Quick Tutorial: Adding Gradients to Text

adding gradients to text

I’m sure a bunch of you have seen this technique before in other blogs or are already aware of adding¬†gradients to text, but it is worth mentioning for those that don’t know this technique. Moreover, I found that adding an extra step to this known technique, enables you add transparent gradients to text in Illustrator CS4 while still keeping the text editable!

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Custom Dusty Grunge Font Vector Treatment

grunge font vector

Just because we’re working in Illustrator doesn’t mean we have to create clean geometric artwork all the time. With just a couple tips and some custom artwork you can create 100% vector artwork that is grainy, dusty, and dingy – an awesome grunge font vector. Plus, these grunge font vector techniques are easy to apply to all kinds of graphics other than typography.

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Create a Sleek Web Ribbon Vector in Adobe Illustrator

Preview In the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a simple web ribbon vector in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid and how to create the main shapes using basic tools and vector shape building techniques. Next using subtle linear and radial gradients along with some simple blending techniques, you will learn how to add shading and highlights for your ribbon. Finally using some simple Warp effects, we’ll add a little dynamism for the final ribbon.

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Create a Simple Thermometer lllustration in Adobe Illustrator

Preview In the following tutorial, you will learn how to create a simple thermometer illustration in Adobe Illustrator. For starters you will learn how to set up a simple grid, how to create the pixel perfect main shape and how to add subtle shading. Next using basic blending and vector shape building techniques and taking full advantage of the Appearance panel, you will learn how to create the thermometer tube. Finally, you will learn how to create a simple grid using two tiny paths and a bunch of Transform effects.

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Create A Four Leaf Clover Vector for St. Patrick’s Day – Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

four leaf clover vector

In celebration of St. Patricks Day, I wanted to do a four leaf clover vector tutorial. Some of you might not celebrate St. Patricks Day or have no use for a four-leaf clover, but still take a look at this tutorial. This tutorial combines some good techniques. You will Divide, Transform, and add Warping Effects. These techniques will help you quickly and easily create with Illustrator!

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Create A Mouthwatering Chocolate Covered Strawberry – Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

Chocolate Covered Strawberry

It’s almost Valentine’s day and rather than getting your loved one the same old cheap gifts you get every year, why not create a chocolate covered strawberry illustration for them? You can easily apply this illustration to your own greeting card, t-shirt, or anything else you can think of. Moreover, you can apply this tutorial to other illustrations and logos.

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