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Quick Tutorial: Create a Reusable Retro Type Treatment In Illustrator

Quick Tutorial: Create a Reusable Retro Type Treatment In Illustrator
In this tutorial I will show you how to create a simple retro type treatment. Even though its simple, it uses some powerful Illustrator features. If you have read my tutorials before, you know this means the Appearance panel! Along with the Appearance panel, we will be using some texture effects, Warp effects, and some simple layering. Final Image Below is the final type treatment we will be working towards. Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5 (You should be able to create this tutorial in CS4 and CS3 but some of the tutorial images might look different.)Difficulty: Beginner / IntermediateTopics Covered: Appearance Panel, EffectsEstimated Completion Time: 15-20 minutes Step 1 Create a new document and type out some text with the Text tool (T). Step 2 With the text still selected, choose Add New Fill from the pop-up menu of the Appearance panel. Step 3 Create another new fill in the Appearance panel, select the bottom fill item, and fill it with a light yellow color. Step 4 Step 5 Related:  TIPOgrafía

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. Step 2 Change the font size of “TUTORIALS” to 250pt, “AWESOME” to 60pt, and “BY DENIS DESIGNS” to 35pt. Step 3 Now we are going to start adding some shapes to our burst. Step 4 Click on Type>Create Outlines, this will make our text into lines and points, which will be easier to deal with. Step 5 Go to View, and make sure Smart Guides is checked. Select the Ellipse tool (L) and while holding Shift and Alt, make a circle starting at the center of the box. We also want to make a star/burst that will be a little wider than the circle. Step 6 We want to take the inner circle we made and shrink it down a little bit, while holding Shift and Alt. Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10

Create a Hatched Drop Shadow Text Effect in Illustrator | Every-Tuesday Hatched drop shadow text effects are becoming more common in typefaces these days – Trend was one of the first to offer a layered font with a faux hatched drop shadow which motivated others to offer them. But what if you want a hatched drop shadow on the font you’re using, not trend? What if it’s for a one-off headline where lots of text doesn’t need it, it just needs to look beautiful in one powerful instance? That’s when we start making art instead of adjusting type, which is why this week’s tutorial isn’t on a text layer style; we’ll be customizing our hatched drop shadow to fit an artistic style. The font used in this tutorial is the free font, Novecento Sans Wide Demi Bold, which you can pick up here with a free account.

How To Create a Retro Badge/Emblem Style Logo The retro style badge/emblem of logos is a hot trend at the moment, and it’s no surprise why – They’re super cool! We’ve already looked at a showcase of retro and vintage style logos based on circular motifs, now let’s build our own. We’ll put the basic structure together in Illustrator, then give it that aged vintage appearance with some finishing touches in Photoshop. The logo we’ll be creating is for the totally fictional Powerhouse Gym (although I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a gym somewhere with this name!). View the retro/vintage logo design Be sure to check out the showcase of retro badge/emblem logos, then when you have plenty of ideas open up Adobe Illustrator and create a large circle. Press CMD+F to paste in another duplicate, scale down and change the fill to white. Paste a couple more circles and scale them appropriately to add a couple of thin strokes on the inside and outside of the white ring. Enter the words Powerhouse Gym then select an appropriate font.

How to Create Line Gradient Typography | Every-Tuesday Happy Tuesday! This week’s tutorial comes courtesy of Kamron’s request on how to replicate a line gradient typography effect, like this one. While you could create this effect in a similar way as this retro type effect tutorial in Photoshop, the blend tool in Illustrator performs the effect quicker (in my opinion), AND you end up with vectors that can scale infinitely without losing resolution. This is one of the quicker type effects we’ve created, making it the perfect solution when you need a nice type effect in a pinch! In this tutorial we use: – Illustrator (CS3 or newer will work!) p.s. the font used in the tutorial example is called Eveleth (Regular Clean) which you can pick up here

Create an Aged Vintage Style Logo Design in Illustrator Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create an aged vintage style logo design. We’re going to take inspiration from generations past, when logos were hand crafted with custom lettering. To achieve the same effect in Illustrator we’ll customise existing fonts to create a old school layout of cool typography. The vintage logo we’ll be creating is based on a fictional jeans company Black Denim Co. View the final vintage style logo design Classic logos were all about the typography. I’ve selected the Lavanderia font, but I’m not too keen on the flat edges. The difference between the customised and the original is only subtle, but it helps create a unique design that fits the style we’re aiming for. The current font seems a little too upright compared to other old school script logos, so go to Object > Transform > Shear and add 10° to the Horizontal axis. Lots of careful tweaking of points is required to perfect the shape and eliminate unwanted kinks. Download the source file

Create An Editable Text Effect in Illustrator - Illustrator Atoms This tutorial will cover some helpful tools used to create an editable text effect in Illustrator. Sometimes, Illustrator can be overwhelming. The Un-intuitive use of layers, overlaying objects over one another just to get that visual effect. What if I told you that you can layer effects over each other without grouping and scale all objects in one click. That’s where the helpful Appearance panel comes in. Step 1 Before we start designing, we need to prepare a couple of colors and patterns into our swatch panel. Step 3 To get the stripped effect in the image, We must create a stripped pattern. Step 4 Next, go to the Appearance Panel and click on the options panel in the top right corner of the panel. Step 5 Next, we will repeat the process but instead of Adding New Fill, you want to select two Add New Stroke in the Appearance Panel (You should have three in total). Step 6 Before committing the style into a Graphic Style. Wrapping It Up

