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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 : 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 : Use the blend tool in Adobe Illustrator

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use the blend tool in Adobe Illustrator. The blend tool will allow users to create objects between two strokes or filled objects. When you double-click on the blend tool, there will be 3 options to select from. Select the spacing an ...more

How To : Use the Pixel Grid tool Adobe Illustrator CS5

Whether you're new to Adobe Photoshop or a seasoned graphic arts professional after a general overview of CS5's most vital new features, you're sure to be well served by this official video tutorial from the folks at Adobe TV. In it, you'll learn how to create vector objects p ...more

How To : Use the Beautiful Strokes tool in Illustrator CS5

Whether you're new to Adobe Photoshop or a seasoned graphic arts professional after a general overview of CS5's most vital new features, you're sure to be well served by this official video tutorial from the folks at Adobe TV. In it, you'll learn how to symmetrically align das ...more

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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Use the Gradient Mesh Tool in Illustrator

In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial, Bert Monroy from PixelPerfect shows you how to use the Gradient Mesh tool, which lets you divide pretty much any shape (like an apple) into a mesh. Wish a mesh created, you can alter the color of an intersecting point of the mesh with a soli ...more

How To : Use the Blend Color Tool in Illustrator CS2

What would you do when the colors of the shapes you are working on in Illustrator don't look good with each other? Color blending might be a way to solve your problem. In this Illustrator video tutorial you will learn to use the Blend Color Tool. Make sure to hit "play tutoria ...more

How To : Create curves with pen tool in Illustrator

Creating curves with the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator is a good challenge. Check out this video on both drawing and editing with the pen tool. Click once in a place and then drag. This pulls out the direction handles. Check out this tutorial video from Sessions Online School ...more

How To : Use the area type tool in Illustrator

If you want to be serious about using Adobe Illustrator, then learning how to use type is an essential part of your skill set. Type can help you with a wide range of assignments, from designing logos to image building and much more. There are a number of settings and functions ...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 : Use the Pathfinder tool in Adobe Illustrator CS5

Learn how to use the Pathfinder tool in Illustrator CS5. 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 features and functions of Illustrator CS5, you're sure to benefi ...more

How To : Use the blob brush tool 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 the blend tool in Adobe Illustrator 5

The blend tool will create a graphic for you where one graphic or image slowly blends into another one. Customize it using color, shapes and other more advanced techniques - this tutorial shows you everything you need to know about the Adobe Illustrator 5 blending tool.

How To : Use the pen tool effectively in Illustrator

This video tutorial will introduce the basic essentials of using the pen tool effectively. The tool helps you outline or draw objects. Learn what you can do by holding down the shift key as you use the pen tool. Use the pen tool effectively in Illustrator. Click through to wat ...more

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

Need a quick primer on how to use the Blend tool within Adobe Illustrator CS4 or CS5? This clip will teach you everything you'll need to know. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector graphics editing software or a seasoned professional just looking to better acquaint your ...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 Manual Trace tool in Adobe Illustrator CS5

In this clip, you'll learn how to use the Manual Trace tool when, for example, desiging a book cover in Illustrator CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector graphics editor or just looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to enjoy this free video soft ...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 : Use the Warp tool in Adobe Illustrator 5

The Warp tool can save you a lot of time on your projects, so you'll want to learn how to use as efficiently and effectively as possible. This tutorial uses the Microsoft logo to demonstrate this function to Adobe Creative Suite 5.

How To : Use the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator 5

Whether you've just started working with Creative Suite or want to update from CS4, this is still a valuable tutorial for you. This video is all pen tool, all the time - one of the most basic and critical tools when working in Adobe Illustrator.

How To : Use the live trace tool in Adobe Illustrator

This shows how to use live trace on Adobe Illustrator to make a vector image. First, you need to open up Adobe Illustrator. Then go to file and select New and adjust your size to letter. For orientation you can choose to have it landscape if you want. Once you have your blank ...more

How To : Draw in Illustrator with the pencil tool

Bert invites Morty Golding to offer a tutorial on drawing within Adobe Illustrator utilizing the pencil tool. Follow along and start using some of Illustrator's advanced features and draw in Illustrator!

How To : Use the pen tool in Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator

Meet the Adobe Photoshop pen tool! Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing software or simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial, which presents a complete overview of the Photoshop and Illustrator pen ...more

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 : Create & edit complex gradients in Illustrator CS4

Create and edit complex gradients with the new Gradient tool in Illustrator CS4, which has undergone a complete makeover. There’s a new reverse gradient button, and gradient widgets that allow users to edit applied gradients visually. There are also new transparency options. C ...more

How To : Speed up design work in Adobe CS5 Design Premium

Whether you're new to Adobe Photoshop or a seasoned graphic artist after a general overview of CS5's most vital new features, you're sure to be well served by this official video tutorial from the folks at Adobe TV. In it, you'll learn how make fast work of common design and p ...more

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 : Create a Helix in Adobe Illustrator

This is a 3 part tutorial. Be sure to click on Chapters 2 & 3 to get the full tutorial. In Part 1 of this 3 part Adobe Illustrator tutorial series, Vincent Rosati explains how to use the free transform tool to take the first step in creating a helix with AI. In Part 2 of thi ...more

How To : Create simple silhouettes in Illustrator CS4

Creating a silhouette from a photo is nothing new, but with Illustrator CS4’s new Blob Brush tool, it has become a lot easier. Corey demonstrates how to use the Blog Brush tool to create a silhouette, and how to create some quick background effects using the Gradient Mesh tool ...more

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