Colourful Words: Illustrator and PSD

Today ‘s tutorials are quick and easy techniques for filling in Illustrator and Photoshop text with background images. Illustrator Create your text. I’m using Cooper Black. Place, Copy or Import the image you want to fill your text with. Embed imported or placed graphics. Send the image to the back of the text (both are…

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Create a Leaded Window Effect in Illustrator

The individually coloured panels are what we’ll be creating in today’s tutorial. It’s a versatile effect that can be used for lots of different applications. I used it for the leafy design below. 🙂 Here’s the tutorial for you: xoxoxo 🙂

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Create a Concentric Spiral Text Path in Illustrator

The Spiral Tool in Illustrator decays into an ever tighter and smaller turn and doesn’t work as a text path. It makes text increasingly illegible or clunky as it follows the spiral. This tutorial shows you how to make a concentric spiral text path. I’ve used concentric circles to create the framework for the infographic…

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Confetti Letters

Did you know there is a word used to describe sentences that contain every letter of the alphabet? One example which has been around since at least the late 1800s is ‘The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog,”. They’re called Pangrams. Am making good progress designing letters and working through the alphabet. The…

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Create seamless patterns with Photoshop and Illustrator (CS5)

*Reposting from original blog The Singing Tree*

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Shapebuilder and Pathfinder: create a compound element

                            Do you ever get ratty with the Shapebuilder tool? The longer you use it, the slower and more painful it becomes? Pathfinder is your friend. Download the free PDF tutorial on how to use the Shapebuilder tool and, my preferred method,…

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