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Arc Tool in Adobe Illustrator

Once I saw a sketch that one artist draw in the pencil hatching style. Being impressed by the apparent casualness of path and zigzag strokes, I immediately wanted to try to imitate this technique in Adobe Illustrator. But it turned out that the tablet’s pen with the selected Pencil Tool forms too many unnecessary anchor points while you draw, which are quite difficult to remove. And then I remembered a good old Arc Tool - a tool that I almost never used. Now I understand that it was in vain...

posted by: Eugene S. Chiayinick, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2015 Sep 08 Read More
How To Crop a Photo in Adobe Illustrator

Probably the most frequently asked questions from users is ‘How can I crop an image?’. While the developers still have not taken care of the creation of such a tool, we know how to do it directly in Adobe Illustrator.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2015 Sep 07 Read More
How to Create Rhinestone Patterns with Space Fill

In this tutorial you will learn how to fill a shape with crystals when creating rhinestone patterns. It took me less than a minute to evenly distribute 220 diamonds inside a complex shape. ColliderScribe successfully eliminates time-consuming manual work from our workflow.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2015 Aug 24 Read More
How to Create Vintage Ornament Set with VectorScribe in Adobe Illustrator

Today you will learn how to create elements of the vintage ornament using PathScribe, Extend Path and Smart Remove Brush tools all found in the VectorScribe plug-in. These tools will help us to quickly and easily create patterns in the shape of knots and spirals. ColliderScribe will help us to position the elements accurately. To convert a uniform path to a variable width stroke path, we’ll use WidthScribe.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2015 Aug 01 Read More
How to Set Hot Keys for the Pathfinder Palette

If you need to work a lot with the Pathfinder panel, you are interested in the acceleration your actions, aren't you? The decision is the setting of shortcuts for the most frequent operations. Open the Illustrator, create there the new document and let's see how to do this...

posted by: Alexander Egupov, in Illustrator Tips / Small Tutorials, on 2015 Jul 27 Read More
Uneven Space Fill with ColliderScribe2

New Space Fill feature, as you already know from previous articles on our blog, is designed to uniformly fill the container path with other objects. Today we will take a look at another trick that helps to fill the container unevenly, disrupting the strict order of objects. It will certainly enhance the scope of application in your workflow.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2015 Jul 13 Read More
How to use the Space Fill Feature in ColliderScribe 2

In this tutorial you will learn about all the options and properties of the new Space Fill tool, which allows you to fill the container path with selected objects, distributing them evenly within the shape. Many Adobe Illustrator users have been thinking of such a tool for years. And now you finally have it in your hands thanks to the latest release of Collider Scribe.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2015 Jul 01 Read More
Creating Dynamic Company Business Cards Using a .CSV file with VariableImporter.jsx script in Illustrator

This tutorial will show you how to quickly create a dynamic business card document which uses dynamic text, linked-file and visibility variables to change the appearance of the content on the page with VariableImporter script. The script automates the conversion of tab or comma separated text files into Illustrator compatible .XML files, immediately ready for direct use in the Illustrator Variables panel – without leaving Illustrator!

posted by: Vasily Hall, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2015 Jun 02 Read More
Visualization of keyboard shortcuts in Adobe Applications with the Help of New Interactive Tool

In Adobe CC applications the special place is given to combination of keys for every conceivable task. Unfortunately, not very many designers understand what a powerful tool these key combinations are.

posted by: Eugene S. Chiayinickh, in Illustrator Tips / Small Tutorials, on 2015 Jun 01 Read More
How to Create a Comic Speech Bubble with Dynamic Sketch in Illustrator

Today we’ll look at the process of creating a comic speech bubble using DynamicSketch. This tool works well not only for hand drawing, but also to quickly create accurate and smooth shapes, for example circles and straight lines. Its intelligent functions enable you to speed up and eliminate some standard steps, which accelerates workflow in several times. So I am not afraid to call the Dynamic Sketch Tool – a WOW Tool!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2015 May 20 Read More
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