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Vector Tut for High-Brow Dummies by DinaCardillo Vector Tut for High-Brow Dummies by DinaCardillo
Hey there =) I made this vector tutorial explaining how I made my first vector illustration. It's meant for absolute beginners, explaining everything from the interface to the use of the basic tools: the Pen Tool and the Pathfinder.

Enjoy! =)

EDIT 2: A lot of people are mentioning this in the comments so I'll put it here for clarification: PHOTOSHOP DOESN'T DO VECTORS AT ALL, FOLKS! You can create something VISUALLY SIMILAR to vectors using the pen tool in photoshop but you'll see PIXELS when you zoom.

EDIT: OMG I CAN'T BELIEVE IT I GOT A DD *dies* Thank you so so much!
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Given 2013-05-22
Vector Tut for High-Brow Dummies by ~DinaCardillo A wonderful tutorial for anybody just starting out with vector art. ( Suggested by TehAngelsCry and Featured by Elandria )
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xXPhantomXXx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Could I be able to use this tutorial even though I cant draw?
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DinaCardillo Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
But of course! Why shouldn't you? The tutorial simply describes some tools and techniques. Also, everyone can draw, just a little better or a little worse! 
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xXPhantomXXx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for your insight!
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zomgmad Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist
This is really good! I'm trying to get used to Illustrator after Inkscape stopped working on my computer, and this tut is very helpful. Thank you, and congrats on the well-deserved DD. :)
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LeoMonster Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Gracias! seria bueno que los hicieras en español n_n
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beyond-illusion Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
thank you so much for making this! Very helpful and well deserving of a DD!!
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DinaCardillo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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macurris Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
muy completo!!!!
solo por molestar.... no lo tienes en español también????
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DinaCardillo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Gracias! Pues no, no lo tengo =(
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Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
This is awesome!  Thank you for this!  :D  :clap:
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extremo99 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
gracias, es el mejor minitutorial que haya visto en mucho tiempo, me inspira a aprender a dibujar tambien :P
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DinaCardillo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
De nada, espero que te sirva =)
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SoftBluewind Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Muchísimas gracias!!! fue bastante útil! no tenía idea de cómo utilizar illustrator, hace un mes abrí el programa y sólo perdí el tiempo jaja muchas gracias, intentaré de nuevo. Felicidades por obtener un DD!
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DinaCardillo Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Gracias! =D Me alegro de que te haya servido, espero que te diviertas probándolo =)
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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DinaCardillo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! =D
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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philippeL Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for sharing this nice tut!
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DinaCardillo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Welcome =)
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JessicaSideways Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Awesome looking tutorial, I hope that it will help me with learning Illustrator. :)
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DinaCardillo Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Good luck! =)
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GenzouHunterssonn Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so useful for those who want to make their graphic design for the new generation. I love Illustrator because it's uses for the vector and non-raster. Vectors in Photoshop... raster when zoom. I think I gonna make for Orig. Characters. hehe. :love:

Congratulations for the new Daily Deviation!
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DinaCardillo Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you think it's useful =) If you make some OC's please share them here! I'd love to see what you can create with my tutorial =)
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BabakoSen Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NM, I found my answer further down in the comments.
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DinaCardillo Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Glad you're self-sufficient haha =D
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BabakoSen Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I try. Oftentimes my keyboard just gets ahead of my brain.
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BabakoSen Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is it possible to make a vector drawing in Photoshop or is this one of those things that only Illustrator can do?
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DinaCardillo Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Just to clarify since a lot of people are asking this: PHOTOSHOP DOESN'T DO VECTORS. You can create flat shapes that LOOK LIKE vectors but will be composed of pixels you'll see when you zoom in.
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BabakoSen Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn.
How much is Adobe Illustrator in USD?
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DinaCardillo Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Almost a thousand bucks if I remember correctly. However, free alternatives DO exist. Illustrator is not the only vector program out there and I bet almost all of them have the tools used in this tutorial.
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BabakoSen Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Crap. If the free alternatives to Illustrator are anything like Open Office is to MS Office, I think I'll just stick to Photoshop. You usually get what you pay for.
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MystiqueGoddess Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, I never tried the Pathfinder tool. It looks really useful--thanks for the tip!
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DinaCardillo Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It has a lot of possibilities, I'm glad I helped you discover it =D
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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DinaCardillo Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! =D
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BlackVinyl Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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tulf42 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm guessing you do your pics on Adobe Illustrator but it should be fine for those like me who use photoshop.
Nice tutorial!
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DinaCardillo Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I normally use Photoshop but this was made with Illustrator, yes. Photoshop has the same tools that are mentioned in this tutorial however it doesn't work with vectors.

You can use the Pen Tool and then stroke or fill the paths but it will result in an image composed of pixels, with fixed dimensions.
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Alkraas Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on the DD :glomp:
Very much deserved :)
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DinaCardillo Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! =D
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Spikey-T Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice tutorial!
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DinaCardillo Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! =)
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iAmoret Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I've had Illustrator for a little while (got the free CS2), but no idea what to do with it- now I can't wait to try it out! Great tutorial! :dummy:

Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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DinaCardillo Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yay! I'm glad I helped you get started =)
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Noririn-Hayashi Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD, honey! >//7//< You really deserve it!! :iconsparklesplz:
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DinaCardillo Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! =D I'm so happy OMG *dies*
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Demon-Tetra Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh, I'll give it a try :meow:
Thank you for posting <33
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DinaCardillo Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
NP and good luck =)
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E-47 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
really practical information :thumbsup:
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DinaCardillo Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Glad it helps =)
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