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Making a Retro/Vintage Style Badge With Illustrator - Yassine Bentaieb. This week we will be making a nice retro/vintage style badge.

Making a Retro/Vintage Style Badge With Illustrator - Yassine Bentaieb

We will create the badge with all the shapes and text we need in Illustrator and then finish it off in Photoshop with some nice textures to give it that vintage feeling. You will learn more about the Pathfinder, Offset Paths, playing with type, and making an awesome badge! The design below is what we’ll be creating: Creating the badge shape. We’ll dive right in and start with making a simple rectangle with the Rectangle Tool(Shortkey: M). Now click the rectangle you just created and go to Effect > Warp > Bulge, and fill in the settings you see below. Select the bulged rectangle and go to Object > Expand Appearance to make it one unified shape. Now let’s make the corners a bit more interesting. In the next step we select our group of circles, hold Shift and select the bulged rectangle.

Spicing up the edges. Now that we have created our badge shape, let’s make a nice dashed line on the edge of it. Adding some decorative elements. Artistic Printing Inspiration in Illustrator and Photoshop. This morning I was tidying up my apartment then I decided to organize my books, I didn't bring many books to San Francisco, only the ones I really like, and among them there is The Handy Book of Artistic Printing: Collection of Letterpress Examples with Specimens of Type, Ornament, Corner Fills, Borders, Twisters, Wrinklers, and other Freaks of Fancy .

Artistic Printing Inspiration in Illustrator and Photoshop

I love this book because it's full of letterpress examples, like type, ornaments, corner fills borders and much more. So after a few minutes checking the book out I decided to design something using Illustrator and Photoshop inspired by some of the artworks I saw. So in this tutorial I will show you how to create an vintage style letter press effect using Illustrator and Photoshop. The process is quite simple but it's a good exercise and will definitely broad your skill set. Step 1 Step 2 Select both objects and go to Object>Path>Offset Path. Step 3 Step 4 Repeat the same thing for the circle but then use the Square option for Cap and Corner. Vintage Badge in Illustrator and Photoshop. It's been more than two weeks since I've finally moved permanently to California, USA.

Vintage Badge in Illustrator and Photoshop

Before the big move I was playing with Illustrator and Photoshop to create a vintage look badge. After a few hours trying different typefaces I got a nice result and published it on my Dribbble profile. I have received quite a few emails since I published that asking me how I did the effect, so in this tutorial I will show you how to create a vintage look badge using Illustrator and Photoshop Step 1 Open Illustrator and create a new document. Step 2 Go to Effect>Stylize>Round Corner. Step 3 Duplicate the star with round corners and then rotate it like the image below. Step 4 Select the cyan start with round corners and then go to Window>Transparency. Step 5 For the typography I used Carnivalee Freakshow for the words California, 2011 and here I come. Step 6 Now with the Ellipse Tool (L) create an ellipse like the image below, then with the Type on Path Tool add the words World Wild Web West.

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