Let’s Make a Playful Yet Robust 3D Letter Design A few times a each month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from throughout the history of Vectortuts+. This tutorial by Jonathan was first published on February 24th 2009. This tutorial is perfect for the advanced beginner who wants to take her skills to the next level. Want access to the full Vector Source files and downloadable copies of every tutorial, including this one? Step 1 Start by typing each letter separate so you can adjust the angle and 3D qualities of each. Also, use a grey or light color so when you proceed to the next step you'll be able to see what your 3D text looks like. Step 2 Go to Effect > 3D > Extrude & Bevel... Step 3 Even after you apply 3D effects that you would like your letter to have you can also continue to rotate the letter to whatever angle you like, as I've done below. Click on a color and the shading will automatically be applied to the different faces of the letter. Step 4 Use the same technique on the other letters. Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8
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Round Radiation Warning Freepik All Files Round Radiation Warning Free Vector previous next Like Free Download Other files that may interest you In the same category See more See all Colors Type Vector Illustration Date Sunday, 4/10/2011 Category Icons Signs and symbols Check the original Web File Encapsulated PostScript (.eps) Author vectoropenstock Downloads Other languages Popular searches Freepik Free graphic resources for designers Create a Mummy Text Effect In Illustrator Halloween is in a couple days and why not celebrate by creating a mummy styled text treatment? In this tutorial you will learn how to create this treatment with some gradients and, of course, heavy use of the Appearance panel. There isn’t a lot of steps but the tutorial is slightly more advanced than previous tutorials. Final Image Below if the final text treatment we will be working towards. Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5 (You should be able to create this tutorial in CS4 but some of the tutorial images might look different.) Step 1 Create a new document and type out some text with the Text tool (T). Step 2 Outline your text (Command + Shift + O) and fill it with a linear gradient. Step 3 Now we got the base text, let’s start creating the mummy fabric. Step 4 Take off any stroke on the strip and fill it with a linear gradient. Step 5 For this next gradient we are going to use a linear gradient with numerous color stops to create the fabric folds. Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9
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Create An Editable Metal Type Treatment in Illustrator I am a huge fan of the updated Appearance panel in the Illustrator CS4. I have really found the Appearance panel to be useful when creating type treatments that I constantly need to repeat. One of these styles is a metal type treatment. This tutorial is pretty similar to the Letterpress Font and Sketchy Font tutorials in that it uses the Appearance panel to create a type treatment that is fully editable when it is done. Final Image Below is the final type treatment we will be working towards. Tutorial Detail Program: Adobe Illustrator CS4Difficulty: BeginnerEstimated Completion Time: 15-20 minutes Step 1 Choose a font (I am using Museo Slab 700) and type out some text with the Type tool (T). Step 2 From the pop-up menu of the Appearance panel, choose New Fill. Step 3 For this step we are going to add two Color Stops to the gradient to give us the metal effect. Step 4 Now that we have the correct Color Stops, we need to adjust the gradient. Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Step 10 Step 11 Step 12
Vector Art & Artists Collective - Blood Sweat Vector 35 Free Abstract Illustrator Brushes | BittBox 35 Free Abstract Illustrator Brushes If our freebies have benefited you personally or have helped you earn a profit please consider donating via paypal. Donate Now In my opinion, one of the most underused features of Illustrator is the creation of custom brushes. No, I wasn’t kidding when I said that all of the detail above was made from brushes, and brushes alone. Download the Brushes: Here is a Screenshot of some of the brushes in this set. Includes: – AI Brush Library(1) Installation: Even though it has an .ai extension, the file you downloaded is an “Illustrator Brush Library,” not an actual Illustrator file. 1. 2. 3. Loading the Brushes: 1. 2. 3. Download the Example Source File: In order for you to view the example file properly in Illustrator, you must have the brushes installed. Includes: – AI (2) EPS (1) SVG (1) PNG (1) Brushes Source Shapes: This file contains the shapes I made the brushes from. Includes: – AI (2) EPS (1) SVG (1) Tips for exploring this on your own: About Jay Hilgert