Create a paper airplane and send it with love. If you have never made a heart this way, it is super cool and easy as well.
To start the airplane, used the Polygon Tool to make a triangle.
Pull the tip of the triangle taller. Copy the shape.
Paste the shape, make it smaller and lighter color. Flip it upside down and center it at the bottom edge of the first triangle
Select both shapes and rotate them 75°, then reduce the height vertically by pulling the pull handles of the bounding box to squish the shape, giving it the perspective.
Use the Direct Selection Tool to select the tip of the small triangle and move it pointing down.
Paste the small triangle again.
Move it into position using the Direct Selection Tool so that the point matches the point of the body and the base points match the small bottom triangle points. Select both light red triangles and choose the Pathfinder Mode Unite to make them one shape.
Draw a rectangle with a lighter color. Send the shape to the back. Objet>Arrange> Send to Back
Use the Direct Selection Tool to move the sides so they parallel the inner fold lines.
Draw a rectangle with a darker color and CUT the shape.
Click on the red triangle in the center, click on the Draw Inside Mode at the bottom go the tool bar. Paste the rectangle. Use the Direct Selection Tool to move the sides so they parallel the inner fold lines. Click on the Draw Normal mode when done.
For the heart, draw a square. .
Using the Curvature Tool, click on the top center line of the square and move it up to form a lump.
Repeat this on the side of the square matching the lump on the top.
Rotate the heart 45° to make it vertical.
Select the heart and remove the fill and add a stroke. In the stroke panel, set the stroke to a dashed line.
Apply the dashed line to the heart.
To draw the path, double click on the Pencil tool in the Tool Bar to open the preferences. The set the Fidelity to Smooth.
This will create a smooth line when you draw the path with the pencil.Add the same dashed stroke to the path.
Move the heart into position above the path. Using the Curvature Tool, click near the tip of the heart on the left and right path to create points. Select the bottom tip point with the Direct Selection Tool and remove the point which will remove the two line segments to the left and right up to the points you just created.
Repeat the process on the path just below the heart as well, removing a section of the path. With the Direct Selection tool, select the open end of the path shown and join them . Object>Path <Join or Command +J.
Repeat the select and join process on the other open line ends as shown to join the paths.
This is the result of the line join crossing over each other forming a loopy path.
Place the line in position with the paper air place and send it with love.
Start the day off with some eggs and sausage icons. Great way to start the day learning some fun tips.
Start the egg off with several overlapping circles. Select all the shapes and use the Pathfinder Unite mode to create one shape.
Use the Direct Selection Tool to select all the inner corners, the pull the Corner Widgets out slightly.
This will round the points out on the egg white.
Add a circle inside for the yolk.
Use the Arc Tool to draw arcs for the highlight noodles. Dark ones on the egg white, light ones on the egg yolk. Add a small circle at the end for flair.
Duplicate the white body of the egg. Remove the stroke. CUT the shape.
Select the white of the egg, fill it with a light gray. Click on the Draw Inside Mode at the bottom of the Tool Bar. Paste the previously CUT shape into the egg and position if offset as shown. Click on the Draw Normal Mode.
Create a rectangle to start the sausage.
Select the Corner Widgets and pull them into to maximum widgetness to round the ends.
Fill the sausage with a contrasting color to the stroke. Add triangles to the ends.
Duplicate the body of the sausage. Remove the stroke. CUT the shape. Select the main sausage body. Click on the Draw Inside Mode at the bottom of the Tool Bar. Paste the previously cut shape and position if offset as shown. Click on the Draw Normal Mode.
Copy the highlight noodles from the egg and use them here in the sausage. Select all the parts of the sausage and GROUP it all together. COMMAND + G or Object>Group.
Select the group and go to Effects> Warp>Arc.
Apply a horizontal Arc to the sausage to curve it.
If you apply an effect such as the Warp, and rotate the shape, it will appear to do crazy things. The warp is very specific to the original position of the shape, any change in the position and the Warp applies its Arc to the current position.
If you want to Edit the Arc Effect to change the arc direction, use the Appearance Panel to edit the arc and set the Horizontal Arc to be the opposite curve of the Arc.
You may notice that the shape will Arc but the blue outlines do not. This is why it is called an Effect. It just creates the EFFECT as if it is curved, but the outline is still the original shape.
If you want to rotate the shape, you will need to select the shape, chose Object>Expand Appearance to apply the effect permanently to the shape and you will no longer be able to edit the effect. More about Expand and Expand Appearance here.
Add a plate to the mix. Create a circle behind the shapes.
Add a white circle behind the shapes with no stroke for the inner portion of the plate.
When it rains it pours. This tutorial adds a lot of features in this creation. Being able to easily edit a clipping mask and create come fun highlights and even use the Recolor Artwork feature. Enjoy the build.
Start with a rectangle, heavy stroke.
Add another rectangle to the left side.
Select both shapes and unite them with the Pathfinder or the Shape Builder Tool.
Add a rectangle at the bottom for the lip. Use the corner widgets to pull them n and create rounded ends.
Unite all three shapes together.
Select the two corner edges at the turn with the Direct Selection Tool and pull the Corner Widgets slightly to round the sharp bend.
Add another rectangle on the top.
Select the shapes and Unite them together.
Select the two inside corners of the shape that was just added with the Direct Selection Tool and pull the Corner Widgets slightly to round the sharp bend.
For the handle, use a line with a very heavy stroke..
