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October 11, 2010

How to create a foggy vector landscape using Adobe Illustrator CS4 tutorial

How to create a foggy vector landscape using Adobe Illustrator CS4 tutorial step 10

This 10-steps tutorial is about creating a foggy spooky landscape using simple Adobe Illustrator tools.

Step 1

How to create a foggy vector landscape using Adobe Illustrator CS4 tutorial step 1

Rename the first layer to “background” and create the basic shapes for the background: ground, sky, clouds and sun.

Step 2

How to create a foggy vector landscape using Adobe Illustrator CS4 tutorial step 2

Color ‘em with different gradient fills. You can use global swatches, so it would be easy to change the color of the hole image with one click.t

Step 3

How to create a foggy vector landscape using Adobe Illustrator CS4 tutorial step 3

Apply Gaussian Blur effect to the clouds and sun.

Step 4

How to create a foggy vector landscape using Adobe Illustrator CS4 tutorial step 4

Create new layer “trees and fog” and add the trees and fog shapes

Step 5

How to create a foggy vector landscape using Adobe Illustrator CS4 tutorial step 5

Color ‘em with different gradient fills. Change the Opacity of the Gradient Sliders to make the fog look more transparent and wavy.

Step 6

How to create a foggy vector landscape using Adobe Illustrator CS4 tutorial step 6

Apply Gaussian Blur effect to the trees and fog.

Step 7

How to create a foggy vector landscape using Adobe Illustrator CS4 tutorial step 7

Create new layer “rider” and add a silhouette of a horse, cloak, hand, sword and some fog.

Step 8

How to create a foggy vector landscape using Adobe Illustrator CS4 tutorial step 8

Color the rider and fog. Blur the fog.

Step 9

How to create a foggy vector landscape using Adobe Illustrator CS4 tutorial step 9

Make a layer “grass” and add some grass and blur the closest one.

Step 10

How to create a foggy vector landscape using Adobe Illustrator CS4 tutorial step 10

Create new layer “foreground fog” and add few fog shapes, color them and blur. Finally add a clipping mask, so there will be no blurry shapes outside the canvas and this is it!

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