Illustrator Compound Path vs Path

How To : Create a compound path in Illustrator CS4

If you need to know how to create a compound path in Illustrator, the quickest way is to go to the object tab in Illustrator. This gives you with the click of a button an easy way to create a compound path. With this tutorial, learn exactly how to create a compound path using ...more

How To : Create compound paths in Illustrator

Compound paths consists of two or more paths that interact with each other. In this video tutorial you will learn about compound paths in Illustrator. Learn how they work and how they could possibly make you life easier by improving your daily workflow. Create compound paths i ...more

How To : Use Compound Paths in InDesign CS2

One of the graphic features Adobe InDesign borrows from Adobe Illustrator is Compound Paths. In this episode Terry White will show you how to take advantage of Compound Paths to create an effect of looking through window panes into an image. This tip comes from Terry's team me ...more

How To : Use the Illustrator CS4 Blob Brush

Illustrator CS4 introduces the new Blob Brush tool to users. Instead of a regular brush stroke, painting with the blog brush gives you a filled, compound path. Any new shape painted with the same color and stroke will automatically merge with existing shapes with the same sett ...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 : Type along a path in Illustrator CS3

This video shows you how to place type along a path in Illustrator CS3 and use options to align the type to a path and apply effects to the type. Check out this amazing video by Mordy Golding now! Type along a path in Illustrator CS3. Click through to watch this video on adobe ...more

How To : Type along a path in Illustrator

It is possible to use the type tool to make text flow around a shape, or a path. This is a useful thing to know for any layout creation. Watch and see how to type along a path in Adobe Illustrator. Type along a path in Illustrator. Click through to watch this video on vtutoria ...more

How To : Attach text to a path in Adobe Illustrator CS4

Adobe Illustrator Creative Suite 4, or CS4, software is a comprehensive vector graphics environment that is ideal for all creative professionals, including web and interactive designers and developers, multimedia producers, motion graphics and visual effects designers, animato ...more

How To : Use Path Finder Shape Modes in Illustrator

This Adobe Illustrator tutorial demonstrates the basic shape modes in path finder (add, subtract, intersect, and exclude), and shows how to use the direct selection tool and expand features of Illustrator. Finally, a bubble box is created (for the Yahoo Map project) with the a ...more

How To : Reshape a path outline in Adobe Illustrator CS4

Adobe Illustrator Creative Suite 4, or CS4, software is a comprehensive vector graphics environment that is ideal for all creative professionals, including web and interactive designers and developers, multimedia producers, motion graphics and visual effects designers, animato ...more

How To : Create type areas & paths in Illustrator

Check out this video on creating type areas and paths in Illustrator. This uses more than just text boxes. You can adjust the font, color and area using the area type tool. Type in a path tool is cool to create invisible tracks to have text follow. Activate the path and start ...more

How To : Use the path finder palette in Illustrator

Dave explains the Pathfinder palette in Illustrator and how it is used to create complex shapes without having to draw them from scratch. Use the path finder palette in Illustrator. Click through to watch this video on layersmagazine.com

How To : Import a motion path into After Effects

In this brief tutorial, Aharon Rabinowitz shows you a simple way to create masks and motion paths in After Effects using Illustrator and Photoshop path shapes. Import a motion path into After Effects. Click through to watch this video on creativecow.net

How To : Type on a path with a new twist in InDesign CS2

inDesign has some hidden special effects that will make your type on a path much more compelling. Granted Type on a Path is not a new concept and has been around in Illustrator for years. However, no other application out there can handle Type on a Path as well as InDesign CS2.

How To : Create stylish blend curves in Illustrator

To do that, first select the pen tool, choose yellow stroke color and draw the path as showing in the video then deselect and choose pen tool again, pink color in stroke and draw the path again. Now you need to select the blend tool and click on both paths. Now go to object, b ...more

How To : Wrap text around paths in illustrator

To create an added interest with text, learn how to wrap text around paths or shapes using Illustrator software. This video from Task Tutorial shows us each step involved with wrapping text around an oval as an example. However, any shape or path can be used to wrap text aroun ...more

How To : Smooth paths with pencil tools in Illustrator CS2

In this Illustrator CS2 video tutorial you will learn to smooth paths with pencil tools. By clicking and dragging you can increase the points curve. You can also erase points which are no longer needed with the tools. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of ...more

How To : Arrange paths in Illustrator

Objects used in the tutorial are available free at the website preceding this description. The project here involves two groups of paths. You will be shown three ways to change the order of these groups. Go to one of the groups and right click on the mouse, in the menu that co ...more

How To : Use the Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator CS2

Working with vectors isn't easy, and working with vectors means using paths. Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics application, therefore virtually everything in Illustrator is created using paths. The Pen Tool is the king of paths, you can create any kind of path using the p ...more

How To : Make Christmas lights in Illustrator

Learn how to create a string of 3D, multi-colored Christmas lights and turn them into a custom pattern brush that you can draw with along any path. Make Christmas lights in Illustrator. Click through to watch this video on layersmagazine.com

How To : Animate a 3D airplane 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 : Build a sign in Photoshop with 3D lightbulbs

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 : 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 : Create an old rusty control panel 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 : Create hair and fur with the pen tool 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 color correction 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 : Fix, enhance, and retouch photos 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 : Create a cool blend text effect in Illustrator

In this tutorial, we learn how to create a cool blend text effect in Illustrator. First, open up Illustrator and draw a path, then change the color to black. After this, click on the line and type in your desired text. Increase the font size to 36 points, then select the red c ...more

How To : Use the pen tool in Illustrator

One of the most important skills for users of lllustrator is knowing how to use the Pen tool. Dave Cross demonstrates the basics of creating paths with the Pen tool and how to edit existing paths. Use the pen tool in Illustrator. Click through to watch this video on layersmaga ...more

