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In this tutorial I will show you how to create a grimy text treatment utilizing Illustrator’s Blog brush, Live Paint, and a pen tablet. You can easily apply these techniques to other illustrates, type treatments and logos. Final Image Below is the final type treatment we be working towards. Tutorial Details Program : Adobe Illustrator CS4 (This tutorial uses the Blob Brush, a tool specific to CS4. If you have an earlier version of Illustrator, refer to the Alternate Tutorial Methods step at the end of this post.) Hardware Needed: Pen Tablet (I used a Wacom Intous4 for the tutorial. If you don’t have a pen tablet, refer to the Alternate Tutorial Methods step at the end of the tutorial for other methods for creating the tutorial.) Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Blob Brush, Live Paint Estimated Completion Time: 1.5 hour – 2 hours Step 1 Create a new document and type out some text with the Text tool (T). Change the fill of the text to a light gray. Step 2 In the Layers panel, rename your layer to “Template” by double-clicking on the layer and changing the name in the Layer Options dialog. Next, lock the layer. Create a …
What You’ll Be Creating Children frequently imagine mirrors to be something mysterious. “What if that isn’t really my reflection, but another person who looks just like me!?” It’s a fun and fascinating idea, that the reflected surface is really a window into an alternate existence. In this tutorial, that idea can be fully explored in a fun project that children and parents can work on together! This project is meant to be a collaboration between parent and child. Begin by planning out the project together, explain the idea to your child, and encourage them to come up with fun ideas for their reflection. My daughter wanted her reflection to be an explorer! And we…
Photoshop For Kids: Fun Reflections!
What You’ll Be Creating I want to show you how to create a summer-inspired illustration: a
It used to be a time consuming process to create a halftone pattern. First, I would open a picture in Photoshop, convert it to grayscale, apply a halftone pattern effect, open it up in illustrator, trace it, and if didn’t get messed up somewhere in the process, I would use the halftone pattern in Illustrator. In Illustrator CS3 it is quite a bit easier to create halftone patterns without leaving Illustrator. Notes This tutorial was created with Illustrator CS3. I suggest having the Raster Effects at 300 ppi. This will generate the best quality in the pattern. You can change this by going Effect > Document Raster Effects Settings…
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How to Create a Halftone Pattern in Adobe Illustrator
For a while, it seemed liked every client wanted grungy graphics. This might sound familiar, “I like it, but can we grunge it up more”. Don’t get me wrong, having some grunge can create a great deal of depth to a design or illustration, but there can be to much of a good thing. This is the technique I use because it is quick and consistent, making it easy to scum up any design or illustration. Notes This tutorial was created with Illustrator CS3. You should be alright if you have Illustrator CS2. I suggest having the Raster Effects at 300 dpi. This will generate the best quality in the effect. You can change this by going Effect > Document Raster Effects Settings and chose 300 dpi . Adding Grunge With your text selected, go Effect > Distort > Glass . In the options, use the following settings. Distortion: 15 Smoothness: 1 Texture: Blocks Scaling: 200% That’s it! You can still edit the text without loosing the effect. You can change the font, color, kerning, or whatever! Moreover, you can edit the Effect by selecting Glass in the Appearance panel. Tracing Image If you want to incorporate the text with other elements, it is a good idea to trace the image as a vector. Currently, if you place the text over an element that isn’t white, you will see white in the text instead negative space. First you will have to rasterize the image. Right now, the text is essentially vector art masking out a raster image. Both need to be rasterized before converting to vector. With the grunge text selected, go Object > Rasterize . Keep all the options the same, except change the Resolution to Use Document Raster Effects Resolution. With…
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How to Quickly Add Grunge To Text in Adobe Illustrator
What You’ll Be Creating Eagles are some of the most imposing and graceful birds in the skies today, and I always marvel at their dominating presence and serious expressions. For Americans they are held very dear indeed, taking pride as the country’s national bird.
Create an elegant, custom save the date invitation perfect for wedding-related materials, tea parties, and more. We’ll create fanciful flowers from simple polygons, handdrawn details, and customize simple type to get this design worthy of a greeting card.
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.
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial we are going to look at the process behind creating a comic page. We will focus on how you can break down the idea of your comic into a visual script, and making it easy and fun to read by using different types of panels and perspectives. Working in Adobe Illustrator we can create a fast and flexible workflow by using clipping masks to create our comic panels, and the Effect menu to make wavy panels in no time. 1. Creating a Storyboard When you have a character and an idea of what you want to tell, it might be tempting to just dive in and start drawing. If you take extra care planning the story and the structure of the comic, you will avoid drawing yourself into a dead end. Step 1 It is hard to make a comic without having something to tell, so the first step is to come up with some sort of series of events.
What You’ll Be Creating In today’s tutorial we’ll be drawing a delicate and expressive female portrait with hair decorations, such as flowers and a feather. The theme of this drawing is natural beauty and stylization for Renaissance art. We’ll be using ink liners and watercolor pencils. What You Will Need White paper (any kind you are comfortable with) Lead pencil for creating the sketch (I recommend HB type) Eraser (for any excess pencil lines) Ink liners (I’ll be working with 0.1 mm, 0.2 mm, 0.3 mm, 0.5 mm and 0.8 mm line width types) Pencils (I use three colors: lilac, blue and pink, but you can add more tints) Undertaking a historical study of the Renaissance period