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In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a See-Through Cabinet by applying a semi-realistic glass texture effect. You will learn how to add multiple fills and strokes in order to create shadows and highlights to your illustration, and you will also learn to use the Pathfinder Panel and the Transparency Panel. Let’s begin!
What You’ll Be Creating 3D text is very popular in the advertising industry. 3D text effects are often used in print or television campaigns, and are popular because they literally stand out on the page or screen. Creating a realistic 3D text effect can be quite challenging to create, and often make use of several applications. In this tutorial, we will use a combination of Modo, Photoshop, and Illustrator to create a fruit textured text effect that resembles an orange. Let’s get started! Speed Art Video &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;br&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial. Please download them before you begin. If they are not available, or if you don’t want pay for them, you may need to find alternatives. Orange Leafs Orange Orange 2 1. Create Texture for Orange Leaf Step 1 Open picture: photodune-536588-orange-leafs-m.jpg . In Paths panel, create new path . Change its name to CP . Activate Pen Tool and draw path around center leaf. Step 2 Create selection from path . Press J to create new layer. Step 3 Turn off visibility of Background and save image as PNG file. From PNG options choose like on the screen below. 2. Create Outline Text in …
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Create a 3D, Fruit-Textured, Text Effect
It is, nevertheless, well worth the time and effort to get to know Illustrator as it is considerably more beneficial for making and doing work with vector art than Photoshop is. Generate these good little steel buttons that can also be used as icons.
Happy Birthday everyone! April marks that time of year when I celebrate another year of running this blog and take a look back at what has changed over time. Seven years have now ticked by since I started this site in April of 2007. I was a little worried after writing up last year’s 6 year anniversary post because soon after Google Reader was due to be retired, which was the tool 75% of my readers used to browse my content. Thankfully I survived the apocalypse and my blog is doing better than ever! Let’s take a look behind the scenes and see what’s new this year. I always start these anniversary posts with links to my previous yearly celebrations. It’s always interesting to go back and see how my blog has progressed and how I described my experiences: Blog.SpoonGraphics Turns 6 Years Old – Staying Fresh Blog.SpoonGraphics Turns 5 Years Old – Thank You! Blog.SpoonGraphics Turns 4 – A Look Back in Time Blog.SpoonGraphics Turns 3 – Win Yourself a Poster! Two Years of Blog.SpoonGraphics One Year of Blog.SpoonGraphics Surviving the apocalypse I guess the main cause for celebration is that my blog is still managing to bring in viewers despite the drama that led me to believe that my traffic was going to drop by half due to Google Reader’s demise. I began prepping for the apocalypse this time last year by setting up an email newsletter. I always thought these things were a little old fashioned and that RSS was surely the new fangled way to ping your readers about new content, but I knew many Internet marketers were making…
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Blog.SpoonGraphics Turns 7 – Surviving the Apocalypse
All kinds of cool effects can be created in Illustrator by outlining text into a solid shape then making various permanent alterations, but what if you want to keep your text editable? In today’s Illustrator tutorial we’ll take a look at the Appearance Panel and see how it can be used to build up layers of non-destructive effects that can then be saved as Graphic Styles so the effect can be instantly applied to any elements with just one click. The effect we’ll be creating is this bright and colourful retro style text style. It’s made up from multiple fills and strokes in the Appearance Panel, some with extra modifications thanks to…
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Retro Text Effects with Illustrator’s Appearance Panel
What You’ll Be Creating Follow this tutorial and have fun creating these cute comic egg characters. This is a tutorial dedicated to the Blend Tool and the Blend options therefore you will use this tool throughout the entire tutorial. At the beginning to create a vector egg then to create the eyes and the sparkles in the eyes, followed by the eyebrows, the rosy cheeks for the female egg character, the hearts in the eyes of the “in love” egg character and finally for the shadows. You will use the Specified Steps and the Smooth Color blending options for all of these things so stay tuned to learn more about the awesome Blend Tool. 1. Start a New Project
Today’s treat for Access All Areas members is another set of awesome resources from Vintage Design Co . The Hipster Pack is a collection of 43 vector graphics to use to make your own vintage badges, emblems and signs. Choose from moustaches, hats, glasses and other time saving elements to create some trendy designs. Ian Barnard is a talented logo designer & illustrator who creates and sells amazing hand crafted resources in his Vintage Design Co shop . His marketplace is packed full of logos and resources that can be quickly and easily customised to create authentic vintage style identity designs. Ian is kindly treating Access All Areas members with The Hipster Pack, a fun pack of vector elements to copy/paste into your own artwork. Download the source file The post The Hipster Pack: 43 Vector Graphics for Members appeared first on Blog.SpoonGraphics .
