Archive for the ‘Illustrator’ Category
In this quick tutorial, you’re going to learn how to create cool SVG files that can be used in conjunction with VideoScribe, a software developed by Sparkol.
How To Create SVG Files Part I
First you will need a high quality image that you can work with. Either by tracing it, or by converting it into shapes and paths. To do that, you can use Illustrator or Inkscape. In this example we will use Illustrator, as it’s one of my favorite pieces of software ever developed by adobe.
To get your image, a royalty free one I mean, go to: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/ . That’s where I’ve got my snowboarder from. I then import it into Illustrator, by dragging and dropping the image in.
Cristiano Siqueira is a Illustrator from Sao Paulo / Brazil, specialized in digital and vector illustration. His work left so many people astonished that he’s hard to be missed nowadays.
But here is a little about the artist:
I become a real illustrator, I started my career as graphic designer, working in projects for books, CD covers, magazines and posters. Some years later, I could get an opportunity to work on packaging design, specially for toys and food industry.
Nowadays, all this experience of 6 years in the graphic design world, helps me to understand, improve and contribute more to the projects that my illustrations are required.
What he does is not only original and creative, but also innovative and shocking, using usual techniques to get results that have an amazing effect on the watcher. You can find more about this incredible man on his official website CrisVector
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Just wanted to recommend this cool resource, and hope you enjoy it.
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Illustrator is one of my favorite software made by Adobe, and I use it a lot in my design projects, but one thing that seemed to make it undesirable, and totally annoying was the fact that you couldn’t or at least I couldn’t use the “skew” function as you would in Photoshop.
When you need to create a simple perspective text like the one in this tutorial you would, probably as me go to Photoshop, create your skewed text, and export it to illustrator. Well, those days are gone, since now there is a solution.
I made a video for you describing in detail how to create a perspective tool. I will also transcribe it so you can get around it more easily if me talking wasn’t clear enough, or you missed some steps.
Here are the steps to obtain the perspective effect:
Illustrator is a very powerful tool when you know how to work with it, and the next couple of tutorials will help you have a better understanding of what it can be done, and will serve as a source of inspiration for you future works. Enjoy and prosper.
For anyone in the print industry, we’ll share methods and resources that you’ll hopefully find helpful. For others, this article will shed light on what it’s like to work for a design firm. You’ll gain in-depth insight not only into the methods of professional print designers but also into the marketing implications of their work.
Ok, now this tutorial is one of my favorites, and if you haven’t seen it yet, you definitely should check it out, it has a video and it goes step by step.