What You’ll Be Creating Mealtime should be a fun time for the young, whether they are in a restaurant, at home, or any place they are eating. So what better way to entertain them than by creating a playful placemat design for the meal? For this tutorial I chose to create a placemat to suit the “mezza” of Lebanese cuisine. This type of cuisine is an ancient one and part of the Levant region, which is the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, including also the regions of Israel, Jordan, Palestine and Syria. Levantine cuisine is exquisite and rich, with fruits, vegetables, whole grain, seafood and meats, seasoned with plentiful herbs, garlic, olive oil, and lemon flavors. Mezza is the name for
In this Chalkboard Text Vector tutorial I’ll show you how to create a chalkboard vector effect with some gradients, a bristle brush, and some freebies from Vector Mill! This chalkboard text vector effect tutorial is relatively simple and can be applied to many other Illustrator projects. Use this effect for logo creation, back to school backgrounds, or even menu and invitation designs. Final Image: Chalkboard Text Vector Effect Below is the final chalkboard text vector we will be shooting for. Tutorial Details: Chalkboard Text Vector Effect Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5 Difficulty: Beginner / Intermediate Topics Covered: Grain Effect, Bristle Brush, Brushes Estimated Completion Time: 15-20 minutes Required Files: Vector-Mill-Sample.ai (compatibility CS4-CS5) Step 1: Chalkboard Text Vector Effect To start out this chalkboard text vector tutorial, create a new document and create a rectangle with the Rectangle tool (M). This will be our chalkboard vector background. Step 2 Fill the new rectangle with a radial gradient, change the first color stop in …
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20 Minute Tut! Create Your Own Customized Chalkboard Text Vector
What You’ll Be Creating Designing a print document that’s going to be folded can be tricky, but in this tutorial we look at how you can make it ultra simple… and fun!
What You’ll Be Creating Modifying the various brush settings in Photoshop can help achieve different effects and textures. This tutorial will show you how to play around with brush settings, as well as layer styles, to create a messy, flour-inspired text effect. Let’s get started! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial. Patrick Hand
What You’ll Be Creating Cars can be a form of art in themselves, and many artists have created beautiful drawings of them over the years, yet chrome and metal can be difficult to draw and render with just pencils. In this tutorial I will be taking you through my process of creating a fully rendered drawing of a section of a car, from blank paper to the final image. What You Will Need Drawing paper or newsprint Drawing board (optional) Masking tape Pencils (Types 7B to 3H) Mechanical pencils (Types 6B to 2H) Pencil sharpener Steel ruler Black coloured pencil Tissue paper Cotton buds Kneaded eraser Gum eraser Tombow…
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How to Draw Realistic Metallic Effects With Pencil
What You’ll Be Creating For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the set of shapes that will make up a first pattern brush. You’ll learn how to easily create pixel perfect shapes and how to save patterns. Using this first brush, the Shape Builder Tool and some basic effects, you will learn how to create the actual straw pattern brush. Finally, you will learn how to easily recolor your brush and how to create a neat text effect. 1. Create a New Document and Set Up a Grid Hit Control-N to create a new document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, enter 600 in the width box and 620 in the height box, and then click the Advanced button. Select RGB , Screen (72ppi) and make sure that the Align New Objects to Pixel Grid box is unchecked before you click OK . Enable the Grid (…
Halftone textures are fantastic resources for creating retro print effects by simply overlaying the dot patterns over your solid colour artwork. I shared a pack of distressed halftone patterns last year, which featured a range of uniform halftone screens of various densities. This time, I’ve created a new series of vector textures with gradual changes in dot size, which help add subtle tones to your designs. These free halftone textures are created with irregular dots to achieve a distressed retro style. There’s 10 vector textures in the pack, ranging from light tones made with widely spaced tiny dots, through to densely packed groups of heavy dot patterns. Applying these textures over solid colour backgrounds instantly adds subtle details and gives your artwork an old newsprint or comic book style appearance. The scaled down preview graphics suffer from a moire effect, but you can really appreciate the awesome halftone dot patterns at their full size. Download the Free Vector Halftone Textures 13mb The post 10 Free Detailed Vector Halftone Texture Backgrounds appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
Infographics can be bland, boring, and run of the mill, but you don’t have to conform! Get your message out clearly and stand out by taking your infographic vector elements to the next level. Create trendy smooth infographic vector elements and a poster design with simple shapes and limited colors in under an hour with this tutorial! We’ll make our own simple custom lettering, populate the design with simple shapes, and use only four colors. Tutorial Details: Trendy Infographic Vector Elements Program : Adobe Illustrator CS6 – CC 2014 Difficulty : Intermediate Topics Covered : Shape Building, Custom Text, Gradients Estimated Completion Time : 40 Minutes Final…
What You’ll Be Creating A globally recognized festival, Children’s Day celebrates children and their well-being. Children’s Day is celebrated in a number of different countries, but since 1925 the event has denoted a very special day for many families in Mexico, where they celebrate the event on 30
I almost forgot all about my annual tradition to write a birthday/anniversary post every April when my little blog gets another year older. 2015 marks 8 years of Spoon Graphics, so let’s take a look at how things have changed over the past 12 months. Last year I talked about the tweaks I’d made to my site to survive the apocalypse . I’m happy to report that those changes have made great improvements to my site’s growth, and things seem to be looking good for the future. I always start these anniversary posts with links to my previous yearly celebrations. It’s always interesting to go back and see how my blog has progressed and how I described my experiences: Blog.SpoonGraphics Turns 7 – Surviving the Apocalypse Blog.SpoonGraphics Turns 6 Years Old – Staying Fresh Blog.SpoonGraphics Turns 5 Years Old – Thank You! Blog.SpoonGraphics Turns 4 …