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Creation and Integration of a Display Font in Illustrator
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Released May 13, 2013
Petros Afshar

Guest Tutor

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.

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.
Introduction video
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Introduction video

 
01:04
Creating simple illustrations using basic shapes
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Creating simple illustrations using basic shapes

 
09:59
Using shapes to create complex illustrations
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Using shapes to create complex illustrations

 
07:58
How to design with set shapes and patterns
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How to design with set shapes and patterns

 
06:32
Creating a font using selective shapes: Part 1
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Creating a font using selective shapes: Part 1

 
12:51
Creating a font using selective shapes: Part 2
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Creating a font using selective shapes: Part 2

 
09:52
Creating a font using selective shapes: Part 3
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Creating a font using selective shapes: Part 3

 
10:44
Using our display font in different mediums
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Using our display font in different mediums

 
06:43
Transforming our typography into illustrations
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Transforming our typography into illustrations

 
10:42
Recapping the project
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Recapping the project

 
06:48