Vector Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

How to add texture to type in Illustrator

In this tutorial, I am going to show you a quick way to add texture to type in Illustrator. We are going to apply a few effects, which will add the texture inside of the letters. We will then perform a live trace. The end results will give us a distressed text effect. Check out [...]

By | June 28th, 2016|Tutorials|Comments Off on How to add texture to type in Illustrator

From Photo to Hand Drawn effect in Illustrator – A Tutorial

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to give a photograph a hand drawn style in Adobe Illustrator. We are going to apply some filter effects and then perform a Live Trace on the photo to achieve a stylized hand drawn effect directly in Illustrator.  Lets get started! Check out these awesome [...]

By | June 21st, 2016|Tutorials|Comments Off on From Photo to Hand Drawn effect in Illustrator – A Tutorial

How to create a quick dripping text effect

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to create a dripping text effect the quick and easy way.  I am going to show you how to use the warp tool to distort our letters for a sticky, messy design. Let’s get started.   Check out these awesome products:   Step 1:  [...]

By | June 14th, 2016|Tutorials|Comments Off on How to create a quick dripping text effect

Low Poly Text Effect How-to

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to change the colors of our Low Poly letter set in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.  I am then going to walk you through an example project using the letters.    To begin, if you haven’ t already, purchase and download our low poly alphabet by [...]

By | June 7th, 2016|Tutorials|Comments Off on Low Poly Text Effect How-to

Create a Stained Wood Effect

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to create a stained wood effect in Illustrator.  We are going to use the Paint Daubs effect and Live Trace in Illustrator to set it up. We will then move the illustration over to Photoshop and overlay it onto a wooden background and add some [...]

By | May 31st, 2016|Tutorials|Comments Off on Create a Stained Wood Effect

How to create a folded text effect in Illustrator

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to create a folded text effect in Illustrator.  We are going to lay out our text and then use a warp effect to make it appear as though it is folded in half.  We will then learn how to use a gradient to add shading [...]

By | May 25th, 2016|Tutorials|Comments Off on How to create a folded text effect in Illustrator