Create Your Own Realistic Leather Texture!

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In today’s tutorial we’ll learn how to create a seamless leather texture by using the Pencil Tool and Pattern Editing mode. Leather textures and patterns are often used in design, and that’s why creating your own leather texture will be super useful for you in future. I also want to let you know that the technique used in this tutorial would be perfect for creating other types of textures as well. So, let’s get started!

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Sweet and Sassy: How to Create Your Own Lollipop Vector

PrintWho doesn’t love candy? Who can withstand that colored, delicious sweetness that makes your mouth water? Today I will show you how to create two delicious candy vectors and lollipop vectors using the basic tool and the Brush Strokes Panel. You will learn to create some basic shapes, spirals, create new brushes, and then edit them to perfect sweetness. Let’s get started!      
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Turn Any Font Into a Sketch Font

Sketchy ThumbnailThis blog post was previously published on our blog in 2009, and since it was so popular with our readers, we wanted to be sure the instructions were up-to-date. So we’ve updated this tutorial to be current with the most recent versions of Illustrator. Hope you enjoy revisiting this helpful tutorial in Illustrator CS6 & CC style. Want to see other articles revamped? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Here are some popular sketch fonts available that are great for grungy and hand-drawn designs and illustrations. My problem is, I want to be able to use this sketchy style in any font. Turn’s out, it is actually really easy to do in Illustrator. Moreover, you can create a Graphic Style and easily apply the style to other editable fonts to create your very own custom sketch font!

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