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So You Want to Draw a Photo-realistic Vector Banana?

A few months ago I saw some photorealistic vector images and I thought to myself – that’s cool! I don’t know why someone would do such a thing, but it amazed me that it was possible.

Please realize, this is far from a beginner guide and if you have only a little experience in vector drawing applications, sorry, then this article is not for you. I won’t go over every detail–there are steps that simply won’t be mentioned–so it’s not a complete step-by-step guide.

If you don’t have a graphics tablet (like a Wacom), then it’s going to take you twice as long to accomplish drawing these kinds of images. A mouse just isn’t precise nor fast enough.

You need to be fully competent with the Pen tool and have a complete understanding of using anchor points and anchor handles.

Got that? Ok, let’s get going!

Free Vector Resources

Photo: Free by PsychoRatDog I just wanted to share some of the ways I work with Illustrator, some have been useful, some didn’t produce much, but people “tick” differently, so heres a couple of ideas. by Esben Thomsen You can guest write for Creative Curio, too! Dingbats Font dingbats can be an excellent source for […]

Learn to Use Three of the Most Important Tools in Illustrator

by Esben Thomsen In this tutorial we are going to make a PDF icon and I know what most of you are thinking… “PDF icon, what should I use that for? That’s completely useless, just like Illustrator!” But hear me out! Aside from a lesson in using the three basic Illustrator tools–Pen tool, Selection tool […]

Illustrator, A Beginner’s Guide

Esben is a long time reader of Creative Curio and he approached me a few months ago asking if he could write an Illustrator guide for you readers. I thought this was a great idea and a wonderful learning experience for me, too! You all know I’m a huge fan of Photoshop, but I’m one […]

Vector Magic

Have you seen Vector Magic yet? There has been a bit of buzz around this new online program that takes a raster (pixel-based) image and converts it to vector shapes. I thought I’d test it out to see how it held up. Results on Photography I took the following flower image and tested it at […]

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