Simona Pfreundner
My name is Simona Pfreundner, and I’m an independent graphic designer based in Montreal, Canada. I am a very creative woman with a big love for illustration, speak three languages, and solve problems with visual solutions in a colorful way.
Tutorials
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create an Open Book with Illustrator's 3D Extrude & Bevel ToolBook400
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    In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create an open book mostly with Adobe Illustrator's 3D Extrude & Bevel Tool. We'll create open pages with graphics and add a wavy background. The book can be customized by applying your own graphics to the pages.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Illustrator's Blend Tool: A Comprehensive GuidePreview
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    A few times a each month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from throughout the history of Vectortuts+. This tutorial by Simona Pfreundner was first published on November 14th 2008. In Adobe Illustrator, the Blend Tool can help you create impressive color blends. But there is more to it than you might know. This comprehensive guide can help you unlock your creative potential and teaches the features, shortcuts, and in depth methods that the Blend Tool has to offer.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Make a Delicious Sandwich with Easy 3D Illustration Techniques200sandwich
    In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a 3D sandwich using easy to understand steps and techniques. We will use the 3D Extrude & Revolve Tool with some simple shapes to make a tasty looking BLT sandwich.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Medieval Paper ScrollPaperscroll200
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    In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a medieval paper scroll with the 3D Extrude & Revolve tool. Using texture, you will also learn how to make an object look old and how to map artwork to a 3D Vector object.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create your own Calendar with Illustrator & InDesignDesign and illustration
    A calendar is a great way to make something appealing and practical from your creations. In this tutorial you will learn how to create a print ready 12 month calendar using grunge text, the Linked Text tool, master pages and layers.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Design a Shiny ZipperZipper200
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    In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an illustration of a zipper with meshes, blending modes and simple shapes. You can use this illustration as the basis of an icon or for a decorative element on a larger design.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Make an Opulent Chair IconChair200
    In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a chair icon using gradient mesh, the pathfinder tool and the appearance panel. Don't let this tut deceive you, with a bit of imagination you can create an entire collection of soft furnishing icons in minutes with a few easy tricks. Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    How to Create a Vector Baseball Bat and BallPreview
    In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a baseball bat and a baseball using Illustrator's 3D tool and blends. We'll utilize 3D art mapping for texture creation and pathfinder tools to create this classic illustration of a bat and ball.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Using InDesign to Create a Designer ResumeResume200
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    In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create a resume with InDesign using paragraph styles and a grid. We'll walk you through each step in creating this resume and introduce you to some tools and the use of styles.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Creating a Question and Answer Format with InDesign Nested StylesPreview
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    In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create nested paragraph styles on a question & answer example text. This is an intermediate level tutorial, which shouldn't take more than an hour to complete, and it's great practice for utilizing InDesign styling features.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Cute, Stylized Suitcase Tag in PinkPreview
    In this tutorial, we'll learn how to create a suitcase tag with the help of the 3D tools. Learn how to make a custom, seamless, vector pattern quickly. We'll use numerous 3D and layer effects, as well as warping, simple shape creation, pathfinder tools, and more.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    Create a Stylized First Aid Icon in IllustratorFirstaid200
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    In this tutorial we'll use a combination of craft and Illustrator's 3D tools to create a first aid icon. You can use the techniques you learn in this tutorial to create realistic rounded box icons of your choice. This works well for complex icons at large sizes and scales down nicely.Read More…