Distort Text in Illustrator

How To : Distort text in Illustrator

When you want to distort text, make sure to have the pathfinder tab open. This tutorial will show you how to manipulate text by moving around the letters and parts of each word, and using different effects that are pre-built into Illustrator. Simple, but well explained, this t ...more

How To : Create metallic text in Adobe Illustrator CS3

Let TutVid teach you how to make metallic text is Adobe Illustrator CS3. This video shows you how to do it step by step. You only need basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator CS3 to do this. 1. Start with a blank illustrated document. You don't need anything else to begin with. ...more

How To : Distort text & apply a 3D look in Photoshop

Being able to create documents that stand out and impress is the theme of this how-to video on creating 3D text. Using an open Photoshop window, the pleasant sounding narrator guides you through the process of turning regular text into 3D. The narrator also supplies helpful ti ...more

How To : Use Photoshop & Illustrator text in After Effects

In this video tutorial, Aharon Rabinowitz shares tips on working with Photoshop and Illustrator Text, as well as a few other text-related hints in After Effects. These tips will keep you from having to go back to Photoshop to edit the text. Use Photoshop & Illustrator text in ...more

How To : Extrude Adobe Illustrator text in Maya

This tutorial is using text imported from Illustrator, but the ideas will work for any text curves or curves that you want to extrude into 3 dimensional objects. Learning how to extrude is a must for Maya beginners. Extrude Adobe Illustrator text in Maya. Click through to watc ...more

How To : Distort text in Photoshop without rasterizing it

Very often you will need to rasterize your text in order to distort it. The problem is distorting rasterized text creates jagged edges. In this video tutorial you will learn to transform type text without rasterizing it. Distort text in Photoshop without rasterizing it. Click ...more

How To : Place images inside text with Illustrator

Placing images inside text is nothing new. However, the old way involved converting the text to outlines first and thereby making the text uneditable. In this video you'll learn how to fill your text with an image while maintaining complete edit-ability of the text using Illus ...more

How To : Use pathfinder to cut text in Illustrator CS2

In this Illustrator CS2 video tutorial you will learn to use pathfinder to remove text from the background. In a sense, we create shapes by cutting from others. All text must be changed to shape before we can use the pathfinder subtract command. Make sure to hit "play tutorial ...more

How To : Create gradient editable text in Illustrator CS2

Adobe InDesign CS2 has a great feature in that you can fill text with a gradient. However, if you try to do that in Illustrator CS2 it might appear that you can't. In this video you'll see just how easy you can do it and keep the text editable.

How To : Add strokes to text in Illustrator

In this video tutorial Adam Hay will revisit a technique used to add strokes to text. Strokes are outlines along the edges of a letter. With this technique, you could create multiple layers of strokes on your text.

How To : Arch comic book text in Illustrator

This video shows you how to create text for comic books, using just a few easy steps. It's explained simply, so that a beginner that has never used Illustrator before, could do this. It shows how to stretch, and shadow your lettering, as well. Detailed illustrations will show ...more

How To : Create comic-style text in Adobe Illustrator CS2

Create some cool comic vectored effects! Watch this Illustrator video tutorial to learn how to make some comic styled text. You will learn how to break text down and add gradients. You will also learn how to create a fake 3D effect as well as some stroke options. All of these ...more

How To : Work with text in Adobe Illustrator CS4

Adobe Illustrator Creative Suite 4, or CS4, software is a comprehensive vector graphics environment that is ideal for all creative professionals, including web and interactive designers and developers, multimedia producers, motion graphics and visual effects designers, animato ...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 : 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 neon style text effect in Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator enables you to add a multitude of effects to your texts. One of the options available to you is to add a neon-style effect to the text. This video tutorial will take you through the steps needed to add this effect with detailed instructions from start to fini ...more

How To : Create a 3D text effect in Adobe Illustrator

Learn 3D text in Illustrator! Then use it in Premiere Pro or Photoshop and give it a "wiggle" inside of After Effects. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector editor or a seasoned graphic arts professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its ...more

How To : Create 3D shapes from text and revolve in Illustrator

Just by experimenting with the Type tool and the 3D effect Revolve in Illustrator, you can use the alphabet to create a whole series of 3D objects. Create 3D shapes from text and revolve in Illustrator. Click through to watch this video on layersmagazine.com

How To : Wrap text around paths in illustrator

To create an added interest with text, learn how to wrap text around paths or shapes using Illustrator software. This video from Task Tutorial shows us each step involved with wrapping text around an oval as an example. However, any shape or path can be used to wrap text aroun ...more

How To : Warp text for interesting effects in Illustrator

In this video you will learn how to Warp your text into any shape or design you want. This is a really handy effect for applying logos or designs to images of clothing. Using this effect you can warp your text to the wrinkles in your fabric and make it really look like it was ...more

