Illustrator CC 2013 One-on-One: Intermediate Ch: 13 Lesson: 7
Today I Worked On Lynda.com lessons 7-12, for lesson 7 I had to add a coupon cut-out border to this “Golden Ticket”
For the starting image its looks very basic, vary bland in design, and my goal was to turn it in to a coupon that looked very official & detailed.
Dashed Line & Scissors:
The first thing I did was add a dashed line & Scissors by massing with the dash & Stroke Weight of the ought most black line:
First I added Stroke Weight of 3 pt, than I added a Dash of 20 pt & Gap of 12 pt.
Next I changed the lines profile to Arrow #33 to get the scissor effect on the out side of the line.
Next I had to use the scissors tool to place the scissors at the top of the line instead of the bottom.
Next I had to Turn the circle with the lighting bolt into a gear.
First I had to select the lighting bolt, create a 2nd white inner fill, and scale the lighting colt down until it had the desired look.
(The rest of these are all of the other designs for the Gear/Cog.)
Inverted with wight holes to create the kind of cog you would find in Skyrim wail searching around the many of the dwarves ruins.
Here is an in greeted cog/gear that is more of a design found in a hand wound watch.
Official Looking Text:
For this part of the chapter I had to turn the plane black “Golden Ticket” text into a a official looking Money text.
From Here I selected the path group “Golden Ticket”, added a white fill, add & Off set both the black stroke out line and gold shadows stroke.
Added an inner black stroke.
Added a Gold fill.
Added a white inner stroke, than finally offset the white inner stroke.
Golden Weave backdrop:
For this I only used a one path than copied it about 140 times.
For this I took the top black line of the image, copied it, added a Zig Zag effect turned it gold, than copies the design 140 times over.
After that I had to Select all of the Orange Gold text and designs & turn there blend mode to multiply so that the golden weave shown through.