Use the Width Shape Tool to pull the center of the line in to its stop.
Expand the line into a shape under Object> Expand Appearance.
Remove the fill and add the same stroke weight and color as the other shapes.
Add a vertical and horizontal rectangle over the handle.
Select all three shapes and Unite them together.
Select all the shapes and round the corners using the Stroke Panel. This takes away any sharp edges.
Add a rectangle to the right side and select the left two points with the Direct Selection Tool and pull the Corner Widgets to round them.
For the water, draw a line. Add a Zig Zag Effect from the Effect menu. Set the points to be smooth.
Expand the line from an effect under Object> Expand Appearance. This will make it a wavy line instead just the effect of the wavy line
Duplicate the way line.
Select both wavy lines and join them together. Object>Path>Join. You will need to perform this twice to close the shape. COMMAND +J is join.
Duplicate the shapes, add progressive colors to each one and stack them on each other for the water flow look.
Select the shapes and narrow the width. Copy a the shapes.
Draw a rectangle under the faucet spout. Select the Draw Inside Mode at the bottom of the Tool Bar . Paste the shapes inside and move/scale them to fit. Click on the Draw Normal Button.
Select the faucet and remove the strokes, add a light fill. Click the Draw Inside mode at the bottom of the Tool Bar while the main body is selected.
Draw a shape inside the main body, about half way in the shape. Round the corner to match the shape. Click on the Draw Normal Button.
Repeat the process for the trim shape on right.
And again for the handle on tope.
Add white lines for highlights and add strokes to the shapes. Trying to add strokes to a Clipping Mask shape (which is what Draw Inside creates) can be very tricky. Select one of the shapes, in the Control Bar the clipping mask section will appear.
Here is the process to isolate the shapes inside from the actual Frame that is doing the clipping. The trick to this is that you MUST click on the Edit Contents then BACK on the Edit Mask to edit the mask, If you don't, the entire artwork (mask and content) will be affected.
1. Click on the Edit Contents button to edit the contents.
2. Click on the Edit Mask to edit the mask.
Add dark outlines on the stream of the water. Follow the last steps for isolating the mask contents to only edit the contents of the mask.
Add some white highlight lines. Use the Direct Selection Tool to select the lower two points and round them.
For the water splash, start with a a rectangle. Round all the ends using the Corner Widgets. Duplicate the shapes, making them longer and shorter and aligning them so each one touches but does not over lap.
Select all the shapes and Unite them together.
Use the Draw Inside mode at the bottom of the Tool Bar to draw a lighter colored rectangle inside to give the water a highlight look.
To change the color of the water easily, use the Recolor Artwork under Edit>Edit Colors>Recolor Artwork. Click on the EDIT tab at the top next to the ASSIGN tab to bring up the color wheel. Select the dots on the color wheel (I call them "lolipops") and move them around the wheel to change the hue and in and out from the center to change the Saturation.
Add some circles for bubbles on the water. Then add some wavy lines as well for water ripples.
Create a hot air balloon using the Blend Tool and the Live Paint Tool. Easy steps and a very cool looking icon of a hot air balloon in some clouds.
Start with a circle. Add a tall rectangle to the bottom of the circle.
Select both shapes and use the Pathfinder Unite mode to make them one shape.
Use the Direct Selection Tool to select the two corner widgets on the inside corners as shown and pull the corner widgets out.
This is the result of the corner widget pull.
Use the Direct Selection Tool to select the right half of the balloon. Copy and paste the shape.
Paste the shape again and flip it over to create two halfs. Place them together so they touch at the top. Select the Blend Tool (shortcut is W).
Double Click on the the Blend Tool and choose Specified Steps from the drop down menu and set the number of steps to 5. Click OK. Click with the Blend Tool on the lower left point of the Balloon (shown in the last step), then the lower right point as shown.
The Blend Tool will blend the one shape into the other shape creating all the needed shapes to match the transition between the two.
The Blend Shape needs to be expanded to be able to convert the shapes into a Live Paint Object. Choose Object>Expand. Click OK.
With the shapes expanded (it will not look any different), add a rectangle to the bottom of the balloon to anchor it.
Select all the shapes and choose Object> Live Paint> Make. Live Paint objects will have snowflake looking pull handles.
Select the Live Paint Bucket Tool (K). On the upper part of the Live Paint Bucket Cursor are 3 boxes, this is you color palette. Use the left or right arrows to scroll through the color palette indicator. The center color of the 3 is your color choice. Click in the area you want to add that chosen color.
Add a rectangle underneath for the basket.
Use the Direct Selection Tool to select the lower two points and pull in the Corner Widgets slightly.
Add a top to the basket with a rounded corner rectangle.
Add attaching lines to the balloon and the basket.
To change the color of all the strokes, select one of the attaching lines, then choose Select>Same>Stroke Color.
With all the same stroke color selected, change the color of the strokes.
To create the cloud, start with a circle.
Duplicate the circle half way over the original.
Use COMMAND + D to duplicate the circle several times.
Select a set of circles, copy it and move it half way up the group. Repeat the step again, with a smaller group.
Select all the shapes and use the Pathfinder Unite mode to make all the shapes one unit.
Use the Direct Selection Tool to delete the lower section of the cloud
With the open cloud, use COMMAND + J to join the shapes together.
Add a fill to the cloud and place it in front of the balloon.
Add lines with (hot dogged ends) in front and behind clouds and the balloon. Happy flying.