Alan Ballard
Seriously, this is what I do every single day. Sometimes it's hard for me to even take a break, but I love to design. Professionally, I am a Graphic Designer / Front - End Web Developer out of Corvallis, Oregon.
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  • Design & Illustration
    Design a Print-Ready Beer Label in Adobe IllustratorPreview
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    A few times a each month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from throughout the history of Vectortuts+. This tutorial by Alan Ballard was first published on March 18th 2009. Alright folks, it's time to roll up the sleeves and get down to business with this full-featured Adobe illustrator CS3 tutorial. This one takes you from setup to production of a really cool beer label, although this could be useful for any bottled concoction of your choosing. We get to cover all kinds of useful Tools like Type On A Path, Live Trace, and the Opacity Mask. My buddy brewed his own beer and I made him labels using this technique, and they were an instant hit! I'm very happy to show you how it's done. OK, let's do it!Read More…