Adobe Illustrator 101 Tutorial: Create a Vector Badge



25 thoughts on “Adobe Illustrator 101 Tutorial: Create a Vector Badge

  1. crispBH

    I wonder if anyone can help me. When I go to export this, the big ellipse at the top that creates the lighting effect is exported too – so the png is a transparent background but to the top left of the badge there’s a low opacity oval visible. If I fill the background with a colour and lower the trnasparency, it doesn’t show up within Illustrator, only when I export it.

  2. crispBH

    I wonder if anyone can help me. When I go to export this, the big ellipse at the top that creates the lighting effect is exported too – so the png is a transparent background but to the top left of the badge there’s a low opacity oval visible. If I fill the background with a colour and lower the trnasparency, it doesn’t show up within Illustrator, only when I export it.

  3. FirecrackerAnnieUK

    At 11:18 you say to select the fill, but HOWWWWW? I tried clicking inside the shape, clicking shift and dragging the mouse to surround the whole object, but nothing is working. When I try to add the stroke, it’s only adding it to the top shine. How do I select the whole badge? Ohhh frustrating. I can’t even do a basic thing like make a selection. Please explain Nathaniel!!

  4. bendonline

    @WmAlvis What you want to do is create a mask.

    What you need to do is select the OBJECT from the layer panel and press ctrl/cmd +c to copy it.

    Next, select the GLOW from the layer panel. Click on the “Transparency” panel tab and double-click in the blank gray area next to the box on the left. A black box will appear, this is your mask. Press Ctrl/cmd +f to paste the OBJECT in FRONT. next, you need to change the pasted object’s fill color to WHITE to SHOW the glow in the masked area.

    Voila!

  5. ireneyu530

    very detailed! thanks so much for all that time you took to explain all these. It may all seem simple, but very helpful for the biginners=]

  6. xG4M3Rx8508

    when i press up and down arrow key and spacebar ctrl or shift button it doesnt take effect as you mention, how to make the effect active? do i need to set somethg to make it working?

  7. webjamphotography

    Thanks Howard….great Tut as always. I personally like that you explain all the details involved. For the haters, that say they are too basic or too long, Don’t Watch the tut. Make your own video as short or as complex as you like. When people learn the basics from Howard, then they will understand your more complex tutorials.

  8. tirathmistry

    Awesome tutorial
    Thanks so much for your all detail tutorials
    I like all Amazing tutorials
    You are No 1 Adobe Teacher
    You explain & present it so deeply & nicely
    Thanks a lot again genus
    Keep educate us on Youtube
    God bless you 🙂

  9. brianphilip182

    How did you change the color to white for the glow without affecting the fill of the badge? You press a button on the keyboard at 7:19 just before you say “So we are quickly go ahead and…” I tried to change the color but the fill changes. I even tried to put on a new layer.

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