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How do I recreate this type of vector art?

#1
Hi,

I’ve been trying to find some information on creating the style of illustration show in the pictures. Some people told me it’s just done by creating shapes but it looks a bit more detailed than that. I would appreciate any information that would help me figure this out.

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IamSam

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#2
These TUTORIALS will offer the basics. In some of your examples, noise and/or brush tool stippling was used to give that vintage effect.

If you're looking for something more specific, let us know.
 
#3
Thanks for the reply. I looked through a lot of those and they do have some useful information.They create vector images from regular ones but nothing about how to do this type of illustration. As I mentioned I was told theses were done using shapes but this looks more detailed than just using the shape tool.
 

sousou707

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#4
Thanks for the reply. I looked through a lot of those and they do have some useful information.They create vector images from regular ones but nothing about how to do this type of illustration. As I mentioned I was told theses were done using shapes but this looks more detailed than just using the shape tool.
I think they used Illustrator and maybe then imported in in Photoshop to give the effect IamSam was talking about. If I do vector art, I always use Illustrator and I play a lot with the pen tool and and use the shape tool sometimes. If you're a beginner, I would recommend this video
and then to better understand the magic of the pen tool and Illustrator :
. I learned how to use Illustrator a year ago, and it wasn't easy and it takes a long time to do a great job, but it's worth it.
 
#5
I think I messed up as far as what I was referring to. My question was actually about how to draw characters like the ones shown.The question about style was more about drawing than effects.
 

IamSam

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In my personal opinion, the examples you have offered above were created in Photoshop only and not in Illustrator. The confusion is with the term "vector". It's true that Illustrator is a vector program and Photoshop is rastor based. Photoshop's shape tools are considered to be vector that create vector containers with rastor content. This makes them scale-able without aliasing, but they are not true vector. They are certainly acceptable if scaling is a consideration.

I would recommend using Photoshop for these types of illustrations.............but they can certainly be done in Adobe Illustrator.
 

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