Adobe Illustrator

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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Adobe Illustrator – Image Trace and Live Paint

Adobe Illustrator Live paint finished
Adobe Illustrator Image Trace and Live Paint Adobe Illustrator has a really useful tool that can enable you to import your pixel based images or drawings and convert them to vector artwork on the Adobe Illustrator Artboard. It works best when the artwork is simple or black and white, Adobe Illustrator will struggle to convert a full color photograph in to vector artwork, it will do it but the results won’t look amazing. As with most tools in Adobe Illustrator the Image Trace tool is amazing but does have its limits. var uri = 'https://impgb.tradedoubler.com/imp?type(img)g(22838624)a(3049...
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Whats new in Illustrator CC 2017?

Adobe Illustrator Training
What are the new features in Adobe's updated 2017 release of Adobe Illustrator? New Adobe Illustrator templates When you create a new document in Adobe Illustrator there is now a new window that gives you a huge variety of templates, these have come from Adobe Stock. Some already have layers with content on that you can edit and personalise, this is really useful if you need inspiration rather than starting from a completely blank page. There is still the option to choose between Print & Web presets that have always been there and are very useful. New work space experience...
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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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Why You Don’t Need To Be Good At Art To Master Adobe Illustrator

Hand drawn house
Adobe Illustrator was first introduced to big, bulky screens back in 1986 as graphic design software. It can now be found on thousands of computers around the world, for beginners learning the ropes or for big businesses and corporations.   Adobe Illustrator can be used for various projects. Whether it’s building a web page or creating a logo, Illustrator’s many features make it accessible to people of all experience with Adobe – so whether you’re an experienced Photoshopper, or have never used Adobe before in your life, this program does not discriminate.   So, why sho...
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Why Adobe Creative Cloud Is The Ultimate Tool For Business

For years, Adobe have been the number one company for building creative design software. And for good reason – the design software suite from Adobe is simply the best. I don’t think I’ve ever come across a designer that would genuinely refute this assertion. Each of Adobe’s flagship programs – Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign – are extremely powerful tools in their own respective rights. Photograph manipulation is practically infinite with Photoshop. Graphic designs are implausibly good with Illustrator. And what you can’t put together in an InDesign document simply can’t be put together a...
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Getting Started With Illustrator’s New Features

Adobe Illustrator new features
With a bedrock as firm as Adobe’s Creative Cloud tools, it’s not brand new pieces of software that we look forward to, but updates to existing ones. Indeed, it’s not that we could ever imagine, nor even want, a replacement for Adobe Illustrator – but if Adobe were so inclined every once in a while to give it a rejig, to make it better, faster, more powerful, and with maybe one or two new features thrown in for us to get our teeth into, then who are we to complain? The new features for Adobe Illustrator are indeed as exciting as the news that foretold them. But, as with all things brand new, t...
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How To Use Illustrator To Supercharge Your Business Blog

How To Use Illustrator To Supercharge Your Business Blog
In 2016, content marketing is no longer an option. It’s an imperative. We know this here at Creative Studios, as you can immediately tell since you’re reading this blog, all of our competitors know it, and so do all of yours. No doubt you will already be aware of this fact also. As a business, you will of course have a website, and that website should have a blog. Blogs are brilliant. They are the perfect tool for the modern-day marketer to add real value to a brand. Through your blog, you can make a regular address to your dedicated followers, provide them with the latest industry news,...
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