How to Create Pattern Swatches in Adobe Illustrator

Pattern swatches
What is a Pattern Swatch in Adobe Illustrator? In dictionaries, swatches are normally defined as being sample pieces of cloth, fabric and sometimes paints, designed to provide examples of a larger design – i.e. for use in the physical world. In the realms of Adobe Illustrator, a swatch is basically the same thing, only applied to the digital space that you’re working with. Adobe Illustrator swatches are any named patterns, colours, tints or gradients that are created for use on a single document. Creating swatches is extremely useful when working on an illustration. All swatches that yo...
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Using Adobe Illustrator For Fashion Design: How To Draw Flats

Adobe Illustrator model fashion design
When we think of Adobe Illustrator, it’s normally graphic design that jumps to the forefront of our minds. Indeed, that is how the tool is more often than not promoted by Adobe itself, so it’s only a natural connection to make. However, such is the power, complexity and versatility of the program, Adobe Illustrator can and is in fact used for many different design projects that perhaps fall outside of what we generally consider to be ‘graphic design’. One such usage can be found in the realms of fashion design, where indeed Adobe Illustrator is used to great effect. One of the most fund...
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InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator Training Courses in Birmingham

Adobe Software Training Studio in Derby
Our Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and After Effects Training Courses are only 45 Miles from Birmingham which only takes 55 Minutes in a car or 45 minutes on a Train. We have Adobe training courses to suit all levels from the absolute beginner to the experienced users looking to learn more advanced skills in either Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator or After Effects. The map below shows directions how to find our Derby based Adobe training studio by car from Birmingham, we have plenty of onsite parking for all delegates who attend our Adobe classroom based Training Courses. Why not...
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Introducing Adobe Spark (Spoiler Alert – It’s Completely Free!)

adobe spark
In May this year, Adobe launched a brand new suite of apps called Adobe Spark – tools that enable both mobile and web users to first of all create and then share visual content (graphics, animated videos, web stories, social media posts) all over the net. From the official press release, with the promotional video thrown in so you can see exactly what Spark can do: “Adobe today announced the immediate availability of Adobe Spark, the only integrated web and mobile solution for creating and sharing impactful visual stories. Free and designed for everyday communications, Adobe Spark empowe...
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