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What You’ll Be Creating I want to show you how to create a summer-inspired illustration: a
For a while, it seemed liked every client wanted grungy graphics. This might sound familiar, “I like it, but can we grunge it up more”. Don’t get me wrong, having some grunge can create a great deal of depth to a design or illustration, but there can be to much of a good thing. This is the technique I use because it is quick and consistent, making it easy to scum up any design or illustration. Notes This tutorial was created with Illustrator CS3. You should be alright if you have Illustrator CS2. I suggest having the Raster Effects at 300 dpi. This will generate the best quality in the effect. You can change this by going Effect > Document Raster Effects Settings and chose 300 dpi . Adding Grunge With your text selected, go Effect > Distort > Glass . In the options, use the following settings. Distortion: 15 Smoothness: 1 Texture: Blocks Scaling: 200% That’s it! You can still edit the text without loosing the effect. You can change the font, color, kerning, or whatever! Moreover, you can edit the Effect by selecting Glass in the Appearance panel. Tracing Image If you want to incorporate the text with other elements, it is a good idea to trace the image as a vector. Currently, if you place the text over an element that isn’t white, you will see white in the text instead negative space. First you will have to rasterize the image. Right now, the text is essentially vector art masking out a raster image. Both need to be rasterized before converting to vector. With the grunge text selected, go Object > Rasterize . Keep all the options the same, except change the Resolution to Use Document Raster Effects Resolution. With…
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How to Quickly Add Grunge To Text in Adobe Illustrator
Actions are a set of commands or a series of events that you can record and playback in the Actions panel. Actions are great for complex or repetitive tasks. I use the Actions all the time, especially when working with icon sets or buttons, like in the previous tutorial . If you are familiar at all with the Actions panel in Photoshop, you will have no problem with the Actions in Illustrator. Notes I am working in Adobe Illustrator CS3. I’m note sure when Actions became a feature of Illustrator. For some reason I am thinking it was CS2, but that is probably wrong. I couldn’t find the answer anywhere so if someone knows, please share. Action Panel When you open the Actions panel you will see a list of predefined Actions . Look through them, there are some useful ones. One I like is the Reflect action. To activate the action, press play. You can also set a Function key to play the Action , this comes in handy. To set the Function key, double-click on an Action…
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How to Automate Actions in Illustrator
In this tutorial I will show you how to turn your doodles and sketches into vectors! This tutorial uses custom brushes, the Paintbrush tool, Pen tool, and the Live Paint Bucket tool. Even if your not a huge fan of the cuteness, you can use these techniques for other illustrations, logos, and vector elements.
What You’ll Be Creating Hello there fellow readers! In today’s tutorial you will learn how to create a San Fran inspired house using some of Adobe Illustrator’s basic tools such as the Rectangle Tool , the Rounded Rectangle Tool , and the Pen Tool . We will see why using layers can improve the speed and precision of our workflow, but most importantly how simple geometric shapes can create detailed artwork in a matter of moments. That being said, let’s power up Illustrator and start building. 1. Setting Up Our Document The first thing I always do when I start working on a new project is to make sure that my document is set up properly. That being said, let’s create a New Document (File > New or Control…
What You’ll Be Creating Join me in painting up a delicious custard tart filled with fruit in the open-source painting program, Krita . You’ll learn how to render an assortment of fruits and prepare your content for use as a desktop, mobile, or web icon, perfect for an assortment of sizes. Whet your appetite for something fun and get to know Krita , which you can download free ! 1.
What You’ll Be Creating With this tutorial I’d like to show you how to create an Alice in Wonderland photo manipulation, perfect for adorning your mobile background. Read on to learn about Pixelmator’s easy-to-use Effects Browser and other nifty features only available on the Mac. Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial: Mushroom 1 , Mushroom 2 Moss 1 , Moss 2 Cup Pocket Watch Caterpillar Smoke 1 , Smoke 2 1.
What You’ll Be Creating Summer is here! So it’s time for a colorful, fresh, and fun text effect tutorial. This tutorial will show you how to create a colorful 3D text effect, and then add in a couple of brushes and stock images to create an interesting, summery text effect. Let’s get started! Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial. Insaniburger
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a semi-realistic Apple Watch illustration in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to create the metallic frame and the screen using simple rectangles, basic vector shape building techniques and some effects. Using several linear gradients, a Warp and a Transform effect and some basic blending techniques, you will learn how to create the buttons. Finally, you will learn how to create the strap and how to easily recolor it. 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 and height boxes and then click on the Advanced button. Select RGB , Screen (72 ppi) and make sure that the Align New …
What You’ll Be Creating A child’s imagination is a precious thing of wonder. I believe it should be nurtured and encouraged whenever possible. One of the most common forms children use to express their imagination is drawing their fantasies. What better way to encourage it than by placing them within their very own imaginary world! This project is intended to be a collaboration between a parent and child. Start by working together to plan it out. The parent’s portion is to take photos of the child and set up the files in Photoshop. The kid’s portion includes the original drawing and then placing the scanned layer into the scene, and even some lightweight digital painting and illustration. This is a very fun project than can be easily repeated any number of times. It’s likely that once your child sees just how they look in their drawings, they will want to explore different ideas too! Use this time…
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Adobe Photoshop For Kids! Fantasy Me!