Farmville Type Effect with Adobe Illustrator

Recreate the type effect from a popular online game. Matt chose to use Adobe Illustrator because of its options for outlining text.

Vector Effects in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we will explore the very stylized vector art graphic created for the Olympic Winter Games recently held in Vancouver, British Columbia. Here, we’ll achieve a similar effect using only Adobe Illustrator and a PSD file of a snowboarder.

Adobe Illustrator: Adding Order to Effects

Open up the appearance panel and experiment with the abilities of this powerful set of tools.

Adobe Illustrator: As Good as Gold

This tutorial shows viewers how to use the Extrude and Bevel feature in Illustrator, along with the color palette, to create gold type.

A Retro Look with Illustrator

This tutorial on creating a retro look is a great example of how Illustrator handles transparency in your Photoshop images and text objects.

Illustrator CS5: Drawing Features

These new options include the ability to combine strokes with other objects as well as easily draw inside and behind objects.

Adobe Illustrator CS5 Review

As the Creative Suite versions of the Adobe software mature, the list of new features for each program grows smaller, but the new features seem to be getting better. Of course, everything depends on your needs. Here are the top new features for Illustrator CS5

Illustrator CS5: Bristle Brush

Designers and illustrators should be very excited about this new tool in Illustrator CS5. Corey goes through the options and functionality of the new Bristle Brush.

Illustrator CS5: Perspective Tool

Illustrator CS5′s new perspective grid helps designers maintain the correct dimensions of their illustration.

Illustrator CS5: Beautiful Strokes

Create organic shapes and get more creative with your strokes by clicking anywhere along the stroke path and dragging to increase or decrease size in Illustrator CS5.

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