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Vintage Badge in Illustrator and Photoshop

Vintage Badge in Illustrator and Photoshop
It's been more than two weeks since I've finally moved permanently to California, USA. 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. Step 7 Step 8 Related:  motion design

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