Create Guides in Illustrator

How To : Use guides in Illustrator CS2

Naturally you're going to need to align objects from time to time while using Adobe Illustrator. One of the ways that we use to keep objects lined up is to use a visual guide so that we can see at a glance if something is lined up or not. In this video we'll also see how to tu ...more

How To : Use the Color Guide in Illustrator CS3

This video shows you how to use the Color Guide panel in Illustrator CS3 to find, create, and save color groups. Learn how to save time using the new variation grid and by limiting color selections to a specific library. Check out this cool video by Brenda Sutherland now! Use ...more

How To : Use guides when working in Adobe InDesign

In this clip, InDesign writer Jeff Witchel shares some of his popular tips for working with guides in InDesign. For detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started using guides for greater control in your own InDesign projects, watch this free video software tutorial. ...more

How To : Create a 3D box icon in Illustrator CS4

Create a vector three-dimensional box icon in Adobe Illustrator CS4. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector graphics editor program or a seasoned graphic arts professional looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of this particular iteratio ...more

How To : Draw fire and flames in Adobe Illustrator CS4

See how to create a vector flaming box in Adobe Illustrator CS4. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector graphics editor program or a seasoned graphic arts professional looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of this particular iteration of ...more

How To : Apply clipping masks in Adobe Illustrator CS4

Learn how to interlace custom shapes in Adobe Illustrator CS4, an effect that's especially attractive when working with 3d perspective objects and shapes. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector graphics editor program or a seasoned graphic arts professional looking to be ...more

How To : Create a Times Square billboard in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Make M&Ms in Adobe Photoshop CS4 or CS5

A cascading shower of M&M's sounds like a dream come true! Bert Monroy of Pixel Perfect shows you how to illustrate and style M&M's using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Whether you're new to computer graphics, new to Adobe Photoshop CS4 or a seasoned design professional just ...more

How To : Saving a PDF-compatible AI file in Illustrator CS5

Need help figuring out how to save PDF-compatible AI files from Illustrator CS5. This clip will show you how it's done. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector graphics editor or a seasoned graphic arts professional interested in better acquainting yourself with the new f ...more

How To : Access and edit audio files with Adobe Soundbooth

This clip presents a guide on using Soundbooth to access Resource Central and purchase audio files to use in video projects. Accessing and Editing Adobe Sound documents with Adobe media applications. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazi ...more

How To : Design in Photoshop with patterns from Illustrator

There are a number of patterns built into Illustrator which can be brought over to Photoshop to use as design elements. Learn how to use them with this free video tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started using Illustrato ...more

How To : Select or mask liquids in Adobe Photoshop

Some Photoshop users are intimidated by the idea of trying to mask or select liquids. Here is a guide with some helpful tips on how to get this done. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this brief video software tutorial. For more Adobe ...more

How To : Retouch and enhance eyes in Adobe Photoshop CS4

See how to use Adobe Photoshop CS4 to make the eyes of your subject pop. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular graphic editing program or a seasoned design professional looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of this particular iteration of the ...more

How To : Recreate a Toys "R" Us display in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Use the Hand tool in Adobe Illustrator CS4 or CS5

This handy guide presents a complete overview of how to use the Hand tool to make your way around the Art Board when working in Adobe Illustrator CS4 or CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector graphics editing software or a seasoned professional just looking to bette ...more

How To : Group and arrange objects in Adobe Illustrator

This short video tutorial presents a guide on how to group and arrange objects within most Adobe Illustrator including CS4 and CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector editor or a seasoned graphic arts professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the pro ...more

How To : Change stroke and fill colors in Adobe Illustrator

This short tutorial presents a guide on how to change the stroke and fill colors in most versions of Adobe Illustrator. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector editor or a seasoned graphic arts professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its ...more

How To : Draw a surfboard with cool designs

Michael Weisner, professional illustrator and animator, guides you step by step through designing a surfboard. Michael shows us in just a few steps how to draw the basic shape of a surfboard, and then how to add a radical surf-themed design to our creation. Using his example i ...more

How To : Draw a labrador retriever

In this video 2D Illustrator Michael Weisner of Hawk vs. Pigeon Productions keeps it old school and shows you how to draw a Labrador Retriever. Sick of all this 3D media going around, want to some classical training, with simply using a pencil, no fancy computers. This video s ...more

How To : Use the Warp tool in Adobe Illustrator CS4 or CS5

In this clip, you'll learn how to distort and otherwise distress an image with the Warp tool when doing design work in Adobe Illustrator CS4 or CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector graphics editing software or a seasoned professional just looking to better acquain ...more

How To : Use the Eraser tool in Adobe Ilustrator CS4 or CS5

In this clip, you'll learn how to make use of the standard Eraser tool when doing design work in Adobe Illustrator CS4 or CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector graphics editing software or a seasoned professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the pr ...more

How To : Create a 3D text effect in Adobe Illustrator

Learn 3D text in Illustrator! Then use it in Premiere Pro or Photoshop and give it a "wiggle" inside of After Effects. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector editor or a seasoned graphic arts professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its ...more

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