Saurabh Sharma
Freelance graphic designer with a strong passion for Logo designing.
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create Funky 3D Springs in IllustratorPreview
    Many of us have done this before in Auto CAD, 3D Max or Maya. In this tutorial, we will learn how to create 3D springs in Illustrator. We'll be using the 3D Revolve Tool and some manual effort to obtain this quality vector result. Hope you find it interesting!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Scripting Illustrator Part 2 - How to Meld a Gradient into a Flat Process ColorPreview 200
    In Part 1 of this two part tutorial series, we learned how to code a script which converts a flat process color into its matching gradient. In this tutorial, we will learn to code a script that converts a gradient fill into a flat process color. We will melt the available gradient color into a flat process color, which will be a mixture of all the colors available in that gradient. This entire task will be performed via JavaScript script for Illustrator. The tutorial assumes that you're familiar with the basics of scripting. For those who've directly landed on this tutorial, we have a little know-how covered about Illustrator's Javascripts in Part 1 of this series. So without further delays, let's get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Scripting Illustrator Part 1 - How to Convert a Flat Process Color into its Matching GradientPreview 200
    We all are quite familiar with Adobe Illustrator and its User Interface. In our daily creative tasks we use a lot of features, such as: menu, pallets, colors, plug-ins and tools. We use these features in the form of a UI. These UI features are brought forward to us through various scripts and plug-ins. In a simpler way, we can code scripts to automate tasks or to obtain some effect in Illustrator. Follow along to learn how to do that. In this tutorial, we will code in Javascript a script that will convert a flat process filled object into its matching gradient.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Code-Style T-Shirt Design for Website PromotionPreview
    Promotions play a vital role in marketing your product. High quality design gives a noticeable impact to your product awareness among the target audience. In this tutorial, we will design a promotional T-shirt for a website that is exclusively created for PHP enthusiasts. This is a special tutorial sponsored by Astute Graphics that incorporates the use of their high-quality Phantasm CS (Studio or Publisher) Illustrator plugins. Our aim is to show a common programmer who is very enthusiastic about PHP. If so, they shall join the website with no delay. Let's see how we achieve our goal in designing that strategic, promotional T-shirt!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Professional Workflow for Creating Photorealistic Portraits in IllustratorDesign and illustration
    Creating photo realistic portraits in Illustrator may seem to be a difficult task in the beginning. But a well modularized and simplified approach from start to the finish can give you the desired results.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Vector Series of Linear EffectsPreview
    As seen in previous tutorials, a mixed use of distortion filters often yields surprising results. In this tutorial, we will create a bunch of messy hair using distortion filters in quick and easy steps. In the end, we'll use the same technique to obtain a "Knife Scratches" effect, a "Spider Web" effect and a "Grunge texture." Let’s get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Wide Range of Custom Color Swatches in IllustratorPreview
    Swatches are the life line of any artwork. There are a lot of color books available in Illustrator to discover a wide range of swatches. Most popular among them are the Pantone Color Books and default CMYK and RGB swatches. In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a wide range of custom swatches using the color blending methods. In the end, we will learn how to organize these swatches into Color groups. Let’s get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    20 More Useful Adobe Illustrator Menu TipsThumbnail 200
    We have seen many useful tips on Illustrator’s menu commands by talented designers before. Here are some more! Some of these were mentioned earlier too, while some are really helpful and less common. Let’s have a look!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Caramel Ripple EffectPreview
    In this tutorial, we will create a hot chocolate caramel effect using some distort tools and the 3D revolve tool. This is a simple and effective technique to obtain a quality vector ripple effect quickly. Here we go!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Convert a Photograph into Abstract Line ArtPreview
    Line Art is an ancient and basic form of generating large graphics. This art is often seen on tiled walls, bamboo stick designs and on your blanket embroidery. In this tutorial, we will cover the same technique to convert a photograph into vector line art. Let’s get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create Seamless Watermark PatternsPreview
    Watermarks play an important role in protecting your artwork. Generally, we do not give much attention towards a watermark’s appearance and use a text or a Logo to get the job done. A well designed and properly executed watermark can really protect the artwork without actually affecting its appearance. The best way to do this is pattern making. In this tutorial, we will cover two different watermark designs using the same pattern making technique. Let’s get started!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Spray Grunge SplatterPreview
    We all have seen many techniques of making a vector grunge in Illustrator. Live tracing a textured image and Symbol Sprayer tool are the most common ones. In this tutorial, we will learn how to create an original vector grunge from scratch using some less common tools. Let’s get started!Read More…