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. 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 With the blend object selected double click on the Blend Tool icon or go to Object>Blend>Blend Options. Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Apply the Blend Tool (W) for the letters E. Step 8 Step 9 Conclusion
50 Great Illustrator Tutorials and Tips Illustrator is a wonderful tool. It is often underused, and also a bit underestimated. I think sometimes people can be having so much fun in Photoshop, that they forget all of the awesome things Illustrator can accomplish. So today I’m bringing you a big list of Illustrator tutorials, tricks and tips. Basic Shading and Lighting Tutorial: Transform, Style, Blend Tutorial: make texture without leaving Illustrator Some Cool Introduction to Illustrator Videos Basic Drawing with Adobe Illustrator’s Paths & Pen tool Creating gradations with Adobe Illustrator’s Gradients & Blends Basic & Advanced Illustrator Drawing Techniques for Technical Illustrations Using the Pathfinder and Align tool in Illustrator Illustrator Pucker and Bloat Effect and more Tutorial: The Flare Tool Creating a 3D Gear Illustrator full spectrum spirograph Create a Vector RSS Icon with Illustrator Creating seamless patterns in Illustrator BMX Illustration Symmetric Illustration Soaring Vectors Tropical Transparency Effect
40 Really Useful Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials No matter you want to design a banner or logo, text effect is very important. Why? It is because a beautiful text effect on the banner or logo will attracts the visitor and also delivers a better message. There are tons of Photoshop text tutorials around us, but today we are going to pick the most 40 beautiful Photoshop text effect tutorials for our readers. You may or may not seen them before, but believe me, they are really useful, cool, beautiful and easy to follow tutorials. You may subscribe to our RSS feed or follow us in Twitter so that you can always receive latest news from us. 1. 2. A very nice wooden text effect tutorial in Photoshop presented by 10steps.sg. 3. 4. This tutorial will show you how to create the 3D text shape and give it a high quality metal look using pure Photoshop. 5. In this tutorial, the author shows you the process involved in creating this golden flame text effect with soft smoke texture in Photoshop. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.
How To Design An Abstract Wallpaper In Photoshop (and Illustrator) Combining Illustrator and Photoshop can produce some dramatic and intense effects. Illustrator has the powers (and tools) to easily create abstract shapes, whereas in Photoshop, although possible, this can take up a lot more of your time. In this tutorial we will be creating abstract shapes using the Pen Tool and Shape Tools in Illustrator and then using those shapes to produce an abstract wallpaper in Photoshop using various color blending techniques, textures and transformation tools. Step 1 As always with these step-by-step tutorials, we need to start by opening up a new document. Unless you’re planning on sending your final design to press, you can just open up a Web Preset document – I’m going to use a 1920×1200 pixel document, the size of my iMac 24″ monitor, for both the Photoshop and Illustrator document. Save your files immediately with a suitable name. Step 2 With Illustrator open, drag some guides from the Ruler (View > Show Rulers) to make a cross as seen below. Step 3 Step 4
Créer un logo graff glossy avec illustrator - Cet article a été migré vers le site spécialisé Illustrator, merci de cliquez ici pour vous y rendre ! Accéder à cet article sur tutoriauxillustrator.com Je vous ai déjà expliqué comment réaliser un beau logo glossy avec Photoshop. Mais cette fois voici comment créer un logo glossy avec Illustrator. La méthode est vraiment intéressante, alors accrochez vous, ce n’est pas une mince affaire : ) Tutorial 183 - Fichier source Illustrator clic pour télécharger le fichier source illustrator utilisé dans ce tutorial Je crée un nouveau document RVB, peu importe la taille. Puis je vais dans le menu texte > vectorisé. Dans mon exemple j’ai agrandis la taille des lettres parfaitement à gauche et à droite, puis je les ai rapprochés. Avec l’outil des formes je crée des ellipses noires sur la gauche du titre, et sur la droite. Je sélectionne le texte et les ronds en même temps et avec le pathfinder j’unis toutes ces formes. Ensuite j’applique un fond nul et une bordure noire de 2 pixels.
