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Creating Seamless Textures

Creating Seamless Textures
I think you’ll all agree that Illustrator is just plain awesome, and with the continual improvements we see with each new version, it keeps getting better and better. Previously, I created seamless textures for typography and seamless backgrounds for my web and illustration projects with Photoshop. But we’ve seen large improvements with the Appearance panel in more recent versions of Illustrator, so now I create these textures and backgrounds solely in Illustrator–it’s actually super easy! So in today’s tutorial, I’ll walk you through the steps on how to create a variety of seamless textures and backgrounds all in Adobe Illustrator. Tutorial Details: Seamless Textures and Seamless Backgrounds Program : Adobe Illustrator CC (You should be able to create this tutorial in CS4+ but some of the tutorial images might look different.)Difficulty: Beginner/IntermediateTopics Covered: Appearance Panel, Effects, Pattern Fills, Graphic StylesEstimated Completion Time: 15-20 minutes each Raster Effects

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Add depth and texture in Illustrator Software: Illustrator CS5 or later Project time: 2 hours Skills: Add depth with the Grain effect; create halftone patterns; set up a grid in Illustrator Adding extra depth to an image can be a quick process that utilises some simple tools offered by Illustrator. Using the Grain effect you can add a retro texture, which, combined with some halftone patterns and simple brush strokes, can turn a flat-looking illustration into a rich texturised design. Create Your Own Leather Texture Using Adobe Illustrator In this tutorial I will show you how to create a leather texture of different colors using Adobe Illustrator. This is a basic tutorial to follow and will take around thirty minutes to complete. You can use this vector texture in your artwork when you need to add a leather texture.

Create Grainy Textures In Illustrator Creating grainy textures are great for retro illustrations, typography, and logos. Alternatively, you can incorporate these effects into compelling new styles. You can always scan in similar textures and Live Trace them in Illustrator, but you can pretty easily create this type of effect all inside Illustrator! Final Image

How to Illustrate a Children's Book Have you ever wanted to know how to create your own children’s book? Illustrator Jane Massey shows you how as she talks us through the various stages of her latest commission When I was approached by Random House to illustrate author Jane Clarke’s Knight Time story, it was the challenge of depicting the two main characters, Little Knight and Little Dragon, that really appealed. The inspiration for the characters came to me quite quickly.

A Gold Mine of Adobe Illustrator Resources By Melissa Scroggins What could be better than striking gold? How about a huge list of Adobe Illustrator resources? For many designers, a list of resources to help finish those design projects in a quick and easy fashion is like finding gold on the Web. In this article, there are over 200 (mostly) free resources for Adobe Illustrator. Learn to Create a Variety of Beveled Lettering In this tutorial I will showcase three different approaches, which result in three different beveled lettering styles. Starting with my least favorite, and least complex, working my way to a style of beveled lettering that accomplishes an extremely polished and professional look. Illustrator Effect on a Typeface First, I'll touch base on the Extrude & Bevel Effect in AI. Personally, I rarely ever use effects or filters, but this will give us a good variety to the lettering style options.

Gradient rings in Illustrator Circular graph Here is a very simple example of what I talk about. The gradient in each part of the graph follows the direction of the circle. In other words the gradient isn't linear or radial, which are the only options to choose from in Illustrator. The graph below has 28 segments and is applied in a more illustrative kind of way. The Dark: An Illustrated Meditation on Overcoming Fear from Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen by Maria Popova A heart-warming allegory about what it means to make peace with our demons. Daniel Handler — beloved author, timelessly heartening literary jukeboxer — is perhaps better-known by his pen name Lemony Snicket, under which he pens his endlessly delightful children’s books. In fact, they owe much of their charisma to the remarkable creative collaborations Snicket spawns, from 13 Words illustrated by the inimitable Maira Kalman to Who Could It Be At This Hour?

Create a Variety of 3D Lettering Effects for Poster Design In this tutorial I will showcase three different approaches for creating simple 3D lettering effects in the context of poster design. Onward and upward we go! Introduction I will start off by drawing the letter-forms for the three words "ONWARD," "AND" and "UPWARD." From there I will show three ways to create simple, yet interesting 3D effects. 3D is the latest craze (See: nearly every movie that has come out in the last two years) but my interests are in 3-Dimensional lettering that has old school, subtle, simple, imperfect, more humanistic qualities. Drawing inspiration from vintage poster lettering, and overall aesthetics, everything will be wrapped together to create the full poster design.

Learn After Effects CS5 & CS5.5 Share this Episode Autoplay End of Video Show End Screen Default Quality Adjust your embed size below, then copy and paste the embed code above. Create a Cute Bird With Geometric Shapes in Adobe Illustrator - Tuts+ Design & Illustration Tutorial In this tutorial, you'll learn how to draw a cute geometric bird in Adobe Illustrator, with the use of the Shape Builder tool and Outline Stroke. The main theme in this illustration is the word “ajua”. This is an expression used mostly in northern Mexico. When people are having a great time with friends or family, drinking or singing they yell, “AJUA!!” Create a New Document (Command-N), 600 x 642 px in size, and add two layers: IllustrationSketch

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