Deke's Techniques 090: Applying Custom Carve and Shadow Styles to Any Font

Deke's Techniques 090: Applying Custom Carve and Shadow Styles to Any Font in Illustrator

Today, I show you how to create and assign custom variations on the classic type styles Carved and Shadow to any typeface any time you like. And because you'll be doing so using dynamic effects in Adobe Illustrator, you can apply the Carved and Shadow styles to live, editable text without any need to convert the type to outlines. Fix a typo, change out a few words, or adjust the formatting, and your custom Carved and Shadows styles update automatically.

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Martini Hour 004, In Which Deke Admits He Sounds Like an Old Fart

In this episode of Martini Hour, we were just too darn focused on the content to even mention our beverage of choice. Perhaps it was something emerald, as indicated below. Like maybe something The Wizard himself might have consumed upon a lazy, languid, luxuriant evening in Oz. Regardless, this episode is full of important information, so please listen. And, as always, drink whatever you like.

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InDesign CS3 One-on-One: Style Sheets

Like other page layout applications, InDesign allows users to control the appearance of every element on a page. It helps format elements with style sheets, which collect formatting attributes for easy replication. But that’s where the similarities end. InDesign CS3 One-on-One: Style Sheets demonstrates why InDesign’s style sheets are far more powerful than anything found in any other page layout program. Read more » 

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Photoshop CS3 One-on-One

Welcome to the most far-reaching training on Adobe’s flagship image editor, Photoshop CS3. Hosted by award-winning author and Photoshop Hall of Famer Deke McClelland, Photoshop CS3 One-on-One is your opportunity to delve headlong into the new Photoshop with a seasoned, knowledgeable guide by your side. Complete with task-based projects and work-along sample files, this is the ultimate insider’s guide to Photoshop CS3. Read more » 

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