Typography - Tuts+ Design & Illustration Category As you will have heard countless times, white space is a very important element to a successful layout. A large proportion of a white space will typically be occupied by margins. The purpose of this tut is to give new InDesign users the knowledge on setting up margins and their functions relating to two main layout types, which are single and facing page layouts. As you will have heard countless times, white space is a very important element to a successful layout. A large proportion of a white space will typically be occupied by margins. Drawing Lessons Drawspace Pro Lessons are designed for artists of all levels and educators, and are logically organized into resources and activities. Eventually, all lessons and E-books authored by Brenda Hoddinott will be available here: four to eight brand new lessons and newly-revised older lessons are being added every month! Upgrade Now: Download all 310 lessons and 4 e-books! Try for Free: Download lessons marked as "Free"! 1.1.R1 Glossary Of Art Terms Definitions of art-related terms used in the resources and activities of Drawspace Curriculum (updated February 2013) $3.99or Upgradeto access all files 1.1.R2 Travelling Back in Time with Graphite A few fun tidbits of information about the history of graphite $0.99or Upgradeto access all files 1.1.R3 Examining Graphite and Grades Understanding the differences between H and B grades of graphite $0.99or Upgradeto access all files 1.1.R4 Seeing Grades in Drawings Graphite drawings demonstrate the visual qualities of H and B grades of pencils Download Download
50 Excellent Digital Photography Photoshop Tutorials Advertisement Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard for digital-image editing and graphics creation. Photoshop’s versatility makes it a popular choice among Web designers, graphic designers, digital media artists, print designers, photographers and other professionals in design and image-editing. Whether you’re designing a business card or website or digitally enhancing an image, you can rest assured that Photoshop will give you the necessary tools to get the job done. In this article, we focus on tutorials on digital photography. You’ll find an assortment of top-notch tutorials that deal with applying post-production techniques and effects, color correction, enhancement and photo retouching. Without further ado, we present you with 50 Excellent Photoshop Tutorials for Digital Photography. Photo Effects HDR-Style Results Using Layers in Photoshop1Learn how to achieve HDR results in Photoshop using bracketed exposures during the production process and then Photoshop layers afterwards.
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Blog Archive Creating Editable Letterpress Styled Text A popular typography trend in web design and print design is letterpress styled text. This text styling is easy to do in Photoshop, but in Illustrator, it is super simple to create letterpress styled text while keeping the text editable. Utilizing the Appearance panel and Graphic Styles, you can quickly and consistently apply this style to any editable text and other vector objects. Final Image: Letterpress Styled Text Below is the final letterpress styled text treatment we will be working towards. Tutorial Details: Letterpress Styled Text Program: Adobe Illustrator CS4Difficulty: BeginnerEstimated Completion Time: 5-10 minutes Step 1: Letterpress Styled Text Create a rectangle with the Rectangle tool (M) and fill it with a color of your choosing. Step 2 Type out some text with the Text tool (T) and chose a font. Step 3 From the pop-up menu of the Appearance panel, choose New Fill. Step 4 With the new fill selected in the Appearance panel, go Effect > Stylize > Inner Glow. Step 5 Step 6 Step 7
How to Create a Fancy Gift Bow using Adobe Illustrator In this tutorial you will learn how to create a realistic image of a gift bow using the Mesh Tool. With many uses including greeting cards, designs and even web banners, I'm sure you'll find many uses for this fancy ribbon. You will also learn many helpful tips on how to use the gradient mesh to make conical gradients. Let's get started! First, determine the colors that you're going to use. Using the Rectangle Tool (M) create the shape of ribbon with a linear gradient fill. Create the upper edge of the ribbon. Create the shadow from the ribbon. Select the two rectangles and go to Object > Blend > Make. Group up all the objects and keep them selected, go to Object > Transform > Rotate, set 45 degrees in the dialogue box. Let us proceed to the bow elements. Now our task is to transform the linear gradient into a conical one. As a result of this operation we have a group containing two objects: the Clipping Mask and the Mesh. Make the handles of vertical curves (on the mesh) straight.
ultra-easy pattern making In this post I will show you how to quickly create a seamless simple geometric pattern swatch in Adobe Illustrator. In the last (extra) step I will show you a very simple way to ‘export’ it as a pattern to Photoshop. First, have a look at what we aim to obtain (this pattern is inspired by the fabric of my favorite tunic). Vector pattern swatch - preview 1. With the Rectangle Tool (M) create a rectangle 20 px (width) x 60 px (height). 2. Multiply your rectangle by four 3. Color swatches 4. Shearing the rectangles 5. Applying reflection 7. A copy to the right 8. A copy to the left 9. Creating bottom rectangle 10. 11. Below: the tunic inspiration. I hope you find this tutorial useful, all comments are highly appreciatied.
50 of the Best Photoshop Tutorials of 2010 Photoshop is probably one of the most indispensable pieces of software in a designer’s toolbox. It can be used for everything from retouching photos to creating entire web layouts or original artwork. And specific design tutorials are a great way to familiarize yourself with what Photoshop can do and how to do it. Below are 50 of the best Photoshop tutorials from 2010. They cover everything from manipulating photos to creating icons to digital painting and text effects. There are tutorials for all skill levels, whether you’re new to Photoshop or a seasoned pro. Photo Effects and Manipulations Working with photos is what Photoshop was originally created to do (hence the name). Create a Nature Inspired Photo Manipulation in Photoshop Here’s a quick (around 1 hour) intermediate tutorial for creating a nature-inspired photo manipulation. Create a Magical Four Piece Stardust Composition Create a Realistic Panoramic Matte Painting in Photoshop Reader Photoshop Tutorial: Sisters by Marcos Torres