Puzzle Piece Design with Illustrator and Photoshop

Create a puzzle piece outline for your images using the shape builder tool in Illustrator. Then bring the puzzle pieces path from Illustrator and lay it over an image in Photoshop, add some layer styles, and watch this effect come to life.

Creating Neon Text in Illustrator CS6

Jeff Witchel uses the Gradients on Strokes feature in Illustrator CS6 to design neon text. Follow along and find out how.

Creating Patterns in Illustrator CS6

Illustrator CS6 has added some amazing new functionality when it comes to designing repeating patterns. Jeff Witchel explores these new menu functions in this video. Follow along as he creates a new pattern swatch and teaches viewers about all of the menu options during the process.

Illustrator Symbols, Part 3

In this third video on working with Symbols in Adobe Illustrator CS5, AJ Wood shows how to move those Illustrator symbols into Photoshop and Flash.

Adobe Illustrator CS6 Sneak Peek: Pattern Creation

Adobe Illustrator CS6 will include an exciting new way to create seamless, repeating vector patterns in Illustrator CS6. Check out the video to learn more.

Adobe Illustrator CS6 Sneak Peek: Gradients on Strokes

Join Illustrator product manager Brenda Sutherland, as she shows how the new gradients on strokes feature in Illustrator CS6 lets you create artwork that looks complex but is easy to edit.

Gap Options in Illustrator CS5

AJ Wood talks about setting Gap Options when working with the live paint and the shape builder tools in Adobe Illustrator CS5.

Creating Dashed Lines in Illustrator CS5

In Illustrator CS5, there are some new features in the stroke panel for creating dashed lines. Follow along with Jeff Witchel as he goes through options for setting up a dash pattern, creating rounded dashes, dotted dashes, and adding color to dashes and even the gaps in between the dash marks.

Applying a Gradient to Editable Type in Illustrator

Jeff Witchel has worked out a backdoor workaround to apply a gradient to type while keeping it editable. Watch this video to learn Jeff’s method.

Illustrator Symbols, Part 2

In part two of this series, AJ goes over the symbol tools and their tool options. He covers the sprayer, the sizer, the shifter, stainer, and the screener tools.

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