Illustrator Tutorial: Giving Your Flat Text Some Depth | GrandmasterB dot com It’s been quite awhile since I have put together a tutorial using Adobe Illustrator. I’ve been working with Illustrator a lot more recently and decided to share an easy tutorial that will give your text some depth and make it pop off the page/screen a little more. I’ve used a few of these techniques before in my tutorial “ Feature Post Logo ” that I wrote last Spring. In that tutorial the finishing touches showed how to use the pen tool to add some shading to the text. This tutorial shows you another technique to achieve a shadow on your text. STEP ONE – Open Illustrator, Create a New Document and Set your Text I started out by creating a new document. After you have setup your new document, grab your text tool and set your type. I set the font size to 100 point, so that I could shrink it down later on for use on the web. STEP TWO – Create Outlines This step is very easy, and there are two ways to go about accomplishing the task. STEP THREE – Give the Text a Bit of Tilt (Optional)
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.
Create A Editable Stitched Label Type Treatment In Illustrator If you found the previous Letterpress, Sketchy, and Metal type treatment tutorials useful, then you are going to like this Stitched Label Type tutorial. Like the previous tutorials, this one relies heavily on the Appearance panel, making it easy to edit the text and apply the treatment to other fonts and vector elements. Final Image Below is the final type treatment we will be working towards. Tutorial Detail Program: Adobe Illustrator CS4Difficulty: IntermediateTopics Covered: Appearance panel, Effects, gradientsEstimated Completion Time: 15-20 minutes Step 1 Create a new document and without the Type tool (T) and type out some text. Step 2 Before we start adding new fills and strokes from the Appearance panel, it is good to start with a clean slate. Step 3 From the pop-up menu of the Appearance panel, select New Fill. Step 4 Again, create another New Fill From the Appearance panel. Step 5 Select the red fill in the Appearance panel then go Effect > Convert To Shape > Rounded Rectangle. Step 6
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
How to Add Decorative Glamour to Your Ordinary Script Font Sometimes you need to go a little bit wild with your typography. In these cases, you can either take the easy way and choose a fancy font from some of the free font site like Dafont or Urban Fonts, or get creative and give some extra sparkle to your ordinary font, creating a typographic design which can stand by itself. This tutorial, discusses this later option. Beware of the following boolean operations galore! Republished Tutorial Every few weeks, we revisit some of our reader's favorite posts from throughout the history of the site. Below is the final image we will be working towards, as well as a few color variations. For this tutorial, I used CorelDRAW but the techniques discussed apply for most vector editing software. Find the relationships in your copy and organize the text accordingly. To modify the font we will need curves. Shift-select the inner (I've altered their color to orange) and the outer parts of a character and press trim on the Property Bar. We are almost there.
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 tutoriauxillustrator.com 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.
Learn to Create a Variety of Script Lettering In this tutorial I will showcase three different approaches, which result in three different script lettering styles. We will start with a nice simple basic script, touch on a more athletic inspired lettering style and work our way to a classic, fancy script. Republished Tutorial Every few weeks, we revisit some of our reader's favorite posts from throughout the history of the site. This tutorial was first published in January of 2011. Introduction Script lettering can take on many forms, from athletic logos, to tattoos, all the way to wedding invitations - and many places in between - but they all are rooted in handwriting. Simply Drawn Script First, we'll start with simply re-creating the words 'to' and 'from' directly off of the sketch/reference. Step 1a Break out the drawing utensils and write. Step 1b Here is the super quick sketch/mock-up to use as reference for creating the script lettering. Step 2a First up is the simple/basic script, based pretty closely off of the sketch. Step 2b
How To Create Wet Plate Collodion Styled Images In Photoshop (My Tutorial) I’m sure this will cause a bit of stir in the photography community, but retouching images is my kind of art creating something original. This is the first of hopefully many retouching and photography tutorials that I will be doing over the next months. This tutorial is about wet plate collodion images which I’ve been trying to find a way to emulate in post production. For me, the basic photograph is the starting point and I try to capture people as they are. More info: anttikarppinen.com