Tutorial on making a thought bubble, new card design & and a puppy


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pupI recently took pictures of an adorable Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy and some of the photos have been accepted at Shutterstock.

This one of of the sad puppy pose in particular I am making into a greeting card for when you are missing someone.

The front of the card shows her as a sad little puppy with a thought bubble above her head saying “When you’re not here…” and in the inside it says, “I feel a little sad.”

I thought I would also take the time to do a quick tutorial on how to use Adobe Illustrator to make a thought bubble. There are a bazillion ways to do this but this is a nice quick and easy way I thought I would share.

  1. Use the ellipse tool to make circles around the edges of the text area.
    Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 5.06.39 PM
  2. Then make a large white circle to cover middle.
    Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 5.06.53 PM
  3. Select all circles and select “trim” in the pathfinder window
    Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 5.07.47 PM
  4. Then select “merge” in the pathfinder window to make one shape.
    Screen Shot 2015-02-04 at 5.08.12 PM
  5. Now you can stroke the thought bubble with a color and play with the shape
    When you are gone missing you greeting card




3 thoughts on “Tutorial on making a thought bubble, new card design & and a puppy

  • February 7, 2015 at 6:21 am

    That’s going to make a cute card

  • February 9, 2015 at 9:57 am

    I’m not sad you made the card. Excellent.

  • February 9, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    That is the cutest pup. Very nice tutorial.

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