Custom Font Into Illustrator

How To : Create your own fonts & types in Illustrator

In this tutorial, user CollegeTut shows you how to customize the shapes of various fonts and text, essentially creating your own custom fonts, by converting the text of any font to outlines and then editing those outlines (bezier paths/strokes). You can modify the points on th ...more

How To : Easily Create Your Own Custom Font from Scratch

In general, we never really put much thought into fonts, but they comprise a huge portion of our online experience. A whimsical mood can easily be set by using something like Segoe Script, but switch it up to Sentinel and you've got a more sophisticated feel all of a sudden. ...more

How To : Create custom brushes in Illustrator

Dave Cross shows how to create custom brushes in Adobe Illustrator, including a few helpful tips. Create custom brushes in Illustrator. Click through to watch this video on layersmagazine.com

How To : Create custom spray can symbols in Illustrator CS2

Illustrator allows symbols to be placed on a graphic with a convenient spray-paint icon. The longer the mouse button is held while the spray can is in use, the more copies of the Symbol are produced. In this Illustrator CS2 video tutorial you will learn create and use vector s ...more

How To : Create a 3D lettered sign in lights

In order to create 3D lettered signs in lights, you will need to first create an object. Open Illustrator. Type your letters on the page. Adjust the font to the style you would like. Click on "effect". Then, click on "3D". This will allow you to rotate the image for the angle ...more

How To : Apply clipping masks in Adobe Illustrator CS4

Learn how to interlace custom shapes in Adobe Illustrator CS4, an effect that's especially attractive when working with 3d perspective objects and shapes. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector graphics editor program or a seasoned graphic arts professional looking to be ...more

How To : Make Christmas lights in Illustrator

Learn how to create a string of 3D, multi-colored Christmas lights and turn them into a custom pattern brush that you can draw with along any path. Make Christmas lights in Illustrator. Click through to watch this video on layersmagazine.com

How To : Create custom table styles within Adobe Photoshop

In this clip, Darrell Heath of Layers Magazine opens up Adobe Photoshop and talks about creating table styles. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started creating your own custom table styles in Adobe Photoshop, watch this free vide ...more

How To : Create custom shapes in color with Final Cut Pro

In this Apple Color tutorial Richard Harrington and guest Robbie Carman will use user defined shapes to form vinettes to perform a secondary color correction. Learn about where primary and secondary color correction really occurs in Apple Color and other tips and tricks. Crea ...more

How To : Outline your fonts in Adobe Illustrator

This how to video will show you how to create outlines of fonts with Adobe Illustrator. This is useful when you send a file to someone and they do not have the font you used to view it. This will allow them to view the text without worrying about what fonts the computer they a ...more

How To : Bring Illustrator brush patterns into Photoshop

In this software tutorial, Matt uses an artistic brush to make a pattern in Illustrator and then takes that pattern into Photoshop to use as a weathered layer effect. If you have a lot of custom Illustrator brushes you want to use in Photoshop, don't recreate them in Photoshop ...more

How To : Create a cool text style in Illustrator

Are you bored with the similar font styles? Open Adobe Illustrator, click the text tool. Select Arial font, bold & italic and a size of 48. Type some text and give its fill color-white and stroke color-black. Duplicate the layer text by going into layers. Then change the dupli ...more

How To : Create a web 2.0 style badge in Illustrator

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to create a web 2.0 style badge using Adobe Illustrator. Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor. Viewers will learn how to manipulate the Star Tool in Adobe Illustrator, how to apply a custom radial gradient to that shape and ho ...more

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100% functional LEGO ATM by Ronald McCrae. This bonafide brick bank performs the following functions: Bill scanner can be calibrated to accept any type of banknote Machine accepts only the type of bill for which it is calibrated Tolerances for bill acceptability are adjustabl ...more

How To : Create a new pattern brush in Illustrator

Pattern brushes in Illustrator can create additional interest and a custom look to shapes in Photoshop. Follow the steps in this tutorial to learn how to create new pattern brushes in Illustrator. In a series of steps creating different shapes aligned in different patterns, th ...more

How To : Create connected scripts in Illustrator

If you want to turn a font into a connected font you will need to break the word apart, and then connect each letter. This is good for creating cursive text or just an artistic effect. Watch and see just how to connect scripts using Illustrator. Create connected scripts in Ill ...more

