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Creating Transitions with Blends in Adobe Illustrator CS4
Oct 9, 2008
Computers can be real timesavers. For example, instead of having to draw all the in-between objects to morph one shape into another, you can make Illustrator do the work. Mordy Golding shows off some of the fun and useful transitioning capabilities that Illustrator offers with its blending features.
Making Transformations in Adobe Illustrator CS4
Oct 9, 2008
The best part of drawing on a computer is that you rarely have to start over. Whether you've changed your mind about an angle or you drew a bunch of repeated objects too small (oops), Illustrator makes modifying your artwork very easy. Mordy Golding discusses how to use Illustrator's transform capabilities to manipulate any number of objects onscreen.
Vector Drawing with Illustrator: Easier Than You Think
Jan 11, 2008
You've probably been creating bitmap art for years, or even decades. David Karlins thinks it's about time you investigated the possibilities of creating vector drawings. The concepts and terminology are a bit less like working with paint on canvas - but the technology is a lot more powerful.
Mastering Vector Design: How to Create Illustrator Patterns
Jan 4, 2008
David Karlins dispels some of the myths about using patterns in Adobe Illustrator. With some very simple techniques, you can create and use fascinating patterns for strokes and fills.
The Color Thief: Stealing Colors Using Illustrator CS3's LiveTrace
Jun 8, 2007
Adobe Ambassador Mike McHugh wants you to get excited about color. In this colorful article, he shows you how to create swatches in Adobe's Creative Suite 3 using Adobe Illustrator's new LiveColor tool.
How to Create Basic Shapes in Illustrator CS
Oct 27, 2006
Many objects in the Adobe Illustrator program can be created by starting with basic shapes and then editing them to create new shapes. In this lesson, you'll use some basic shapes to create a logo. Along the way, you'll learn how to use tools and commands to create basic shapes, copy and combine objects to create new shapes, paint objects, and more.
Tips for Drawing with Brushes in Illustrator CS2
Aug 25, 2006
The heart of Illustrator is the ability to define vector paths, usually using the Pen or Pencil tool. The paths can have an infinite variety of fills, stroke properties, and other effects. Among these effects is an amazing variety of brushlike stroke attributes. In this chapter, you'll learn how to draw with brushes; create calligraphic, art, and scatter brushes, and more.
Real World Tips For Using Illustrator's Objects, Groups, and Layers
Jan 20, 2006
Just as there are benefits to keeping an orderly desk, there are advantages to using groups and layers for adding structure to your files. In Adobe Illustrator CS2, groups and layers not only offer a convenient way to manage objects in a file (as they did in earlier versions of Illustrator), but now they can also control the appearance of your file. Find out more in this informative chapter by Mordy Golding.
Creating Basic Lines and Shapes in Illustrator CS
Aug 27, 2004
This sample chapter from the book Adobe Illustrator CS Creative Studio by Luanne Cohen explains how to create paths with Illustrator's line and shape tools. It also contains invaluable charts for working with each of the tools' features.
Cartoon Illustration in Adobe Illustrator
Mar 28, 2003
See all the steps freelance illustrator Nick Diggory uses to create an illustration for a 2002 calendar using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
Brush Basics in Illustrator 8
Mar 1, 1999
Peachpit art
Brush Strokes: Making Natural Pen and Ink Drawings
Mar 1, 1999
Peachpit art
Quiz Time: Test Your Illustrator 8 Savvy
Mar 1, 1999
Peachpit art

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