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Creation and Integration of a Display Font in Illustrator

by Petros Afshar

In this Illustrator tutorial we will learn how to design illustrations and type using a variety of basic and complex shapes, as well as incorporating elements of line art. Software required: Adobe Illustrator CS5.

What you'll learn

In this Illustrator tutorial we will learn how to design illustrations and type using a variety of basic and complex shapes, as well as incorporating elements of line art. Some of the key takeaways from watching this tutorial include: learning how to create simple illustrations using shapes and stylistic elements, designing complex illustrations based on the techniques learned, constructing a display font from scratch and transforming your type, and illustration into other design mediums ranging from iconography to logos and graphic objects. Software required: Adobe Illustrator CS5.

About the author

Petros Afshar is a London based Illustrator and Graphic Designer. He specializes in typography, print making, logo design, illustrations and gardening. Petros has a proficiency in working within professional environments as well as a great passion for design. His client list boasts big brands such as Nike, Adidas, Red Bull, Disney, Microsoft and Verizon. Petros' art style revolves around geometric art, technical illustrations and type design often following a ritual. He uses defined shapes that ... more

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