August 2015: The Blob Brush in Illustrator

No, it's not a creature feature staring Steve McQueen, but a really useful Illustrator tool. This lesson from our Ink & Paint class will give you all the instruction you need … [Read more...]

July 2015: Vector Smart Objects in Illustrator

This lesson from Illustrator 2 is one of my all-time favorites. I refer to it whenever I need a refresher on how to use Vector Smart Objects to work between Illustrator and … [Read more...]

Basics of Transparency in Illustrator

Learn the basics of working with Blending Modes and Transparency in Illustrator. This video tutorial is an excerpt from our class, Illustrator 2, and the topics we’ll cover … [Read more...]

June 2015: Gradient Strokes in Illustrator

Are you using Gradient Strokes? (in CS6 & CC) Jump to this lesson inside Illustrator 2 (on vimeo), to learn all the options for creating with gradient strokes! I find that I … [Read more...]

April 2015: Appearances: Basic vs. Complex

Start Today! You're just a click away from our 7-class Illustrator library. Want to learn all about the Pattern Editing Mode in Illustrator? Or do you need a refresher on the … [Read more...]

March 2015: Illustrator 2, Module 3 is Live!

In the final module of Illustrator 2, you'll learn about working with images in Illustrator. Should I Place? or Embed? Do I need a Layer Mask or Clipping Mask? How do I trace … [Read more...]