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Creating Editable Letterpress Styled Text

Creating Editable Letterpress Styled Text
A popular typography trend in web design and print design is letterpress styled text. This text styling is easy to do in Photoshop, but in Illustrator, it is super simple to create letterpress styled text while keeping the text editable. Utilizing the Appearance panel and Graphic Styles, you can quickly and consistently apply this style to any editable text and other vector objects. Final Image: Letterpress Styled Text Below is the final letterpress styled text treatment we will be working towards. Tutorial Details: Letterpress Styled Text Program: Adobe Illustrator CS4Difficulty: BeginnerEstimated Completion Time: 5-10 minutes Step 1: Letterpress Styled Text Create a rectangle with the Rectangle tool (M) and fill it with a color of your choosing. Step 2 Type out some text with the Text tool (T) and chose a font. Step 3 From the pop-up menu of the Appearance panel, choose New Fill. Step 4 With the new fill selected in the Appearance panel, go Effect > Stylize > Inner Glow. Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Related:  technicalLogo

Create a Retro Triangular Pattern Design in Illustrator Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create the popular retro style pattern design made up of lots of colourful squares and triangles. The process is pretty simple, making this a good tutorial for newcomers to Adobe Illustrator. We’ll be using tools to accurately align our elements, then see how the Pathfinder can easily create custom shapes. The pattern we’ll be creating is this cool retro inspired somewhat mosaic like design. The mix of squares and triangles along with the limited colour palette attracts the eye with cool illusions. View the final retro pattern design Open up Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. Repeatedly press CMD+D to repeat the last transformation until the width of the artboard is filled with evenly spaced lines. Repeat the process, but this time with a horizontal line. Next, draw a diagonal line at 45 degrees across the artboard. Hit Enter to bring up the Move options and enter 20mm in both the Horizontal and Vertical fields.

Create a Swirly Type Treatment In this Illustrator tutorial I will show you how to create a swirly type treatment. With a free font, some brushes, and gradients you can easily create this type treatment. Moreover, you can apply these techniques to other type treatments, logos, and illustrations as well. Final Image Below is the final type treatment we will be working towards. Want access to the full Vector Source files and downloadable copies of every tutorial, including this one? Step 1 Download the Anivers Font and install it on your system. Step 2 Create a new document and type some text. Step 3 In my example, I have two lines of text. Step 4 With the text selected, outline the text by going to Type > Create Outlines. Step 5 Next, we are going to add a simple element to the text. Step 6 In this example, we are going to delete the O. Step 7 Now we can make the Art Brush we will be using to create the spoon. Step 8 With the new shapes selected, drag it into the Brush Panel, and Choose New Art Brush from the New Brush dialog.

10 Wonderful Letterpress Type Tutorials The letterpress type treatment (or as I call it, inset text treatment) can be easily done in Photoshop. In this article, you’ll find a collection of tutorials from various parts of the web that will teach you how to create this awesome text effect using common graphics applications (and a couple using just CSS). Check out my own tutorial here on Six Revisions called How to Create Inset Typography in Photoshop. 1. The Line25 Web Design blog has a tutorial and showcase all-in-one article that features great examples of the text effect as well as a method for creating it in Photoshop. 2. MyInkBlog, a great resource for graphic and web designers, regularly publishes awesome tutorials and one of them that features a see-through letterpress text effect. 3. Creating your text in Adobe Illustrator lends you flexibility in resizing it without loss in fidelity. 4. Inspired by Grooveshark‘s old user interface, this Adobe Fireworks tutorial walks you through the inset effect that design. 5. 6. 7. 8.

20 Unique and Creative Logo Designs Logo is a symbol or emblem commonly used by companies and individuals to aid and promote instant public recognition. This post features our favorite examples of unique, memorable, and creative logos designed by talented artists from all over the world. Killed Productions Logo Clever logo designed by Sean Heisler for Killed Productions. [link] Spartan Logo Brilliant logo by Richard Fonteneau designed for Spartan golf club. Twins Logo Creative logo with “2″ instead of “N” designed by Action Designer. Steps Logo Jason Sanzone managed to incorporate “steps” into the actual logo. Zip Logo Zip logo designed by Mike Erickson features “zipper” instead of “I”. Look Logo Brilliant and memorable logo designed by Zain Zayan from India. Swing Studios Logo Creative literal logo designed by struve for Swing Studios. Pause Logo Logo designed by volkan ek? Foot Logo Perfect example of creative logo design by Dalius Stuoka. B Logo Creative bee inspired logo designed by William Patino. Goodduck Logo Catch 5 Logo

12 Apps for Successful Graphic Design Client Meetings - MoneyWiseWomen Working as a graphic designer, especially if you work for yourself, means you have the opportunity to be creative but also need the skills to run your business effectively. Here are 12 iphone, ipad and web apps that can help you manage client meetings and grow your clientele with skill and professionalism. 1. Penultimate This iPad app allows you to take extensive notes at client meetings and even show off preliminary sketches at a moment’s notice. 2. Moodboard Pro a design tool that offers you the opportunity to gather inspirations for projects in one convenient place. 3. Clients expect to be able to offer constant feedback. 4. The quest to find just the right color palette for a project can really hinder progress. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 11. 12.

