Mostafa Abd ELsattar shared a really cool project on his Behance profile where he teaches with an Illustrator tutorial video how he created some incredible illustration of birds and patterns.
Let's go again. Third week and third image. I am taking my Sunday night to try to come up with something. I had forgotten how hard it is to start a new image from scratch. I must start paying more attention to movies and books so I can have more inspiration. For this week I tried to recreate a really cool shape I saw on Pinterest sometime ago that was about some hipster badges. I thought it was a great exercise and way to lose myself a bit more. I hope you enjoy it.
I started in Illustrator. With the Star Tool create a 4 sides star.
With the Direct Selection Tool (A) select the controller to round the corners. Use the maximum amount for the 4 point star.
Duplicate the rounded star and rotate it 45 degree.
Here I started to create some space when the lines intersect.
Here's the final result with the spaces.
I added the abduzeedo symbol and made the strokes a bit thinner.
With the Offset Path, the same we played with last week, I created 3 more lines for each path. They are closed though.
I delted the lines that connect the paths. That way they are now just 3 lines. There was some little adjustments to make them the same lenght as well.
I pasted the vectors in Photohsop and then added a Bevel & Emboss and Drop Shadow. You can see the values below.
To make the image a bit more dramatic I added a nice leather texture offered by Shutterstock, the image titled is Luxury black leather texture background by 123creative.com. The final result as yu can see is a simple yet elegant design. You can even try to add a more chrome style but I was very interested in getting that black on black look.
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