Creating a Vintage Typography Layout in Adobe Illustrator

Creating a Vintage Typography Layout in Adobe Illustrator

Vintage style typography is classic and remains popular still today. There’s something about the hand drawn and hand placed feel of these types of layouts that is appealing and draws your eye. Lets take a look at how to create a vintage style type layout in Adobe Illustrator.

Illustrator Quick Tip: Using the Zig Zag Filter to Create Vector Seals

Illustrator Quick Tip: Using the Zig Zag Filter to Create Vector Seals

Below is an awesome tip for creating a vector seal. Seals and badges are a classic staple in design and especially branding. There’s sort of a throw back aspect to using a seal that always appeals to me. So lets jump right in and learn how to create one in Adobe Illustrator.

Illustrator Quick Tip: Using the Blend Tool to Create Repeating Patterns

Illustrator Quick Tip: Using the Blend Tool to Create Repeating Patterns

Creating even the simplest repeating patterns in Illustrator can be time consuming. But knowing a couple of easy tricks can greatly reduce the time it takes. In this quick tutorial we’re going to explore using the Blend Tool to quickly create a repeating pattern for background elements in Illustrator. This method makes it easy and can save you a ton of time.

Illustrator Quick Tip: Working With Grunge Splatters as Symbols

Illustrator Quick Tip: Working With Grunge Splatters as Symbols

If you’re used to creating grungy splatters in Photoshop because you’re not familiar with the flexibility of vector symbols in Illustrator, this article may change your workflow dramatically. Not only are symbols incredibly flexible they can also reduce the file size dramatically over using standard vector graphics repeated over a design. Lets take a closer look.

Illustrator Quick Tip: Creating a Color Spirograph

Illustrator Quick Tip: Creating a Color Spirograph

Using the Rotate Tool in Illustrator you can create some awesome radial designs. Today we’re going to look at using the tool to create a color spirograph. Spirographs are always elegant and impressive, and creating them is quite simple with just one tool in Illustrator and a little bit of simple math.

Illustrator Quick Tip: Selecting Behind a Shape

Illustrator Quick Tip: Selecting Behind a Shape

Sometimes there are little things I do in illustrator that I just accept and do without seeking out an alternative (better) solution. For example, in the past I would always lock top objects in order to select and move objects underneath. Last week I discovered a much easier way to select objects behind a shape. And the best part is it’s incredibly simple.

How to create a glassy text effect in Illustrator

How to create a glassy text effect in Illustrator

A good designer knows that a good mastery in designing cool text effects is really important in many situations. There are a lot of design works that need a good text effect to be really professional, so in the following tutorial I’ll show you how to create a glassy text effect in Illustrator. We’ll learn some simple techniques to enhance our types giving them gloss and shine.

How to create a Rubik’s Cube in Illustrator

How to create a Rubik’s Cube in Illustrator

To continue the series of tutorials aimed to provide useful tips, tricks and advices in creating nice illustrations (using Illustrator), I’ll show you how to create a simple Rubik’s cube illustration.

Create a Semi-Realistic Cutter Illustration

Create a Semi-Realistic Cutter Illustration

In this super-detailed tutorial I’ll show you how to create a semi-realistic cutter in Illustrator. We will use the photo of a cutter to draw the basic shapes, then we will play with gradients, shape modes and other useful tools to realize all the detailes of the illustration.

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