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.

Vintage Graphic Effect with Illustrator Live Trace

Corey uses creates a vintage graphic effect in Illustrator using the live trace feature and artistic effects.

Multi-Stroke Tips for Adobe Illustrator

Add multiple strokes to objects in Illustrator using the Appearance panel.

Animating Blends in Adobe Illustrator

Jeff Witchel creates a flag waving animation from Illustrator by animating blends and exporting to a Flash swf file.

Hexagon Pattern from Scratch in Illustrator

Corey Barker demonstrates how to create a seamless vector hexagon pattern in Adobe Illustrator CS5.

Create Logos Using Live Trace in Illustrator

Creating a logo in Adobe Illustrator is easy enough, but here’s a cool technique for taking a couple of photos and using Live Trace to create graphic elements as part of an eye-catching surf logo.

Simple Warping Effects in Illustrator

Learn how to use the warp tools in Illustrator to make stylish shapes in no time.

Movie Posters in Adobe Illustrator CS5

As you may know, I’m a big fan of movie posters and I realized that I always create them in Photoshop. Recently, I was asked if it’s possible to do them in Illustrator as well. The answer is a resounding yes, and there’s a real advantage of doing something like this in Illustrator.

Make the Most of Two Colors in Illustrator

After an article about 2-color printing from InDesign, Jeff decided to see what he could with Adobe Illustrator.

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