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Last up for Vectip’s Texture Week is wood grain. The steps for this technique are very similar to the previous Brushed Metal Texture tutorial. It uses the same Graphic Pen effect but stretched a little more. It also uses the Warp Tool and Twirl Tool . Also like the other texture tutorials, this technique is easy and applicable in logos, icons, interfaces or pretty much anything. Notes This tutorial was created with Illustrator CS3. Keyboard shortcuts are displayed in orange. ⌘ is displayed for the Command key (mac), with the Ctrl key being the Windows equivalent (not displayed). Rectangles Create a 5 inch by 5 inch rectangle with the Rectangle Tool (m) . An easy way to draw an…
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How to Create A Wood Grain Texture in Adobe Illustrator
What You’ll Be Creating Welcome to the last part of the Harness the Elements series! This one is going to be quite interesting, because air can’t be normally seen. However, there are elements connected to air that we can paint to give a special atmosphere to our scenes.
In last week’s video tutorial I explained a bunch of techniques for creating letterpress style print effects in Photoshop and Illustrator. One of those techniques looked really great in Adobe Illustrator, so I thought I’d share a ready made version so you can instantly apply those cool ink stamp effects to your logos and typography illustrations with just a click of a button! This free download contains 4 free Graphic Styles for Adobe Illustrator that give your artwork the appearance of a hand made inked print. This pack of 4 Graphic Styles for Adobe Illustrator adds grungy textures to your logos, typography and any other single colour shapes. Eliminate those clean vector lines and give your designs a trashy, hand made ink print appearance! There’s different levels of texture detail, so you can choose how much to distress your artwork. How to Use the Ink Stamp Effect Styles The download package contains an Illustrator Style .ai file, along with a normal Illustrator document containing styled elements. Load the Styles file directly into the Styles panel, or copy/paste the elements from the document into your own design file to transfer the Style swatches. These ink stamp effect styles work best on logos or typography. Scale your artwork to around 500px for best results, then apply one of the four Styles with increasing levels of texture. Optional: Turn …
I like illustrating characters, icons, and other highly representative illustrations. I do this kind of work the majority of time in Illustrator, so it’s nice to break out and create my own abstract background vector. Abstract backgrounds are easy to create in Illustrator with a couple of simple techniques. Using Gradient Meshes, Steps Blends and Opacity Masks you can quickly create an abstract background. Notes: 4 Ways to an Abstract Background Vector This tutorial was created with Illustrator CS3. Keyboard shortcuts are displayed in orange. ⌘ is displayed for the Command key (mac), with the Ctrl key being the Windows equivalent (not displayed). Abstract Background Vector with Gradient Meshes This is the technique that I find to produce the quickest results but has great potential for exploration. First, draw a rectangle with the Rectangle Tool (m) . I start with a deep violet for the color, but use any color you like. Next, go Object > Create Gradient Mesh to bring up the Gradient Mesh dialog. In the dialog, change Rows to 10 and Columns to 1 . Press Ok , and now the rectangle has ten rows separated by 11 Mesh Points on the left and right side of the rectangle. With the Direct Selection Tool (a) you can grab and drag these Mesh Points . Start with the second Mesh Point from the top left. Hold shift, and drag the point …
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Four Quick Ways To Create Your Own Abstract Background Vector!
In today’s video tutorial we’re going to play around in Adobe Photoshop to create a duotone photo effect inspired by the recent Spotify rebranding, where the artist and band photos are colorized with two vibrant hues. A simple Gradient Map does most of the work, but I’ll take you through some extra steps to help you achieve the best results. The key to this effect is finding two colours that perfectly complement each other, so I’ve included a a Photoshop Action that will apply a bunch of colour combinations for you to choose from down. Download my Free Spotify Duotone Photo Effect Action Read my Ultimate Guide to Cutting Stuff Out in Photoshop Subscribe to the Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel The post Video Tutorial: Spotify Style Duotone Photo
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Video Tutorial: Spotify Style Duotone Photo Effect
In today’s video tutorial we’re going to play around in Photoshop to create a cool Double Exposure effect, which is originally a Photography technique using nothing but cameras to blend two separate images together by exposing the film twice in two completely different photos. The style of this effect has also become popular with digital artists, who can use Photoshop to mimic the double exposure effect to create a surreal image. Popular examples are the True Detectives TV show intro, or if you’re a Taylor Swift fan, you might recognise this effect from her latest music video. Portrait image used: http://spoon.graphics/1bKudg0 Landscape image used: http://spoon.graphics/1bKugIT Subscribe to the Spoon Graphics YouTube Channel The post Video Tutorial: Double Exposure Effect in Photoshop appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
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Video Tutorial: Double Exposure Effect in Photoshop
In today’s tutorial we’re going to play around in Photoshop to create an illuminated bulb sign similar to those used on Las Vegas casinos and Broadway theaters. The sign will be created as a standalone piece of text, using Photoshop’s powerful 3D tools to simulate a hyper realistic setting within a warehouse. We’ll then add lots of subtle lighting effects to add a series of bright bulbs. If you’ve ever wanted to see your name in lights, this is your opportunity! Here’s the artwork we’ll be creating as part of this tutorial. It’s based on those awesome vintage style bulb signs that illuminate casinos, theaters, cinemas and carnivals. We’re going to use Photoshop’s 3D tools as part of the process, which means you’ll need version CS6 or higher. It’s entirely possible to create a more stylised effect using the Bevel & Emboss layer styles for the letters, but the 3D tools really help produce a beautiful realistic image. Find a photograph of a contemporary living room or an empty warehouse scene to contain your casino sign letters. I’m using this old abandoned empty warehouse interior image from Shutterstock. Use the Type tool to enter your chosen wording. Select a nice thick font so there’s plenty of room to add the bulbs in the centre. I’m using a font named Eleveth, that …
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Realistic 3D Casino Style Bulb Sign Photoshop Tutorial
What You’ll Be Creating If you haven’t seen Taylor Swift’s video for her hit song, Style , then do yourself a favor and check it out! Not surprisingly it’s a “stylistic” video, and it contains some wonderfully inspiring effects using silhouettes and double exposures.
What You’ll Be Creating Adobe InDesign is not always considered as versatile for formatting images and shapes as some of its sister applications, like Photoshop and Illustrator. This is a huge preconception. It’s true that advanced effects should only be tackled in a specialist image-editing program, but there are still loads of fantastic things you can do to enhance graphic elements directly in InDesign.
What You’ll Be Creating In this Quick Tip screencast, you’ll learn how to create a circus-style text effect that you can apply to live type. Using only the Appearance panel, you’ll see how to add strokes, fills and effects to the text to create the different components of a lighted sign. Once all the elements are in place, you can save the overall effect as a Graphic Style to use with any live text. The Appearance panel is one of Illustrator’s most powerful and versatile features. Here are a few more tuts and tips that use the Appearance panel with type: Quick Tip: Create a 3D Retro Text Effect With the Appearance Panel How to Create a Varsity Lettering Effect in Adobe Illustrator Quick Tip: Create a Shiny Text Effect With the Appearance Panel
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Create a Carnival Text Effect Using Adobe Illustrator’s Appearance Panel