Whats new in Adobe Illustrator CC 2019 release

Last week I wrote about the InDesign CC 2019 updates that were released for us all to download on the 15th of October, this week I'm going to concentrate on Adobe Illustrator CC 2019 and the new features that have been made available. Again I've had a good look at all the updates and I'm going to concentrate on what I think are the most useful. Freeform Gradients About a month ago I shared a video that Adobe teased us with showing a new way to apply our gradients, currently we only have linear and radial gradients in Adobe Illustrator and if we want to create anything more complex we n...
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Creative Studios become authorised Adobe Affiliates

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign software
Creative Studios have recently partnered up with Adobe to become authorised Adobe Affiliates, this means that we can pass on and keep you updated with any offers that Adobe have for new and existing customers. If you are looking to start a new Adobe Creative Cloud subscription simply click on the relevant link below, you can have 7 days FREE trial of any software and then start your subscription once this trial period ends. You will still be purchasing the subscription directly through Adobe but by using the links below it means we can keep you up to date with exclusive incentives such...
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When to use Adobe Photoshop Vs Adobe Illustrator Vs Adobe InDesign

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
A while back I wrote a blog post on the Difference between Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator which proved to be very popular in-fact still one of my most visited blogs. This however has thrown up more questions as I am very often asked when is the right time and place to use Adobe Illustrator Vs Adobe Photoshop Vs Adobe Indesign! So let me try to explain... var uri = 'https://impgb.tradedoubler.com/imp?type(img)g(22838624)a(3049974)' + new String (Math.random()).substring (2, 11); document.write(''); Its a given that any Graphic Design Professional will know exactly when to use ...
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How to crop an image in Adobe Illustrator

Crop tool Adobe Illustrator
It used to be that if you wanted to use pixel based images in your Adobe Illustrator files you had o create clipping masks to crop them down to certain sizes. This is still true if you want to crop them to a specific shape in Adobe Illustrator e.g a circle or a triangle but if you want to crop the image as a square or a rectangle and permanently delete the rest of the image and not just hide it you can use the new widget controls to edit and only have visible the part of the image you require on your Adobe Illustrator Art board. var uri = 'https://impgb.tradedoubler.com/imp?type(img)g(2...
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Diffuse Gradients in Adobe Illustrator

Adobe illustrator diffused gradient
jQuery(window).bind("load", function(){ setTimeout(function(){ jQuery("#diffuse-gradients-in-adobe-illustrator-iframe").attr("src", "https://www.youtube.com/embed/vxlMBU5acv0"); },6000); }); Adobe have given us a sneak peek at what they are calling Diffuse gradients. Ive not been able to have a go at it as it has not yet been added to the latest release of Adobe Illustrator CC and Adobe have not yet even told anyone when it will be released! By looking at the video it looks very interesting, at first I was unsure what the benefits would be over using the gradient mesh tool i...
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Using the Adobe Illustrator Swatches Panel

Adobe Illustrator Swatches
jQuery(window).bind("load", function(){ setTimeout(function(){ jQuery("#using-the-adobe-illustrator-swatches-panel-iframe").attr("src", "https://www.youtube.com/embed/2NtoUbFQ3P8?rel=0&showinfo=0&ecver=2"); },5000); }); Adobe Illustrator Swatches Panel Today I'm going to have a closer look at the Adobe Illustrator Swatches panel, we are going to load all the different type of Swatches and also create Swatches from scratch. We will start by looking at the basic solid Adobe Illustrator Swatches, loading in Pantone Swatches and CMYK Swatches then move on to lo...
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5 Benefits of Learning Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator Logo
So last week I wrote about the benefits of learning Adobe InDesign, today I'm going to talk about Adobe Illustrator. Again this is probably a programme you have heard of but maybe unsure of its actual uses.  var uri = 'https://impgb.tradedoubler.com/imp?type(img)g(22838624)a(3049974)' + new String (Math.random()).substring (2, 11); document.write(''); Adobe Illustrator is used for creating a variety of graphics you can produce logos, detailed illustrations, leaflets, web page designs and many more. Unlike Adobe InDesign it is built more for creating graphics and artwork and doesn...
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Placing Adobe Illustrator files in to Adobe Photoshop

using Photoshop and Illustrator Together
jQuery(window).bind("load", function(){ setTimeout(function(){ jQuery("#placing-adobe-illustrator-files-in-to-adobe-photoshop-iframe").attr("src", "https://www.youtube.com/embed/RLsKNERw9L8"); },8000); }); Placing Adobe Illustrator files in to Adobe Photoshop Following on from my blog post a few weeks back on using Adobe Photoshop with Adobe InDesign today I'm going to have a look at using Adobe Illustrator with Adobe Photoshop effectively. There are two ways these file types can be integrated with each other, we can convert the vector Adobe Illustrator file i...
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Adobe Illustrator Puppet Warp Tool

Adobe Illustrator Puppet Warp Tool
Adobe Illustrator has introduced the Puppet Warp tool that has previously been seen in Adobe Photoshop but its arguably a much more useful tool in Adobe Illustrator! To use the Puppet warp tool in Adobe Illustrator is actually very simple but highly effective particularly if you are an Illustrator  creating character animations or a Graphic Designer wanting to manipulate text. var uri = 'https://impgb.tradedoubler.com/imp?type(img)g(22838624)a(3049974)' + new String (Math.random()).substring (2, 11); document.write(''); To get started with the Puppet Warp Tool you need to select...
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Adobe Illustrator – Using the symbol sprayer.

Adobe Illustrator Symbol Sprayer
  The Symbol sprayer in Adobe Illustrator is a great way to repeat instances of your artwork multiple times quickly and efficiently. In this example Im going to use a snowflake vector that I created using the pathfinder but the same technique can be applied to any artwork that you have created in Adobe Illustrator. To use the symbol sprayer in Adobe Illustrator you need to select a symbol in the symbol panel. Any symbol can be used and if you wish to use your own Illustrator artwork as a symbol all you need to do is drop your artwork on top of the panel and it will be come available...
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