How To : Create sunbursts using symbols in Illustrator

This video is about creating sunbursts using symbols in Illustrator. Create a polygon. Select polygon tool. Click. Select three sided polygon. Select 15 point radius. Fill with red color. Select an object. Go to object, transform, choose scale. Set vertical to 400%. Select ou ...more

How To : Create a simple swatch in Illustrator

This video tutorial by Tasktutorial shows you how to create a simple swatch in illustrator. Select the star tool, draw a star and select the path and scale it down as shown. Change the fill color to white, the stroke color to black and the stroke weight to 2 points as indicate ...more

How To : Use the Live Paint tool in Illustrator

Color your Illustrator objects in a whole new way with Live Paint. Learn to convert your art into a Live Paint group and apply colors to various parts of the object, even if there are gaps or complex areas in the paths. Use the Live Paint tool in Illustrator. Click through to ...more

How To : Create a road in Illustrator

Illustrator denotes how to create a road. First select the pen and draw a path. Now go to stroke. It depend 130. Deselect dash line. Now move our path a little bit upper. Now select our path. Now duplicate of our path several times. Now turn off the new layers. Focus on our fi ...more

How To : Create a clipping mask in Illustrator

1. To create a clipping mask in Adobe Illustrator, go to File menu select Place button. It will open a dialog box select any picture from there. 2. Click and Embed the image. 3. Now, to write a text click on the text button from the toolbar and write a text on the picture. ...more

How To : Use the blend tool in Illustrator

In this video, Dave Cross gives some tips on how to use the blend tool to create some fun designs with objects along a shape path. Use the blend tool in Illustrator. Click through to watch this video on layersmagazine.com

How To : Place outlines around shapes in Illustrator CS2

In this Illustrator CS2 video tutorial you will learn to place outlines around shapes. Learn to use Offset Path and Pathfinder Subtract commands. Outlines can be applied to any vector shape, before outlining text you must first convert the text to shapes. http://www.video-tute ...more

How To : Create glow swirls using Illustrator & Photoshop

This "glow swirl" effect is doable via drawing a flashlight really fast at night and then taking snapshots of its path (we used to draw fun doodles and write our names in "glow" lighting with our roommates in college). However, since such night snapshots are hard to capture on ...more

How To : Use the appearance palette in Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator CS2 has a ton of cool effects, fills and strokes. One of the most important, yet often over looked palettes in Illustrator is the Appearance palette. In this video of the Creative Suite Podcast Terry White will show you how to use the Appearance Palette to ad ...more

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 : Create a navigation bar in Illustrator

First thing you need to do this is to select rectangle tool and make a shape and select the gradient fill and change the angle of gradient to 90 degree. Now color and resize it as showing in the video. Now type your navigation texts like blog, contact, gallery etc. Now size yo ...more

How To : Create your own fonts & types in Illustrator

In this tutorial, user CollegeTut shows you how to customize the shapes of various fonts and text, essentially creating your own custom fonts, by converting the text of any font to outlines and then editing those outlines (bezier paths/strokes). You can modify the points on th ...more

How To : Create a glass bar in Illustrator

Outcomes are endless in Adobe Illustrator. You can create pretty much whatever you can think of and what you can create. This tutorial will demonstrate how to create a glass bar in Adobe Illustrator. You will need to: 1. Select Rounded Rectangle Tool 2. Draw a bar 3. Go to Gr ...more

How To : Create a cool text style in Illustrator

Are you bored with the similar font styles? Open Adobe Illustrator, click the text tool. Select Arial font, bold & italic and a size of 48. Type some text and give its fill color-white and stroke color-black. Duplicate the layer text by going into layers. Then change the dupli ...more

How To : Create Apple style bar in Illustrator

This video tutorial by Tasktutorial shows you how to create an Apple style bar in Illustrator. First, select the rectangle tool in Illustrator and draw a bar as shown. Now select the path, go to gradient and choose the black and white gradient from the swatches. Select two sha ...more

How To : Create an envelope icon in Illustrator

From task tutorial.com that how to create an envelope icon on illustrator. First draw a rectangle change the angle to 90 degrees then select gray color, select pen tool draw a shape and then go to layer select duplicate then rotate the shape using left mouse button by selectin ...more

How To : Use the pen and brush tools in Illustrator CS2

In this Illustrator CS2 video tutorial you will learn to use the pen and brush tools. With the tools you can edit and adjust points on the line, and control curves and line shape. Learn also how to customize the brush path, and adjust the line stroke and brush type. Make sure ...more

How To : Use the line segment tools in Illustrator CS2

In this Illustrator CS2 video tutorial you will learn to use the line segment tools. Please note that line segments will only fill between 2 points. A line with 3 or more points is called a path. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the ...more

How To : Create a picture clipping mask in Illustrator CS2

In this Illustrator CS2 video tutorial you will learn to create a picture clipping mask. In another words, you will learn how to clip a picture with any closed vector path. Make sure you select both objects when applying the Make Clipping Mask command. Make sure to hit "play t ...more

How To : Bulk up and gain weight quickly

It seems like people are always trying to lose weight..but what if you have the opposite problem? Whether you’re recovering from an illness, are a growing teen, or you are an athlete trying to bulk up, a little information can go a long way in helping you pack on a few extra p ...more

How To : Create a cartoon cloud in Illustrator

A great free video training from tasktutorial on how to create a cartoon cloud in Adobe Illustrator. All the project files are available to download for free at the Adobe website. First create a background: select the rectangle tool then create a new layer and draw a rectangle ...more

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