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ai国外矢量教程之-猫天使-part1

2014-12-24 21:33| 发布者: 飞翔无非| 查看: 5| 评论: 0

摘要: Who doesn't love cute little kittens? In this tutorial I'll show you how to create one in a very simple way. You don't need to know anything about Adobe Illustrator to try this, but after you're done ...



Who doesn't love cute little kittens? In this tutorial I'll show you how to create one in a very simple way. You don't need to know anything about Adobe Illustrator to try this, but after you're done with it, you'll be familiar with manipulating basic shapes, matching colors, creating simple brushes, Clipping Mask and even Graphic Styles!

The first step is usually about document size, but I'll tell you a secret: in vector size doesn't matter. You can change your document size at any time with Artboard Tool(Shift + O), without affecting the artwork. Try it!

kittenangel1-1_document_size

Our artwork is going to be symmetrical, so we need to set an axis of symmetry first.Show Rulers with Control + R, then grab the one on the left and drag it to the center of the screen. Your guide is ready! You can easily hide it too with the Control + ;shortcut.

kittenangel1-2_guide_placement

We're going to build a mouth first, as it's a nice "landmark" to measure the other elements from. To do this:

  • Set your Fill color to #cfa374
  • Place your cursor over the guide
  • Hold Alt and Shift keys
  • Use Ellipse Tool (L) to draw a circle.

Alt will place the circle's center where the cursor is, and Shift makes it an even circle, rather than an ellipse.

kittenangel2-1_mouth1

Before we go further, I'd like to show you an important trick. If you want to create a picture with colors that fit each other, you can just pick a base color and change itsBrightness to your needs. Click Layer Options button to see the menu, then selectHSB (Hue, Saturation, Brightness). Now just move the slider to get a new shade of your base color.

kittenangel2-2_brightness_change

Draw another circle with a lighter shade (I used #f2bf88). It will make one of two round shapes in this famous ":3" emoticon. In the left upper corner you can see what shape we're building.

kittenangel2-3_mouth2

Draw a rectangle using the Rectangle Tool (M) (don't change the color) that touches the guide and partly covers the smaller circle.

kittenangel2-4_mouth3

We'll modify this basic shape. Grab Direct Selection Tool (A), then double-clickany of corner points and move it upwards.

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Use the same process to modify the other corners as shown below.

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The perfect basic shape for the nose will be a triangle, but there is no such a shape in Illustrator! At least, it's not on the list. Choose Star Tool (the list will show up if you hold rectangle icon for a while) and select Star Tool. Draw a star, but don't release it yet. Press your down key on your keyboard a few times and see what happens!

kittenangel3-1_nose_base

Use a pink shade (like #f4bec1) and place the triangle where the nose should be.

kittenangel3-2_nose_base2

A triangle is a good basic shape for the nose, but we want it to be more defined. A triangle has even more points you can manipulate, so... you know what to do!

kittenangel3-3_nose_shape

Draw a circle (use brighter shade of pink) that will be a nostril, and then another circle (click the black square to get black immediately).

kittenangel3-4_nosehole

Add a purple ellipse that will be an open mouth. By default every new object is created above the previous ones, so you need to drag its layer under that light part of the mouth.

kittenangel4-1_mouthdetails

Time for these little holes for whiskers. Relax, we won't draw them one by one! We can use another Illustrator trick using Scatter Brushes. Draw a black ellipse, selectNew Brush icon on Brushes panel, then select Scatter Brush.

kittenangel4-2_mouthbrush1

There are a lot of options here, but they're rather easy to understand:

  • First, we want our holes to change size according to how much pressure we apply to our graphics tablet - hence Pressure and minimum size set to 10%.
  • We want them to be placed in a distance to each other, that's why we moveSpacing slider a bit.
  • Rotation of the holes needs to be bound to rotation of the path we draw, hence the last options selected.
kittenangel4-3_mouthbrush2

Try out your new brush. If something doesn't work as it's supposed to, just double-click the brush on the list and change the options again. When you're ready, draw a row of the holes and lower their Opacity. They should be there, but without looking like the most important element of the picture.

kittenangel4-4_mouthbrush3

What's a cat without fluffy fur? The answer is - Sphinx cat, however we're wanting a fluffy cat. Let's create another brush that will save us a lot of time. Draw a triangle, use the Free Transform Tool (E) to make it long and narrow. Now just drag the middle point so you've got a kite shape.

kittenangel5-1_furbrush1

Create a New Brush - this time it's an Art Brush. The Colorization Method should be set to Tints, so that you can change the color of your strokes.

kittenangel5-2_furbrush2

Pick a color from the shapes with Eyedropper Tool (I), then Shift + X to toggle between stroke and fill color. Now you're ready to add some fur - change the size of your brush to your needs and add some cute strokes.

When you draw a lot of elements of one kind, it's wise to Group (Control + G) them. It will help keep your document tidy.

kittenangel5-3_furbrush3

Time for the rest of the mouth. Draw a bright (#f2d8bd) rectangle first.

kittenangel6-1_uppernose

Drag one point down for this triangle-like shape.

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Add another rectangle, picking the color from the mouth.

kittenangel6-3_uppernose3

Change its shape a bit.

kittenangel6-4_uppernose4

We'll build the head now. Create New Layer, drag it under the previous one, and draw a huge circle.

kittenangel7-1_head1

Cat's don't have circular faces, they're more like triangles, so move one of the points with Direct Selection Tool (A).

kittenangel7-2_head2

Create another layer (it will be easier this way to add fur later) and draw an ellipse, using darker shade of brown.

kittenangel7-3_head3

New layer, new ellipse, the same color (it's a mouth!).

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Another layer and bright brown again for the forehead.

kittenangel7-5_head5

Even more brightness for the upper part of the head for this circle.

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Add another ellipse for the cheekbone. This will help us place the eye later.

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Create another layer and draw a black ellipse that will make the hole for the eyeball (looks creepy, doesn't it?).

kittenangel8-1_eyehole

Manipulate its shape a little for this sad, innocent look. You can also try to play with handles (the arrow shows you one) to get a better effect.

kittenangel8-2_eyehole_shape

Add two new ellipses under the black one to define the edges of the eye hole. Alter their shapes too.

kittenangel8-3_eyehole_lights

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