Illustrator Cs3

How To : Blend gradients in Illustrator CS3

How do you make a gradient bend to the shape you are creating? The answer is in Illustrator’s under-used Blend tool. See how to blend vector gradients in this creative and useful Illustrator CS3 tutorial. Blend gradients in Illustrator CS3. Click through to watch this video on ...more

How To : Work with blending modes in Illustrator CS3

New to Illustrator CS3? This video shows you how to create a variety of effects in Illustrator using blending modes in the Transparency panel. Check out this cool video created by Colin Smith now! Work with blending modes in Illustrator CS3. Click through to watch this video o ...more

How To : Customize the interface in Illustrator CS3

New to Illustrator CS3? This video shows you how to use and customize the new features of the Illustrator interface. See how to group and dock multiple panels, change the layout of the Tools panel, and set the brightness of interface elements. Check out this cool video by Mord ...more

How To : Work with layers and groups in Illustrator CS3

Do you have problems working with layers in Illustrator CS3? This video shows you how to work with layers and groups in Illustrator, including isolation mode. Watch now, and learn from the expert! Work with layers and groups in Illustrator CS3. Click through to watch this vide ...more

How To : Scale, skew, and rotate objects in Illustrator CS3

Like to draw in Illustrator? This video shows you how to use the Scale, Shear, and Free Transform tools in Illustrator CS3. You also learn how to use the options and modifiers for these tools. Scale, skew, and rotate objects in Illustrator CS3. Click through to watch this vide ...more

How To : Use anchor points in Illustrator CS3

Here's an introduction to some of changes in Illustrator CS3 concerning anchor points. Learn about new display options, the new control palette, and the new vector eraser tool. Use anchor points in Illustrator CS3. Click through to watch this video on layersmagazine.com

How To : Export content from Illustrator CS3

This video shows you how to save or export content from Illustrator CS3 in various formats, and how to manage the options for each format. Even if you know how to do a basic save, you may learn a few tips and tricks from this video. Export content from Illustrator CS3. Click t ...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 : 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 : Work with opacity masks in Illustrator CS3

This video shows you how to create and edit opacity (or transparency) masks in Illustrator CS3 to produce a variety of effects. Check out this cool video by Colin Smith now! Work with opacity masks in Illustrator CS3. Click through to watch this video on adobe.com

How To : Create 3D shapes in Illustrator CS3

This video shows you how to draw and edit the properties of 3D shapes in Illustrator CS3. It's actually very simple to do and you should have the hang of it in no time. Create 3D shapes in Illustrator CS3. Click through to watch this video on adobe.com

How To : Use the Paintbrush tool in Illustrator CS3

This video shows you how to use calligraphic, scatter, art, and pattern brushes in Illustrator CS3. You also learn how to use the brush options available on the Brushes panel and in the Paintbrush Tool Preferences dialog box. Check out this cool lesson by Matthew Richmond now! ...more

How To : Map photos to 3D objects in Adobe Illustrator CS3

Here’s a tutorial about mapping artwork to 3D objects in Adobe Illustrator CS3. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, Afte ...more

How To : Use live color in Illustrator CS3

Adobe Illustrator Creative Suite 3, or CS3, 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 3D graphics in Adobe Illustrator CS3

Adobe Illustrator Creative Suite 3, or CS3, 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 the eraser tool in Illustrator CS3

Terry White likes a lot of things in Illustrator however, the tool that he's having the most fun with in Illustrator CS3 is the new Eraser Tool. In this video we'll take a closer look at it and learn about some of its hidden capabilities.

How To : Select and manipulate objects in Illustrator CS3

This video shows you how to select and manipulate Illustrator objects. You learn how to use the Selection and Direct Selection tools, the Select Similar Objects button, and Outline view. The video shows you how to select multiple anchor points with the Direct Selection tool, a ...more

How To : Export animated SWF files from Illustrator CS3

This video shows you how to export your Illustrator animations as Flash files. The video goes over the different export options and how to modify settings to work best for your animated SWF file. Export animated SWF files from Illustrator CS3. Click through to watch this video ...more

How To : Create mobile content in Illustrator CS3

This video shows you how to create mobile content in Illustrator and test it in Device Central. You learn how to make adjustments to the illustration, and test it using different settings. Check out this video by Bill Perry now! Create mobile content in Illustrator CS3. Click ...more

How To : Use Live Paint in Illustrator CS3

This video shows you how to use the Live Paint feature in Illustrator. You learn how to create Live Paint groups, and how to use the options for painting faces and edges of overlapping objects in those groups. Check out this wonderful video by Matthew Richmond now! Use Live Pa ...more

