Maybe you’ve noticed that up until this point we haven’t needed your toolbox at all. The foundation of a great final result has very little to do with technical skills, and everything to do with your own creativity. (Insert every cliche about how the sky is the limit, the only person holding you back is you, etc. etc.)
But now it’s time to get down to the nitty gritty. Let’s say one of our favorite ideas was a hand-lettered sign. In that case, this tutorial
about turning drawings into graphics in Illustrator will be particularly helpful. Our second idea involved icon-like patterns with large type on top. We can use the Image Trace tool from the above tutorial as well as the pattern tutorial
to create that.
We’ve been careful to not limit ourselves in every step along the way, and it’s important to keep that up. Don’t be afraid to learn new things and take on new challenges, especially if you’re new to learning these programs and processes. The less you limit yourself in the beginning, the more you will learn with every project.
Now is the time to google your heart out. Make it work!