Editable Shadow Text in Illustrator

In this tutorial, we're going to create a shadow for text by making a duplicate fill in the Appearance Panel, and use a Transform Effect to Move the shadow text's … [Read more...]

Area Type Illustrator Basics

This video tutorial demonstrates some Area Type basics in Illustrator. The topics we'll cover include: using the Type Tool to create a block of text, selecting type, using the … [Read more...]

Top Ten Font Tips

Top Ten font tips in video format from type designer and lettering artist Jill Bell from Typophile to help you get to know, love and use fonts better. Bell has designed … [Read more...]

Helpful Keystrokes for Mac

I posted recently about the Glyphs panel, it's a great way to find the hidden characters you need from a font. But I've managed to memorize a few keystrokes that have saved me time … [Read more...]

The Illustrator Glyphs Panel

So much vector art is sitting untapped right inside Adobe Illustrator. One good place to explore is the Glyphs panel. Just choose Type > Glyphs and start searching your library … [Read more...]

Photo-Lettering: headline type for Illustrator

Need decorative headline type, but don't want to buy the whole font? I am jumping up and down, my favorite type foundry, House Industries has done something really cool in creating … [Read more...]