Smart Objects In Illustrator and Photoshop

The image above is screenshot from Photoshop of a recent CD cover project I illustrated. It gave me the opportunity to work back and forth between Photoshop and Illustrator. … [Read more...]

Editable Shadow Text in Illustrator

In this tutorial, we're going to create a shadow for text by making a duplicate fill in the Appearance Panel, and use a Transform Effect to Move the shadow text's … [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...]

The New Illustrator Join Tool

I'm happy to feature this guest Illustrator tutorial from Sew Heidi! In practically no time at all you'll learn to use the Illustrator Join Tool, a great new feature that is sure … [Read more...]

Area Type Illustrator Basics

This video tutorial demonstrates some Area Type basics in Illustrator. The topics we'll cover include: using the Type Tool to create a block of text, selecting type, using the … [Read more...]

Create Snowflakes in Illustrator

This fun video tutorial demonstrates how to draw snowflakes in Illustrator using strokes and the rotate tool. One of the most useful shortcuts you can learn in Illustrator is … [Read more...]