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Ultimate Vector Tut - 1+2 by minimonster777 Ultimate Vector Tut - 1+2 by minimonster777
Parts one and two of what I hope will be an ongoing series if people get a lot out of it :)

Enjoy, be prepared for more, and as always if there are any questions or anything let me know!

WARNING: This is a big effing file.
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:iconwormholocaust:
wormholocaust Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm..hope this helps me. :D
thanks a lot!
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:iconangelasura:
AngelAsura Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your tutorial, I was trying to find out what vector is and how you can draw with it. So each piece of information is welcome :) I hope I'll be able to draw with it...
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innocent-rebel Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student General Artist
I think this will really help. Thank you. ^^
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ummigfx Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very useful!
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Takkaia Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what the hell is a vector? no matter how hard i try, i can't seem to find out.
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:iconandroidu:
androidu Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a vector is a shape,and it can be resized without loosing any quality like a jpeg picture would for example. in other words you can select a vector and resize it from small to large than small than enlarge it again any times you want to without it loosing the quality. this is the simplest way to explain a vector graphic I guess.. get it?
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Takkaia Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do you make it so you can resize it as much as you want?
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androidu Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its not how you make it..it just has to be a vector shape,you can do it in photoshop,illustrator or some other program... I just wanted you to see the difference between a pixel image and a vector image.. here's something you can do to see it in action.. open a picture in photoshop, hover the mouse onto the layers tab (right lower corner),right click on the layer and click "layer from background" and hit enter,then press ctr+t to resize the picture,grab one of the corners and when the two sided arrow appears click and drag inwards to make the image smaller and hit enter. then ctr+t again and this time do the same but this time resize it..there... see how the image lost its quality? that's because that's what happens with pixel image
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Takkaia Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, I get the difference, thanks for explaining. Now I just don't actually know how to make a vector.
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androidu Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well in PS you cand do it with the pen tool (checked "shape layers") and with the shapes tools (rectangle,ellipse,polygon... ),in the layers tab you can see the names of the layers as "shapes" as you create them and in illustrator almost everything is vector I just don't have it installed at the moment to tell you the steppes:)
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Takkaia Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
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androidu Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my pleasure
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vexelove Featured By Owner May 16, 2009
Hi! Your tutorial is featured in our journal!

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:D
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Tuttie Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Student
thank you! for a photoshop user like me, the pen tool is pretty confusing because of the different controls.

I have a question, though: how do you move a single anchor point after you have deselected the shape?
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minimonster777 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Reselect the shape, and you can use the white arrow tool to manipulate the anchor point. Hope this helps.
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Tuttie Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Student
oh, thanks xD it does help :3
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sakijane Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! thanks so much for sharing this tutorial! its just what i need! i'm new to illustrator and i really wanna learn it fast ^^ your tutorial is very helpful. thanks so much :hug:
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BiGds Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
thanks u very much for the tut :D
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TheChibiPhoenix Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
Woah. I UNDERSTAND this! LOL

I have a full set of CS3, and I've always wanted to try Illustrator, but I never hada clue where to start except "pen tool". That's as far as my brain would go XD

Thanks a bunch for this!
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Cabezon47 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
Ohhh! thanks! :D
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KiterieAine Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
I have only barely glanced at this and I have to say wow... I'm too sick for it to sink in right now but I have it faved so yeah eventually it will.
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Aythli Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wahoo, thanks so much for this! It's so incredibly helpful...I'm pretty good with illustrator, but I never thought to use the pen tool like this! Really well done and understandable (!)

Here's what I got out of it (still pretty shitacious, but what are ya gonna do...)
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steveTM Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
man this is rly helpfull.. thnks alot!
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neloora Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
i love u. very helpful really.
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kokirininja Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
This is great, I just got Illustrator and i'm not used to the tools and didn't know how to stroke paths. I'm gonna check out the other parts!
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impetere Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007
I love you! It's so true what you say about the usual Illustrator tutorials and it's so frustrating; this is *exactly* what I've been looking for. Thank you!
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sircle Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007
you have fixed my broken head brain-type thingy! YOU ARE TEH AWESOME!!!1one


faving this and will be reviewing it FREQUENTLY.
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:iconicetrix:
Icetrix Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007
Kinda helpfull yes^^.

Keep doing the good work, de gozaru^^.
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:iconronia13:
ronia13 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
hi!is der someone hu cud help me here create an vector by using my own photo?
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:iconldee:
LDee Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2007
Thank you so much for this tutorial, it has helped me so much! :]
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hlsdespite Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
haha wow. I've been using Adobe Photoshop for about 6 years. Recently I have felt the urge to learn how to Vector, Adobe Illustrator is soooo confusing, you first few paragraphs REALLY summed up EXACTLY how i was feeling hahaha. i am most certainly going to read this tutorial =]
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ambrae Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
Thank you (* ^^)/
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sarafyna-chan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
zomg.. this is the tutorial that really helped me a lot.. i always cant understand the pen tools.. now i can make shapes n curves by it.. lol.. =X
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swoor Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006
thanks you.
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:iconrabbet87:
rabbet87 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006  Student Filmographer
zomg this tutorial was sooo helpful thank you so much this..
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countocram Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006
wow, cool tutorial! I really learned how to use the pen tool! thank you so muchy! :smooch:
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chimmy89 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
zomg! you are amazing...in all the time i took to try to learn how to use illustrator it was totally worthless but this tutorial is definately the ultimate vector tutorial lol^^
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Hydromorphic-Twin Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2006
Very impressive!! This is just the thing for beginners to this very useful, yet complex program. Definitely saves the trouble of going out to buy a book for this sort of thing, even though I personally still recommend it, for those uncomfortable tools. Great work. :D
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Shaldobir Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
thank you .
great work.
very helpful for an n00b like me.
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tinkfan83 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
Wonderful Tutorial, I'm finally beginning to understand the pen tool. Thanks so much!
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:iconchenali:
chenali Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
You my friend totally rock for making a vector tut for illustor for beginners ;D (i just got it recently) so this
is a real help i shall start reading (thought i comment first) ;D
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surfer-girl Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
thankyou heaps, this is gonna help me alot when i start uni in a month, and i need to be pretty skilled with illustrator >< thankyou once again, ive been looking for a good pen tool tut
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ll-Tek-ll Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
tyvm for sharing .. this was a great tutorial and was very easy to follow
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Fangfingers Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2005  Professional General Artist
How nice of you to consdier us vector dorks !.. it looks very comprehensive and well done ...i'm sure it will help ! :salute:


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VietGirl91 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2005
I LOVE you tutorials. Thank you soo much!
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mizutamari Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005  Student Filmographer
hunnie... you are going to start a new movement in Illustrator if you keep this great stuff up! ^o~
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purple-irises Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2005
As a user of CS2 instead of Illustraitor, I must thank you for making something so detailed-yet-simplified-for-noobs that I can translate it over with little problem!
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Modzzz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2005
Thank you
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minimonster777 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2005
You are welcome :)
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starrybluediamond Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2005
excellent tutorial! i'm very new to illustrator and this was great help! thanks!!
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