Dramatic Shadow Effect in Illustrator

Recently, I saw a trailer for a new movie called The Adjustment Bureau with Matt Damon and was intrigued by the title art. It’s an interesting reversed shadow effect that you can re-create simply by using the new Perspective Grid feature in Illustrator CS5. 1 CREATE DOCUMENT; SET TYPE Choose File>New and in the New [...]

Adobe Illustrator: Gradient Along a Path

Dave Cross shows Illustrator users how to accomplish a gradient along a path.

Open Type in Adobe Illustrator

Enhance your type design using Illustrator’s open type options. This video shows users how to utilize the useful tools in the glyphs panel.

Illustrator CS5 Artboards for Consistency

With the new Artboards in Illustrator CS5, you can create a consistent brand message by simply making sure to have common elements among media. Let RC show you how.

Painted Type in Illustrator

Applying a combination of effects and strokes to produce creative type treatments while keeping the type editable in Adobe Illustrator.

Live Trace Tricks in Adobe Illustrator

Here’s a cool way of creating a vector graphic element in Illustrator from a composite created in Photoshop.

Experiment with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop CS5

Here’s an idea on how to use Adobe Illustrator CS5 and Adobe Photoshop CS5 to experiment with the goal of getting your own happy accident, although not quite so accidentally.

Clipping Masks in Illustrator CS5

Here’s a cool technique derived from the movie poster for From Paris with Love starring John Travolta. The poster layout made very cool use of masking images with letters and shapes.

Photoshop and Illustrator Interaction

Use Illustrator to define a graphic as a symbol and then create a design using the symbol as a brush. Then take the design back into Photoshop.

Everything You Wanted in Illustrator CS5 Artboards

Explore the new artboard panel in Illustrator CS5 and learn about some of the new features.

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