Been doing some freelance work for a new local large format printing & promotional materials company. Fox Promos, http://www.foxpromos.com, they can make anything you could possibly imagine as far as promo swag goes. They’ve been super professional and very easy to work with.
Came across this while looking for a way to get bigger bleed settings out of Illustrator, I have been designing Large format Banners lately and cs6 seems to have a hard limit of a 3in bleed max limit which seems too small for these big jobs. it looks like the best way its to follow the technique described in this
Second tutorial. by dreaminfinity.com
But this Tutorial, I found via Creative Curio filled in quite s few gaps in my knowledge, and may end up being the most useful to me.
The quest goes on…
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Line Gradients can ad a very nice vintage detail to your titling & Logo Design. this is great tutorial on how to make them quickly and it provides some nice examples of finished pieces using the technique.
I got on a tear, and i think this piece is finally almost done, i may keep tinkering with the hair a bit but i think this is a done image.
Nice tutorial to take your Text design skills to the next level. I’m always looking for little subtle things i can do that help differentiate my work from that of my co-workers & peers. And Perfecting ones typography skills is a good area to do this with.
This is a piece i have been playing around with for a while now. I was doing it based on this tutorial i found about a year ago.
I think it’s getting pretty close to finished. It Just needs a bit more shading work and I think I will call it done. Feedback is appreciated.
I work with the Adobe Suite Daily at my current job and usually at least once or twice a day i will run into some thing that requires me to do some research to figure out how to pull it off. So i have to got tutorial /forum diving to find it and every know and then i find some really great stuff.
I’m always trying to be better with my typography, and this tutorial i found really makes it simple to think with type in new ways. I love that it jumps right into modifying a font to make it unique, and gives several easy examples that can make a huge difference in look.
This one is more of breakdown of how type works in Illustrator, I learned few things i didn’t know…
The real gem though, i found in a forum, how to break up a text block without converting to outlines or using a complicated script
This is how you do it, dead simple. from the http://www.signs101.com forums.
“Try “Flatten Transparency” and make sure the “CONVERT TEXT TO OUTLINES” is off… then ungroup and Bobs yer uncle…
Forgot to add that it’s still editable text.
There’s the winner.
simple – fast
The post i found this in was from 2009, but i just tried this is CS5.5 and it works like a charm! break up the text box by line, which since i was coppying numbers sequences from Excel is perfect!