How To : Install Truetype Fonts on your Linux system

Shawn Powers teaches us how to install Truetype fonts on your Linux systems. First, log onto your web browser and go to Halloween Fonts. Once on this site, browse through the different types of fonts until you find one that you like. After this, save the file for the font onto ...more

How To : Give Your GRand Unified Bootloader a Custom Theme

GRUB, or the GRand Unified Bootloader, is a program that installs to your Master Boot Record and controls what operating system you load at boot time. Normally, it is used for multi-boot systems. Multi-boots allow you to switch between operating systems installed on seperate d ...more

How To : Design backgrounds with live trace in Illustrator

The live trace effect has become increasingly popular for use in designing backgrounds. By using the live trace effect, you can take any stock image and transform it into an outline that can be placed behind your main subject. The technique works in Illustrator and can be used ...more

HowTo : Design Your Own Typeface Creature

Julián Dorado is an illustrator and graphic designer, hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has been lauded for his character design project, which merges typefaces into font-inspired monsters, animals, and characters. Luckily, Julián has been kind enough to post a great tu ...more

How To : Create type areas & paths in Illustrator

Check out this video on creating type areas and paths in Illustrator. This uses more than just text boxes. You can adjust the font, color and area using the area type tool. Type in a path tool is cool to create invisible tracks to have text follow. Activate the path and start ...more

How To : Customize a Watermark in Word 2007

Get to design your own watermark for your documents. Here's a video showing these easy steps to watermarking your documents. 1. Go to the "Page Layout" tab in Word 2007 and look for the "Page Background" section of the toolbar and select the "Watermark" button. 2. Click on the ...more

How To : Create a cool blend text effect in Illustrator

In this tutorial, we learn how to create a cool blend text effect in Illustrator. First, open up Illustrator and draw a path, then change the color to black. After this, click on the line and type in your desired text. Increase the font size to 36 points, then select the red c ...more

How To : Use Illustrator CS2's 3D capabilities

In this video you’ll learn two facets of Illustrator CS2’s 3D capabilities. You’ll learn how to create a simple 2D shape and revolve it into a bottle, and then you’ll see how to put your own custom label on it. Next you’ll see how to take a simple 2D shape and extrude it to mo ...more

How To : Create a transform effect in Illustrator

This video takes us through the procedure of creating a transform effect in Illustrator. First, choose a rectangular box and fill color in it. Input some text inside the box. The font and the color of the text can also be changed. Then position the text properly. Make a group ...more

How To : Use Custom Fonts for Messaging on Your iPhone

Allowing the use of third-party keyboards on iOS 8 was a great move on Apple's part, providing iPhone users with choices when it came to an often-used and important aspect of their operating system. Unfortunately, as cool as all these keyboards are, they all use the same borin ...more

How To : Change Fonts on a Per-App Basis for Android

As much as app developers would like to simplify things with icons and visual cues, text is still a huge part of a smartphone's interface. Much of our media consumption is text-based, and while Google's Roboto font is a beautiful typeface, a little variety here and there certa ...more

How To : Trick Your Brain into Remembering What You Read

If you have a hard time remembering what you've just read on your iPad or Kindle, try changing the font next time. The typeface you use to read books, newspapers, and online articles is either hurting or helping your memory, and you'll be surprised which ones are killing your ...more

How To : Create and outline fonts in Illustrator CS2

Imagine one day your art director comes to you, and says, "I need a vector header 120 pt in Babelfish with all fonts as outlines to be sent to the printer ASAP.". Not sure what to do? In this Illustrator CS2 video tutorial you will learn to create and outline fonts. Create and ...more

How To : Install custom fonts in Mac OS X

This video tutorial belongs to the Computers & Programming category which is going to show you how to install custom fonts in Mac OS X. It is very quick, easy and simple. Open your browser and do a Google search for free fonts. From the search result you can choose any of the ...more

How To : Install custom fonts when running Windows XP

This video is about how to install new fonts in Windows XP. The first step that you will need to do is open your web browser then search for fonts. If you have found the site, just simply click on it. Then the next step is have a browse and look for the font you like. Once you ...more

How To : Create hair and fur with the pen tool in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

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