- Using the New Gradient on a Stroke in Adobe Illustrator CS6
- Apr 23, 2012
- This excerpt from Adobe Illustrator CS6 Classroom in a Book shows you how to apply a gradient fill and gradient stroke to a rectangle that will become a painting.
- Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium How-Tos: Working with Illustrator
- Feb 16, 2011
- Whatever task you throw at Illustrator, or whatever your particular artwork needs are, there are a multitude of features that help you explore creatively, work efficiently, and publish reliably.
- Using the Brush Tools in Adobe Illustrator CS5
- Feb 9, 2011
- Brian Wood, contributor to Adobe Illustrator CS5 Classroom in a Book, creates custom brushes in Illustrator for all sorts of purposes. Follow along with Brian's tutorials and videos, and soon you'll be equally addicted to creating custom brushes for your own Brushes panel.
- Pen Tool Mastery in Adobe Illustrator CS5
- Dec 16, 2010
- Have you been ignoring Illustrator's Pen tool? Brian Wood wasn't crazy about working with the Pen tool, but after a bit of experimentation he has come to rely on it. Tune in here to learn some of Brian's best Pen tool techniques.
- Creating Flash Animations in Adobe Illustrator CS5
- Nov 9, 2010
- Brian Wood, contributor to Adobe Illustrator CS5 Classroom in a Book, demonstrates a handy technique for animating Illustrator artwork or creating simple animations without the help of Flash.
- Round Trip Between Illustrator/Photoshop and Flash Catalyst
- Oct 27, 2010
- What’s easier than creating the content (look and feel) for your project in Illustrator and/or Photoshop, then bringing that directly into Flash Catalyst? Okay, if it was created for you, that would be easier… Brian Wood shows you how Flash Catalyst enables you to add interactivity to that content and export it in the correct format or hand it over to an Adobe Flex developer to add database integration, and much more.
- Shading with the Adobe Illustrator CS5 Mesh Object
- Oct 19, 2010
- Simple lines can convey straightforward ideas, but subtlety often requires shading. Brian Wood, contributor to Adobe Illustrator CS5 Classroom in a Book, demonstrates using mesh objects to add gradients to curves. Brian shares his best tips for saving steps and preventing headaches as you work with mesh objects.
- Taking Advantage of Layer Strategies in Adobe Illustrator CS5
- Oct 12, 2010
- Whether you want to create multiple versions of a single object or you're building incredibly complex artwork, layers can be very helpful for controlling and keeping track of your Illustrator art objects and documents. Brian Wood, contributor to Adobe Illustrator CS5 Classroom in a Book, demonstrates strategies for making layers really useful.
- Creating Web Content in Adobe Illustrator CS5
- Aug 30, 2010
- Brian Wood, author of Adobe Illustrator CS5 Classroom in a Book, presents best practices and handy tips for using Illustrator to create and save artwork for your website. Follow his advice to create better-looking and faster-loading art that adds value to your site.
- Top 10 New Features in Adobe Illustrator CS5
- Aug 25, 2010
- Brian Wood, contributor to Adobe Illustrator CS5 Classroom in a Book, loves the handy new (and often long-awaited) features in Illustrator CS5. He highlights 10 of his favorites for users who want to know whether CS5 fulfills its promises.
- Working with Type in the Adobe Illustrator CS5 Perspective Grid
- Jun 21, 2010
- In print or online, readers are unimpressed by text that's just plonked down onto a graphical background. On the other hand, type with tasteful effects can make a publication or web page much more inviting. David Karlins, author of Adobe Creative Suite 5 Web Premium How-Tos: Essential Techniques, shows how to manipulate text in Adobe Illustrator CS5 to lend great visual perspective.
- Adobe® Illustrator® CS5 Classroom in a Book: Editing the Perspective Grid
- Apr 14, 2010
- This excerpt from Adobe® Illustrator® CS5 Classroom in a Book shows you how to edit the Perspective Grid.
- Using Layers for Transparency and Clipping in Illustrator CS4
- Jun 1, 2009
- Do you think of layers strictly as a selection tool? You're missing out. David Karlins points out a number of ways in which layers can be used to edit artwork in Illustrator.
- Mapping Artwork onto 3D Effects in Illustrator CS4
- May 12, 2009
- If you're not using Illustrator's 3D effects, you're missing out on some exciting possibilities. David Karlins shows some of the cool projects you can create with these effects - particularly how to map (attach) artwork to a rotated 3D effect, in this case literally painting a map of the world onto a sphere.
- How to Use Multiple Artboards in Adobe Illustrator
- May 4, 2009
- David Karlins examines how to create and modify multiple artboards and how they can (and cannot) be used.
- Creative Drawing in Adobe Illustrator CS4
- Jan 6, 2009
- Mordy Golding discusses the use of color, composition, texture, and feel, including how to use the Live Paint feature in Illustrator CS4.
- Editing Paths in Adobe Illustrator CS4
- Dec 30, 2008
- David Karlins shows you how to use selection and editing techniques in Adobe Illustrator CS4, including selecting paths and path segments, grouping paths, and aligning anchors.
- Applying Selection Techniques in Adobe Illustrator CS4
- Oct 22, 2008
- Learn how to apply Illustrator selection techniques in this excerpt from Adobe Illustrator CS4 Classroom in a Book.
- Working with the Color Guide Panel in Adobe Illustrator CS4
- Oct 15, 2008
- Learn how to use the Color Guide panel to pick harmony rules such as color tints and analogous colors.
- Reshaping Text with an Envelope Warp in Adobe Illustrator CS4
- Oct 13, 2008
- Warping text is fun because it allows you to give text a more interesting shape. This excerpt from Adobe Illustrator CS4 Classroom in a Book shows you how to use a preset warp shape or a mesh grid as an envelope.