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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 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 I’ll show you how to create a fantasy deer with a fire effect. You’ll work with blending and adjustment layers to combine different stock images into a cohesive scene. You’ll also learn how to work with fire, create a lighting effect and enhance the depth of field. Tutorial Assets The following assets were used during the production of this tutorial: Landscape 1
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a semi-realistic Apple Watch illustration in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to create the metallic frame and the screen using simple rectangles, basic vector shape building techniques and some effects. Using several linear gradients, a Warp and a Transform effect and some basic blending techniques, you will learn how to create the buttons. Finally, you will learn how to create the strap and how to easily recolor it. 1. Create a New Document and Set Up a Grid Hit Control-N to create a new document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, enter 600 in the width and height boxes and then click on the Advanced button. Select RGB , Screen (72 ppi) and make sure that the Align New …
What You’ll Be Creating A child’s imagination is a precious thing of wonder. I believe it should be nurtured and encouraged whenever possible. One of the most common forms children use to express their imagination is drawing their fantasies. What better way to encourage it than by placing them within their very own imaginary world! This project is intended to be a collaboration between a parent and child. Start by working together to plan it out. The parent’s portion is to take photos of the child and set up the files in Photoshop. The kid’s portion includes the original drawing and then placing the scanned layer into the scene, and even some lightweight digital painting and illustration. This is a very fun project than can be easily repeated any number of times. It’s likely that once your child sees just how they look in their drawings, they will want to explore different ideas too! Use this time…
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Adobe Photoshop For Kids! Fantasy Me!
What You’ll Be Creating In this tutorial we’ll create a set of flat icons for Apple Watch that can be found on the original Apple Watch Home Screen menu by default. We’ll be using basic shapes and Warp Effects as well as some more complicated methods of making a trendy user interface design. Let’s get started! 1. Apple Watch
What You’ll Be Creating This tutorial was originally published in October 2009 as a Tuts+ Premium tutorial. It is now available free to view. Although this tutorial does not use the latest version of Adobe Illustrator, its techniques and process are still relevant.
What You’ll Be Creating This tutorial was originally published in April 2011 as a Tuts+ Premium tutorial. It is now available free to view. Although this tutorial does not use the latest version of Adobe Photoshop, its techniques and process are still relevant.
In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a detailed cylindrical loading bar vector in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to create the stand using basic vector shape building techniques and some neat linear gradients. Using a complex linear gradient, blending techniques and some Drop Shadow effects you will learn how to create the cylinder. Moving on, taking full advantage of the Snap to Grid feature, you will learn how to create a pixel perfect text. Finally, you will learn learn some neat Stroke tricks and some basic masking techniques. Tutorial Details: Loading Bar Vector Program: Adobe Illustrator CC Difficulty: Beginner-Intermediate Topics Covered: Basic Tools and Effects, Masking and Transform techniques, Stroke and Appearance panel Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour 45 minutes Final Image: Loading Bar Vector As always, this is the final loading bar vector image that we’ll be creating: Step 1: Loading Bar Vector Hit Control + N to create a new document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, enter 600 in the width and …
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Create a Cylindrical Loading Bar Vector in Illustrator
What You’ll Be Creating In the following steps you will learn how to create a set of detailed balloon pattern brushes and how to use them to create a neat text effect in Adobe Illustrator.