Web & Graphic Design Resources & Tutorials | Filament
 

Resources

Filament Design regularly creates instructional videos and tutorials, and we write articles about topics related to web and graphic design. Since the web is like a giant open textbook we are pleased to be able to add our little bit.

TUTORIALS

A selection of design and typography tutorials and videos.

 

Tutorial are marked with colour according to their level of difficulty or prior knowledge required:

Illustrator Pen Tool Tutorial, Part 1

Learn to use the Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator. This tutorial starts right at the beginning. Each step is explained clearly to help you understand and master this most powerful of drawing tools. 15 mins

Illustrator Pen Tool Tutorial, Part 2

This is the second part of a two part tutorial about learning to use the Adobe Illustrator Pen Tool. 12 mins

Beginners Basic Pen Tool - Tutorial and Worksheet

Learn how to master the Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator with this follow-along style tutorial. Grab your FREE downloadable exercise file from http://bit.ly/11kp9Cs and follow along. 20mins

Create a Font Using Illustrator and FontLab - tutorial part 1

This video takes you step by step through the process of setting up Illustrator so you can easily transfer artwork across to FontLab Studio 5. 10 mins

Create a Font Using Illustrator and FontLab - tutorial part 2

This video takes you step by step through the process of setting up Illustrator so you can easily transfer artwork across to FontLab Studio 5. 9 mins

Make a Cute Character Illustration

Learn how to use basic shapes and strokes in Adobe Illustrator to make a cute little character design. This tutorial shows basic shading, working with lines, and layering shapes. 20 mins

Decorative Text Shadowing in Illustrator

Learn how to create faux-shadowing effect for your hand-drawn lettering. This technique makes use of simple copy and paste combined with the blend command. 10 mins

Using the Width Tool in Illustrator to Create Letters

In this tutorial I show you how to use the width tool in Adobe Illustrator. The width tool is great for making swashes, swirls and or curly lines. Here I will demonstrate how it can be used to make script lettering. 15 mins

Modular Typography and Letters in Illustrator

Learn how to create modular shapes and put them together to make a typeface in Illustrator. 45 mins

ARTICLES

Need to know more about web design, graphic design? Check out our articles here.

What is WordPress Custom Development?

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Wordpress is one of the World’s most widely used website platforms… but what happens when you need to go beyond the out-of-the-box functionality? Read more >

Graphic design - what is it?

Graphic design is a fascinating discipline combining form and function. Learn how working with a graphic designer can help your business achieve your goals. Read more >

Web design and web hosting - an overview

How does a website work? A quick introduction to some of the technologies we use. Read more >