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Create a Zee Vintage Label on Illustrator

Create a Zee Vintage Label on Illustrator
It seems that the past 3 years had a boom of retro design, starting with the "cosmic neon lightning" 80's aesthetic that I think most of you are already bored about. Not just because it became a trend, but also because everyone with a photoshop could emulate one. So here's the thing, this new retro wave more focused on 50's and 60's design and illustration seems to be really different, why? Because most of it is hand drawn, and when it to comes to drawing, you wouldn't believe how many designers can't do it. Let's assume, the last 20 years were pretty revolutionary to design since the computer took a big role on productivity and creation. But he also created patterns and made things more similar, some designers can't even work "old school", since they rely too much on the computer and that's not good. Step 1 First of all, let's open Adobe Illustrator and create a new canvas with 21 x 21 cm (8,27 x 8,27 inches). Using the rectangle tool (M) make this big square that fits over the canvas.

Reader Tutorial: Geometric Flower Effect Logo in Illustrator In this tutorial I will show you how I made this nice logo for one of my clients in Czech Republic. Feel free to use it as inspiration, but please do not copy it in any form. All copyrights belong to the owner whom I made it for. Last but not least, please excuse Czech language appearing in the dialog boxes on pictures; I use a localized version of illustrator. The final product will look like this: Step 1

Create an Adventure Time Scene in Illustrator Adventure Time has become one of most interesting and captivating animated series in the last 5 years. The stories and journeys of Finn and Jake are entertainment for both kids and adults, with a mix of nonsense, classic comedy and "fluffiness". Today we're going to make just a scene based on this show that I designed recently. EF Destinations Typographic Logotypes by Albin Holmqvist by amanda Wed, 08/03/2011 - 12:54 You should already be familiar with Albin Holmqvist from his exceptional use of typography in the EF Live the Language videos, if not then you could potentially be living under a rock...just sayin'. Anyway, I checked out his portfolio the other day and discovered some more great work that he did for EF International Language Centers.

Create a clean retro badge in Adobe Illustrator In this tutorial we are going to create a clean retro-looking badge/burst in Adobe Illustrator. These are great for adding to a website, advertisement, etc to help the text stand out. Step 1 First off we are going to open up a 1200x1200px document in Adobe Illustrator. Type out “AWESOME TUTORIALS BY DENIS DESIGNS” in black for now. Change the font so “AWESOME” and “BY DENIS DESIGNS” is in Adelle, and “TUTORIALS” is in League Gothic. Making a Retro/Vintage Style Badge With Illustrator - Yassine Bentaieb This week we will be making a nice retro/vintage style badge. We will create the badge with all the shapes and text we need in Illustrator and then finish it off in Photoshop with some nice textures to give it that vintage feeling. You will learn more about the Pathfinder, Offset Paths, playing with type, and making an awesome badge! The design below is what we’ll be creating: Creating the badge shape.

Create a Raw Horror Movie Poster Design in Photoshop Each year Halloween gives us a great excuse to hack at our designs with the most grungy brushes and textures in our collection to create the most raw and gory artwork we can. Follow this step by step tutorial to create an old school style horror movie poster. We’ll create a low-fi print effect with red on black and use a range of splatter brushes to rough up the design and capture the horror theme. The horror movie poster design we’ll be creating as part of this tutorial features a scary looking infected zombie fellow. For maximum impact the design is created with red on black and has a grainy quality to relate to the low-fi printing techniques used on old school B movie posters. View the final horror movie poster design

Custom Chalk Lettering by Dana Tanamachi by amanda Mon, 07/04/2011 - 12:11 I'm certain that most of you have seen Dana's work floating around the internet somewhere, be it ffffound, tumblr, or wherever. Every time I come across her work, even if it's the 10th time I've seen it, I'm always completely blown away by the level of detail that each piece possesses. Can you believe that no stencils or projectors are used? I've included a few time-lapse videos of the projects being created for your viewing pleasure so be sure to check those out! DANA TANAMACHI is a graphic designer and custom chalk letterer who hails from the Lone Star State, but currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Creating a Day of the Dead Inspired Portrait « Adobe Illustrator blog Introduction In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how I created a Day of the Dead inspired portrait with Adobe Illustrator CS5. Along the way I’ll be using a variety of different sources to obtain color palettes, using a selection of brushes and many other quick tips you can use in future projects. Create a Business Card in Illustrator and Print it with UPrinting Business cards are one of the staples of any working graphic designer. In this tutorial we'll take the Rockable Press brand we worked through in Part 1 of this set of tutorials and apply it to create and print business cards with UPrinting. Business Cards - Step 1 As we'll be doing tomorrow in the upcoming Brochure tutorial we'll begin by going to the printer that we're going to be using to get our item specs. So we head over to UPrinting and click on Business Cards and decide on the following specifications:

Double Exposure Style in Photoshop We've featured quite a few posts and images with the effect most call double exposure. This technique consists of 2 images superimposed. There are some really nice examples with very intricate overlaying, usually with faces of people mixed with photos of nature. I've been thinking about giving it a whirl in Photoshop for a long time and I've finally gotten around to it. Sweet Cookies Typography in Pixelmator Playing with text is one of the coolest things to exercise your skills with any software, at least in my opinion. You can try to make fire with the word fire or water effects with the word water. In my case today I will show you how to create a sweet cookie effect using Pixelmator.

Fun Print-Ready Doodled Business Card Design There’s nothing more unique to your creative talent than a series of your own doodles and sketches. Let’s use the good old doodle to represent our design services by combining quick and fun doodles with a print ready business card design. We’ll be drawing our doodles directly in Illustrator, and using the application’s print abilities to set up our business card document with the correct margins and bleed to build a complete print-ready PDF document. The design we’ll be building calls upon some random ideas for the topic of your doodles.