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Thanks for that guys. I figured it out. I tried bunch of different options but 'Warp Tool' seemed to be the closest. I used it with these settings: Here are the results:
I would go about creating your shapes then applying the Wrinkle Tool: If you double click the tool you get the options for the tool: Create your shape: Apply your settings in the panel and apply it to the stroke: You will need to play with it but you can adjust your stroke and make the effect thicker, finer, or whatever you want:
Is your design purely vector-based, or will you be using raster images? If you are submitting your file to the printer as a vector file (PDF is generally the best way to go), you could create a 8" x 2.32" file which could be easily scaled up, with no loss in resolution if it uses only vector files. If you are also using raster images, (JPEG files, etc.), you ...
Put a thin layer of ink on your finger, print onto paper, scan at very high resolution greyscale, place in Illustrator and use Image Trace to vectorise it.
You might want to try to create parallel lines and distort them using the twirl, pucker and warp tools.
When I am not sure about the languages that font supports I go to FontSquirrel and there you can see all languages that those free fonts support. My recommendations are: Source Sans Pro Fira Sans PT Sans You can follow this link and it will give you the list of fonts that support Spanish http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/list/language/spanish
This is very easy in Gimp. Just use the bucket tool to fill the background white, and export. Or if you want to go one stage further, then after that, use the select with the same colour tool, press delete (Making sure that your image has an alpha channel) add a new white layer, merge down and export as a jpg, png or whatever.
There is an easy tool for this to help us designers. It's called "Android Pixel calculator" and you can find it here. The use is very intuitive. Select, on the left, the tile of the size you need ( dp,sp,px,mm,pt,in) Insert in the input box the value you want to convert Select the right dpi from the drop down menu Check in the tiles the converted value ...
I use the pencil eraser in brush mode. Under the brush panel make sure the only boxes checked are Smoothing and Dual Brush, and it should show a mostly solid white brush preview. The brush with these settings should act just like "block mode" and erase everything under it. You probably already figured something out by now but oh well.
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