How To : Use the Pen tool in Illustrator CS3

This video shows you how to draw with the Pen tool in Illustrator. You'll learn how to modify anchor points and handles, convert corner points, and smooth curves at anchor points. Check out this video by Matthew Richmond now! Use the Pen tool in Illustrator CS3. Click through ...more

How To : Align and distribute objects in Illustrator CS3

This video shows you how to effectively align and distribute objects in Illustrator. You learn how to use basic tools in the Control panel, and about new features called Distribute Spacing and Align To Artboard. Check out this video by Matthew Richmond now! Align and distribut ...more

How To : Import content into Illustrator CS3

This video shows you how to import content from other sources into Illustrator. You learn the difference between importing content as either linked or embedded. Check out the video now! Import content into Illustrator CS3. Click through to watch this video on adobe.com

How To : Use the Pencil tool in Illustrator CS3

This video shows you how to draw with and set options for the Pencil tool in Illustrator. You learn about other ways to use the Pencil tool, and how to modify existing drawings. Check out this cool lesson taught by Matthew Richmond now! Use the Pencil tool in Illustrator CS3. ...more

How To : Save files for the web in Illustrator CS3

Are your website's graphic too small for viewing? Or too big to load? This video shows you how to preview file formats and settings in order to effectively save an Illustrator image for the web. Save files for the web in Illustrator CS3. Click through to watch this video on ad ...more

How To : Vector an eyeball in Adobe Illustrator CS3

Increasing the contrast in Photoshop could help when performing this Illustrator technique. This subject: the eyeball. Watch this Illustrator video tutorial to learn how to vector an eyeball in CS3. Vector an aye of a model of your choice using simple techniques that will be u ...more

How To : Create swirling rainbows in Illustrator CS3

This is all about vector, swirling rainbows. Have you ever seen those looping, swooshing, swirling rainbow graphics used in all kinds of graphics ranging from logos, and sketches, to grungy and retro illustrations? Well, you are going to create one of them in Illustrator. Watc ...more

How To : Create 3D graph effects in Illustrator CS3

In this software tutorial, Corey demonstrates how easy it is to create 3D graphs using Illustrator. You don't have to run to Microsoft Excel anymore to get good looking charts and graphs. OK, well you do if you need super accurate data fast, but not if you just need some 3D gr ...more

How To : Create metallic text in Adobe Illustrator CS3

Let TutVid teach you how to make metallic text is Adobe Illustrator CS3. This video shows you how to do it step by step. You only need basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator CS3 to do this. 1. Start with a blank illustrated document. You don't need anything else to begin with. ...more

How To : Make folded, flowing ribbons in Illustrator CS3

Ribbons are really kind of a hot commodity, believe it or not, because they're actually quite trick to make. But knowing how to make some ribbons could make you very valuable and you could implement them into your own designs. Watch this Illustrator video tutorial to work with ...more

How To : Use Live Trace in Illustrator CS3

Morty Golding is back again to show us how to utilize Adobe Illustrator's live trace tool to convert bitmaps into vector drawings. Vector drawings guarantee that your graphics stay the same across multiple platforms and when printing. So learn how to use live trace and create ...more

How To : Make a 3D wine bottle in Illustrator CS3

In this tutorial, Bert shows you how to make a realistic 3D looking wine bottle, complete with label. This uses the 3D part of Illustrator and is great for those of you without access or time to use an actual 3D software package.

How To : Use the pattern brush in Illustrator

In this software tutorial Barton Damer explains the hidden secrets behind Adobe Illustrator's pattern brush. Watch and learn how to create an intricate and unique pattern with the pattern brush in Illustrator CS3. Some of the graphic elements used in the tutorial come from the ...more

How To : Use 9-slice and 3-slice scaling in Fireworks

This video shows you how to slice a button for a website using 9-slice scaling and then using 3-slice scaling. Scaling is done the same way in Fireworks and in Illustrator CS3, so the concepts done here in Fireworks, are the same in Illustrator. Knowing how to use these tools ...more

How To : Create smart object border effects in Photoshop

It can get annoying to always have to create new borders to fit around different sized images when working in Photoshop CS3 or Illustrator CS3. But, if you were to create border effects with smart objects, you wouldn't have that problem. Dave likes to keep things flexible as h ...more

How To : Design backgrounds with live trace in Illustrator

The live trace effect has become increasingly popular for use in designing backgrounds. By using the live trace effect, you can take any stock image and transform it into an outline that can be placed behind your main subject. The technique works in Illustrator and can be used ...more

How To : Dive into new features of Photoshop CS4

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 : Design a contact sheet in InDesign CS3

Dave Cross demonstrates how to create a contact sheet for your Illustrator artwork using InDesign. Having a good contact sheet is important for any company or artist, especially artists. Learn how to create your own stylized contact sheet in this InDesign and Illustrator tutor ...more

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