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I’m sure a bunch of you have seen this gradient text vector technique before in other blogs or are already aware of how to add gradients to text, but it is worth mentioning for those that don’t know this technique. Moreover, I found that adding an extra step to this known technique, enables you add transparent gradients to text in Illustrator CS4 while still keeping the text editable! The Problem: Gradient Text Vector In Illustrator, you can’t apply a gradient to text the way you normally add gradients to other objects. You can Outline the text and then add a gradient, but then you can’t edit the text later. No need to worry, there is an easy way to add gradients to text and keep them editable. Step 1: Gradient Text Vector Create some text with the Type tool, with the font of your choosing. I am using my favorite font of the moment, Klavika Bold Condensed. Step 2 Next for this super simple gradient text vector tutorial, set the fill and stroke of your text to none. If you don’t this, after you have applied the gradient to the text in the following steps, you will sometimes see the original text color peeking out on the text edges. Moreover, setting the fill and stroke to none, will make transparent gradients in Illustrator CS4 look correct. If you don’t set the fill to none initially, the color of the original text will show through your …
Super Simple Gradient Text Vector!
Raised text is about as classic as it gets. Creating your own raised text in Illustrator, you can instantly create a super elegant or modern typeface or logo. Using the Appearance panel, some gradients, and transforms, you can create a polished lifted type treatment. Using the Appearance panel makes it super easy to apply the treatment to other fonts and vector elements. Final Image: Raised Text In Illustrator Below is the final raised text in Illustrator treatment we will be working towards. Tutorial Details: Raised Text In Illustrator Program : Adobe Illustrator CS5 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Appearance Panel Estimated Completion Time: 15-20 minutes Step 1 To create this raised text in illustrator, open a new…
Rise Up & Create Your Own Raised Text in Illustrator!
As these chunky button vectors get more popular I find clients requesting them more and more. If you are getting the same requests or just want to learn how to create them, you’ll be happy to know it is pretty easy. With heavy use of the Appearance panel, this tut is similar to others I have written. Like in the previous tutorials, it is easy to make a graphic style and apply the effects to other elements! Tutorial Details: Chunky Button Vectors Program : Adobe Illustrator CS5 (You should be able to create this tutorial in CS4 but some of the tutorial images might look different.) Difficulty: Beginner /Intermediate Topics Covered: Appearance Panel, Gradients Estimated Completion Time: 15-20 Final Image: Chunky Button Vectors Below is the final chunky button vector we will be working towards. Step 1 First …
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Chunky Button Vectors in 20 Minutes
In this Holiday Ornament Vector and Sketchy Festive Pattern tutorial we will learn how to create an original seamless holiday pattern using the Draw Inside mode and Pattern Maker feature. In the process of creating a holiday ornament vector we will be using gradient fills and Opacity Mask. Finally, to create light accents we will be applying the Color Dodge blending mode. Have some festive fun learning with our new Adobe Illustrator tutorial…
Follow along as we create a simple photos icon in Illustrator. We`ll practice basic masking and transform effects, as well as learn how to use multiple fills, strokes, and effects in the Appearance pa…
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In this tutorial I will show you how to create a simple retro text vector sign treatment. Even though its simple, it uses some powerful Illustrator features. If you’ve wanted a truly customizable retro text vector tutorial that you can bust out in a quick afternoon, this is the one for you. Final Image: Retro Text Vector Below is the final retro text vector treatment we will be working towards. Tutorial Details: Retro Text Vector 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 / Intermediate Topics Covered: Appearance Panel, Effects Estimated Completion Time: 15-20 minutes Step 1: Retro Text Vector Create a new document and type out some text with the Text tool (T). I used Clarendon Bold at 48 pt. Take off any stroke and fill on the text. Step 2 With the text still selected, choose Add New Fill from the pop-up menu of the Appearance panel. Fill the new fill with a reddish orange color. In the Appearance panel, press the drop-down arrow for the new fill to reveal its attributes. Press the Opacity link and change the Blending Mode to Multiply. Step 3 Create another new fill in the Appearance panel, select …
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Retro Text Vector Sign in Under 30 Mins!
This week I’ve teamed up with Design Panoply to share more great design resources with my Access All Areas members. Download this pack of 5 vector retro circular badges and customise them for use in your own projects, giving your designs an instant nostalgic feeling. Inside the download you’ll find a link to a series of free fonts which will preserve the appearance of the badges to give you full control over the wording and layout. Design Panoply is a an extensive library of amazing design resources. All the files can either be purchased separately, or for real value for money, grab the PanoPass and gain instant access to everything! For a limited time the pass is discounted to $129, which gets you over 1000 quality resources including textures, vectors, brushes, fonts and templates. All these cool resources come with extended licensing, which means you’re to use them in your commercial projects…
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5 Retro Circular Badges for Access All Areas Members
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.
Illustrator has become the best hand made vector graphics designing tool for designers. … Today, there is a growing interest in collecting and admiring original artwork that was used as illustrations art in books, magazines, posters, blogs, etc. … In today's Illustrator tutorial we'll take a look at the Appearance Panel and see how it can be used to build up layers of non-destructive effects that can then be saved as Graphic Styles so the effect can be instantly applied to any
In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a 3D Button Vector in Adobe Illustrator using only one shape and the Appearance panel. So awesome! In the first steps you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create a rectangle. Using only this shape and the Appearance panel along with a bunch of fills, effects, and basic blending techniques, you will create your own 3D button vector. Tutorial Details Program: Adobe Illustrator CC Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Topics Covered: Basic Tools and Effects and the Appearance panel Estimated Completion Time: 45 minutes Final Image As always, below is the final image that we’ll be creating. The great thing about this 3D button vector tutorial is that it can be customized to create so many kinds and shapes of buttons. Below are just a few examples. Step 1 Hit CTRL + N to create a new document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, enter 600 in the width and height boxes then click on 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 ( View > Show Grid ) and the Snap to Grid ( View > Snap to Grid ). You will need a grid every 5px , so simply go to Edit > Preferences > Guides > Grid , enter 5 in the Gridline every box and 1 in the Subdivisions box. Try not to get discouraged by all that grid, it will ease your work and keep in mind that you can easily enable or disable it using the Control + “ keyboard shortcut. You should also open the Info…
One Tool to Create a 3D Button Vector? Done.