Last week I shared a tutorial showing how to create a retro text style using Adobe Illustrator. I had lots of fun producing that effect, so I’ve been busy crafting a number of additional colour combinations to create a collection of 10 free retro text styles for you to download. Apply them to your text elements with just a single click to produce a variety of colourful titles with faux-3D, halftone texturing and subtle shading effects.
Access All Areas members are being treated to more exclusive goods from RetroSupply today. The Irvington High vector brush pack is one of the latest additions to the lineup of RetroSupply products and has already received a great early response. It’s a mixed bag of 20 weird and useful Illustrator brushes with high school nostalgia. They’re great for adding textured shading to your illustrations, filling areas with colour, and adding distressing effects around the edges of your artwork.
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Many of the text effect tutorials I produce for Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop tend to require the text to be permanently set, which means if the wording needs changing, the effect would have to be created all over again from scratch. In today’s tutorial I’m going to cover some useful tricks that incorporate the Appearance panel in Illustrator to create a Graphic Style that works with live text. See how a range of fills and strokes can be layered to produce a trendy retro style text effect, while retaining the ability to alter the wording and change the font.
Access All Areas members have a new collection of print design templates to download this week, courtesy of BrandPacks. These ready made poster, leaflet, appointment card and flyer templates all have a Dental Clinic theme, but the clean and functional design could be rebranded to suit any business in the medical field. Each template comes in print ready Photoshop and Illustrator variants with completely editable text in a neatly structured and well labelled document. All stock images are also included, making it easy to customise the design to create a complete set of printed stationery and promotional material.
In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial we’re going to look at creating a stylish single weight line art logo. Even though the entire design is made just using lines, there’s a range of Illustrator tools and techniques we’ll use throughout this tutorial that you can incorporate into your arsenal. This style of illustration is pretty popular with badge style logo designs, particularly those with an outdoors theme with landscape scenes, so that’s the type of design I’ll be making in this guide. It features a simplistic mountain range with trees, clouds and snow capped peaks, along with stylised linework to represent water and sun rays.