20 Best Illustrator Typography Tutorials

Typography are as important as any sort of design. Actually most designing concepts are based on typography and presentation. Typography are commonly used by every designer for different projects to prominent the importance of his concept and project, so i would like to share 20 best illustrator tutorials for creating stunning typography, which are thoroughly explained by multiple designer in satisfactory manners.

How to Create a Neon Text Effect Using Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a neon text effect using Gradient Mesh, 3D Modeling, Art Brushes and Transparency palette.


How To Create a Retro Style Typographic Poster Design

We’ll create a typographic layout based on the number ‘one’ using Illustrator’s easy manipulation tools, then switch over to Photoshop to lay out the poster design composition and grunge everything up with some textures to create that cool dated retro look.


Let’s Make a Playful Yet Robust 3D Letter Design

This tutorial is perfect for the advanced beginner who wants to take her skills to the next level. We’ll explore how to create 3D text and use depth-of-field to enhance a design.


Create a Slick Golden Text Effect with Adobe Illustrator

In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a slick golden text effect. Although it’s a pretty short tutorial, the sixteen steps cover many techniques and effects that can be used for other projects. The Pen Tool steps may be a bit challenging, but with patience and some basic knowledge you will succeed.


How To Create a Cool Chrome Text Effect in Illustrator

Follow this step by step tutorial to create a super cool retro chrome text effect in Illustrator. We’ll use a range of gradients to give the impression of bright highlights, then take the text into Photoshop for some finishing touches.


Illustrator Tutorial: Create a Stencil Text Effect

Let’s learn how to create a vector stencil effect in Illustrator. You will learn how to use a brush to outline the text edges to create a nice stencil effect. This stencil effect can be used to a create nice graffiti effect done by spray paint.


Create an Assortment of 3D Text in Adobe Illustrator

In this graphic design tutorial, we will discuss how to create an assortment of 3D text styles in Illustrator CS4. We will create a custom pattern (a flower pattern), apply beautiful color gradients, use basic shape tools to create custom objects, and much more. The underlying lesson in this tutorial is that, in Illustrator, you can achieve amazing results by choosing the right fonts and colors, and by being conscious of basic illustration principles such as perspective and lighting.


Create a Variety of 3D Lettering Effects for Poster Design

In this tutorial you will learn how to create create simple 3D lettering effects in the context of poster design.


Grungy 3D Text In Illustrator

This tutorial will teach you how to use the 3D tools in Illustrator along with some simple but clever shadow techniques to create some awesome looking grungy 3D text.


Stylish text effect tutorial using Illustrator

Typography these days have become more than just a way to express words and build sentences. We can now see a lot of showcases featuring inspirational designs made with typography, which is used in ways to express more than words, turning out into beautiful illustrations.


Illustrator Tutorial: Rusty Metal Text Effect

Let’s learn how to create a vector text effect on the metal brushed background. We’ll take advantage of the Appearance Panel and Graphic Styles to speed up the process and keep the text fully editable. We will also cover a process on how to create a realistic metal brushed texture using simple techniques like the Sponge, Transform Each, Gradient, Reflect etc.


How to create a glassy text effect in Illustrator

A good designer knows that a good mastery in designing cool text effects is really important in many situations. There are a lot of design works that need a good text effect to be really professional, so in the following tutorial I’ll show you how to create a glassy text effect in Illustrator. We’ll learn some simple techniques to enhance our types giving them gloss and shine.


Illustrator Tutorial – 3D lighted text effect

Today Transfuchsian brings you another tutorial that shows how Illustrator can perform design tasks generally reserved for Photoshop or other raster programs. Like my previous lighting effect tutorial, Photoshop is going to be easier to use for this effect, but it doesn’t mean you can’t get the same results in a pure vector format. So, today I bring you a lighted text effect tutorial in a new segment I like to call “Anything Photoshop can do, I can do…also”.


Create a Mummy Text Effect

In this tutorial you will learn how to create this treatment with some gradients and, of course, heavy use of the Appearance panel. There isn’t a lot of steps but the tutorial is slightly more advanced than previous tutorials.


Create a Stunning Retro Futuristic Typography

Retrofuturistic design is a return to, and an enthusiasm for, the depictions of the future produced in the past, both in science fiction and in nonfiction futurism of the time, which often seem dated by modern standards. We always strive towards creating a better future. Whats more compelling than envisioning one.


How to Create Candy Cane Typography with Photoshop and Illustrator

In this tutorial we will create a superb candy cane type design using Illustrator and Photoshop. Apply this effect to your own text and create cool and unique Christmas cards!


How to Create a Smokin’ Western Type Treatment in Illustrator

In this easy tutorial, You will learn how to create a western type treatment primary using Illustrator’s Effects. Using the effects from this tutorial, you can easily apply them to other type treatment and logos.


Create a Stitched Type Effect in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a stitched type effect. You will create simple geometric patterns, a pattern brush and use the appearance panel to create the final look.


Turn Any Font Into a Sketch Font

There are some popular sketchy fonts available that are great for grungy and hand-drawn designs and illustrations. My problem is, I want to be able to use this sketchy style in any font. Turn’s out, it is actually really easy to do in Illustrator. Moreover, you can create a Graphic Style and easily apply the style to other editable fonts!


Create Colorful, Layered Paper Type in Illustrator

You will learn how to brighten your mood by creating vivid illustrations with layered paper text and ribbons. We’ll create custom type and use Illustrator effects extensively to optimize our work.


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