I'm working on a final poster for my intro to design class and I'm going for a 1950's vintage theme. I'm trying to reproduce letters similar to the ones in the photo I've uploaded. I have the outlines all done in Illustrator but I am just wondering what the best way would be to produce the yellowish brush stroke that is in them? Thank you!
Open the Brush library Artistic>paintbrush and use the one you like. You only need to draw simple bezier curves with a couple of points to show where the brush stroke goes and apply a paintbrush type the brush to get that look.