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What You’ll Be Creating This tutorial will provide you with a very basic understanding not only of lettering, but also of overall concepts of typography, which a lot of designers these days don’t have. The process described below will teach you about consistency, kerning, contrast, and weight. Since lettering is completely analog, we won’t need any computers for this tutorial! Put those things aside while we train your eyes to notice the subtleties and basics of typography. Additionally, since this is a beginner class focused around lettering and typography, I will be using some terms some of you may not know. Here is a list of terms you may want to read up on if you’re not sure what they are: Kerning Cap Height X-Height Baseline Negative Space Letterform Anatomy Contrast Crossbar And here is a list of things to reference that may help you understand the topics I’m describing below: Roman Letterforms Greek Letterforms Uncial Rustica Trajan Column One thing to note before we start: the process below isn’t set…
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Hand Lettering: Letterforms at Their Core
What You’ll Be Creating For this installment of our To the Point series, I got to fire questions at Dave Perillo, aka Montygog, whose often pop-culture-themed vector pieces are inspiring and harken back to an era of design long missed. Pull up a chair and take a spin around Dave’s body of work while he answers questions on inspiration, process, and working with art galleries. Hey Dave, thanks so much for the interview.
What You’ll Be Creating Follow this tutorial and learn how to create a fun pretzel inspired text effect in Adobe Illustrator. We will begin with the text then we’ll add some dimension to it with the help of the Bas Relief effect, a simple trick which allows you to add highlights and shading in one step. After this, we will add some details like a few cracks on the surface of the pretzel and the sprinkles of salt using Art and Scatter Brushes. At the end we will add a touch of shine and the overall shadow.
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 The most important meal of the day is Adobe Illustrator. I’m pretty sure breakfast comes second. As such, we’re going to combine the two and pay homage to the cereal boxes of our childhood with this cartoony box design. 1.
What You’ll Be Creating In this new quick tip you will learn how to create a simple seashell in Adobe Illustrator.
Did you know you can easily create things like barcodes and calendars with a single click? Let’s take a look at these Inkscape’s Extentions and more! We’ve all seen that Extensions drop-down menu in Inkscape, but it can be a little intimidating. Fortunately though, it contains really efficient ways to do complex operations as well as fairly simple ones too. Let’s go over the most useful extensions as of Inkscape v0.48.4 Extensions are just one element of my new course, Advanced Techniques in Inkscape , that I will walk you through. Check the introduction below to find out more before we jump in with this tutorial. 1. Restack Step 1 The very first extension in fact is Restack and it’s quite useful if you happen to have…
What You’ll Be Creating I’d like to share with you today a quick tutorial on creating a retro phone illustration in Adobe Illustrator. This is a get taster of my new Tuts+ course, Mastering Sketch Design in Illustrator . In that course, you’ll dive right in and create a still life entirely in Illustrator. You’ll learn to sketch it all out with various drawing tools, and render your objects with layered gradients, transparent shapes, and various Blending Modes. By the end of the course, you’ll know how to freely sketch, draw, and paint complete designs in Illustrator without using any additional applications. 1. Create the Phone Step 1 Start with a simple, quick sketch of an object. You can use a stock photo for reference, set up a still-life, or a…
Create a Retro Phone Illustration in Adobe Illustrator
I’ve been having some fun lately creating logo emblems in an abstract design style based on the house sigils from Game of Thrones. This particular style where a subject is simplified and replicated with just straight lines results in cool stylized graphics which make fantastic logo designs. In today’s Illustrator tutorial I’m going to share my process of creating this abstract illustration style to help you create geometric line art of your own. The designs I’ve been creating are these abstract takes on the various house sigils from Game of Thrones. Each one is created using only straight lines to create a stylised polygonal appearance which provides consistency throughout the series despite each sigil featuring a completely different animal. I’ll be explaining how to create the Baratheon stag, but the same design process is used to create any subject in this style. Open up Adobe Illustrator and create a new document. We need to make use of the built in grid tool to give our illustrations a consistent structure. Go to View and select Show Grid, then make sure the Snap to Grid option is also enabled. Grab the Pen tool and draw a triangle to represent the nose of the stag. With the nose being a central feature it makes it a good starting point to work from. Using Google Images as a reference, continue drawing the outline of the stag’s head, but aim to simplify the outline as much as possible to enhance the abstract geometric theme. It’s easy enough to draw the opposite half of the head manually by cross referencing the number of grid lines between each point, but otherwise the path can be copied, pasted, reflected and joined to the…
Game of Thrones Inspired Line Art Logos in Illustrator
In the following tutorial , you'll learn how to create a fun kaleidoscope effect and a quick stain glass shape using the Appearance panel in Adobe Illustrator . | Difficulty: Intermediate; Length: Short; Tags: Vector , Tools & Tips. … Sharon Milne aka ChewedKandi is an Illustrator and Author specialising in vector art . She's from Northumberland in the United Kingdom. She's also our Vector & Drawing Editor here on Tuts+. You can check out her website portfolio by going to