Sharon Milne
Sharon Milne aka ChewedKandi is an Illustrator and Author specialising in vector art. She's from Northumberland in the United Kingdom. She's also our Design & Illustration Editor here on Tuts+. You can check out her website portfolio by going to ChewedKandi.net and keep up to date via her Facebook page.
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
    The Top 25 Vector Tutorials on Tuts+ in 2013Colorfultextpreview400x400
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    2013 has been a great year for vector on Tuts+. Yet again, we've been able to provide you with more amazing, free, scalable content and it's getting better and better each month. So what have been the best posts of the year?Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    We're Looking for Drawing, Vector and InDesign InstructorsWriteforus 400
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    We're looking for more instructors! Do you want to be paid to create content for an established and respected educational network, with over 4 million unique visitors per month? You could be the person we're looking for to add to our already awesome instructor team.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Skull Decoration Challenge: The Showcase - Part TwoSkull400
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    The past three weeks, we've published a series of Halloween and Day of the Dead themed vector tutorials. We asked at the beginning of the three weeks, for readers to try out our Skull Decoration Challenge. We were overwhelmed with over 100 entries! We posted the first 88 submissions from the challenge in a previous article, we'd like to look at the remaining 20 submissions. They all came from Penns Grove High School!Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Skull Decoration Challenge: The Showcase - Part OnePart1400
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    Over the past three weeks, we've been publishing Halloween and Day of the Dead themed vector content. Along side it, we started our Skull Decoration Challenge. We've been so overwhelmed with the sheer number of entries for this challenge and are proud to share with you the outcome of this challenge.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    From Editor to Zombie: Create an Undead Portrait From a Photo in IllustratorZombieian preview400
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    One of the pleasures of being able to create vector portraits, is you get a chance to vector those you know. Of course when Halloween comes around, it's fun to choose your victim and then mess them up a bit. In this tutorial, I'll be using a reference image and turning our victim into a zombie in Adobe Illustrator. I'll give you some tips on how you can do the same to your family and friends, so you can do the same! Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Three Weeks of Spooky Content and the Skull Decoration Challenge! Skull400
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    There are two events in the annual calendar that are responsible for a huge portion of our inspiration as vector artists. It just so happens these days are side by side... Halloween and Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos). This year, Tuts+ is giving you three weeks of vector educational content inspired by Halloween and Day of the Dead, and we're kicking off a new Community Project. Let's jump in and see what we've got planned over the next three weeks! Please note: entries for the community project are now closed. However you're free to submit your designs if you're still wanting a challenge, they just won't be eligible for the showcase.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Sliced Kiwi Fruit With Only One Shape in Adobe IllustratorKiwi preview400
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    I often talk about how powerful Adobe Illustrator's Appearance panel is, but it's time to put my money where my mouth is. I'm going to show you how to create a sliced segment of a kiwi fruit, with the help of the Appearance panel. The final image will consist of only four anchor points. Yup, you've read that right... just four anchor points. The best thing is, this tutorial is ideal for beginners as I'm going to show you each step and all the settings so you can try this out for yourself. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Workshop: Vector Critique #42Vectorcritique42400
    Vectortuts+ is all about helping people turbo charge their skills, and today we have another special community post that will help our readers take their images to the next level. The best thing is, you can be part of it too! Find out more at the jump.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Workshop: Vector Critique #41Workshop41400
    Vectortuts+ is all about helping people turbo charge their skills, and today we have another special community post that will help our readers take their images to the next level. The best thing is, you can be part of it too! Find out more at the jump.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Vectoring Short Hair in a Negative Space Illustration in Adobe IllustratorNegative 400
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    Back in 2005, I created a vexel of Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) which took advantage of negative space. Recently, I've been wanting to duplicate this style, however this time in vector. In this tutorial, I'll use a stock image as a reference and create an illustration which uses the same concept, this time in Adobe Illustrator.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Sparkling, Glitter Portrait From Stock in Adobe IllustratorPortrait 400
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    An innocent vector portrait based on a stock image from Photodune became a battleground of sparkles and glitter. As requested, people wanted to see a portrait tutorial which used a lot of glitter! Who was I to not take up such a challenge? In today's tutorial I'm going to show you how to create a sparkling portrait. I'll show you how to create your own skintone palette, render flawless skin, create hair from brushes and of course... add a good handful of glitter, all in Adobe Illustrator. There's no blurs, meshes or raster effects in this tutorial, it's 100% vector and 100% fabulous! So let's get on with it...Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Include a Gradient Within a Brush in Adobe IllustratorPreview400leaf
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    I've never hidden that I'm a vector purist. I like my vector art without raster elements, without blurs, without drop shadows, without Photoshop effects. So when Adobe Illustrator CC was announced, the feature of Image Brushes - brushes which can be made from raster objects (such as PNGs, JPGs etc...), I felt a little let down. The war on raster is being fought on the vector battleground! However, it wasn't until I decided to play with this new feature, I found a very interesting and incredibly useful quirk. Ever wanted to create a custom brush but then you're presented with a pop up saying that you can't do it because... you've got a gradient in there! Ugh. After all those detailed elements you've created, a gradient is getting in the way. You could however replace the gradient with a blend and clipping mask (after the brush, as clipping masks can't be used inside of a brush), but aha... there is another way!Read More…