Create Symmetrical Objects in Adobe Illustrator

Today we’ll talk a little bit about the two most common types of symmetry and using tools so you can quickly and easily create symmetrical objects in Adobe Illustrator. And this is important, because symmetry is used in all...

Illustrator Tip: Option Erase

When creating vectors, I often look for Illustrator tips and I sometimes need to delete large areas of artwork. Sometimes I just mask the artwork, but other times I want to get rid of it all together. This is...

Create texture shading in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a textured light and shadow using native functions of Adobe Illustrator. We will generate organic vector texture and apply it to objects. Knowledge gained today will help your retro-style illustrations...

New features and tools in the October release of Adobe Illustrator CC 2014

The October release of Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 app complements the application with two new tools – Curvature Tool and Join Tool, which work with paths. In the new release, you will get access to online library, where you...

Useful quizzes and on-line games for designers

Let’s play a little bit today! I want to say straight away that such games are not without benefit. By performing simple tasks you can test your eye, your color perception, improve your skills in Bezier’s curves manipulation and...

Split Into Grid Illustrator

When I think about the features I use most in Illustrator I was kind of surprised that one of the top functions was Split Into Grid Illustrator. I only use it for a couple specific things, but I do these...

Insta-Art: Wow Your Friends with this Mosaic Vector Effect

To create the 3D mosaic vector effect we will use the Halftone effect of the Phantasm plug-in and then we will learn how to automate work in Adobe Illustrator using the Action feature. Long sequences of commands, effects and filters with...

Working With the Area Type Tool in Adobe Illustrator

Most blocks of text are set within conventional rectangular borders. But, what about those times when you want to place text within an irregular boundary? Or, what if you want to divide the copy in your text box into...

Comparing the Logo Creation Process Between Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

What You’ll Be Creating So often we break down logotypes and graphic design projects solely in Adobe Illustrator. Today’s tutorial produces one project in both Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, highlighting the process of design while using similar methods...

how to create PNG files of your logo in Adobe Illustrator

PNG (Portable Network Graphics) files are raster, web-based files that don’t lose quality when compressed. They are best used for displaying images on the web, and are one of the essential file formats to deliver to your logo design clients. Clients...