Scalloped Borders in Illustrator

I've posted a new tutorial to my coyleart YouTube channel! In this tutorial, I teach you how to create a shape with a scalloped border in Adobe Illustrator, and then I show you how … [Read more...]

Freehand Ribbons and Streamers Illustrator Tutorial

I've posted a new tutorial to my coyleart YouTube channel! In this video, I show you how to create two custom calligraphic brush tips in Adobe Illustrator. Use them with your … [Read more...]

Round Corner Effect in Illustrator

In Adobe Illustrator, the Rounded Rectangle tool may be the first tool you reach for when you want rounded corners, but it's not the most efficient if you want the option to adjust … [Read more...]

How to Make iPad Wallpaper in Illustrator

I'm having fun with my new iPad and thought you might enjoy a quick tutorial on how to make iPad wallpapers in Adobe Illustrator! I have so many repeat patterns locked in my art … [Read more...]

Eyedropper Color in Illustrator

A fellow artist introduced me to a blog called design seeds where visitors are treated to a steady stream of inspiring color palettes. Each palette is "packaged" beautifully by … [Read more...]

A Tile Background in Illustrator

While working on this illustrated spa map for US Airways magazine, I discovered a fun shortcut for creating a mosaic tile background in Adobe Illustrator. Start by creating a … [Read more...]