How to Create a Simple Bokeh Effect

by Inspiredology
on February 10, 2010

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Bokeh effect is nothing but the blurred part of the out-of-focus image. This effect is normally seen in the photography mostly around the light sources. In photography, this effect helps to focus on the object while making the background visually appealing. Powered by Shutterstock

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Illustrating a Business Briefcase in Windows 7 Style

by Kahlil Gibran
on January 26, 2010

in Tutorials

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The new O.S. Windows 7 has improved aesthetics to make the user interface at least more appealing. There are huge ultra detailed icons for folders, devices and so on. This time we will use Illustrator CS4 to create a nice briefcase with the Windows 7 style. You need only a few basics on how to copy, paste, rotate, scale and color the shapes. Let’s focus on business.

Illustrating a Business Briefcase in Windows 7 Style

Step 1:

Start selecting the Rounded Rectangle Tool (fig. A) and make a single left click on the art board to bring the Rounded Rectangle options configuration window appear. Use 16 px. for corner radius (fig. B) and press Accept. Then left click and drag to draw a shape as shown.

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