40 Must Learn Text Effect Tutorials in Illustrator Tutorials January 31, 2011 The love of creating text effects has become a common ground for many designers and enthusiasts. Indeed, it has even become an art form in itself. It would be best to learn from other artists every now and then. Create a Green Viscous Text Effect In this tutorial you will use illustrator’s 3D tools to add dimension on the text, and then add a green viscous text effect.. Learn to Create a Variety of Script Lettering This tutorial will showcase three different approaches, which result in three different script lettering styles. starting with a nice simple basic script, touch on a more athletic inspired lettering style and work along the way to a classic, fancy script. How to create a glassy text effect in Illustrator This tutorial will teach how to create a glassy text effect in Illustrator. How to Create an Entangled Lettering Illustration A two part tutorial where you will learn how to create a brief typographic message from scratch. Create a Mummy Text Effect

Veerle's blog 3.0 - Webdesign - XHTML CSS | Graphic Design Article Archive At we look at A LOT of logos and see plenty of trends: Some are aesthetic, some conceptual, and some cultural. As the internet's largest database of over 50,000 logos to date, you can't help notice the evolution of design and trends. For instance, we have seen many more 3-D logos that are designed to be in motion, never still or flat. These designs have completely shaken the earthly bonds of CMYK and exist only in ethereal RGB: The old logo design rules just don't apply to them. Another development: Today, for many trends there is now a countertrend and this is not only the case for logo design. It is also becoming disturbingly clear that logo design has become a public sport. The full 2007 trend report follows. Also, you will note some amount of aesthetic crossover between trends. Dos Helix Deoxyribonucleic acid really sounds like the last thing that could influence design until you knock it down to the initials DNA. 1. lwdgraphics for Chillosophy 2. Rubber Bands 1. 1. 1.

Design a three-colour Risograph print Risograph is a similar process to screenprinting, where one colour is printed at a time and a limited colour palette is used. There are hundreds of different ways to prepare your artwork for Risograph printing, but I’ve found an efficient method that suits my way of working and illustration style, which we’ll walk through here. In this tutorial we’ll prepare a three-colour print – when overprinted these can create a fourth colour – that’s ready to be brought to life using a Risograph printer. Once mastered, you can experiment with this technique and adapt it to your creative process to create unique prints of your own. 01 First of all research and then sketch out your illustration. 02 Launch Photoshop and open your new file (File>Open). 03 Once you’re happy with how well you’ve cleaned up the scan, open the file in Illustrator and select the Pen tool. 04 Zoom into the image and start drawing in the lines. 06 Delete the background sketch and group the new vector drawing.

Créer un logo graff glossy avec illustrator - Cet article a été migré vers le site spécialisé Illustrator, merci de cliquez ici pour vous y rendre ! Accéder à cet article sur Je vous ai déjà expliqué comment réaliser un beau logo glossy avec Photoshop. Mais cette fois voici comment créer un logo glossy avec Illustrator. La méthode est vraiment intéressante, alors accrochez vous, ce n’est pas une mince affaire : ) Tutorial 183 - Fichier source Illustrator clic pour télécharger le fichier source illustrator utilisé dans ce tutorial Je crée un nouveau document RVB, peu importe la taille. Puis je vais dans le menu texte > vectorisé. Dans mon exemple j’ai agrandis la taille des lettres parfaitement à gauche et à droite, puis je les ai rapprochés. Avec l’outil des formes je crée des ellipses noires sur la gauche du titre, et sur la droite. Je sélectionne le texte et les ronds en même temps et avec le pathfinder j’unis toutes ces formes. Ensuite j’applique un fond nul et une bordure noire de 2 pixels.

Swirl Mania in Illustrator & Photoshop There are lots of ways to create swirls in Illustrator, you can even download vectors from sites such as bittbox and dezignus, and if you are using Photoshop you can download brushes with those sorts of symbols. However in this tutorial I will show 4 ways to create swirls, and by mixing them you will learn some very powerful techniques that will allow you to easily make tons of different styles of swirls and crazy sperm vectors. 1st Way - Arc, Circle, and Path tool Select the Arc Tool and create an arc. Now create an ellipse using the Ellipse Tool (L). After you create the arc go to Object>Path>Outline Stroke. 2nd Way - Blend Tool(W) Create 2 circles, one will be the start and the other the end points of our swirl. The spine is the path along which the steps in a blended object are aligned. You can test different styles for the blend, like adding a dark stroke with some light color. 3rd Way - Spiral Tool 4th Way - Twirl Tool Step 1 Create the first swirl using the first technique. Step 2 Step 3