Adobe Illustrator CS5 Review

As the Creative Suite versions of the Adobe software mature, the list of new features for each program grows smaller, but the new features seem to be getting better. Of course, everything depends on your needs. Here are the top new features for Illustrator CS5

Illustrator CS5: Bristle Brush

Designers and illustrators should be very excited about this new tool in Illustrator CS5. Corey goes through the options and functionality of the new Bristle Brush.

Illustrator CS5: Perspective Tool

Illustrator CS5′s new perspective grid helps designers maintain the correct dimensions of their illustration.

Illustrator CS5: Beautiful Strokes

Create organic shapes and get more creative with your strokes by clicking anywhere along the stroke path and dragging to increase or decrease size in Illustrator CS5.

Illustrator CS5: Shape Builder

No need to use the pathfinder tool anymore to create complex shapes, the shape builder tool makes it one easy click. It even works on text!

Getting Aligned in Adobe Illustrator

Going through the alignment panel options in Illustrator.

Quick Labels and Crop Marks in Adobe Illustrator

Use Illustrator to quickly set up multiple labels and add crop marks for printing.

Re-Create a Logo in Illustrator Based on a Photo

In this tutorial, we’ll take you through one example of how you can re-create a logo in Illustrator based on a photo.

Type on a Path in Adobe Illustrator

Jeff Witchel demonstrates the options available in Illustrator when placing text onto a path.

Custom Art Brush in Illustrator

Take a paper drawing of a stroke. Scan the paper and import the image into Illustrator. Turn that image into a custom brush.

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