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Tutorial: How to make a Vector Pixel Sticker Design in Adobe Illustrator

 

Famed illustrator Hydro74 shares his process for creating pixel effects in Adobe Illustrator.

We’ve printed hundreds of thousands of custom stickers for our friend Hydro74 

Today he is sharing his technique on how to create custom pixel art, so you can add some Style, Flash, Pizzaaz to your next sticker design!

Check out the steps below and make Q-Bert Proud!

 

Step 1

Copy the layer or group containing your art that you want to create the effect on.

Once copied, lock the current layer or group (Protip shortcut: command + 2).
This will prevent the original art from being affected, and instead paste a copy of it onto a new layer above the locked art. This is the copy that we will create the effect on.

 

Step 2

Select Object > Rasterize. Before commiting, be sure to toggle ‘Transparent‘ in the ‘Background‘ setting….

Diecut Cursive Sticker Design

 

Step 3

Now click OK to rasterize.

 

Step 4

With your artwork layer now rasterized, go to Object >> Create Object Mosaic

Pixel Mosaic Sticker

 

Step 5

Within the Mosaic options, you should experiment with the Height & Width fields within the Number of Tiles. (Note: Be sure to keep the numbers identical to keep the ‘pixels’ square).

Using a higher number of tiles makes more tiles and can retain more details, while the opposite is true when lowering the numbers.

Custom Stickers

 

Step 6

Once you have a desired number selected you can see the results by clicking ‘OK’.

And don’t worry if you don’t like the results as you can easily Command + Z to undo & then redo the last step until the desired effect is achieved.

 

Step 7

Now that you have your pixelized art to your liking, you can use the open select tool to select and delete portions of the art.

I like to experiment here to see what works. 

Mosaic Sticker Result

 

Step 8

And once you’ve found the right look and balance you can save the file.

This is just one idea using this technique. You can use this to make completely 8bit /Pixel art from your vector work, or do whatever you wish. Dealers choice. Enjoy!

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Thanks for checking it out. Let us know what youy think and if you have any pointers of your own!

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How to: Easy Home-Made Stickers Packs!

custom home-made sticker packs

Hi. I’m Zombie Yeti, a freelance illustrator (with a heart of gold.) Recently I was asked to attend a gaming convention on very short notice. I needed to shill some wares and sling some merch, so I decided to make some quick and easy Sticker Packs. Here’s my simple home-made sticker pack formula.

(Editor’s Note: We’re giving away some of Zombie Yeti’s Sticker Packs. Like and Comment below to be entered for random drawing!)

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How to Design Custom “Kiss Cut” Sticker Sheets for Your Band

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How Do I Make Stickers for My Band..?

This tutorial will show you how to make your own band stickers as multi kiss cut sticker sheets that are ready for printing; but at the same time teach you how to design a compelling band logo! You might already have a band logo, but this post should give you some insights if you want to tweak it or come up with a cool new sticker design. You’ll want to think about how you can take your new design and turn it into other merch down the road but for now let’s just focus on stickers… Read More

Sticker Tutorial: Making Die Cut Shapes in Adobe Illustrator

So… You use Adobe Illustrator and Wanna make easy Die-Cut Custom Shapes for your stickers… Who doesn’t !? This is a mini tutorial for those of you that may not be Illustrator experts – but are versed enough to be dangerous… Below you will find the historic first Sticker Robot video tutorial!. We suggest watching the video (and subscribing to get more) and then diving into the text below, which compliments with some additional snarky explanation (but not too much…)
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5 Tips On How To Print The Best Quality Full Color Stickers

Over the years, we have printed millions of stickers and in that time we have developed some good techniques on how to take advantage of Sticker Robot’s unique sticker printing methods. Our vibrant colors and overall sticker quality are world renowned, so today we want to share some simple tips on how to create the best quality full color, CMYK stickers…

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Sticker Tutorial: How to Design and Prepare Custom Stickers

They call me Zombie Yeti. I like to draw. Sometimes I make Custom Stickers too. et_custom_shape_stickers Recently Sticker Robot approached me and asked me to share my extensive, elaborate, and completely scientific process on making art for a sticker. I said I would not, but instead offered to give a generalized overview of my workflow. He thought about it, and then kicked me in the cock with one of his robot feet… Read More
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OLD E.T. The Endearing Tutorial: How to Draw, Design, and Create Custom Vinyl Stickers OLD

They call me Zombie Yeti. I like to draw. Sometimes I make Custom Stickers too.

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Recently  Sticker Robot approached me and asked me to share my extensive, elaborate, and completely scientific process on making art for a sticker. I said I would not, but instead offered to give a generalized overview of my workflow. He thought about it, and then kicked me in the cock with one of his robot feet…

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Tutorial: Drawing, Designing and Printing Die Cut Stickers

Hello, my name is Jake Gillispie, and I am a sticker addict.

I’m also a sticker artist and the one man wrecking crew behind Grindhouse Graphix in Phoenix, Arizona. The good people at Sticker Robot are handing me the mic today, so I’m going to share my steps of creating a hand drawn sticker and then getting it print ready for Sticker Robot to make into custom vinyl die cut stickers

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Sticker Tutorial: How to Make Custom Laptop Stickers

The following is a very cool step by step Sticker Tutorial on how to create some custom Clear Vinyl Laptop Stickers, that will glow when placed on your laptop…

clear laptop stickers

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Tutorial: How to Make Tattoo Stickers from A Painting

Ross K. Jones is one of my oldest friends. Late at night, Ross and I used to “borrow” the local Art College’s silkscreen printing facilities and turn out thousands of hand printed stickers and posters, which we would subsequently and illicitly beautify the Bay Area with. (At least that’s what we told ourselves we were doing..)

Years later I would start a sticker printing company called Sticker Robot and Mr. Ross K Jones would start Tattooing for a living. Recently we decided to meet up and print some custom Tattoo Stickers for Ross’ business… And share the process on our blog.

For this Tutorial, we will be working with pens, brushes, paper, ink, paint, and Adobe Photoshop. Let’s Get Started…

tattoo stickers
tattoo stickers

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