For our first tutorial in “Mastering Calligraphy”, we’re going to start with an easy alphabet that uses the two basic strokes we learned in the easy introduction . Just those two strokes make up a majority of the letters in the Roundhand Script alphabet. We’ll be breaking the letters into similar groups and mastering both the lowercase and uppercase letters. So let’s get started! What You’ll Need Pencil Eraser Black Ink (preferably Speedball or Higgins waterproof ink) Practice sheet Pen holder (the black part of the pen above) Flat tipped pen nib (the shiny gold part of the pen above) 1. Review the Introduction Lesson Before we dive into Roundhand Script, let’s warm up our hands. We’re going to go back to the introduction lesson and do a line or two of the basic strokes again to make sure we’re ready to go. Step 1 Print out four or five of the practice sheets on a nice card stock or Bristol paper. Step 2 Practice the basic downward stroke for one or two lines to warm up. Step 3 Practice the basic curve stroke for one or two lines to warm up. Okay! Now we’re ready to start. In this lesson on mastering calligraphy, we’re going to learn a very simple-to-write alphabet called Roundhand Script. 2. Roundhand Script Lowercase Alphabet Let’s take a look at the Roundhand Script alphabet. As you can see, it’s a nice blend of print and cursive lettering. This means that you can …
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Mastering Calligraphy: How to Write in Roundhand Script
In the second of our two part tutorial, I’m going to show you how to use our cityscape graphic to create a magazine cover and then two versions of an inner spread in Adobe InDesign. I’ll then go on to create a mock up in Photoshop. 1. Set Up Your Grid Step 1 OK time to go into InDesign. Open a New A4, spread document. Step 2 Head over to your Pages panel and create an extra spread (double page). Select the Master page by double-clicking on it. We’re now working on this page exclusively. Step 3 Go to Edit > Preferences and edit the baseline to the appropriate settings. Step 4 We’re now going to create a modular grid that fits to the baseline. This is pretty easy to do with a legal/letter page where the baseline is a proportionate fraction of the overall page height. On an A4, the division doesn’t fit perfectly. The last baseline is always cropped, which makes it difficult to make a modular grid on an A4 with an aligned baseline. Here’s a trick you can try. First of all, go to Layout > Create Guides and add the following settings. Use 12pt for gutters, same as the baseline size. Step 5 Create a shape which follows the newly created modular grid. The baseline and new guides won’t fit perfectly so draw the shape so that it fits approximately into one modular cell. See the left side of the page for reference. Then hide the modular guides and begin multiplying the shape downward …
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Create a Magazine Cover, Inner Spread With Mock-Ups in Adobe InDesign
In the first of a two part tutorial, we’re going to be creating an isometric style illustration using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. In our second tutorial, we’ll use this graphic to create a cover and inside spread of a magazine in InDesign . Tutorial Asset In order to complete this tutorial, you will need to download and install the following font. Minecraftia (free font) 1. Create a Basic Road Step 1 Open up a New document in A3 format. We’re working in CMYK color. Start by drawing a circle with the Ellipse Tool (L) and a bracket with the Line Segment Tool () . Give them a 25pt Stroke Weight . We will begin drawing a road. Step 2 Erase three quarters of the circle and duplicate the remaining portion. Join the loose ends and make a flipped duplicate version. Step 3 Go to Object > Transform > Shear and give it a -30 , Vertical transformation. Step 4 Rotate the object by -60 degrees. Step 5 Create a rectangle and give it a -30 degree Shear , just like you did at the beginning. Use this shape to remove the end of the “road” using Pathfinder > Minus Front . Step 6 Do the same for the other end to finish this portion of the street. This is how you should draw every element in this illustration. It simulates a 3d view without perspective, similar to how pixel art works. Step 7 Repeat this process to create the rest of the roads. You can start giving them different colors and stroke weights. 2. Use Offset Path to Add Lines Step 1 Make a copy of your shapes and merge them with Pathfinder > Unite . Go to Object > Path > Offset Path and Offset by 5pt . Step 2 Give the new section a 5pt Offset , just like in the previous step. Cut out the inner section …
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How to Create an Abstract Isometric Cityscape in Adobe Illustrator