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Colorful Text – Illustrator Tutorial

Colorful text

In this Illustrator tutorial we will learn how to create this colorful text. First we learn to convert text to outlines, cut up the text into pieces using the divide option and then color it using the illustrator scripts.

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colorful text

An important thing is to select a font that is thick enough to create blocks. I have used the following font, feel free to experiment with different fonts:

Ariel Black, size 300 and 400

We will use illustrator scripts to color our artwork. You can individually color them, but it’s very useful to use scripts when the artwork is particularly large. If you haven’t watched my tutorial on using illustrator scripts yet, you can click on the below link and it will lead you to the blogpost.

Illustrator Scripts

There are a number of free scripts available on the internet, I have spoken about them in the above linked blog post. The script used in this tutorial is called Randomizer script and is available for download for free from this link:

https://cloud.mail.ru/public/HKSy/LGcHfncwx

Colors used in this tutorial:
  • e7edde
  • f03c50
  • fccb12
  • 43b7ca
  • 35aebc

colorful text

If you want to find beautiful color themes, click on this link to learn about Adobe Color and how to get color themes into your Illustrator. Color.Adobe.com was recently updated and looks a bit different from what is shown in this video. Nevertheless, the method to save these themes to Adobe library remains the same.

Adobe Color and how to find color themes

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Let’s Illustrate a house – Illustrator tutorial

illustrate

Making vector illustrations with Adobe Illustrator is easy and can be quite fun. In this video we will learn how to illustrate with the basic illustrator tools to create the above illustration. We will work with a simple color palette and simple shapes and strokes. This tutorial is perfect for beginners. Hope you have fun creating a tiny little house :).

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We will illustrate with this color theme:

https://color.adobe.com/printmesomecolor-house-color-theme-12080193/

If you don’t know how to use https://color.adobe.com check out this tutorial:

https://www.printmesomecolor.com/2018/11/25/adobe-color-awesome-color-themes/

Save the the following image and get the colors:

illustrate

Or copy paste them:

FCCA46
3B3140
F3A780
854F4D
F2E0C9

 

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Reindeer Seamless Pattern

seamless pattern

In this video tutorial we will make a fun illustration and turn it into a seamless pattern! We will be using Adobe illustrator to create the pattern. If you like creating patterns, don’t forget to check out my previous tutorials where we create cute patterns from simple illustrations.

Seamless Birdie Pattern

Wrapping paper tutorial

We will create the pattern on a transparent background, which means you can add any color you want to the background!

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Birdie Seamless Pattern in Adobe Illustrator

Seamless pattern in Illustrator

Hello people!

Do you like making cute drawings ? What about making seamless patterns? And learning Adobe Illustrator?

In today’s video we will learn how to make cute birdies and turn them into seamless patterns in Adobe Illustrator! This is a beginner’s tutorial, hence you will not need any experience with Illustrator.

What can you do with these seamless patterns?

So many things!

  • Make a wrapping paper for wrapping gifts this Christmas
  • Upload to print on demand sites like Redbubble to create bedspreads, tapestries, phone cases and a lot more!

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  • Make a selection of patterns and sell on sites like Etsy
  • Upload to Spoonflower and create your own custom fabric!
  • The list is endless, these are just a few of the options available.

Things you will learn today:

  1. Using the Anchor point tool
  2. Working with the curvature tool
  3. Using Pencil tool
  4. And learning to make seamless patterns using the inbuilt ‘make – pattern’ option in Illustrator

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seamless pattern

 

Method to make this seamless pattern:

  1. Select the Ellipse tool and make a horizontal Ellipse
  2. Right click on pen tool and select anchor point tool
  3. Click on the right most anchor point on the ellipse to make it pointed
  4. Use the Curvature tool to give the shape of a bird
  5. Select the Pencil tool and draw in the beaks and legs
  6. Right click> Transform and reflect to create a reflected version of the bird
  7. Make 2 more versions of the bird and color them
  8. Select everything, Object> pattern > make
  9. Choose your settings and click Done
  10. Pattern gets saved in the swatches library
  11. Use it to create patterns of any size!

Learn to get colors for your projects here:

Adobe Color

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How to make a printable Holiday Card with Adobe Illustrator

Holiday card christmas card

Hello people!

It’s December and everyone is busy running around getting things sorted out for Christmas. I know it’s too early, but that’s how it’s going to be! It’s so crazy that we had our office Christmas party in November! NOVEMBER!

Anyway, like every year, you have to send out holiday cards and it’s challenging because you need to add a personal touch to these cards. Now, nobody’s going to judge you for not making it personal (except Aunt Janice probably). But you are a nice person, you love your people and you are going to send those cards filled with love and holiday cheer. Here is a step by step tutorial on how to create your own personalized holiday card using Adobe Illustrator.

  1.   Download the free vector pack onto your computer
  2.   We will duplicate, rotate, scale and reflect the elements in the vector pack to create a wide variety of elements
  3.   We’ll arrange these elements in a nice form to create the design for our card
  4.   We will apply this design onto our card template
  5.   Add in details to customize it and export it for print ready PDFs
  6.   Print and cut to make your own cards!

You can download the vector pack here:

Download here!

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Holiday card christmas card

There is nothing wrong in learning new things during the holidays. You get to learn these things in this tutorial:

  •   Using vector elements and modifying them
  •   Using Layers, lock, unlock.
  •   Tools like Ellipse tool, reflect, rotate, scale, group and ungroup
  •   Using Text tool
  •   Arranging artwork to print as a card
  •   Applying trim marks
  •   Exporting an illustrator file as PDF

 

Too lazy to create the card? No problem, download the ready-to-print holiday card here:

Download here!

 

You can always create the elements yourself. They are made using just the pencil tool. Scribble something and you have some nice elements! Here is a tutorial on how to create a holiday themed wrapping paper from scratch (I made this during last Christmas). You can also download last year’s card here.

Fonts used in the tutorial :

https://fonts.adobe.com/fonts/montserrat

https://fonts.adobe.com/fonts/blockhead

If you don’t know how to get nice colors for your card, check out this tutorial on how to get colors.

OK, let’s watch the tutorial now!

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