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What You’ll Be Creating Who knew you could create Photoshop-standard effects in Adobe InDesign? Learn how to recreate this dramatic image-inside-image effect, and give your book covers, magazine layouts and posters a cool makeover. In this tutorial suitable for beginner to intermediate users of InDesign, we’ll walk through the steps of creating the effect and laying it out as part of a book cover design for a paperback novel. You’ll also need access to Adobe Illustrator for one part of the tutorial.
What You’ll Be Creating Photoshop Smart Filters are one of the greatest things about Smart Objects. When you apply a filter effect to a Smart Object layer, you automatically create a Smart Filter. You can edit the filter(s) as many times as you like, without damaging the original pixels.
If you found the previous Letterpress , Sketchy , and Metal type treatment tutorials useful, then you are going to like this Stitched Label Type tutorial. Like the previous tutorials, this one relies heavily on the Appearance panel, making it easy to edit the text and apply the treatment to other fonts and vector elements. Final Image: Stitched Label Type Treatment Below is the final stitched label type treatment we will be working towards. Tutorial Detail: Stitched Label Type Treatment Program: Adobe Illustrator CS4 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Appearance panel, Effects, gradients Estimated Completion Time: 15-20 minutes Step 1: Stitched Label Type Treatment To start off this Stitched Label Type Treatment Tutorial, let’s create a new document and without the Type tool (T) and type out some text. Change the font to whatever you like. I suggest using something heavy like the Museo Slab 1000 font I am using. Step 2 Before we start adding new fills and strokes from the Appearance panel, it is good to start with a clean slate. Select you text and take off any fill or stroke. Step 3 From the pop-up menu of the Appearance panel, select New Fill. Keep the default black color for now, we will be changing it later on in the tutorial. Step 4 Again, create another New Fill From the Appearance panel. Select the second fill in the Appearance panel and change the fill to a red color. Step 5 Select the red fill in the Appearance panel then go Effect > Convert To Shape > Rounded Rectangle. When the Shape Options dialog opens select the Relative radial button and change the Extra Width and Extra Height to 18 px. These number might be higher or lower depending on the dimensions of you…
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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!
Create something on the sweet side with custom brushes and the Rotate Tool in Adobe Illustrator CC. We’ll speed up the process of illustrating a decadent cake vector with a couple useful techniques, ready for a plethora of designs.
What You’ll Be Creating Alternative movie posters are having a moment in the graphic design world. Designers and fans are creating their own quirky posters to advertise their favorite cult and indie movies. In this beginners tutorial we’ll be creating a fan-art poster for indie favorite ‘Like Crazy’, and look at how you can bring an authentic fan-art style to your own poster designs. We’ll be using Adobe InDesign, and also dipping into Adobe Illustrator to create and edit graphics. What exactly is an ‘alternative’ movie poster? Graphic designers and illustrators give a unique spin on the studio-approved artwork (and sometimes overtake the original poster in popularity and recognition), highlighting the key themes of a movie and showcasing them in on-trend matte colors and striking graphics. Take a look at the work of celebrated alternative poster designers like Brandon Schaefer
Every smartphone has built in map software, and designers are sure to need GPS map vector icons. So, In this beginner/intermediate Illustrator tutorial, I will show you how to create a stylized GPS icon using simple shapes and gradients. Using these basic techniques, you can easily create other icons, logos, and illustrations.
Give dimensional text this fun twist by rendering outlined text into a 3D see through text effect. Perfect for poster designs, greeting cards, and more! Add gradients to really make your design pop out from the page in under 30 minutes flat.
Want to create a sleek and modern metal icon suite? Need a brushed metal texture vector background? With this brushed metal texture vector tutorial you’ll be able to learn this super useful technique in just minutes. This brushed metal technique utilizes Illustrator’s Effects and is pretty simplistic when you break it down – easy to replicate numerous times. You can use the brushed metal texture in almost anything, but I find myself using it in icons, logos, and interfaces. Notes: Brushed Metal Texture Vector This brushed metal texture vector 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). Brushed Metal Texture Vector Let’s kick this heavy metal kick off by creating a 5 inch by 5 inch rectangle with the Rectangle Tool (m) . An easy way to draw an exact rectangle is to click on the artboard with the Rectangle Tool (m) to bring up the Rectangle dialog to enter dimensions. Gradient Next for this brushed metal texture vector comes the gradient. Create a Linear Gradient (> ) from the Gradient Panel and take off the stroke. Adjust the gradient with the Gradient Tool (g) by clicking and dragging from the top of the rectangle to the bottom. In the Gradient Panel grab the left swatch and drag it to …
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Heavy Metal Design: Brushed Metal Texture Vector Tutorial