7 Replies Latest reply on Jun 28, 2009 10:27 AM by Wade_Zimmerman

    Burnished gold fonts

    Fiore10000

      Hello,

       

      Can anybody please help me out.

       

      A customer of mine wants burnished gold fonts. But not Pantone Colors. So it has to be in CMYK. And is has to have a burnished look.

       

      I really don't now how to do that in illustrator.

       

      Tankx a lot,

       

       

      Christine from Holland.

        • 1. Re: Burnished gold fonts
          Jacob Bugge MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          Christine,

           

          In the Appearance Palette flyout, you may Add New Fill and choose colours/whatever.

           

          A gradient with a narrow white/bright stripe, possibly slanting, may be what you want.

           

          A good gold for darkest part may be 0/24/100/0.

           

          You can see it used here (made for another thread):

           

           

          The gradient can be horizontal, slanted as above, or vertical, and may be applied to appear to cover the type as a whole, or to single letters/lines. In the latter case, it is easier if you Type>Create Outlines, rather than laboriously defining stops; otherwise you may work on live type with the option of just correcting/rewriting.

          • 2. Re: Burnished gold fonts
            Fiore10000 Level 1

            Hello Jacob,

             

            Thank you for your answer. But Ii mean more ancient gold lik in the chair of this picture.

             

            Maybe you know the answer tothat to?

             

            Thank you,

             

             

            Christine

            • 3. Re: Burnished gold fonts
              Jacob Bugge MVP & Adobe Community Professional

              Christine,

               

              One other option is to create and use a (Pattern) Swatch, also applicable to live type.

               

              Do you need live type?

               

              Other suggestions, including options like blends/meshes, may soon be posted.

               

              The hair is longer in the left side. Should that be reflected somehow? Or should we just be reminded of Gondola no Uta?

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              • 4. Re: Burnished gold fonts
                Fiore10000 Level 1

                Hello,

                 

                I don't need live type. Just for a logo.

                 

                Never heart though of Gondola ?? Lookt it up in Wikipedia. Nice Sidekick during the work on a Sunday afternoon just before the summer holiday ! Some kind of a romantic song?

                 

                Christine

                • 5. Re: Burnished gold fonts
                  Jacob Bugge MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                  Christine,

                   

                  Never heart though of Gondola ?? Lookt it up in Wikipedia. Nice Sidekick during the work on a Sunday afternoon just before the summer holiday ! Some kind of a romantic song?

                   

                  And of life and death.

                   

                  One of the greatest songs ever, once performed by one of the greatest actors ever, in one of the greatest films ever.

                   

                  Harron knows what I am talking about.

                  • 6. Re: Burnished gold fonts
                    Jacob Bugge MVP & Adobe Community Professional

                    Christine,

                     

                    I don't need live type. Just for a logo.

                     

                    You may also use the type (or outlined type) to punch out parts of a premade background artwork having the desired colours/colour transitions/whatever, with the following steps:

                     

                    1) Select both and Object>Clipping Mask Make;

                    2) In the Transparency palette, select something other than Normal;

                    3) Object>Flattens Transparency with the default setting of 100% Vectors.

                     

                    2) and 3) will remove the mask and give you outlined type.

                    • 7. Re: Burnished gold fonts
                      Wade_Zimmerman Level 6

                      Do you mean something like this?

                      Picture 4.png

                       

                      If so I use the swatch library for metal made several color markers and sort of randomly selected colors of varying darkness  then add a texture or two from the Effect>Effect Gallery including one giving me the edge and I added two inner glows one set for multiply and one for darkness on being 6 point blur and the other 12 pt I then make it a graphic style by dragging the icon from the appearance panel onto the graphic style panel.

                       

                      If you fool around with the gold colors in the gradient you will come up with less subtle transition when applying the gradient style. The graphic style does not work on strokes so the blob brush might be a better way to go.

                       

                      The appearance panel

                       

                      Picture 5.png

                       

                      Here is the gradient fill

                       

                      Picture 6.png