How to Create a Gold Text Effect and Graphic Style in Illustrator

gold text effect

In today’s tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a complex gold text effect which includes a reflection, dropping shadows and highlights. These all can be created with the help of the most powerful tool available in Adobe Illustrator–the Appearance panel. You learn how to create this graphic style and then apply it to editable text objects. Have fun learning our new vector tutorial!

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Learn the Basics of the Brush Tool in Adobe Illustrator

Hello everybody, and welcome to working with the brush tool in Adobe Illustrator. You’re going learn the basics of the brush tool and how to begin using it competently. You’re going learn how to use the settings that are important to making the brush tool work the way you want to. You’re going learn how to apply brushstrokes to existing artwork. And finally, you’re going to learn how to use existing artwork to create brushes.

The brush tool is very important when you’re trying to create paint like strokes in your vector drawings. This tool will allow you to create a wide array of looks and styles that make your vector illustrations look very organic and hand drawn. You can think of the brush tool has the exact opposite of the pen tool. Whereas the pen tool is used draw precise shapes, the brush tool will allow you the flexibility and freedom that most artists are used to.
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