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Illustrator Tutorial, New Window For Multiple Views

Illustrator Tutorial, New Window For Multiple Views

April 05, 2013

In this week's tutorial I cover how to utilize the New Window option in Illustrator for viewing the same document in a variety of ways. This is a very handy tip for when working with complex illustrations.

Illustrator Tutorial, Getting Rid Of Basic Appearance On New Objects

Illustrator Tutorial, Getting Rid Of Basic Appearance On New Objects

March 29, 2013

In this week's tutorial I cover how to turn off the auto-application of Illustrator's basic appearance when drawing new objects. This simple setting will save a ton of time when drawing with brushes.

Photoshop Tutorial, Making Dimensional Shadows and Shading

Photoshop Tutorial, Making Dimensional Shadows and Shading

March 22, 2013

In this week's tutorial I cover how to fake dimensional lighting on objects you're faking into your document. This is of course a simple overview, but it lays the ground work for how to handle more complex photo faking jobs.

Illustrator Tutorial, Localized Guides For Specific Artboards or Objects

Illustrator Tutorial, Localized Guides For Specific Artboards or Objects

March 15, 2013

In this week's tutorial I cover how to make artboard-specific guides, and also non-standard guides out of objects. This handy tip helps keep your documents clean and organized.

Illustrator Tutorial, Adding A Gradient To Live Text

Illustrator Tutorial, Adding A Gradient To Live Text

March 08, 2013

In this week's tutorial I cover how to add a gradient to live text in Illustrator, so that you are able to keep your text editable while still having your color choices. This helps when making logos, or designs where you may have to edit the font later, but want to explore color options.

Illustrator Tutorial, Constraining Your Illustration Angle

Illustrator Tutorial, Constraining Your Illustration Angle

March 01, 2013

In this week's tutorial I cover how to turn on the constrain angle option in Illustrator so that everything you do is locked to a specific angle. This tip is not something I personally ever use, but can be handy for some people to work into their workflow.

Illustrator Tutorial, Combining The Contents Of Text Objects

Illustrator Tutorial, Combining The Contents Of Text Objects

February 22, 2013

In this week's tutorial I cover a quick way to combine the contents of text objects in Illustrator. This handy tip will prevent you from having to manually combine objects, and avoid non-text objects at the same time.

Illustrator Tutorial, Using Basic Math Functions In Fields

Illustrator Tutorial, Using Basic Math Functions In Fields

February 15, 2013

In this week's tutorial I cover how you're able to use basic math functions like addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in your fields in Illustrator and InDesign. This is very handy for when you need to add a certain amount, or even get the output of a fraction you don't know off the top of your head.

Illustrator Tutorial, Artboard Shortcuts

Illustrator Tutorial, Artboard Shortcuts

February 08, 2013

In this week's tutorial I cover some simple artboard shortcuts that should help improve your speed and workflow when working on multiple artboards in a single document.

Illustrator Tutorial, Some Basic Artboard Management Tips

Illustrator Tutorial, Some Basic Artboard Management Tips

February 01, 2013

In this week's tutorial I cover some tips on how to better handle your content from artboard to artboard in the newer versions of Illustrator. These tips are helpful for managing the creation of new versions or additional pages in illustrator.