Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity. We'll hear their inspiring stories firsthand, whether fighting back from a career-ending injury or transforming their lives and bodies through diet and exercise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
The Future Of Us is a powerful original series from television personality, futurist, filmmaker and techno-philosopher, Jason Silva. In this series, Silva shares his excitement around recent discoveries and inventions.
ACTING DISRUPTIVE takes viewers inside the businesses and passion projects of Hollywood’s top celebrities.
They say every picture tells a story and AOL On's new original series My Ink proves it. Travel along as some of the world's greatest athletes bring their tattoos to life through exclusive interviews and visits to their favorite tattoo parlors.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Discover crowdfunded small business success stories with author, comedian, and entrepreneur Baratunde Thurston.
Go behind-the-scenes with racing's hottest, young talent, 17-year-old Dylan Kwasniewski, as he aspires to make it in the #1 motorsport in America – NASCAR
Follow Scott Schuman, the Sartorialist, from the streets of NYC to the capitals of Europe on his quest to photograph and document the best in culture and fashion.
Iconic potter, designer, author and personality Jonathan Adler shares his unique perspective on creativity. Showcasing the inspiration Jonathan finds in the most unlikely people and places, Inspiration Point will add style, craft and joy to your life.
Serving Innovation gives a fresh look into the stories and passions that motivate some of the most innovative tastemakers in America.
A documentary directed by Alex Winter exploring the Napster downloading revolution; the kids who created it, the bands and businesses that were affected and its impact on the world at large.
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Illustrator tutorials, this tutorial will focus on how to create wavy lines.
Tags:How to Create Wavy Lines - Illustrator,computer software help,create wavy lines,digital manipulation tips,icebergcreativity,illustrator,illustrator software,illustrator tutorial,tech help
Grab video code:
Hey you guys, its Gerry Button coming at you with the first Adobe tutorial for Ice Berg Creativity and this for Adobe’s illustrator a Vector Graphic Arts Program. I'm going to show you how to make this kick ass, wavy line within Adobe Illustrator. And then my next tutorial a Photoshop tutorial I'm going to show you how you can make these lines into your very own custom brush. Ready? Let's get started.
Begin by opening up Illustrator if you have it already and go to file new and make your width 900x650. You can make it bigger and a lot of people do but just because I'm showing you how to make this I'm just going to use a small size, so later after this you can go up and make 1600x1200 or 2560x 920 or 1920, whatever, you know what I mean, right? Okay, click ok.
Now one thing have know illustrators layout and what it can do is much more powerful than Photoshop is probably one of the most powerful applications on the planet I'm not joking with you. It’s possibilities are limitless just like a 3D application but don’t be to intimidated because yes, it is an intimidating application with all these icons and not knowing what they can do, all these menus setting and look at all the windows you can open up with the Illustrator. Much more that Photoshop and there's even more hidden to release.
With that said rename your first layer, layer one to background and hit ok. Get your shape tool which is over here the little square or if you want you can choose something else. We’re just going to use the rectangle and drag from the top corner right down to the bottom, if done right it should snap in both corners, snap into place.
Now, we don’t want a black stroke in a white background we want the black background with no stroke. Let's go here to the little drop down change the color here to black instead of white and your background will change and go to your stroke and hit the little red dash to turn it off because we don’t need it. We have our black background now we need to lock his layers so later on when editing it doesn’t move around freely. So just click this little empty box to lock it, perfect.
Create a new layer and call this one wavy line, hence the name of the tutorial. Now it’s time to start making some abstracts. Get your pen tool over there, change your fill to turn it off hit the red dash and change your stroke to white. On the stroke width use 2pt. I find this will get you the best result or if you want an even thinner result you can go back to one or a thicker one you can go to three and maybe beyond. But usually don’t stray too far anywhere from one to three. So we just click here and then make a line a nice curve and then click right here like that and I want to click right like this.
Okay, we have a nice wavy shape and you're going to look at this and like okay, how am I going to make this look cool? Well, it’s pretty simple, hit command C and then command V will duplicate the shape. A good part this is to rotate it around the big, you know, changes orientation. I like to rotate them 180 degrees and place them a little bit over or a little bit inner twine the original.
Next select both of them by dragging a box or limit to selection tool, go to object, blend, blend options. From smooth color change it specified steps and use eight. Make sure your orientation is align to page and not align the path and then click ok.
Now, you think it is—“Okay Gerry, you just told me a useless step and I want my money back.” Well, jokes on you, you're not paying and this is free. So actually get the abstract you want go to object, blend and make and there you go. You had the nice wavy lines.
Now, this is how it’s done. I don’t know if other people do with different method, a lot of people use Photoshop brushes and we’re going to show you in the next tutorial for Adobe Photoshop how to turn this into a brush. It’s actually quite simple but as you can see this is how you achieve the nice wavy line effects. It’s done within Illustrator or a majority people do within Illustrator and has a nice effect. And now you're not limited.
If you change your pen tool to the convert anchor point tool you could move this points around and make the lines completely different if you want. You know, it’s pretty cool. And the possible for this effect is endless guys. I want to undo that because—hey, this looks awesome. I'm going to go back to my selection tool, actually we’ll make it a bit smaller.
All right, and there you have it wavy lines within Adobe’s Illustrator. Guys thanks for watching.