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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 Related:  illustrator

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The Best 40 Photoshop Text Effects from 2009 On Monday past we published the post 49 Most Creative Photoshop Tutorials of 2009, a collection of the best artistic tutorials for Photoshop from this year. As a follow up to that post, today we have The Best 40 Photoshop Text Effects from 2009, a collection of diverse and unique effects and type treatments that will add a little extra to your next design. Add Fantastic Color to 3D Text Create Smoke Text Create a Metal Piece with a Graved Text Impressive-Looking Text Effect Water Text Effect (No longer available) Furry Text in Photoshop Sparkling Text Wallpaper Deep Grunge Text Effect Cool Wet Ink Typography Effect Create A Floral Colorful Solid Text Effect Stunning Detailed Typography Create a Bright Floral Text Effect Create a Frilly 2009 Typo Realistic Scorching Fire Effect Retro Text Effect in Photoshop Create Remarkable 3D Text Aqua Text Effect Create a Steam Powered Typographic Treatment 3D Type Explosion Create an Ice Text Effect Grungy Rusted Carbon Fiber Text Effect Create Eroded Metal Text

How to Create a Digital Doodled Snowflake in Adobe Illustrator Much of my childhood included hours spent cutting out odd shapes from folded pieces of paper and unfolding them to reveal the weirdest snowflakes I could imagine. Join me in Adobe Illustrator for a fun twist on this classic craft project. Draw a large circle (mine is eight inches in diameter for printing purposes) with the Ellipse Tool (L), fill set to null, Stroke Weight 1pt. Using the Line Segment Tool (\) to dissect the circle vertically. Add a new layer. I find it easiest to keep track of everything if the guidelines are on one layer, the sketch on another, and the art layer between the two. I'm using my initial sketch as a general guide for this part. Continue doodling the snowflake design. Group together your Blob Brush sketches. As you create shapes with the Pen Tool, adjust anchor points with the Direct Selection Tool (A) so curves are rounded and edges are smooth, rather than sharp or rigid. Start by drawing around the section with the Pen Tool.

Stunning Typography Tutorials Collection | Designs Collage Posted on 04. Dec, 2010 by EDDY in 3d Graphics , Graphics , Photoshop , Tutorial , Vector It’s mind-numbing to always locate our favorite tutorial on the web, here we present the top typography tutorials of all time which will inspire you and boost up your creativity. These tutorials are carefully crafted to show the minute details which can transform a Photoshop beginner to a pro! These are all simple ideas which will surely light up better ideas for your Photoshop works. hope u like it. 1] Nature Blur Effect [ Tutorial ] 2] Design design [ Tutorial ] 3] Striking Text Effect [ Tutorial ] 4] Colorful pastel [ Tutorial ] 5] Text Wrap [ Tutorial ] 6] Diablo Styled [ Tutorial ] 7] Typewriter [ Tutorial ] 8] Transformers [ Tutorial ] 9] Harley Davidson Wallpaper [ Tutorial ] 10] Fire Lines [ Tutorial ] 11] Paper Craft Text [ Tutorial ] 12] Smoke Effect [ Tutorial ] 13] Explosive Collide [ Tutorial ] 14] Glowing Sparkles [ Tutorial ] 15] Mac Style [ Tutorial ] 16] Cool Musical Poster from Words [ Tutorial ]

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

Mastering Photoshop Techniques: Layer Styles - Smashing Magazine Advertisement Layer Styles are nothing new. They’ve been used and abused again and again. Despite their ubiquity, or perhaps because of it, many designers do not yet realize the full potential of this handy menu. Below we present, step by step, several practical techniques to help you refine your designs, increase productivity and reduce layer clutter. Download the source files (.zip, 1.6 Mb). The Bump Map Effect “Wait, what?” This technique requires two images: one for texture and color, and the other to serve as a depth map. Step by Step We’ll start by creating our bump map pattern. Painting a mask to increase the appearance of light in the background. We now have a textured, bump-mapped background that is completely dynamic; everything about it can be modified easily from within the Layer Styles menu. 3-D Modeling By combining some interior effects, we can use the Layer Styles menu to create simulated 3-D objects: great for icons, buttons and other interface objects. Diffuse vs.

Cool Typography with the Blend Tool in Illustrator I have written some Illustrator tutorials in which I've used the Blend Tool to create swirls and other shapes, but I have never used it to create a text effect. Then we received this email suggestion from one of our readers quite a few months ago asking us how to create that effect. I really like the text effect and decided to give it a try. So in this tutorial I will show you how to create a text effect using the Blend Tool in Illustrator and then we will use Photoshop for some final retouches to make the effect more subtle. The technique is very simple and it won't take more than 30 minutes to achieve the same effect. Step 1 Open Illustrator and create a new document. With the Pen Tool (P) create a Z with just a few points. Step 2 Duplicate the Z and move it down a little bit. Step 3 Select the Blend Tool (W), then click on one of the segments and then on the other to create the blend object. Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Apply the Blend Tool (W) for the letters E. Step 8 Step 9 Conclusion

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