurora Borealis - Screencast012 aurora
    It's time to create some Northern Lights. Ryan from QuintalDesigns demonstrates how to light up the vector night sky in this video tutorial. Using gradients, blur effects and more you will learn how to create a vector Aurora Borealis in Adobe Illustrator. Read More…