Pen Tricks in Adobe Illustrator

A.J. Wood shows Illustrator users how to utilize the direct selection tool along with the pen tool group to edit shapes by adding, deleting, and converting anchor points.

Design a Coffee Brand Label in Adobe Illustrator

Follow this step by step tutorial to create a label design for a premium coffee brand. We’ll combine the styles of old and new with a mix of vintage patterns and contemporary typefaces to create a modern and sophisticated design. The final design will then be laid out on a printable template and mocked up on a Photoshop document.

Creating Quick Graphic Elements in Adobe Illustrator

Corey shows designers how to create some quick graphic elements using Illustrator’s new Width tool, the rotate tool, and keyboard shortcuts.

Illustrator CS5 Tool Tips

AJ Wood runs through a collection of tool tips for use with Adobe Illustrator. Learn things like shortcuts for the color swatch, scaling strokes along with object size, shape key shortcuts, and much more.

Adobe Illustrator: Live Trace for Better Gradient Meshes

AJ Wood shows Illustrator users a technique for using the Live Trace and gradient Mesh functions to create a colored illustration.

Illustrator Shapes to Photoshop 3D

Using the power of Illustrator to set up graphics to create high quality 3D in Photoshop.

Designing with Illustrator’s Live Trace

Pete shows designers how to use Illustrator’s Live Trace feature to create design elements that can be used in Photoshop.

Using Illustrator to Create Painted Type Effects in Photoshop

Dave’s tutorial covers how Illustrator’s graphic styles can be applied to text, edited, and then brought over to Photoshop. Once he’s in Photoshop, Dave uses smart objects and blending modes to tweak the design.

Design a Scroll Bar with Illustrator and Flash Catalyst

After designing a grungy scroll bar in Illustrator, Tom Green takes the AI file into Flash Catalyst and creates a functioning vertical scroll bar.

Blending Shapes in Adobe Illustrator CS5

Explore some design options using Illustrator’s blend tool using blend options and the path selection tool.

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