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40 Tutorials for Outstanding Text Effects in Illustrator

40 Tutorials for Outstanding Text Effects in Illustrator
Fuzzy, sketchy, bubbly, viscous, sleek, shiny, retro, futuristic: you can do it all in Adobe Illustrator. In this showcase, we have collected 40 tutorials that show you how to create awesome typographic effects in Illustrator, step by step. Some of these tutorials require the use of Photoshop for finer details. With these tutorials, you’ll learn how to create these typographic masterpieces and develop the skills to apply them to your own personal creations. If you know of any other great tutorials for text effects in Illustrator, please share them with us in the comments at the end of the article. Create a Variety of 3-D Lettering Effects for Poster Design In this tutorial, the artist showcases three approaches to creating simple 3-D lettering effects for posters. Learn to Create a Variety of Script Lettering In this tutorial, the artist showcases three approaches, this time resulting in three different script styles. Compiled exclusively for WDD by Prakash Ghodke

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How to Create a Stylish Deer with Brushes and Graphic Styles in Adobe Illustrator In this tutorial we are going to draw a deer with custom Art Brushes, Graphic Styles and Blends in Adobe Illustrator, all of them created by us, so let's get started. First we start by creating a New document (Cmd + N), the size of the artboard will be 600 x 1000 px. In the Layers panel, create four new layers: the bottom layer "Sketch" is where we are going to draw our sketch, the layer "Lines" we draw our base lines, in the layer "Shapes" is for some black figures that we need to do and finally in the layer "Details" its where all tiny details and magic is going to happen. With the Blob Brush Tool (Shift + B) we start to draw half of our deer.

Fancy Curlicues for Designers Elaborately twisted, curled, and curved lines have always been of particular interest for designers, helping them to create really delicate, refined, and beautiful decorations or embellishments. Such patterns bring the feeling of the highest aesthetics, certain mystery, and infinity to the design works. Today Cruzine offers its readers the collection of multiple shapes and brushes for Photoshop as well as vector sets, featuring multiple and versatile swirls and curls. These designing materials are distributed here for free but they are really valuable in multiple areas of application, especially for different greeting and invitation cards, some fashion posters and calendars, and, of course, thematic web sites, where curly lines and twisted shapes can be used for creating fancy backgrounds and interesting graphic decorations.

What’s New for Web Designers – Mar 2011 New apps and websites appear on an almost daily basis, but trying to find the good ones among them can be tough, especially considering how many are not that great. That’s why every month we research and showcase some of the best and latest resources available for web designers. This round up includes great tools, apps, fonts and other great resources for web designers and developers. As always, if we’ve missed something, let us know in the comments.

Free Resources for Adobe Illustrator on DeviantART DeviantART released their group's platform this time last year. It's spawned 1,000's of groups ranging from digital art groups to fan art groups. Let me introduce you to the only Adobe Illustrator resources focused group on DA and some of it's many AI resources. Introduction How to Create a Cartoon House in Illustrator Final Image Preview This Adobe Illustrator tutorial is not very difficult but still it is designed for those who know Adobe Illustrator at least a little bit. I will show you how I draw the elements of vector scene.

70 Awesome Illustrator Tutorials That Every Designer Should See Welcome to day 2 of tutorial week on Designrfix. Today we have assembled a stunning collection of some of the latest and most creative Illustrator tutorials from around the Web. I am confident that these 70 awesome Illustrator tutorials will guide you in creating some of the most amazing Illustrations for your next project. Hope you like them and tune in tomorrow for the next installment of tutorials! Want more articles from tutorial week? Check out some of my previous posts: Weekly Vector Inspiration #111 Vectips is a site dedicated to Illustrator tutorials, tips, tricks, and resources. It was created by Ryan Putnam of Rype Arts who is now an exclusive vector art contributor to iStockphoto. The site is now operated by his good friend Victor Jansen and his little dog Lou. Learn More We're currently looking for writers that can write articles on topics such as Adobe Illustrator, design and illustration techniques.

Ultimate Collection of Social Media Icons Social media integration has become an important part of modern web design. And icons are one of the most useful methods of adding social media links to your site, whether you want to add only a service or two or dozens. In this post we’ve collected over 100 of the best free social media icon sets available. Although we’re sure you’ve seen many of these before, we’re also pretty sure that you’ll discover some great new sets here that you can use. Included are icons to fit virtually any website design style, from sleek and modern to vintage or grungy.

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