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::Vector Art Tutorial:: by under18carbon ::Vector Art Tutorial:: by under18carbon
Umm.

I know it's not all that great, might no even be all that helpful, but I try. :lmao:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year my friends.
Enjoy!

[EDIT] There, I think now the image is showing in full. My connection was screwing up with me yesterday and I think it only uploaded part of it, should be fixed now!

Oh and link to final piece : [link]

EDIT 26/01/2006

Original source file available for download here!
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:iconvirtualtuningunit:
VirtualTuningUnit Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lookin good its the reflections i always seem to have a problem wiff :p
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SilverIntegrity Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is awesome
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
Thanks :)
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:iconmurderangel:
MurderAngel Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Student General Artist
I find this really useful. I only have a problem. I'm using photoshop CS2. Do you know where I could find the stroke tab? I can't find it anywhere. :|
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
First, you have to set your brush settings to your desired stroke width/type of brush etc., then when you start outlining with the pen tool and when that's done, just right click and select 'stroke path' or 'stroke subpath' (if it's not a closed path). Select brush, and you're done! :)

You might want to check out a tutorial written by ~donbenni, it's specifically written for Photoshop users. Good luck! :)
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:iconmurderangel:
MurderAngel Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot! :hug:
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
You're welcome. :hug:
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:iconbagoflunch:
BagofLunch Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
:w00t:
I'm just about to start to get into vector art, and this is a real help!
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
Glad you found it useful! :) Good luck!
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:iconchad90:
Chad90 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
You make me want to cry out my liver... this is so good.
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
:lmao: Haha, thanks dude. Glad you like it!
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:iconrevimaru:
revimaru Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, this looks like a great tutorial. But I can't get started. I just installed Ai CS3 and will be following this tutorial. Everytime I open my file, Ai shrinks it... I don't know what to do... This is my first time using Ai
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
What do you mean by AI shrinks it? It resizes your source image?
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:iconrevimaru:
revimaru Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
i don't think it resizes the source, just the pasted image... then it gets "pixelized" when I try to enlarge it..
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
That happens to me occasionally too with certain images, however if I resize it back up to the original size it doesn't appear to get pixelated again :hmm: I'm not quite sure what the problem might be...
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tfcian Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
I'm new with illustrator and struggling with the gradient/colouring bit. Which layer do I do the gradient on. In the top left I have "No selection" and I am wondering if this has anything to do with it.



- I've just tried clicking the path for the outline and I get path where it says no selection. I can now use the gradient tool but still nothing shows up, I've tried it on several different layers.
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
Sorry it took me awhile to get back to you. I'm not so sure if I understand your question... do you mean you can't get to fill a shape with gradients?
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:icontfcian:
tfcian Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
As I said, I figured it out. Thanks for replying though.
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
Ah, good then! :) Let me know if you have any other questions. And once again sorry for replying late. :hmm:
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:icontfcian:
tfcian Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Doesn't matter, I've worked it out. Done basic colouring on it now, I think I've just got lights, wheels and then shading/highlights and then I'm done.

I didn't say previously but it is an excellent tutorial, I've always struggled hopelessly with vectors because I find it too easy to give up at the difficult parts. However, your tutorial is easy to follow and makes everything seem much more simple.
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smvuy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
I have a problem I cant use different colors for gradients besides black and white
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
Hit Ctrl + F9 to bring out the gradient tab, and you will see two tiny boxes with the colour white and black. Just double click on the first box and then select the colour you want using the fill thingie on the toolbar. I hope that makes sense :S
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:iconsmvuy:
smvuy Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
thank you :3
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
You're welcome :)
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:iconalex-denvor:
Alex-Denvor Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009   Interface Designer
Hey Man, I Done Your Tut =]
Very Nice, But Im Not As Good As You :]]

Here's Mine
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
It's a good start! Your lines seem smooth. Add some colour ;)
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:iconsaktidejine:
saktiDejine Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
It surely helped me a lot to learn!!!!!! Thanks a ton :clap:
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
No problems mate, glad to hear that! :aww:
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:icontibodinjay:
TibodinJay Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
Very Nice. Thanks from a newbie on the subject :D
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
Glad I could help you out. :)
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:icontibodinjay:
TibodinJay Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
Me too :D
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:icontribally:
tribally Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
OMG
Your tutorial is very expensive and expensive good
Thanks and thanks and thanks

you help me
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
Glad you found it useful. :)
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tstikvoort Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Wow!!! Really nice tut!! It helps me a lot;) tx=)
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
Glad to know it helped. :)
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:iconblackglovephoto:
BlackGlovePhoto Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008   Photographer
great tut!
how long did it take you to do this?
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
I can't really remember the exact time as it was so long ago, but I think I completed it over the course of 2 days or so.
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:iconblackglovephoto:
BlackGlovePhoto Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008   Photographer
holy crap!
I've been working on a vector of my car all week and I am still tracing!
like, I haven't even gotten to fine details, I'm still outlining.
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
Oh, wait, the car... I thought you meant the tutorial itself. =P

If so, it's definitely within a week. Don't worry about it, I don't work very fast either.
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:iconblackglovephoto:
BlackGlovePhoto Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008   Photographer
yeah, its very tedious
I have a tablet pc but my stylus isn't working
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disizit Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
awesome tut.. thanks a lot
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
You're welcome. ;)
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:iconradu-jm:
radu-jm Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
Super useful!
I'll let you know what i came up with!
:judge:

Cheers
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
Thanks mate, I'll be waiting :lol:
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:icontfcian:
tfcian Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
This looks good, all the other car vector tutorials I found seem too advanced, I just want to get started with vectoring, your one doesn't have much shading but still looks awesome :D
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008
Thanks :giggle:
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Dragor666Shadex Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008   Photographer
Hey, thanks alot for making and posting this tutorial. It really motivated me to make a vector line art of my favorite car. But I have 1 little question that stops me from finishing it.. Hope you can help me out. ;)

Question: For example, I have the main outline and the outline of the headlights these 2 are very close together so when I vector both they get over each other, I know that there is someway tofix this with pathfinder or something but i've tried everythign and it didnt work out. So how make then "fuse?" together so you dont get these ugly dubble lines.

Thanks in advance, keep up the good work. :thumbsup:
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
I'm not very knowledgeable on using pathfinder (still learning myself ;)), but I'll try to see if I can help you out. Are the headlights and the main outline on the same layer? What I usually do is to have the main outline as the topmost layer, and draw my headlights on a new layer under the main outline using a thinner line stroke so the lines would stay hidden under the main outline (the headlights have to be a closed path of course).

I hope that answers your question, if I misunderstood it, then by all means please don't hesitate to drop me an email or IM me if you want. :)
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:iconbadh13:
BADH13 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
cool!!
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:iconunder18carbon:
under18carbon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2008
Thanks :)
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