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Here’s a great tutorial on how to create your own customizable web 2.0 button vectors! These shiny button vectors can pretty much be used for everything, and once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to transfer these steps to any shape or style. Notes: Web 2.0 Button Vectors This Web 2.0 Button Vectors tutorial was created in Adobe Illustrator CS3. Most, if not all, functions should be available in Illustrator 10 and up. Functions specific to Illustrator CS3 will be noted. Keyboard shortcuts are displayed in orange. ⌘ is displayed for the Command key (mac), with the Ctrl key being the Windows equivalent (not displayed). Step 1: Web 2.0 Button Vectors Create The Sticker and Fold Shapes To start this web 2.0 button vectors tutorial, create a box with rounded corners with the Rounded Rectangle Tool. Next, create another box that is a little smaller. Grab a corner of the second box with the Selection Tool (v) , hold …
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How to Create Web 2.0 Button Vectors
In today’s tutorial we’re going to play around in Photoshop to create an illuminated bulb sign similar to those used on Las Vegas casinos and Broadway theaters. The sign will be created as a standalone piece of text, using Photoshop’s powerful 3D tools to simulate a hyper realistic setting within a warehouse. We’ll then add lots of subtle lighting effects to add a series of bright bulbs. If you’ve ever wanted to see your name in lights, this is your opportunity! Here’s the artwork we’ll be creating as part of this tutorial. It’s based on those awesome vintage style bulb signs that illuminate casinos, theaters, cinemas and carnivals. We’re going to use Photoshop’s 3D tools as part of the process, which means you’ll need version CS6 or higher. It’s entirely possible to create a more stylised effect using the Bevel & Emboss layer styles for the letters, but the 3D tools really help produce a beautiful realistic image. Find a photograph of a contemporary living room or an empty warehouse scene to contain your casino sign letters. I’m using this old abandoned empty warehouse interior image from Shutterstock. Use the Type tool to enter your chosen wording. Select a nice thick font so there’s plenty of room to add the bulbs in the centre. I’m using a font named Eleveth, that …
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Realistic 3D Casino Style Bulb Sign Photoshop Tutorial
Today you’ll find out how to create isometric vector infographic elements with the help of 3D effects. During our tutorial we will create a Layer chart, Column and Pie graphs. Moreover, here I’ll tell you how to draw eight simple 3D isometric shapes. I hope this will help to expand your opportunities in creating isometric vector infographic elements. Let’s get started! Tutorial Details: Isometric Vector Infographic Elements Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5 – CC2014 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: 3D effects Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes Final Image: Isometric Vector Infographic Elements Step 1: Isometric Vector Infographic Elements To begin this isometric vector info graphic elements tutorial open your Adobe Illustrator and create a new document (Cmd / Ctrl + N). Your artboard can be of any size. The isometric elements that we’re creating will work equally well in the RGB and in the CMYK color modes.
In this Pop Art Vector tutorial we are going to learn how to recreate the illustration style used for Pop Art . This type of illustration is taken from a printing process named “ Ben-Day dots “. The difference between the Ben-Day effect vs halftone effect is that for the first, the dots are always of equal size and distribution. To create this pop art vector effect, we’re going to be using custom patterns and experimenting with different color combinations to achieve a truly pop art effect for our avatar. Lastly we are going to learn how to keep a pop art style consistent in your avatar no matter the image size. Let’s begin! Tutorial Details: Pop Art Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5 Difficulty: Intermediate Topics Covered: Shape Tools, Custom Swatches, Pattern Fills, Pattern Coloration, Pathfinder Tools, Brushes. Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour. Final Image: Pop Art Vector Step 1: Pop Art Vector To start out our pop art vector tutorial, we will start from a line drawing of the face in close up. This line drawing could be with simple strokes, nothing too complicated. Next we’ll create the shadows with objects filled with solid black. Use the Pen Tool (P) to draw the objects and try to give…
Wam! Pow! Wow Your Audience with a Pop Art Vector!
What You’ll Be Creating If you follow my tutorials on a regular basis, you’ll know that I’m no stranger to a silhouette scene . I love creating them, as they’re easy to do and you can learn some new techniques along the way. I try to vary the tips you could pick up from them. In this silhouette tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create an easy swan silhouette swamp scene in Adobe Illustrator. With some creative tricks using the Twirl Tool, Scribble effect and some of Illustrator’s own brushes, I’ll show you how easy it is to create a Pen Tool free silhouette scene in a short amount of time. Tutorial Asset For this tutorial, I’m going to be using a stock image from PhotoDune. However, if you’re able to confidently draw a swan, or anything else present on a lake, you’re free to create this on your own and skip the swan step. Swan stock image 1.
What You’ll Be Creating If you haven’t seen Taylor Swift’s video for her hit song, Style , then do yourself a favor and check it out! Not surprisingly it’s a “stylistic” video, and it contains some wonderfully inspiring effects using silhouettes and double exposures.
We’re going to take inspiration from 19th century typography for today’s vintage text effect tutorial. We’ll use Adobe Illustrator to add detailed decorations to a basic word to transform it into a beautiful piece of engraved typography. The process makes use of lots of useful Illustrator techniques, such as offset path, blends and the Pathfinder tool. Follow along to give your text and logos the old west type treatment. The text effect we’ll be producing in this tutorial takes inspiration from typography of the 1800s. Type would often be given a three dimensional appearance and shading would be produced with detailed lines as part of …
How To Create a Vintage Text Effect in Illustrator
In this Chalkboard Text Vector tutorial I’ll show you how to create a chalkboard vector effect with some gradients, a bristle brush, and some freebies from Vector Mill! This chalkboard text vector effect tutorial is relatively simple and can be applied to many other Illustrator projects. Use this effect for logo creation, back to school backgrounds, or even menu and invitation designs. Final Image: Chalkboard Text Vector Effect Below is the final chalkboard text vector we will be shooting for. Tutorial Details: Chalkboard Text Vector Effect Program: Adobe Illustrator CS5 Difficulty: Beginner / Intermediate Topics Covered: Grain Effect, Bristle Brush, Brushes Estimated Completion Time: 15-20 minutes Required Files: Vector-Mill-Sample.ai (compatibility CS4-CS5) Step 1: Chalkboard Text Vector Effect To start out this chalkboard text vector tutorial, create a new document and create a rectangle with the Rectangle tool (M). This will be our chalkboard vector background. Step 2 Fill the new rectangle with a radial gradient, change the first color stop in …
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20 Minute Tut! Create Your Own Customized Chalkboard Text Vector
If you found the previous Letterpress , Sketchy , and Metal type treatment tutorials useful, then you are going to like this Stitched Letter Vector Effect 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.