Premium Tutorial: Type Mascot

vector type mascot

Learn how to create typography Mascot out of letter T in this illustrator tutorial. This is a fun tutorial to draw typography characters from scratch in Illustrator. You will also learn how to create camouflage prints using Transform effect. Beginners will definitely enjoy this tutorial.

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Difficulty: Intermediate
Requirements: Adobe Illustrator

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15. Disable the Grid and Snap to Grid. Now, you'll create the camouflage effect. First you'll need my camouflage colors (Camouflage Colors.ase). Save it to your hard drive then open the fly out menu of the Swatches panel and go to Open Swatch Library > Other Library and open the "Camouflage Colors". Grab the Ellipse Tool (L), create random shapes and fill them with the camouflage colors. Select all these shapes, group them then go to Effect > Distort & Transform > Tweak. Enter the data shown below then click OK.

16. Continue with the Ellipse Tool (L). Create some new shapes, group them (Ctrl+G) and add the Tweak effect.

17. Once again, create some new shapes, group them (Ctrl+G) and add the Tweak effect shown below.

18. Next, you need to mask all the shapes made in the previous three steps. First, select all three groups and hit Ctrl+G to get a single group. Make a copy of the backpack shape, move it up (in the Layers panel) and fill it with white. Select this white shape along with the group of circles then open the flyout menu of the Transparency panel and click on Make Opacity Mask.

19. Pick the Rectangle Tool (M), create a 380 by 3px shape and place it as shown in the first image. Fill it with R=242 G=242 B=242, lower its opacity to 10%, change its blending mode to Color Dodge then go to Effect > Distort & Transform > Transform. Enter the data shown below then click OK. Again, you need to mask these thin shapes. Make a copy of the backpack shape, move it up (in the Layers Panel) and fill it with white. Select this white shape along with the thin rectangle then go to Make Opacity Mask.

20. Make one final copy of the backpack shape and move it above all the other backpack components (in the Layers panel). Select this copy and fill it with the linear gradient shown below. Add three new fills for this shape (from the Flyout menu of the Appearance panel) and use the same gradient. Finally, if you want to increase the darkness of the overall shape, add a fifth fill. Fill it with R=31 G=40 B=25 then select it from the Appearance Panel, lower its opacity to 40% and change its blending mode to Multiply.



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