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Vector Wallpaper Tutorial by LimeCatMastr Vector Wallpaper Tutorial by LimeCatMastr
It's here! I've wanted to make this for a while. I honestly think that teaching others how to make these is the best course of action. If you've ever wanted to know how to make wallpapers like I do, your answers should be here. Do note that what you see here is basically a very basic tutorial, and just goes over the bare minimum basics you'll need to know. This IS subject to change, as I may clarify a few points or update the tutorial if there are other things I feel to be added.

Please be aware of something here: this guide is specifically written to be used with Adobe Illustrator. This is a costly program, but it is also the easiest to use, in my opinion. If you do not want to drop money on this, that's fine - there are plenty of other Vector editing software - one that I hear recommended a lot is Inkscape. But do know that you WILL need to use a Vector Editing software in order to make these wallpapers.

If you have any questions, be sure to ask!


hi /w/ :^)
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:icontioluizsan:
TioLuiZSan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!! 
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PoppliOdi9915 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pretty great, I'll be doing this sometime. Thanks, dude!!
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amartyade Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016
Oh my gosh you are amazing, thank you so much for this tutorial. Look what I've made (basically first wallpaper ever) with your help: amartyade.deviantart.com/art/M…
Please check it out, and critique it!! You have no idea how much I appreciate your tutorial and your work!!
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:iconheliossonic:
HeliosSonic Featured By Owner Edited Nov 13, 2016
i tried doing this and failed miserably fuck my life
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:iconsweggle5:
sweggle5 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016
me2 bro
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:iconuikri:
Uikri Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016
Do you know of a tutorial for GIMP? I don't have AI and I don't want to pirate it.
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:iconlugia-sea:
Lugia-sea Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe try Inkscape then?
Though, GIMP's pen tool and beizer curves stuff can do it too.

GIMP is better at raster graphics, Inkscape is better for vectors ^^
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Unlimited-Sky2 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am SO SO SO SO SO SO thankful! Thanks to this, I was able to make a Riza Hawkeye minimalistic and I'm just SO thankful! ♥♥♥♥
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TanookiDaniel Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
Thanks so much! This is super helpful, maybe one day I'll be able to do this too, thanks to you!
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:iconjake-n-stuff:
Jake-N-Stuff Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015
I tried doing this using the trial version, I ended up making a few.
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:iconcielphantabulous:
CielPhantabulous Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Are there any alternative programs to use?
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:iconlimecatmastr:
LimeCatMastr Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Inkscape is the other one that comes to mind. However, it does work differently and may require a lot of learning.
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CielPhantabulous Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hm... did you bootleg Adobe Illustrator?
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:iconlimecatmastr:
LimeCatMastr Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got my current version through a friend.
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:iconcielphantabulous:
CielPhantabulous Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks~
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Abesario25 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for this tutorial, this is very helpful
Now I can use Adobe Illustrator well :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
(currently using Adobe Photoshop to make things easier)
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RakaIqbale Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Cool
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:iconkurotzu:
Kurotzu Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Oh man, hepl me a lot. 
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kodokoNL Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015
Your tutorial really helped out. So crystal clear. Awesome dude!
Managed to make some nice wallpapers because of u.
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LimeCatMastr Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I really like to hear that.
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pazukunous Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
How come whenever i try doing the "anchor point" things, its always making my selection pure white?
i.imgur.com/EwajeVq.png
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LimeCatMastr Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It does that by default. In the color panel there, there's the box with the red line through it. Click on that and your selection will become transparent, allowing you to use the eyedropper tool to select the color within your shape.
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Blugo34 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:icondne-rlz:
DNE-Rlz Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Wow, thanks xD!!
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:iconevariste-sketches:
Evariste-sketches Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for sharing this !
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:iconinestion:
inestion Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
How can i send the shape to the back? I've the italian keyboard layout and I can't press all that keys at the same time.
Thanks
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:iconlimecatmastr:
LimeCatMastr Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you to the top, go through Object>Arrange and Send To Back should be an option there.
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:iconinestion:
inestion Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Solved
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:iconizepol:
iZePol Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot man! :D
I'll post my work here! ;)
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three-bullets Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's possible make this with Photoshop CS6? :<
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:iconlimecatmastr:
LimeCatMastr Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Photoshop's tools behave differently, from what I've used of it. Plus, to my knowledge, Photoshop doesn't do vectors, so they won't come out looking the same.
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PokeTrainerManro Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
PS user here. Photoshop can also do vector-like drawings. Though, since there aren't a lot of tutorials using Photoshop, I'd follow the steps given by :icondashinghero:
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Chinter Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this, I'm definitely going to have a look at your methods!
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Splash-and-Ronnoc Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Would Paint Tool SAI work for this?
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LimeCatMastr Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am not familiar with the program, so I'm not sure.
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Splash-and-Ronnoc Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ok
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dia-phantom Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
thanks, this is really helpful ^w^
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LimeCatMastr Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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turpinator77 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just use GIMP... .3.
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