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Illustrator Drawing Tools Series

Last week on Sitepoint I wrote a series on how to use how to use the Illustrator drawing tools. The series is written mainly for people who are new to Illustrator, but you may find it useful even if you’ve been using Illustrator for a while. Here’s what’s covered; 1. The Line Tools 2. The …

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Illustrator: Quick Tip – Gaps & Live Paint

When you create an illustration in Illustrator CS2, you will find that not every path will line up perfectly and you will see gaps. If you want to fill in a region with colour, these sort of gaps can sometimes cause problems and you end up with a blue face when you were actually just …

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Illustrator : Tutorial – Envelopes

I put a new tutorial up, which describes how to use the Envelope in Illustrator to create a banner like effect. This is just one of many uses of the envelope, but the idea is just to give you a taster for using it. The tutorial is over here.

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Illustrator Tutorial – Using The Scribble Effect

The Scribble effect in Illustrator allows you to take a shape or path and make it look like it has been scribbled with a pen or pencil. You can also create interesting painterly effects by combining the scribble effect with different brushes. 1. Draw a shape using the shape tool or by drawing a random …

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Illustrator: Quick Tip – Rotating

When you’re using the Rotate tool (R), you might find that when your mouse is too close to the rotate bounding box, that you’re getting strange results. To gain more control over rotation, move your mouse cursor a little bit away from the bounding box and you should find you have more control over its …

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