How to Type Along a Path

1. Create a path with the Pencil tool . 2. From the toolbox, choose "Type on a Path" tool. Click on the path and a cursor will appear. Type something and colour it as you like.                 3. Create a path again.           4. Choose the "Vertical Type on a Path" tool from the toolbox. Continue Reading

How to create a glossy badge in Illustrator

In Illustrator, making a good effect depends on the understanding of light and where the shadows and highlights fall. So in this tutorial we are going to work with the light and dark Draw a Shape Using the Star tool, create a shape. Click and hold on the Rectangle tool to see the Star tool. Click once on the artboard and define the size you want to use. I have given 1pt stroke of 8E9407 and a radial Continue Reading

How to Create Dotted Lines in Illustrator

Open the Stroke Palette from Window>Stroke. Draw a line and choose it. Enter the dash and gap value as shown below. Experiment with different dash and gap values for different effects. Enter the same dash and weight to make a square dotted line.             To make circle dotted lines, choose the Round Cap and make sure the dash is set to Continue Reading

Creating Swirly Curls in Illustrator

Let’s learn how to make beautiful swirly curls in Illustrator. STEP 1 - DRAW A SPIRAL         From the tool bar, select the Spiral Tool by holding the Line tool. Click and drag a line from the centre point outwards. Instead of click and drag, you can just click to get the Spiral Options box and enter the spiral radius, decay and spiral segments and click OK. Continue Reading

Creating Smooth Lines in Illustrator

This tutorial will tell you simple ways to smooth out the lines in Illustrator. It can save you a lot of time. 1. Pencil and Paintbrush Tool Settings To open the Pencil tool preference pane, double click on the Pencil tool. Set the amount of smoothness you like to get. Drag both sliders to the maximum setting. The smoothness option is pretty strait-forward, but the higher the fidelity, the fewer Continue Reading

Creating Shinny Text in illustrator

Enter the text and right click on it. Select 'Create Outlines'.                 Choose the Pen tool Using the Pen tool draw a line. Use no colour.               Choose both the line and the text using the Selection Tool and click on Divide.             Choose Continue Reading

Creating Seamless Patterns using Swatches Palette

The Swatches Palette stores colours to use it in designs. It can store vector data and that those vectors can be applied as fills or strokes. This short tutorial will help you to understand the power of using seamless patterns in the Swatches Palette. Open a new document. Open the Swatches Palette and click the arrow on the upper right-hand side of the palette. From the fly out menu choose Open Continue Reading

Creating a Gradient Brush

Lets us see how we can make a gradient brush. Gradient brushstroke is a gradient that will follow a path, rather than fill a shape.             Make a blend. Use any shape. Create three squares of different colours. Select them all, then navigate to Object>Blend>Make. Double- click on the Blend tool and choose “Smooth Colour” as the Continue Reading