PDA

View Full Version : Electric Balloon


blahblah1984
02-08-2015, 02:15 PM
Hello Lettering Pros,

I need some help making an electric balloon. The balloon is for a character speaking off screen, through a head set.

I tried making an outline of my balloon, then using the pencil tool to cover the shape in a series of straight lines. I then used the distort > pucker function to make it look all spikey.

My problem is the points are not connecting, and look cut off. I tried playing with the stroke > limit setting (this seems to fix the problem with tails), but it doesn't seem to change anything.

Any help on solving my current problem, or advice on other ways to show the reader the balloon is from a radio transmission would be helpful.

Cheers,

Chad

superggraphics
02-08-2015, 08:49 PM
Try this link... Jim has a great handle on this topic...

http://clintflickerlettering.blogspot.com/2010/11/lettering-in-adobe-illustrator-five.html

G

blahblah1984
02-22-2015, 01:18 PM
Thanks! Worked like a charm.