Exclusive iStock Promo Code – February 2016

istock promo codeLast week’s iStock promo was here, then gone. So if you missed out, we have another great offer from our friends at iStockphoto. For a limited time, Vectips’ readers can save 20% off all of iStock’s monthly subscriptions!

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Create a Toothpaste Text Effect in Adobe Illustrator!

toothpaste text effectIn the following tutorial you will learn how to create a neat toothpaste text effect in Adobe Illustrator using a pattern brush. For starters you will learn how to setup a simple grid and how to build pixel perfect vector shapes using basic tools and the Pathfinder panel. Moving on you will learn how to use a simple script and how to ease your work using the Shape Builder Tool. Next, you’ll learn how to easily and rename two simple patterns and how to create your own pattern brush. Finally, using your pattern brush along with some subtle Drop Shadow effects you will create your text effect.

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How to Create a Pearl Brush from Gradient Meshes in Adobe Illustrator

Pearl Brush

In today’s tutorial we will learn how to control transparency of gradient meshes with the help of blending modes, and by adjusting color transition between mesh points and changing its opacity, create a pearl brush. Moreover after reading this tutorial, you’ll be able to create Illustrator brushes from gradient meshes of any difficulty with the help of free Mesh Tormentor plug-in. Let’s get started!
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Creating Editable Letterpress Styled Text

Letterpress Styled Text

A popular typography trend in web design and print design is letterpress styled text. This text styling is easy to do in Photoshop, but in Illustrator, it is super simple to create letterpress styled text while keeping the text editable. Utilizing the Appearance panel and Graphic Styles, you can quickly and consistently apply this style to any editable text and other vector objects.

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