Sometimes you need to go a little bit wild with your typography. In these cases, you can either take the easy way and choose a fancy font from some of the free font sites, or get creative and give some extra sparkle to your ordinary font, creating a typographic design which can stand by itself. VectorTutsPlus discusses this latter option.
Here’s a free vector download from VectorVault for you to do with as you see fit. Jump on it, because very soon, it will be gone for good.
Vectors are a great resource for designers, you can use them at any size and they are usually quite easy to edit. DesignerDaily presents a collection of free quality vectors that you can use in your design work, make sure you always look at the license before using.
Most food vectors are overloaded with cute, gooey, sugar-coated goodness. They are just too hard to resist, just like in the real world. Some others, that are not so sweet are equally delicious in all their savoury glory. Feast your eyes on this awesome roundup at LittleBoxOfIdeas of beautiful and yummy vectors that will make your tummy absolutely rumble!
Need a monster to gain world domination? LayersMagazine will teach you how to create a font monster entirely out of a single typeface. What you do with it after that is entirely up to you! You’ll learn how to use the Glyphs panel and how to outline, resize, and rotate fonts. And if you’re adventurous, you can try out the Pathfinder panel, as well.
There are a lot of splats out there but this set is really nice and includes quite a bit of detail. Keep in mind that this set is only available to Vector Plus members so if you’re a member, head over to Colorburned and download it. If you’re not a member, consider joining; it really is a nice program.
Using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop together to create masked patterns takes a little time but no money, and with this tutorial, you’ll quickly learn all you need to know to take your images beyond the same-old same-old. You’ll need to go to CreativePro to find out how. Have fun.
In this tutorial, VectorTutsPlus shows you how to create a vector bottle cap in Illustrator CS4 using some basic shapes, gradients, and effects. This tutorial is for beginners and is quite simple. It will demonstrate how the layering of shapes with different gradients applied to them can give you a nice sense of depth. Let’s get stared!
VectorTutsPlus have got some awesome tuts from across the net for learning and improving your Gradient Mesh skills with. It’s a great tool to work with to achieve vector realism. It takes a little practice to get the feel for working with it, but it’s worth the effort.
Adobe Illustrator is one of the most powerful tool for creating vector graphics and can be used for the creation of elements for web and print design. It’s very important to know what needs to be done to effectively use its tools and create certain effects. So these step by step tutorials at TheDesignMag will help you to learn how to create these amazing effects and illustration techniques.