21 January 2011

Illustrator tutorial: make a 2011 greeting card

Hi every one welcome to Creative Layer. This year 2011 in Cambodia still cool so far. Well I am going to show you the easy way to make a Greeting Card in Illustrator. Let's recap what Tool I used to make it.
  • Type Tool (T)
  • Rounded Rectangle Tool
  • Rectangle Tool (M)
  • Symbol Sprayer Tool (Shift + S)
  • Symbol and Effect Tool
Refer to the above I try to make you clear and after you try it you will easily make it.
Let's start it with background style. Rectangle Tool (M) make a square object and Gradient as below:

and use make a long object here then duplicate it until you got like image below. Make sure Gradient style is align.
Start Type Tool (T) and type number 2 font is Bauhaus 93 normal. I am not sure if you computer has this font but mostly have it. If you don't have it you can use your own font style with the same instruction.

Once you the number ready go to ==> Effect ==> 3D ==> Extrude & Bevel..
Set up by the image option here 10 - 15 - -8 Perspective: 100 and then OK

Go to Object menu ==> Expand Appearance then finally you have a 3D number 2. Try to un-group it and then you will able to color it by part.
Over here I used the swatches color to help me on the foreground color and style.
Well on my side I only used Type Tool one time on the number 2 the rest I used Rounded Rectangle Tool to help it. Let's look to number 0 and number 1. After I used the Rounded Rectangle Tool I gave the same option of the above and color. Then make a shadow to all numbers.
Make stars by using the Symbol Sprayer Tool. Firstly find a star symbol on the symbol tab. Select on it and select Symbol Sprayer Tool to spray. Below image is what we got after sprayed.

Type Tool once again. As mentioned do it the same option on the 2011 style. Just type HAPPY NEW YEAR. Here the final result.

Shall you have any questions feel free to contact me chetsary@gmail.com. I would ask your comment to the below box and thank you for visiting this tutorials. Do share to your friends but DO NOT COPY. Please enjoy and stay tune.