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Say goodbye to summer in the northern hemisphere with a delicious, drippy ice cream text vector effect! What a delightful way to end the season.
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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Create An Editable Stitched Label Type Treatment
What You’ll Be Creating If you want to make a pixel art city then a park would be a nice and pretty much necessary addition. The elements we’ll cover in this tutorial would, in fact, be useful to accessorize other kinds of scenes, like gardens inside buildings, or terraces. Please review the introductory tutorials in this series and the pixel art tree lesson. 1.
What You’ll Be Creating In many of my tutorials you may find a command: “Remove the part using a Layer Mask or simply the Eraser Tool”. As a beginner, you might react to it by selecting the Eraser Tool because you’re familiar with it, and a Layer Mask sounds like some professional technique. The truth is that using a Layer Mask is not much different from using the Eraser Tool, but it gives you more possibilities. It saves you a lot of time and it gives you flexibility. The only advantage of the Eraser Tool is that it’s a substitute for the “real thing” that you’re already familiar with. But why would you limit yourself to substitutes for traditional tools when working digitally? Try this quick tutorial to see how you can use Photoshop and its digital tools to your advantage. Discover a new type of eraser, a non-destructive one, that lets you bring back things you’ve erased before without any loss! 1. Why the Eraser Tool Isn’t the Best Solution Let’s see a very simple situation in which you could use the Eraser Tool. You have sketched a snow leopard: The Eraser Tool You’ve got a feeling the tail is a bit too long, so you use the Eraser Tool ( E ) to remove the tip. Now it feels wrong, so you do your research and it turns out that snow leopards do actually have disproportionately long tails. You can now do three things to fix your “fixing”: Use the Undo command ( Control-Z ) as many times as needed …
Brighten up your day with this fantastic neon light vector text treatment! We’ll use custom brushes and the Appearance panel in order to turn any text into bright, neon light text!
Look around your desk for inspiration and let’s create a trendy, flat desk mockup vector design comprised mostly of rectangles with manipulated Live Corners in under 20 minutes!
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 …
Looking through some of my past work, I noticed I used the font Myriad a lot. At first I wondered why, then I came to the realization, it might be because Myriad is the default font in Illustrator. After that, I changed my default font for new documents. It is really easy to do, so read on to find out how. Step 1 Chose File > Open and navigate to the folder Username/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe Illustrator CS4/New Document Profiles (Mac) or Documents and Settings/User/Application Data/Adobe/Adobe Illustrator CS4 Settings/New Document Profiles (Windows). Here, you can open one of the default document profiles you want to change the default font of (Basic CMYK, Basic RGB, Mobile and Devices, Print, Video and Film, or Web). Step 2 For this step you will have to open the Character Styles panel by choosing Window > Type > Character Styles. Select the Normal Character Style in the Character Styles panel, choose Basic Character Formats from the panel menu, choose the desired font from the Font Family menu, and press
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Change Default Fonts for New Documents
Love the infinitely scalable? Well, you too can achieve remarkable designs by creating your own versatile brushes in Adobe Illustrator.
Tuts+ has always been about taking complex concepts and breaking them down into simple, step-by-step tutorials. But recently we set ourselves a new challenge: create some tutorials specifically aimed at kids,