Posts Tagged ‘Illustrator’

How Adobe Creative Cloud Affects Me

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe have just announced that they will no longer be selling boxed versions of their Creative Suite products. They will be replacing them with a subscription-only service and that seems […]

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Quick And Easy Ways to Make Complex Shapes in Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator

Using Adobe Illustrator, there are a variety of ways to quickly and easily make complicated shapes with various shape building tools. There is the pen, pencil and blob brush, plus […]

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Illustrator CS6 Stroke Effects And Tricks

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator CS6 has added many refinements and improvements, including Image Trace and Gradients on a Stroke. The stroke panel has also turned up a couple of effects that I […]

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Type on a Circle in Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator

Plenty of logos feature type that surrounds an object. To achieve this effect, it is placed on a circle and this is easy to do using a vector drawing program […]

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Gradient Mask in Illustrator

One of the handy little things you can do with your vector graphics in Illustrator, is create areas of transparency, just like in Photoshop, using a mask. Illustrator lets you […]

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CMYK Gradients in InDesign

Creating a nice, smooth gradient in RGB is easy – with plenty of colours in the range getting a subtle transition from one colour to the next requires little in […]

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Upgrade Addiction

So, Adobe released another iteration of the Creative Suite, CS5 a few months ago now and so far I have resisted the urge to upgrade. As a designer, I am […]

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Distorting Shapes With Free Transform in Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator

There are plenty of ways to distort shapes in Adobe Illustrator. One of the tools I use quite often is the Free Transform tool. This is pretty intuitive to use […]

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Convert Lines to Shapes in Illustrator

To create a quick lozenge shape in Illustrator, you can do it in a couple of short steps:

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Slicing Text in Illustrator

Slicing text is a simple way of creating a nice graphic effect. Using Illustrator you can easily create a range of text effects, warping, cutting and reshaping to turn a […]

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