This is an extra-long Illustrator tutorial that will show you how to create a business card in Adobe Illustrator from start to finish, and get it ready for printing.
You need a business card printed – maybe you don’t have a logo yet – but you have Illustrator and Photoshop and you need to get started. This tutorial will show you how to set up and design your card, and also how to prepare it for printing with any printer you choose. I cover CMYK, high resolution images and Bleed in this tutorial as well as offer a few design tips as we go to help you have a professional, finished look.
Remember: Business cards with bleed must be sized 3.625 x 2.125 for any printer. They must be CMYK (not RGB) and include high resolution (300 dpi) photographs.
The stock image used in this tutorial can be downloaded here for FREE: http://morguefile.com/archi…
along with many other free, high quality photos.
Make Type Cast a Shadow or Reflection in Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator Tutorial
Performed at lightning speed on a Mac using AI CS6.
A 3-in-1 Illustrator type tutorial today! Don’t fear the gradient tool! Today we will be working in Adobe Illustrator and I will show you how to create type with 3 different shadows or reflections (table-top reflection, light coming from in front and light coming from behind) using the following tools:
Fear not, little crickets. These tools only exist to help YOU navigate around the artboard with confidence and a skill level near wizardry. If your comfort level is more rastery, I will soon be posting this same tutorial done in Photoshop CS6.
This Illustrator Tutorial will show you how to get a sketchy, indie, grungy, hand-drawn – whatever you want to call it – effect with your type in Adobe Illustrator CS6. It’s another longer tutorial today – sometimes I just can’t stop talking…
Getting a sketchy effect with your type in Illustrator is easy. You don’t have to outline it, so you can change fonts and styles very quickly and easily before deciding on your final design. Just keep 2 windows open while you work: the Appearance dialog box and the Graphic Styles dialog box. One you create your sketchy effect for your font you can save the effect and use it on anything else: shapes, imported vectors, hand-drawn squiggles and more.
Don’t be afraid of opening up different dialog boxes – these tools only exist to help you navigate around the artboard with confidence and a skill level near wizardry.
Making type effects in Illustrator is fun! Enjoy.