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create a unique contact form with css3 transitions

create a unique contact form with css3 transitions

Inspired by the contact form on Clear Span Media website I decided to recreate an effect of a letter sliding out from an envelope on mouse hover.

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illustrator tutorial: create a 6-egg box (not necessarily for Easter)

illustrator tutorial: create a 6-egg box (not necessarily for Easter)

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a 6-egg box (full of eggs). We will use 3D Rotate and Revolve Effects. We will also play a lot with masks. You may download the source file (created in Illustrator CS4, back-saved to CS2+).

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illustrator tutorial: create a seamless folk pattern

illustrator tutorial: create a seamless folk pattern

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a seamless pattern composed of simple folk-flavored flowers. In the first part we will create an individual flower. In the second we will focus on constructing a pattern and define a seamless Illustrator pattern swatch.

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illustrator tutorial: create a yummy vector cupcake

illustrator tutorial: create a yummy vector cupcake

Some time ago I posted two similar cupcakes as vector freebies. Now it is the time to share my recipe (with a special dedication to Janna Hiromasa ;):)). The CS2+ source file is included.

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tutorial: Create a vector Christmas ball

tutorial: Create a vector Christmas ball

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a vector Christmas ball from scratch in Adobe Illustrator. In the first part of this tutorial I explain how to create a decor, in the second one how to create a 3D Christmas ball. You may download the source file. I use the CS4 version but […]

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ultra-easy pattern making – illustrator tutorial

ultra-easy pattern making – illustrator tutorial

In this post I will show you how to quickly create a seamless simple geometric pattern swatch in Adobe Illustrator. In the last (extra) step I will show you a very simple way to ‘export’ it as a pattern to Photoshop.
First, have a look at what we aim to obtain (this pattern is inspired by the fabric of my favorite tunic).

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tutorial: Create and color an eco easter egg in Adobe Illustrator

tutorial: Create and color an eco easter egg in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to prepare an eco colored egg for easter. Eco for there are no artificial colorants used. I wanted to recreate the look of a traditional polish egg: cooked in onion rinds with wax decors to be scratched off afterwards. In the first part of this tutorial I explain how to create a decor, in the second one how to create a 3D naturaly looking egg.

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