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Adobe Illustrator Shortcuts

Adobe Illustrator Shortcuts
If you liked my previous article on Photoshop shortcuts, you’ll probably find this post useful. Here are 26 Illustrator shortcuts that can help you to speed up productivity. I use most of them (in fact, I can’t work without them). Most of shortcuts listed in this article aren’t documented in the software, so keep reading and you’re sure to find at least one new trick to put up your sleeve. Enjoy! Note: this article is written in Mac Illustrator CS3 format. Change the Unit Setting You can quickly change the Artboard unit measurement setting by right-clicking on the ruler. If you are interested in learning more Illustrator stuffs, try my Illustrator tutorials.

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Create a Print Ready Business Card Design in Illustrator Illustrator has fantastic tools available for creating small print designs such as business cards. Follow this walkthrough on how to create a fun business card design complete with illustrated character. We’ll start by creating our sketchy figure from a profile shot with hand-drawn linework, then lay out the design with background pattern and textual information in a print ready template with margins and bleed areas.

Best Adobe Illustrator Tutorials of February 2014 4.5K Flares4.5K Flares × Adobe Illustrator is one of the leading software of the design world that lets users create vectorized graphics. Letting users creating cool vector graphics, since its release, Illustrator has become vital part of designing. How to Create Typeface Characters I started a character design project that merges typefaces into unique monsters, cute animals, and various other font inspired character creations. The method is simple, I take different sections of the characters of a specific font and I put them together, giving birth to different kinds of creatures. The interesting thing about Typefaces is that each font gives a different aspects to the characters. That is the essence of Typefaces - Faces with Type. Learn the basics of how to create these fun characters! Final Image Preview

Spraying Symbols in Adobe Illustrator Say, you want to draw a tree in full Spring, a very green one. Not just an outline you want details too so that you actually see the leafs. Unless you have a ton of time on your hands or you’re paid by the hour, it would be a hell of a job to draw each leaf one by one. How to create a simple texture background in 5 seconds inShare7 First fill the background: Add a new layer and make a noise and then duplicate the layer: Do motion blur on the first layer with the angle of 0 degrees, distance 40 pixels: Do the same thing with another layer and set 90 degrees: Then apply the blend mode multiply to the layers with noise:

Vector Illustration: 60+ Illustrator Tutorials, Tips and Best Practices Jul 14 2008 Adobe Illustrator is a powerful tool for illustrating various elements one can use for web pages and print design. However, it’s important to know what to do in order to powerfully use its tools and achieve certain effects. So, step-by-step tutorials can provide a lot of help, thats why we spent a lot of time searching for the best tutorials out there and the result was 60 remarkable illustrator tutorials, tips, best practices from some of the best illustrators and artists; besides you’ll also find references to brilliant illustrator portfolios out there. Let’s take a look at some of the best Adobe Illustrator tutorials we’ve found in the Web so far. You might be interested to check other Illustrator related posts:

Creating Complex Style Illustrations: A Process Learn the process of making a tribal-style illustration using only some fundamental techniques in Adobe Illustrator. This is more of a process overview than a play-by-play tutorial and thus, some basic skills in the program are needed in order to follow along. The main goal here is to show a workflow process, and from there, it’s up to you to add your own style and aesthetical preferences to your piece. I encourage you to let loose and experiment while doing this project! Preview Tutorial Resources

50 Excellent Adobe Illustrator Video Tutorials - Smashing Magazi Advertisement Adobe Illustrator is the industry-standard when it comes to the creation of vector graphics. Though a very robust tool – the learning curve involved in mastering it can be high. Thankfully, there are abundant resources on the web that allows you to “learn by doing”. Video tutorials (in general) enable the learner to witness – step-by-step – how a particular technique works. We often learn best by seeing how things are done and following along with the instructor (much like in a classroom environment).

The Chromatic Typewriter Washington-based painter Tyree Callahan modified a 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter, replacing the letters and keys with color pads and hued labels to create a functional “painting” device called the Chromatic Typewriter. Callahan submitted the beautiful typewriter as part of the 2012 West Prize competition, an annual art prize that’s determined by popular vote. I don’t know how practical painting an image with a color typewriter is, but if Keira Rathbone can do it… (via dark silence in suburbia)

42 impresionantes estilos gráficos y Apariencia Panel Tutoriales en Tuts + - Tuts + Diseño e Ilustración del artículo We have posted several tutorials and written, to help ease you into mastering Graphic Styles and the Appearance panel. Check out the ones you may have missed or revisit those handy beginner tutorials. Create a Vibrant Peacock in Adobe Illustrator In this tutorial we will get to know one of the most useful Adobe Illustrator features – the Appearance panel – and draw a fabulous colorful peacock with the help of various effects. Create a Simple Subscription Web Element in Adobe Illustrator This piece focuses mainly on the Appearance panel, so you will only need four rectangles and a tiny circle to create the background, the main shape, the subscribe button, the text field and the tiny x button.