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What You’ll Be Creating You will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create your mustard bottle using a bunch of linear gradients, some meshes, simple blending techniques and several effects.
I think you’ll all agree that Illustrator is just plain awesome, and with the continual improvements we see with each new version, it keeps getting better and better. Previously, I created seamless textures for typography and seamless backgrounds for my web and illustration projects with Photoshop. But we’ve seen large improvements with the Appearance panel in more recent versions of Illustrator, so now I create these textures and backgrounds solely in Illustrator–it’s actually super easy! So in today’s tutorial, I’ll walk you through the steps on how to create a variety of seamless textures and backgrounds all in Adobe Illustrator. Tutorial Details Program : Adobe Illustrator CC (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, Effects, Pattern Fills, Graphic Styles Estimated Completion Time: 15-20 minutes each Adding Texture in Illustrator If you have been working with illustrator for a while, you probably know that you can easily drop in a texture as an image, set it to multiply, and you’re good to go. One of the great things about using the techniques in this tutorial is you can easily create a seamless texture or background without having to add a mask out nor make sure it will fit your artwork properly. Additionally, we’ll use the Appearance panel to quickly create a unique graphic style–this should make it easy to apply the effects to other text and vector objects. (Psst…I know…
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Creating Seamless Textures and Seamless Backgrounds in Illustrator
The classic illustration style used on money is something I’ve always wanted to figure out how to replicate in Photoshop. There’s plenty of Photoshop tutorials that show how to create a basic halftone line effect, but they never quite capture that authentic engraved look with plenty of shading and tone. After lots of trial and error I finally managed to figure it out, so here’s an in depth tutorial on how to create a realistic money illustration effect in Photoshop (with some help from Illustrator!). The effect we’ll be creating in today’s tutorial is this vintage engraved or etched illustration style that builds up the tonal areas of an image with lots of tiny lines. Unlike the basic halftone …
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How To Create a Realistic Money Effect in Photoshop
What You’ll Be Creating For starters you will learn how to create the nail polish bottle cap using basic blending and vector shape building techniques along with some complex linear gradient and the Live Corners feature. Next, you will learn how to create a pink art brush, a simple background and smooth piece of text. Taking full advantage of the Appearance panel and the Pathfinder panel you will learn how to add shading and highlights for your piece of text. Finally, you will learn how to add some nail polish drips and a bunch of subtle sparkly spots. 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 655 in the height box 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 .
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial we will learn how to create a set of simple yet trendy flat-style gems icons in Adobe Illustrator! Using basic shapes and Blending Modes, we will make our precious gems shine and sparkle. You don’t need any special drawing skills or devices, so let’s get started! 1. Form a Perfect Shiny Diamond Step 1 Launch Adobe Illustrator and make a New Document (Control-N) of 600 x 600 pixels , in
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In the following tutorial, you will learn to create a simple flying vector UFO in Adobe Illustrator. Using 3D effects and Gradient Mesh, you will learn to create this piece with realistic effects.
What You’ll Be Creating 3D text is very popular in the advertising industry. 3D text effects are often used in print or television campaigns, and are popular because they literally stand out on the page or screen. Creating a realistic 3D text effect can be quite challenging to create, and often make use of several applications. In this tutorial, we will use a combination of Modo, Photoshop, and Illustrator to create a fruit textured text effect that resembles an orange. Let’s get started! Speed Art Video &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;br&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial. Please download them before you begin. If they are not available, or if you don’t want pay for them, you may need to find alternatives. Orange Leafs Orange Orange 2 1. Create Texture for Orange Leaf Step 1 Open picture: photodune-536588-orange-leafs-m.jpg . In Paths panel, create new path . Change its name to CP . Activate Pen Tool and draw path around center leaf. Step 2 Create selection from path . Press J to create new layer. Step 3 Turn off visibility of Background and save image as PNG file. From PNG options choose like on the screen below. 2. Create Outline Text in …
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Create a 3D, Fruit-Textured, Text Effect
What You’ll Be Creating It’s springtime, and it would be a good time to create a garden scene. You will use just basic shapes and the Pencil Tool in Adobe Illustrator. You will be surprised how many different objects you can create from a rectangle, ellipse and triangle! 1.
What You’ll Be Creating For starters you will learn how to set-up a simple grid, how to create the main, four circles and how to easily place them in the center of your artboard. Using basic blending and vector shape building techniques you will learn how to add subtle shading and a simple star shape. Next, you will learn how to create a pretty simple gradient mesh. Taking full advantage of the Appearance panel and using some simple Blur effects you will add the extra highlights and textures. Finally, you will learn how to create a simple background, some Drop Shadow effects and a fading long shadow. 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 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 .