What is Kerning? Kerning is the process of adjusting the space between pairs of letters to give them a more pleasing visual flow. Typically, kerning is used in large text such as headlines or titles though it can be used in body text. As font size increases, gaps between letters become more obvious. These gaps are especially noticeable around letters with an outward angle such as V, W and Y. Gaps also occur around letters than have a horizontal bar that creates an open space such as L and T. Types of Kerning Adobe Illustrator offers three types of kerning: Auto, Optical and Metrics-Roman Only . The default setting is Auto – also known as Metric (not to be confused with Metrics-Roman only ). If none of these options please your inner typographer, there is one more method of kerning you can try… manual kerning. This is an old school, do-it-yourself kerning technique that requires a keen eye for balance of negative and positive space. Auto (Metric) Kerning Auto Kerning , also known as Metric , is built into the kerning table of a font. The kerning table assigns values to common problem kerning pairs such as LA, WA…
In this roundup article you will find some great summer vector backgrounds which will give a special color to your projects! With a lot of cool and warm color combinations, turquoise water, and summer time elements, these summer vector backgrounds are sure to lift your spirits even if you aren’t on the beach.
What You’ll Be Creating Welcome to another Photoshop print design tutorial. In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to create a nice clean looking design for a present voucher. Follow along to learn some new techniques and basic knowledge when designing artworks for print. Tutorial Assets
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, you will learn how to create vintage floral arrangement painting in Adobe Illustrator. You will learn how to create your own paint brushes and use them. By the end of the tutorial, you will have a beautiful vintage floral bouquet illustration that looks like a real canvas painting! 1. Creating special paint brushes Step 1 First, create a new document in following dimensions: 600 px height and 600 px width. Now we need to create two new brushes. Image 1. To create a new brush, take the Ellipse Tool (L) , draw a very long and thin oval shape (fill color R=35 G=31 B=32 ). Move it to the Brush panel. A new window …
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How to Create a Vintage Floral Arrangement Painting in Adobe Illustrator
What You’ll Be Creating If you really enjoyed playing with Lego as a kid (or if you’ve continued to play with them as an adult) isometric pixel art might interest you; it can be pretty technical, it feels more like building than illustrating and since there’s no perspective, you can move elements around your isometric environment however you want. We’ll be creating a character as that’s a logical starting point for isometric pixel art because it’ll help define the proportions for most other elements we might continue to create. However we should go through some basics of isometric pixel art before getting to the character; unless you want to simply make the character and not return to the style, in which case you may jump ahead to 3. Let’s add some character. 1.
What You’ll Be Creating In the following tutorial, I’m going to show you how to use a sketch from a previous tutorial to create a cute little badger family in Adobe Illustrator. 1.
No matter how advanced or novice of an Inkscape user you may be, the basics are absolutely essential. Let’s go over some of the best Inkscape tutorials and courses to get caught up on everything you need to know. Basic Tools and Methods There’s plenty of tools and methods to become overwhelming, so these are the tutorials you’ll want to take a look at for learning the foundation of Inkscape. Fun Tricks With Inkscape’s Polygon Tool The Polygon tool in Inkscape has a slight learning curve, but can be an excellent way to speed up the creation of complex shapes. In this quick tip, we’ll go over some neat tricks to make the Polygon tool more useful with your designs. How to Create Gradient Fills and on Stroke in Inkscape The first time you open Inkscape, it may take a while to finally discover gradients. When you do, they can be rather overwhelming and confusing at first. Check out this quick tip to learn some tricks with Inkscape’s gradients, Gradient Editor, and Gradient Tool. While I’m using linear gradients in this tutorial, the same principals apply to radial gradients. Group/Ungroup vs. Combine/Break Apart in Inkscape The fact that Group/Ungroup and Combine/Break Apart are two sets of complete synonyms, you might not think that Inkscape would have these as separate functions. While these are pretty …
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Back to School: 28 Easy Inkscape Tutorials
What You’ll Be Creating Pigs are a big family of characteristic animals with short legs and special snouts. Domestic pigs, also called hogs, are a popular theme of many childish drawings, yet few adults can draw them properly. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to draw a domestic pig, a wild boar and a warthog. You’ll learn about their basic anatomy and all the details of theirs. Even if you’re not interested in pigs in particular, you can use these lessons to create some new kind of beast. Draw the Domestic Pig Skeleton The most important thing about pigs’ skeletal structure is that they’re longer than they are tall. The head can’t be raised higher than the shoulders, so the body has a characteristic, simple line. Skeleton of the domestic pig Muscles Since pigs are quite fat, an accurate drawing of muscles isn’t something we’ll need. However, if you’re feeling like drawing a muscular pig, here’s a diagram for you: Muscles of the domestic pig Body Features The snout is long, with a flat tip; The ears are big, wide, with a tendency to drop to the front. They can easily cover the eyes, so it’s a good method to avoid drawing them when you’re feeling lazy…
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How to Draw Animals: Domestic Pigs, Wild Boars, and Warthogs
My wife and I are expecting a baby girl in a few months so our house is slowly filling up with everything cute and pink! Seeing the style of art used on the items we’ve collected for the nursery gave me a great idea for a beginner’s Illustrator tutorial, showing how stylish illustrations can be created using basic shapes and patterns. Follow this step by step Illustrator tutorial to create a series of simple vector illustrations, each one employing slightly more advanced techniques to eventually form a complete mobile of objects. This tutorial will be split into four sections in order to cover the process of creating each one of these mobile toys. We’ll begin with the most simple object, then move on with slightly more advanced techniques each time. Essentially we’ll be using Illustrator’s shape tools, the Pathfinder panel and see how strokes & swatches can be manipulated to produce cool styles in your artwork. Creating a cloud shape We’ll begin this tutorial with the most simple shape from the overall illustration; the cloud. Begin…
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Beginner Illustrator Tutorial: Cute Baby Style Artwork
To create the 3D mosaic vector effect we will use the Halftone effect of the Phantasm plug-in and then we will learn how to automate work in Adobe Illustrator using the Action feature. Long sequences of commands, effects and filters with multiple parameters can easily be replaced with the work of the action, which lasts no more than 5 seconds! At the end, you’ll be able to create instant works of mosaic art with this mosaic vector tutorial.