Graphic Illustration using vectors
My most recent assignment was for a championship-style belt like the kind you would see wrestlers wear. It's a fairly simple shape in Adobe Illustrator, which is most easily done with the pen tool. The laurel wreath is free clip art that I converted into vectors using Illustrator's function "Live Trace". The buttons are just circles and the "stitching" is a stroke using the "dashed line" function. Once you have mastered Adobe Illustrator this is fairly straight-forward. Working with vectors is what Adobe Illustrator is all about. Vectors create that sharp graphic look, and although they take some time and skill to put together, they are easily recolored and repositioned.
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Posted by Brad Hall