Tutorials, Illustrator

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 : 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 : 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 : Convert an image to mosaic in Illustrator

Illustrator is a great tool for creating individual artwork. Creative and clever, it has many functions, one of which is mosaic. If you want to make your illustration or design appear to have a myriad of tiny 'squares' like a Roman mosaic, this guy can help you do it. The shor ...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 : Use Adobe Illustrator to make a croqui template

If you are looking for an easy way to make croquis, but don't have the skills to draw it by hand, then try the next best thing: the computer. Using the software program, Adobe Illustrator, you can make a great looking croqui template that can be used over and over again with n ...more

How To : Draw a 3D box in Adobe Illustrator CS4

See how to create an all-vector 3D cardboard 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 it ...more

How To : Use Live Trace in Illustrator CS2

Live Trace is the hot new automated tracing capability of Adobe Illustrator CS2. In this Podcast Terry White will show you how to take a logo that was created in Photoshop CS2 and trace it using Live Trace. Because Live Traces are “Live" we’ll be able to tweak the settings to ...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 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 : Make swooshes & swirls in Illustrator

The first thing to do is open a new document with Adobe Illustrator. Inside the document, make a box, width 200 pt, height 20 pt. Click the bottom right corner with your mouse and hit delete. Then hold down the top right with shift, and tap the down arrow once. Then, click bot ...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 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 : Change your default settings for Illustrator

Tired of readjusting your settings everytime you start a project? In this video tutorial Dave Cross shows you how to make and save changes to the default settings of your design menus in Illustrator. Change your default settings for Illustrator. Click through to watch this vid ...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 : Place and crop images with Adobe Illustrator

If you're using Adobe Illustrator CS4, you know that cropping an image can be less than a simple task. This how-to walks you through the steps, not only showing how to place and move the image, but also how to crop it to the desired sized. Unlike Photoshop which allows you to ...more

How To : Trace photos and then color them in Illustrator CS2

Illustrator CS2 has a great tracing feature called Live Trace. However, sometimes you may want to trace something and have a more artistic effect. With Illustrator's Pen Tool and the Gradient Mesh feature you'll be able to create the exact look and feel that you want.

How To : Create a photo realistic mesh shape in Illustrator

This software tutorial shows you how to create a photorealistic mesh shape in Illustrator. You should have a good understanding of Adobe Illustrator since the tutorial is visual only with no text or verbal instruction. If you want to use the mesh shape tool in Illustrator to g ...more

How To : Draw with the perspective tools 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 draw shapes and scenes ...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 retro glam sparkles and stars in Illustrator

Retro is in, but then again… when was retro ever out? Watch this Illustrator video tutorial to learn about making retro looking sparkles for whatever reason you may need (or want) them. The bulk of the video will cover the many advantages to using symbols, when and where you c ...more

How To : Design a 1960's retro poster in Adobe Illustrator

Embrace the current retro revival in fashion and design by creating this cool midcentury-chic poster. You can create this psychedelic wavy pattern for a band poster, a movie, or just as a piece of art to hang up on your wall. This Adobe Illustrator tutorial utilizes vectors h ...more

How To : Draw faster in Adobe Illustrator CS5

Whether you're new to 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 work faster with everyday too ...more

How To : Create a neon style text effect in Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator enables you to add a multitude of effects to your texts. One of the options available to you is to add a neon-style effect to the text. This video tutorial will take you through the steps needed to add this effect with detailed instructions from start to fini ...more

How To : Create a 3d lego brick in Illustrator

This video demonstrates how to create a 3D Lego brick using the Illustrator. In this, first a circle is made and then, by using the "transform‚" mode, another circle is made. Then by the 3D command it is converted into a 3D image. Further you can copy these circles and make th ...more

How To : Live trace in Illustrator

The live trace tool enables you to change photos into vector-based drawings, allowing you to resize any image without losing quality. Learn how to use live trace in Adobe Illustrator.

How To : Create arrows & reshape objects in Illustrator

With any drawing tool you would expect to be able to create lines with arrowheads. In this tutorial Terry White will not only show you how to do it in Illustrator, but he will also show you how to give your arrows a little flare by reshaping them with the Pencil Tool. That's r ...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 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 : Blend shapes and colors in Illustrator

Learn how to blend shapes and colors in Illustrator with this tutorial. Open Illustrator and put the circle with color which you want. Put the square on the color you want. Select the object, go the title bar select the object and then select the blend. You will be shown the r ...more

How To : Make a rainbow in Adobe Illustrator 5

If you're having problems figuring out how to make a rainbow in Adobe Creative Suite 5, this tutorial is for you. Some users have found this to be a bit tricky to replicate, but here are a few useful shortcuts you can take.

How To : Create a Christmas ornament in Illustrator

To create a Christmas ornament in Illustrator is very simple if you follow the steps below. Before starting the process one should ensure that all project files used in the tutorial is available. First by holding the shift key draw an oval, then go to gradient and create a new ...more

How To : Use pathfinder to cut text in Illustrator CS2

In this Illustrator CS2 video tutorial you will learn to use pathfinder to remove text from the background. In a sense, we create shapes by cutting from others. All text must be changed to shape before we can use the pathfinder subtract command. Make sure to hit "play tutorial ...more

How To : Create comic-style text in Adobe Illustrator CS2

Create some cool comic vectored effects! Watch this Illustrator video tutorial to learn how to make some comic styled text. You will learn how to break text down and add gradients. You will also learn how to create a fake 3D effect as well as some stroke options. All of these ...more

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