Illustrator

Using the Adobe Illustrator Swatches Panel

Adobe Illustrator Swatches
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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 – Perspective grids explained

perspective grid example adobe illustrator
Since the CS5 version of Adobe Illustrator, the Adobe team incorporated a new tool known as the Perspective Grid, this tool allows you to easily create artwork in different perspectives, essentially when you start creating vectors on your Adobe Illustrator Artboard they will stick to the perspective planes, it is really good at showing items disappearing in to the background. With the perspective grid tool in Adobe Illustrator we have  three vanishing point perspectives and you can draw directly on to each one. To activate the Perspective Grid simply click in View>Perspe...
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Whats new in Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 release

Adobe Illustrator CC 2018
So its that time again when Adobe do an update to its Creative Cloud applications, there have been some really good and useful updates rolled out this week in a lot of the Adobe Software, in this blog however I’m going to concentrate on the new offerings from Adobe Illustrator and I think you are going to be quite pleased with the work that the Adobe boffins have been putting in for us. var uri = 'https://impgb.tradedoubler.com/imp?type(img)g(22838624)a(3049974)' + new String (Math.random()).substring (2, 11); document.write(''); As usual when Adobe give us an update there is a list...
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Recolour artwork tool in Adobe Illustrator

Recolour Artwork tool Adobe Illustrator
How to use the Recolour Artwork Tool in Adobe Illustrator jQuery(window).bind("load", function(){ setTimeout(function(){ jQuery("#recolour-artwork-tool-adobe-illustrator-iframe").attr("src", "https://www.youtube.com/embed/jYFzSGWcM_0"); },5000); }); In Adobe Illustrator there is a very handy and under used button that enables you to quickly and easily recolour any artwork using the colour groups in your swatches panel. The key to using the recolour Artwork tool is to organise your swatches in to groups, the tool only works with solid swatches in Adobe Illustrator an...
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Using the Start screen in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign
Why getting the correct 'Design intent' in the Start screen of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign is so important... When usint the Start screen in Adobe programs its really important to get the Design intent correct, essentially it comes down to one of two intents, we have a 'Print' intent or a 'Web' intent, also it can be referred to as 'Hi res' and 'Lo res'. Essentially the 'Design intent' is dictated by how and where we are going to be publishing the document, if we are using Adobe Photoshop and we choose a Print intent (see screen grab below) the presets change to being all ou...
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5 Reasons Why Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) Is Becoming Essential For Marketers

Adobe Creative Cloud
These days, online content rules - and Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) is becoming the go-to tool, for marketers. In the digital world, communicating information in a manner that captures the attention of the viewer is paramount to your online marketing success. The ability to edit, manipulate, create and shape memorable images puts your brand on the radar and creates valuable lead opportunities. Imagine being able to churn out promotional images, brochures, logos, social media images and other graphics yourself, instead of hiring a designer and awkwardly trying to communicate your vision to t...
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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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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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