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Watch: Top 10 Adobe Illustrator Tips And Tricks That You Must Know For 2017
By Yoon Sann Wong, 28 Apr 2017
Will Paterson, the logo designer and hand letterer who showed you how to shaves hours off digitizing logotypes, returns with a new tutorial to ease your workflow.
In this 13-minute clip, Paterson delves into the top 10 Adobe Illustrator tricks that he claims you must know for 2017. For quick reference, here’s a breakdown on what the designer covers inside the video.
Outline mode (0:15): Makes it easier to match up strokes for logotypes, illustrations, badges, and more. Gives you an accurate representation of what you’re creating.
Artboards (1:24): A handy organizational tool that gives you more space to work.
Reflect tool (2:11): Provides a sense of balance and flow within your type.
Guides (3:33): Useful when you execute mandalas or hand letterings directly in Illustrator.
Horizontal and vertical handles (4:32): Ensures that your work remains smooth; makes editing easier.
Shapes builder tool (5:33): Good alternative to the pen tool.
Copying your last move with ‘Command + D’ (7:18): Creates patterns easily.
Pencil tool (8:30): Develops smooth lines and cool shapes.
Type on a path tool (9:39): Superb for hand lettering and compositions.
Exporting artboards (11:07): Extract your work easily and in different files.
Watch the tutorial below.
[via Will Paterson, images via video screenshot]
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