Lettering a todo volumen (Lobulo ) | Domestika Prepárate para ver cómo tus letterings sobresalen. En este curso, el diseñador de papercraft Lobulo te enseñará a pensar en el papel como un serio aliado en tus trabajos. Con él aprenderás a crear un impresionante lettering en volumen sin necesidad de ser un experto del papercraft, mostrándote todos los materiales y trucos que necesitas saber. ¿El resultado? ¿Qué incluye este curso? En este curso de Lobulo aprenderás las técnicas básicas para transformar una tipografía plana en algo tangible y real que podrás modelar a tu gusto. Tras inspirarte con varios referentes del papercraft, Lobulo te mostrará cómo crear los mockups en papel, tu primer boceto de una letra tridimensional. ¿CUÁL ES EL PROYECTO FINAL DEL CURSO? ¿A quién está dirigido? Este curso va dirigido a todos los diseñadores e ilustradores con ganas de dejar de lado el ordenador y diferenciarse creando estructuras tipográficas con las manos. Requisitos Una vez que se abre el curso, puedes empezarlo dónde y cuándo quieras.

How to get started in Calligraphy In this our... | Type Worship In this our third guest post, typographer, letterer and calligrapher Seb Lester gives us an insight into his practices and offers tips to anyone wishing to develop their calligraphy skills. Full videos of above animations here: Destiny and Heart & Soul Calligraphy is enjoying something of a renaissance at the moment. I first noticed at the beginning of 2013 when mainstream publications like Salon started taking an interest in my calligraphy work. Momentum has gathered since then to the point that one of my calligraphy clips has now had over one million views and, due to the interest Instagram have recently taken in calligraphy, I now have 156,000 people following me there. So something is clearly in the air and I find that very exciting. Many hundreds of people have been asking me questions about how to get started so this seems a perfect opportunity to help promote the practice and appreciation of this beautiful, ancient art form. Paper is always an important consideration.

The 100 Greatest Free Fonts for 2014 Here we are, once again, with our now-famous selection of the top 100 free fonts for 2014. This year we have only selected fonts published or updated in late 2013 and 2014, giving you one of the most up-to-date lists around. The majority are completely free with licenses for commercial use; the odd few available for personal use only have extended license options at a very reasonable price. The free font list comprises both entire font families and single weight downloads; either way, there is something for everyone and we think you'll love the ones we have picked out for you. Font Selection We have selected all kinds of typefaces which can be seamlessly integrated into any design: Sans Serif, Slab Serif, Rounded, Decorative, Display, Art Deco, Geometric, Futuristic, and many more besides. We have categorized the typefaces to help you browse more efficiently. Sans-Serif Typefaces Display and Decorative typefaces Serif Typefaces Script, Calligraphic and Hand-drawn

Cylburn Tipografía Cylburn, una caligráfica hecha a pincel Cylburn es una script semiconectada creada por Foldes Dai​​. Cylburn tiene una estructura caligráfica hecha con pincel aunque ligeramente retocada para aparecer más elegante y refinada. El tipógrafo residente en Baltimore ha desarrollado una tipo perfectamente equilibrada y definida en cuanto a contrastes. Nos permite a través de Lost Type pagar lo que realmente creamos, incluso gratis, pero con condiciones. _____ +info y descarga: Cylburn

Chromeography - photos of emblems, badges, logos on cars & other objects letras recuperadas letras recuperadas 16 abril, 2014 2 Comentarios Rótulos azulejo Fábrica de harinas de San José. 8 abril, 2014 2 Comentarios Rótulos vidrio Tintorería Mary. 1 abril, 2014 Comentarios Rótulos relieve Ipsaolot. 25 marzo, 2014 Comentarios Rótulos pintados Tapissier. 19 marzo, 2014 4 Comentarios Papelería Regolf. 11 marzo, 2014 Comentarios Eugenio Grau. Página 1 de 812345...»Última » © Juan Nava, 2013 Descubre las 20 mejores fuentes de Google Fonts (son gratis, por supuesto) | Tipografía DigitalTipografía Digital Descubre las 20 mejores fuentes de Google Fonts (son gratis, por supuesto) 4.93 (98.57%) 14 votos Después de unos cuantos años dando clase una de las estrategias que más satisfacciones —y mejores resultados, claro— me da es hacer trabajar a mis alumnos en proyectos con bastantes restricciones. Alegreya, de Huerta Tipográfica; una tipografía para texto magnífica, pensada originalmente para publicaciones pero que se defiende de maravilla en pantalla. Si te preguntas dónde están las 4 fuentes que faltan no te vuelvas loco: hay 16 familias y algunas tienen más de un estilo, si las cuentas todas salen 20 tipografías. Bueno, creo y espero que después de ver esta selección de Google Fonts sea más difícil decir que hay pocas tipografías gratuitas de calidad.

¿Qué dice tu letra de ti? Descúbrelo en este infográfico gigante sobre grafología La grafología es una de esas ciencias limítrofes que gozan de tantos adeptos como escépticos: en un sentido forense e incluso paleográfico, ubicar y reconocer las recurrencias en la forma de las letras de una persona puede servir no sólo para identificar a sus autores, sino para establecer ciertas pautas de personalidad: el estado emocional sería, si no evidente, sí posiblemente diferenciable a través del énfasis con que apoyamos el instrumento de escritura. Además de servir para identificar más de 5 mil patrones de personalidad, la grafología médica puede ayudar a reconocer etapas tempranas de enfermedades degenerativas.