The previous article of Taimienphi.vn showed you how to design a 3D Logo in Adobe Illustrator. The next article below Taimienphi.vn will guide you on how to create professional avatars in Adobe Illustrator.
To draw and create professional avatars with Adobe Illustrator, you first need to prepare:
– Install Adobe Illustrator on computer.
If you don’t have Adobe Illustrator installed, you can download it Adobe illustrator here.
– High resolution images.
2. How to create professional avatars in Adobe Illustrator
Follow the steps below to create and draw professional avatars with Adobe Illustrator:
Step 1: Prepare the canvas
Open Illustrator, then access File => new, or press Ctrl + N (on Windows) or Cmd + N (on macOS).
Name any new file and select Profile as Web, or if you don’t want to use avatars online, choose Profile as Print.
Set height and width to 800 x 800 pixels. This is just a working size on canvas, you do not need to worry about higher resolution because Illustrator is vector-based, allowing to shrink or enlarge images without losing quality.
Just increase the size of your canvas and artwork whenever you save photos in JPEG and PNG formats.
Step 2: Import (import) your image
Access File => Place and select the image you want to draw as avatar. This image may be your avatar, but make sure your face is clear.
After you’re satisfied with the image position, embed this image in the canvas. You can find the embed option in the Control panel.
After the image has been embedded, access window =>Transparency and reduce image blur to 60%. The next step locks this layer to prevent unwanted changes.
Step 3: Identify identifying characteristics
Unique elements of your appearance may include nose rings, eyeglasses or blue eyes, hair, beard, etc.
Identify some of your identities and highlight them in your avatar.
Step 4: Begin the design process
Create a new layer by selecting the option Create New Layer at the bottom of the Layers window. Name this new layer Head. Create new layers for the elements and name them according to the description to organize the files.
First, follow the outline of the first part. Select the tool Pen Tool from the Panels panel, or click P key. Follow the outline of the head as shown in the screenshot below.
The next step is to fill the color. Taimienphi.vn recommends that you choose a color from the original image.
Create a new layer and name it Hair. Trace and select hair color from the original image. Try to create as few anchor points as possible to make the design less distracting.
You can enable or disable the display of layers. Pay attention to the positions of the layers to make your design process faster. To change the position of layers, simply drag these layers up and down on the Layers panel.
Step 5: Add more details
Follow the same steps in step 4 to create the rest of the design elements.
To solve problems such as paths, select the tool Direct Selection tool from the Tools panel or press A and hover over the fixed points. This allows you to change position and curve. Alternatively, you can add or remove fixed points from the path by right-clicking on the Pen tool in the Tools panel and selecting the appropriate tool.
Don’t forget to zoom in and out when adding these details to your avatar. Although small details, it will make a big difference to your design.
Your final design will look like this:
Step 6: Save avatar
Press Ctrl + S (on Windows) or Cmd + S (on macOS) or access File =>Save to save your avatar file.
Alternatively you can also save the avatar file on the web by clicking Ctrl / Cmd + Alt + Shift + S or choose File => Save for Web. This option allows you to save the avatar file in JPEG or transparent PNG format.
The article above Taimienphi.vn has just shown you how to create and draw professional avatars in Adobe Illustrator. In addition, if you have any questions or questions, you can leave your comments in the comment section below the article.
Along with drawing avatar function, the way of coloring in Adobe Illustrator is also a lot of people interested to help create individual colors for each object, read the article how to color in Adobe Illustrator on our page.
In addition, the cropping feature in Adobe Illustrator is also an extremely important feature, helping you to cut different objects on the image, or to reduce the image size, see instructions. Silhouette in Adobe Illustrator is presented in detail on Taimienphi.