Typography is not only an all-important aspect of design, it is also an art form in and of itself. Choosing the right font, the perfect spacing and even the correct shape of text can be an important factor as to whether a project fails or succeeds. Although Illustrator is not really used for multiple-paged projects, many would agree that it is one of the most powerful applications for creating vector graphics, such as logos, and it is also often used for one-page documents, such as business cards, posters, or postcards. Since we can easily transfer graphics from Illustrator to Photoshop and InDesign, designers often use Illustrator to create vector type that they can then incorporate into projects in another program.
This entry is part 5 of 22 in the Vector Text Effects Session - Show All « Previous Next » In this tutorial I will showcase three different approaches for creating simple 3D lettering effects in the context of poster design. Onward and upward we go! Introduction I will start off by drawing the letter-forms for the three words “ONWARD,” “AND” and “UPWARD.” From there I will show three ways to create simple, yet interesting 3D effects. 3D is the latest craze (See: nearly every movie that has come out in the last two years) but my interests are in 3-Dimensional lettering that has old school, subtle, simple, imperfect, more humanistic qualities. Create a Variety of 3D Lettering Effects for Poster Design
Adobe Illustrator has many powerful tools and unique features. Its brush is probably the most used one. The brushes can be applied to different paths and strokes. One of the best parts about Illustrator’s brushes is that they are vectors and can be fully modified to fit all your needs by changing weight, colors and width. 26 Awesome Adobe Illustrator Brushes for Your Daily Use | Onextrapixel - Showcasing Web Treats Without A Hitch
This entry is part 8 of 14 in the Design Essentials Session - Show All « Previous Next » Swatches are the life line of any artwork. There are a lot of color books available in Illustrator to discover a wide range of swatches. Most popular among them are the Pantone Color Books and default CMYK and RGB swatches. In this tutorial, we will learn how to create a wide range of custom swatches using the color blending methods. How to Create a Wide Range of Custom Color Swatches in Illustrator
Quick Tip: Using Kuler with Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator Tutorials: 35 New Quality Tutorials 2010 | 2Experts.net Adobe Illustrator is a robust tool for creating vector elements for websites and print media designs. There are many Illustrator tutorials available on internet for new and intermediate users. In this post we’ve listing some of the best quality and step-by-step detailed Adobe Illustrator tutorials that will instruct a lot you want to learn. Adobe Illustrator Tutorials
Beautiful typography goes much further than finding the right font. Today’s post will help you break out of the nasty habit of simply typing out a headline and calling it a day by showing you how to craft standard text in Illustrator into something more interesting and unique. Below you’ll find a fairly random collection of tricks that I’ve picked up in the last few years. Each method is highly open to interpretation and you should definitely try to tweak and customize them to your own preferences. Scribbled Text 5 Super Easy Illustrator Typography Tricks
How to create a glassy text effect in Illustrator A good designer knows that a good mastery in designing cool text effects is really important in many situations. There are a lot of design works that need a good text effect to be really professional, so in the following tutorial I’ll show you how to create a glassy text effect in Illustrator. We’ll learn some simple techniques to enhance our types giving them gloss and shine.
Quick Tip: Make Vector Silhouettes with Live Trace and Photoshop
Wrap a Ribbon Around a Sphere, Using 3D Revolve In this Quick Tip, you’ll create a Symbol, which you will then map to a 3D globe. The result looks like a ribbon wrapped around a hollow sphere. Let’s get started! Step 1
Quick Tip: How to Create Transparent Gradients Using Blends It wasn’t until Illustrator CS4 that you were able to create transparent gradients. However there is a way to create them with any version of CS. By using blends, you can create a variety of radial and linear gradients, just as you can in CS4+. A Linear Gradient is when one color morphs to another, in one line. A Radial Gradient is when one color morphs to another in all directions, in a circular fashion. A Transparent Gradient morphs from a solid color fading to nothing.
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a simple cardboard icon using 3D Extrude & Bevel and basic gradient fills. It’s a great starting point for budding icon designers or people who have previously used Photoshop for their creations and will teach you a few useful techniques to get you started with Adobe Illustrator. Step 1 Create a 256 by 256px document. Select the Rectangle Tool (M) and create a 55 by 15px rectangle, this will make the "Fragile Tag". Next select the Type Tool and add the word “FRAGILE” in Myriad Pro, Bold. How to Create a Simple Cardboard Box Icon
20 More Useful Adobe Illustrator Menu Tips We have seen many useful tips on Illustrator’s menu commands by talented designers before. Here are some more! Some of these were mentioned earlier too, while some are really helpful and less common. Let’s have a look!
Published in Design A few weeks ago we published a post, Learn Photoshop , that included links to well over 100 resources for mastering the basics of Photoshop and the use of the various tools. In response to reader request, we’re publishing this post to help designers who want to get started with Adobe Illustrator , or maybe just sharpen their existing skills. Illustrator is a powerful program, but it can be overwhelming or confusing at times, simply because of everything that is possible.
70 Most wanted Illustrator tutorials of all time 70 Most wanted Illustrator tutorials of all time Posted by Richie on Friday, January 29, 2010 · 28 Comments When it comes to web and graphic design, Adobe Illustrator is usually the primary option to consider. However, just like most other graphic design tools, it is easy to learn but extremely hard to master.
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Illustrator - Introduction à Illustrator - Présentation - Les palettes - La fenêtre de nouveau document - Les formats du plan de travail - Les formats d'enregistrement - Les images Bitmap - Les images Vectorielle - Les Modes colorimétriques - Les rectangles, carrés, tracés centrés - Les ellipses - Le polygone - L’étoile - Le trait - Le crayon