Illustrator Tutorial: Shoe Lace Text Effect

In this detailed tutorial, we’ll be learning how to create a shoe lace text effect using Adobe Illustrator. For beginners, you will learn how to create a shoe using the Pen Tool along with some vector shape building techniques and several effects (Gaussian Blur, Drop Shadow). Next, you will learn how to create the lace text using again the Pen Tool and some other basic tools. In this part, combination of linear and radial gradients can be very useful for achieving nice results in creating realistic vector illustrations. Let’s begin! Open a New Document 1. (Read more...)