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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
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 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
Create a Spring Background with Stylism and Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to combine Stylism and Appearance panel to create fairly complex visual effects. It’s hard to believe that a chamomile can be represented by a simple circle, but it is true. Today, you will also learn how to apply multiple effects to an object and target fill, set the resolution and implement contour control of bitmap effects and so on.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2015 Apr 23 Read More
Create a Dynamic Seamless Pattern with MirrorMe

Today we will talk about shapes of pattern tiles and how to combine the dynamic features of MirrorMe and Pattern Maker to produce complex-looking but easy to make seamless patterns. Let’s create something interesting!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2015 Mar 27 Read More
Create Symmetrical Objects in Adobe Illustrator

Today we’ll talk a little bit about the two most common types of symmetry and using tools so you can quickly and easily create symmetrical objects in Adobe Illustrator. And this is important, because symmetry is used in all kinds of design, architecture, painting and other visual arts.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2015 Mar 18 Read More
Create Halftone shading with Phantasm Actions

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a Halftone shading effect in a matter of seconds using Phantasm. Using the Actions feature and native Pathfinder effect will allow us to limit the dots using object’s outline.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2015 Feb 21 Read More
Quick change of number value to ten and one-tenth with the help of shortcuts

While working in Adobe Illustrator we often need to pick out the value of a parameter in the dialog box or in the panel. It’s long and not comfortable to use a mouse and keyboard for it. There are shortcuts which allow changing the value to one, to ten and even to 0.1…

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2014 Oct 31 Read More
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