Adobe Illustrator is one of the best programs for creating vector based artwork for your website, blog or app. You can use this powerful application to make logos, graphics, and even typographical styling for your web projects. Adobe Illustrator uses vector image files to ensure your work will be scalable and suitable for any web use. These tutorials from expert Illustrator designers will help you create unique text effects for any desktop or mobile site or app.
1. Neon 3D Text
This tutorial is a great starting place for making unique neon-sign style text effects for your website headers or logo. This guide shows you how to make your text light up as if it was made using real neon lamps. This is a beginner level tutorial and will take you about 20 minutes to finish. You will learn how to use Lens Flare and the Illustrator Art Brush in the duration of this tutorial.
2. Simple Sticker Effects
This simple sticker text effect can be created in just 15 minutes using the tutorial and an installation of Adobe Illustrator. Create the perfect typography for your web hosting project, be it a mobile app or traditional website. The effect created with this tutorial is general enough to be used on any project and makes great typography for buttons and web icons.
3. Digital Camo Fabric
Digital camouflage is popular among blogs and mobile games lately. You can design your own digital camo text with the help of this intermediate level Illustrator tutorial. The special text effect created here is made possible with a vector image and the clouds filter. You will learn how to import custom made textures to make repeatable patterns for longer sentences or strings of text.
4. Hand Drawn Text Effect in Illustrator
Even if you don’t have a digital stylus pen or Wacom tablet, you can still create a hand drawn font for your next web project using this tutorial. By utilizing the Seasons-Spring font included with Illustrator, and decorating it with the Scribble stylization you can easily create a font that looks artistically pencil-drawn.
5. Cool Linked Text
You can use this online tutorial to create a cool, unique linked text effect in Illustrator CC. This effect involved creating letters from curved and bent multi-colored bars that connect for a logo-style font. This effect works best if you only have one or two words to display, such as for company or website names and titles.
6. Splashed Liquid Text
The vector image you will create with this tutorial is highly unique and guaranteed to leave a good impression on your audience. Create a jar or canister that spills your text in a liquid splash with this cool, advanced Adobe Illustrator tutorial. This is the perfect project for those with web hosting that need to build a design portfolio or typography library.
7. Candy Cane Text
This super creative typography tutorial will teach you how to make a candy cane font for use in your winter or holiday based projects. The product of this tutorial is a great-looking cursive candy cane text with a drop shadow for added depth. You will learn to use the ‘Fill’ and ‘Expand with Gradient’ features of Illustrator during this project.
8. Ribbon Text
Ribbon text is popular on engagement, baby shower, and event websites, and makes for great logos. Create our own unique silky ribbon text effect with this easy guide in just minutes. Once you’ve created the custom brush with Illustrator, you can save your project to easily produce an entire set of ribbon logos and buttons.
9. Caterpillar Text
This text effect created with tiny Caterpillars is nothing if not unique. This special typography will impress your clients and coworkers, and create a fun logo or heading for your app or website. This Illustrator tutorial creates the perfect text effect for any home and garden, healthy living, or food-based project.
10. Stuffed Pillow Letters
This is among the most impressive text effects that you can create using Illustrator. Transform your text into 3D stuffed-pillow style lettering with this advanced Illustrator guide. The finished product will look great on any home interior or decorating-themed website or blog. This is a great choice for logos and other areas of opportunity for short highly-decorated text.
These tutorials will bring out the best of any graphic designer. You can accomplish the creation of unique, artisan typography and text effects with the aid of these simple step-by-step guides. Try going through your selected tutorial exactly as intended to learn the process, then redo the textual styling with your own creative twists for easy customization. This is by far the best way to learn and create text effects with Adobe Illustrator for any web project. Get started on one of these text effect tutorials to make a stand-alone text or logo, or add to your Illustrator design portfolio.