Glossy Effect Illustrator

How To : Create a glossy sphere in Illustrator

Do you want to add some 3D effects in your 2D designs? Open illustrator and draw an oval tool holding shift key. Then draw an ellipse with a different color and place it on the oval. Take blend tool,then click on ellipse shape and then oval one for a gradient effect. Draw anot ...more

How To : Create a glossy lip effect in Photoshop

A demonstration of how to utilize a Photoshop Action Mama created to optimize the natural highlights in the lips to produce a very glossy lip effect. NOTE: You will need to buy the Action from Photoshop Mama to follow this tutorial. Part 1 of 3 - How to Create a glossy lip eff ...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 : Use Scribble effect in Illustrator

In this video tutorial special guest Mordy Golding takes us through some creative uses of Illustrator's scribble effect. Mordy is an Illustrator expert and author of Real World Illustrator, Teach Yourself Illustrator and Teach Yourself Creative Suite. Watch the video now, and ...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 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 : Create a 3D monitor effect in Illustrator

This Adobe Illustrator tutorial shows you how to create a 3D monitor effect with moving streamers on it. If you are creating a graphic layout or web design that needs a flat screen monitor and moving images on that monitor, this tutorial will teach you how to impose your own i ...more

How To : Create a glossy rainbow effect in Photoshop

pbj746 is here to teach you on how to create a glossy rainbow effect using Adobe Photoshop CS4. This can be easily done in a matter of minutes and you can try experimenting with other colors and effects to get variant number of sassy backgrounds. -Firstly, create a new documen ...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 glossy buttons in Illustrator CS2

Sometimes a simple change in your web page could make it look more livelier. In this Illustrator video tutorial you will learn to create glossy buttons. Learn how to use the Blend and Gradient tools in this example. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of th ...more

How To : Create a glossy button in Illustrator

Need to build some glossy buttons and bars for a website or web project and you're not sure how? Thanks to Task Tutorial, learn how! In this video, learn how to create a glass bar in Adobe Illustrator... perfect for your coming web projects! Give your website a professional lo ...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 glossy web icons in Illustrator CS2

In this tutorial you will learn how to create glossy web icons in Illustrator CS2. Very often you will be able to download royalty-free icons from the Internet, but the problem is they are not customized to fit in with your existing web site's design. So creating your own icon ...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 : Use patterns and shapes in Adobe Illustrator

This tutorial is based on an advertisement that uses patterns and shapes to create a unique design effect. Corey recreates the effect using Adobe Illustrator. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes al ...more

How To : Remove the gloss from an iPhone app icon

On your Apple iPhone or Apple iPod Touch, your applications have icons, and those app icons have an automatic glossy feel to them, which presents a white streak on the top. If you don't particularly like that gloss effect, there is a way to remove it. This video tutorial will ...more

How To : Export XFL format from After Effects to Flash

Tom Green shows how to easily take an effect created in After Effects and bring it over Flash using the XML format. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator ...more

How To : Create a smoke effect in Adobe Flash

Here’s a technique for creating smoke in Flash using the lighten blending mode and motion editor. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photos ...more

How To : Use the Adobe After Effects shattering effect

Using After Effects’ Shatter Effect to simulate a baseball going through a glass pane. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acroba ...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 : 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 : 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 : Create a magical enchanted dagger 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

How To : Create a transporter effect in Adobe After Effects

In this episode, Chief Engineer Eran Stern works furiously to get his Starship's transporters back on-line to rescue a fellow crew member trapped on a hostile planet. But time is running out. Will Eran be able to build the transporter in After Effects in time? Creative Cow is ...more

How To : Create the Droste Effect with Adobe After Effects

In this tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Carl Larsen shows you how to use the Pixel Bender Toolkit to create a recursive image set in Adobe After Effects CS4. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video, video editing, and media production professionals in ...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 : 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 : Create a glossy sphere in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial the instructor shows how to create a glossy sphere. Now to get started open the tool and select the oval tool. Using the oval tool create a sphere shape. Draw holding the shift key button and set it to green color. Now similarly draw ellipse and give ...more

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 : 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 : Make a spirograph graphic in Adobe Illustrator

Create a cool spirograph effect! In this Adobe Illustrator video tutorial, you'll learn a neat trick to creating that cool spirographic effect graphic, which is vector. It's a simple and fast trick in Illustrator (Ai). Check it out. It's just a cool way to duplicate shapes int ...more

How To : Create glow swirls using Illustrator & Photoshop

This "glow swirl" effect is doable via drawing a flashlight really fast at night and then taking snapshots of its path (we used to draw fun doodles and write our names in "glow" lighting with our roommates in college). However, since such night snapshots are hard to capture on ...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 : Trace photos and then color them in Illustrator CS2

Illustrator CS2 has a great tracing feature called Live Trace. However, sometimes you may want to trace something and have a more artistic effect. With Illustrator's Pen Tool and the Gradient Mesh feature you'll be able to create the exact look and feel that you want.

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

How To : Create a Twisted Wire in Illustrator

This Illustrator tutorial shows you a way to make a double helix or twisted wire. Using Illustrator and the powerful pattern brush, Bert takes us through the steps from a wavy line to a realistic wire effect or double helix. To watch this episode of PixelPerfect, head over to ...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 : 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 : Use Path Finder Shape Modes in Illustrator

This Adobe Illustrator tutorial demonstrates the basic shape modes in path finder (add, subtract, intersect, and exclude), and shows how to use the direct selection tool and expand features of Illustrator. Finally, a bubble box is created (for the Yahoo Map project) with the a ...more

How To : Convert video to cartoon in After Effects

In this three part tutorial Creative Cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz explains the process of converting video to cartoon by using only After Effects and Adobe Illustrator CS2. Even if you don't want to create this exact effect, this tutorial covers a TON of basics and is a worthw ...more

How To : Use Compound Paths in InDesign CS2

One of the graphic features Adobe InDesign borrows from Adobe Illustrator is Compound Paths. In this episode Terry White will show you how to take advantage of Compound Paths to create an effect of looking through window panes into an image. This tip comes from Terry's team me ...more

How To : Draw graffiti in Photoshop

This video shows you how to draw graffiti in Photoshop. The information relates to Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop CS2 or later. The presenter started in Illustrator and started to draw using the draw tool, created three letters, adjusted the thickness of the line, copied and ...more

How To : Create image reflection in Photoshop

This is a quick and easy tutorial for Photoshop on how to create a simple but effective reflection of an object. This tutorial uses vector masking, scaling, hot keys, vertical flip, gradient tool, and opacity adjustment. After watching this video you will be able to make a ref ...more

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