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What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed MacBook illustration in iDraw.
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, you will draw your own script font (or work off an existing one) and render it into a completed shiny, golden design. Create dimension in the design by doubling up on the text’s line art, set up thinly stroked paths on one side, and use golden gradients to create gilded lettering fit to print. The following tutorial assumes you are familiar with the
Need an interesting and quick background or texture for your project? Create easy bokeh vector style designs for backgrounds, icons, to be added into larger work, and more in 15 minutes or less with this quick tutorial.
What You’ll Be Creating Celebrate Día de los Muertos in style with this vibrant, neon calavera girl portrait created in Adobe Illustrator. Manipulate basic shapes, render areas of design with linear and radial gradients, create custom brushes, and use the Blob Brush Tool (Shift-B) to draw fine details within your design. We’ll draw assorted flowers and really use that dark background to make this design POP from the page. 1.
Get ready for Halloween in a spooky, goopy style with this slime vector text effect! Through offset paths, gradients, and various effects, we’ll whip up some mucky lettering.
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial, you’ll learn techniques for creating sketchy, hand-drawn line art with a stock photo, using gradients and noise effects to imitate airbrushing techniques, and using custom shape tools to create quick and easy stencil designs within their illustration. Grab your graphics tablet, open up Adobe Photoshop , and let’s begin. This tutorial design has been made to coincide with GLAAD’s
Fall is here! Along with all the warm fuzzies, pumpkin spices, and delicious drinks. Time to cuddle up in the best quilted blankets! For your designs, there’s no need to spend countless hours cutting fabric and sewing designs over and over again to get that amazing quilted text vector look. With a quick and easy technique mostly comprised of effects added in the Appearance panel, you’ll have quilted text vector designs done up in a snap! Tutorial Details: Quilted Text Vector Program : Adobe Illustrator CC5-CC 2014 Difficulty : Intermediate Topics Covered : Text Effects, Appearance Panel, Pathfinder Panel Estimated Completion Time : 25 Minutes Final Image: Quilted Text Vector Step 1: Quilted Text Vector For this quilted text vector tutorial, start with the font of your choice. I like the roundness of Porky’s . Whatever sans-serif you choose, make sure to Expand under Object when satisfied with its look. Set the fill color of the text group to one of your choosing. I’ll be choosing teal. Step 2 Grab the Rectangular Grid Tool (you’ll find it under the Line Segment tool (/) in the Toolbar . Set the number of dividers high, to about 50 , or so, for both Vertical and Horizontal . Step 3 Hold down Shift to keep the grid square and draw it out so it’s larger than your text. Set the stroke color of the grids to something bright and easy to see. I’ve chosen orange. Make sure it does not match your text color. Copy (Control-C) and Paste (Control-V) the grid and Rotate the copy 45° and Align their centers in the Align panel. Copy and Paste the text group. Place the grids…
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Warm Fuzzies and a Quilted Text Vector
What You’ll Be Creating The look and simplicity of a gumball machine is ubiquitous in design. It’s no doubt you’ve grown up around them at stores, restaurants, or shopping malls. While globe-like machines tend to be the most iconic, we’re going to focus on the box-like design that’s often seen to house more than just gumballs. Fire up
What You’ll Be Creating Learn how to create a graphic style that you can apply to live type or any vector object. The result is reminiscent of the patches on school sports jackets, and can be achieved with a few simple strokes and effects in Adobe Illustrator. This is just one of many things you’ll learn in my Tuts+ Course, Illustrator Effects In Depth . 1. Set Up the Document Step 1 Create a new document using the Basic RGB preset. Now create a set of four swatches: a light and dark red, and a light and dark blue. You can of course use any color combination you like, but to make it simpler, I’ll be referring to red and blue throughout the tutorial. Here is the RGB breakdown of the swatches I’ll be using: Draw out a rectangle the same size as the artboard, and fill it with the dark blue. Lock this rectangle by going to Object > Lock > Selection . Make sure you have your Appearance panel open, as this will be the command center for this tutorial. Step 2 I’m using the font “ Ballpark Wiener ,” which can be found here . Another good retro font is Mascot . Type any word, and scale it …
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How to Create a Varsity Lettering Effect in Adobe Illustrator
3D vector text can be a daunting undertaking when not using a program like Maya or SketchUp. Using a simple bevel and extrude effect, gradients, and offset paths you’ll find creating chrome, dimensional 3D vector text is an easy job.