How To : Attach text to a path in Adobe Illustrator CS4

Adobe Illustrator Creative Suite 4, or CS4, software is a comprehensive vector graphics environment that is ideal for all creative professionals, including web and interactive designers and developers, multimedia producers, motion graphics and visual effects designers, animato ...more

How To : Kern and typeset in Cinema 4D

Despite a lack of native kerning tools for typesetting in Cinema 4D, it is possible with a little bit of effort. Letters and characters can be spaced individually using Mograph and the plane effector. Another solution is to first kern the entire block of text externally using ...more

How To : Create a vector 3D logo in Illustrator CS2

There's nothing better than a cool logo design, except maybe a cool 3D logo design. A 3D logo might just be what you need to have your company stick out. Watch this Illustrator video tutorial to learn how to make a 3D logo. You may want to apply a glassy text feel to the finis ...more

Use Adobe Premiere Pro feature : text rolls and crawls

This tutorial shows you how to get your text moving in Premiere Pro CS4. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, After Effec ...more

How To : Create flaming chrome text in Adobe After Effects

In this tutorial J Schuh creates some flaming chrome text in After Effects using the glow and liquefy effects. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InD ...more

How To : Animate text & handwriting in Adobe After Effects

Corey Barker demonstrates a technique for animating text using the stroke effect in After Effects. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photo ...more

How To : Use Adobe InDesign's drag and drop text options

This clip shares some tips and tricks for using Adobe InDesign’s drag and drop text options. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started capitalizing on this oft-overlooked InDesign feature yourself, watch this free video software tu ...more

How To : Animate floating text in Adobe Fireworks and Flash

Tom Green demonstrates this floating text technique by cutting the text out of the an image using Fireworks and then animating the text floating using Flash. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all ...more

How To : Warp, deform, & explode 3D text in After Affects

In this Boris FX video tutorial we show you how to employ the power of vertex shaders to warp, deform and even explode 3D extruded text using Adobe After Effects and the new 3D Objects from Boris Continuum Complete 6 AE. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video, ...more

How To : Create a chrome logo in Adobe After Effects CS4

Using After Effects 3D layers and light sweep effect to create this text that moves in 3D space. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photosh ...more

How To : Create and wiggle 3D text in Adobe After Effects

Learn 3D text in Adobe Illustrator! Then use it in Premiere Pro or Photoshop and give it a "wiggle" inside of After Affects. All in one tutorial! For detailed, step-by-step instructions on using the Affect Effects Wiggler, watch this helpful video guide. Create and wiggle 3D t ...more

How To : Create a compound path in Illustrator CS4

If you need to know how to create a compound path in Illustrator, the quickest way is to go to the object tab in Illustrator. This gives you with the click of a button an easy way to create a compound path. With this tutorial, learn exactly how to create a compound path using ...more

How To : Apply a clipping mask in Illustrator CS4

If you need to know how to apply clipping mask in Illustrator, the quickest way is to go to the object tab in Illustrator. This gives you with the click of a button an easy way to apply a clipping mask. With this tutorial, learn exactly how to apply a clipping mask using Illu ...more

How To : Create cartography in Illustrator

Here's a creative way to draw a map using Adobe Illustrator. Watch and learn how to copy and paste text styles with the eyedropper and draw a stylized map. This seems like an odd tutorial, but learning to use the eyedropper to format text is a worthy skill gained. Create carto ...more

How To : Use the Warp tool in Adobe Illustrator CS4 or CS5

In this clip, you'll learn how to distort and otherwise distress an image with the Warp tool when doing design work in Adobe Illustrator CS4 or CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector graphics editing software or a seasoned professional just looking to better acquain ...more

How To : Create a brushed metal effect in Illustrator

Using Illustrator's Gradient Editor and Graphic Styles, you can create a brushed metal effect that you can apply to any shape or text. Create a brushed metal effect in Illustrator. Click through to watch this video on layersmagazine.com

How To : Submit a children's book manuscript to publishers

In this video, we learn how to submit a children's book manuscript to publishers. First, you will want to type your manuscript oh white paper and make sure it's double spaced and indented at the beginning of each paragraph. Use one inch margins on each side as well. Make sure ...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 : Work with the scribble effect in After Effects

Creative Cow Leader Aharon Rabinowitz shows you how to create Scribble-like animation with shapes and text in After Effects. You will need Illustrator for some parts of the tutorial. Work with the scribble effect in After Effects - Part 1 of 2. Click through to watch this vide ...more

How To : Type along a path in Illustrator

It is possible to use the type tool to make text flow around a shape, or a path. This is a useful thing to know for any layout creation. Watch and see how to type along a path in Adobe Illustrator. Type along a path in Illustrator. Click through to watch this video on vtutoria ...more

How To : Place outlines around shapes in Illustrator CS2

In this Illustrator CS2 video tutorial you will learn to place outlines around shapes. Learn to use Offset Path and Pathfinder Subtract commands. Outlines can be applied to any vector shape, before outlining text you must first convert the text to shapes. http://www.video-tute ...more

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