Adobe Illustrator Tutorials for Type, Text Effects, and Logos
Re-create a Logo from a Poor Quality Scan with Illustrator
This tutorial shows you how to use Illustrator to re-create a logo from a poor quality scan, three different ways.
Follow Me! Type on a Path in Illustrator CS3
Logos and other artwork use type on a circle. This tutorial will show you how to put text around a circle with Adobe Illustrator.
How to Create Shattered Text In Illustrator CS
Learn how to created a shattered text effect using the pathfinder palette in Illustrator CS. Tutorial by Sara Froehlich
Multiple Strokes on Type - Text Effects in Illustrator CS
With the Appearance palette in Illustrator CS, you can add multiple strokes to type for creative text effects.
Text Effects with Gradients, Patterns and Brush Strokes
Learn how to dress up your text in Adobe Illustator using gradients, patterns, and brush strokes. These techniques are the building blocks for creating a variety of type effects in Illustrator.
Use the blend to add dimension to your text.
Design a Business Card in 15 Minutes
From CreativePro.com: "Start the new year with a bang by creating a new business card in Adobe Illustrator CS. Using basic templates and tools, you can design a great-looking card in no time." An excerpt from "Adobe Illustrator CS Idea Kit."
Gradient Type in Illustrator
Gradients can create great looking effects when used right.
This tutorial describes the process of developing a logo from a base photo. Demonstrates an interesting stylized drawing technique which the author calls the 'cut-out' method. Intermediate level for Adobe Illustrator.
Create text that follows a spiral in Illustrator.
Text on a Circle
Everyone wants to know how to get text to go on the top and bottom of a circle. Here's how it's done in Illustrator 9 or 10.
Text on Circle and Slice
Create a logo with text in a circle. The slice command is used to divide the circle into different colors. Illustrator 8.
The Right Way to Stroke Text
Stroked text? I know what you're thinking...add a stroke, text is outlined, how hard was that? Not very hard. But it isn't the professional way, and once you try this tutorial and add these few simple steps, you'll see why.
Using OpenType Extended Characters in Illustrator
Using OpenType extended characters, or glyphs, is a snap with Illustrator's OpenType Panel. Learn some tips and tricks for using extended characters with OpenType fonts in Illustrator.
Using the Glyph Panel in Illustrator CS5
Learn how to use glyphs, or extended characters, in OpenType fonts with the Glyphs Panel in Illustrator.