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...]

Scaling Patterns in Illustrator

There are several ways to scale patterns in Illustrator. This post and the video tutorial below will outline some of the differences and advantages of each. Just like in … [Read more...]

Vector Art Resource: All Silhouettes

This FREE vector art resource is for silhouettes of people in action that can save time. My architect husband shared the website with me, it's one of his … [Read more...]

Create Illustrator Pattern Fill Swatches

In this video tutorial I show students in my Automatic Patterns class how to make Adobe Illustrator pattern fill swatches that will repeat seamlessly from the patterns we create in … [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...]

The Spiral Tool in Illustrator

Spirals decay? I had no idea, that is until I decided to investigate further and learn about those three measurements that are crucial to creating spirals in Adobe Illustrator: the … [Read more...]