Apr 07, 2011 — 3 comments
If you use Adobe Illustrator, then it's almost certain that you use the Pen tool when creating your paths. This comprehensive guide aims to introduce or remind you of features, shortcuts, and methods for working with what is arguably Adobe's most essential tool.
In this tutorial, we look at two ways to quickly create vector noise patterns, similar to Photoshop's Gradient Noise, but this time fully controllable, resizable, and editable, as it will be a vector graphic. For color control we'll look at the Live Color feature, available in Illustrator CS3.
Establish a foundation on which to build more advanced Adobe Illustrator skills by completing this tutorial. We'll cover how to use shapes and gradients to achieve a simple landscape environment.
In this tutorial, we'll explain how to create leather material in Adobe Illustrator with modified patterns, gradients, and layer blends. You'll learn a simple way to create stitches and how to make shiny metals.
In this tutorial, we'll look at how to create a semi-realistic object with gradients and layer blends. Also, we'll learn more about the Blend Tool and how to create glass-like material with gradients and layers.
This tutorial will cover the techniques used to create see-through information graphics. You'll need a strong familiarity with Adobe Illustrator's Pen Tool to complete this tutorial
In this tutorial, we're going to draw a beer glass with some beer in it. We'll create the shiny curly glass with reflection, put some beer in it, add some bubbles, and finally we'll make the shadow and the reflections. Meanwhile, I hope you'll have some fun and learn some cool technics too.
Selecting shapes, objects, anchor points etc is of primary importance when working in Illustrator. Knowing which selection tool is appropriate to use can prove substantially time saving.
A design destined for print requires setting up to certain specifications to ensure that the work is printed correctly by industrial lithographic or digital print firms. This often starts with the initial document upon which the design is to be created by adding the correct bleed area and crop marks. Let’s take a look at what crops and bleed actually are, why they are required and how to set them up in your favourite Adobe package.
Stop eyeballing your shape alignments and get perfect accuracy! In this free video tutorial you’ll learn how to use Smart Guides and the Hide Bounding Box option to perfectly align your shapes to each other.
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