Illustrator

Make an image black and white with Illustrator
How To Make An Image Black and White with Illustrator
How To Make An Image Black and White with Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

Despite the vector environment in which Illustrator operates, there’s various ways that you can edit photos and rasterized images. One of those ways would be making an image black and white — or more accurately, grayscale. In this tutorial we’ll be going over how to make an image black and white with Illustrator so that…

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Affinity Designer vs Illustrator
Affinity Designer VS Illustrator: Here’s Where They Differ
Affinity Designer VS Illustrator: Here’s Where They Differ 800 470 Logos By Nick

Affinity Designer and Adobe Illustrator are currently the two heaviest hitters in the world of commercial vector design software. Despite the fact that they both function in a way that is fundamentally similar, they also have a lot of differences between them, and those differences are significant enough to make choosing between Affinity Designer vs…

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Apply a gradient across multiple objects in Illustrator
Apply A Gradient Across Multiple Objects In Illustrator
Apply A Gradient Across Multiple Objects In Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

One of the most common problems you may run into when working with gradients in Adobe Illustrator is the inability to apply a gradient across multiple objects at a time. If you select all of the objects at once, or even group them together, you’ll probably notice that the gradient is applied to each individual…

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How to crop an image in Illustrator
How To Crop An Image In Illustrator
How To Crop An Image In Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

Nestled deep within all of Illustrator’s fancy vector tools and features is the ability to crop an image with as much ease as any other design application, vector-based or not. Typically, you wouldn’t bother with trying to crop an image in Illustrator because the software is not meant for image manipulation. However, Illustrator’s crop feature…

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How to brighten colors in Illustrator
How To Brighten Colors In Illustrator Globally
How To Brighten Colors In Illustrator Globally 800 470 Logos By Nick

By now it’s no secret that Adobe Illustrator comes packed with more tools and features than any other vector design application. One of Illustrator’s many hidden gems is the Recolor Artwork menu, which allows you to adjust the color settings of your designs globally, without having to manually change the color of each individual color.…

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Add a drop shadow in Illustrator
How To Add A Drop Shadow in Illustrator
How To Add A Drop Shadow in Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

Adding drop shadows to your designs is a great way to give them some depth and make them appear as if they’re jumping off of the page. In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can add a drop shadow in Illustrator — whether it be to text, a shape, or multiple objects, so that…

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Save artboards as separate files in Illustrator
How To Save Artboards As Separate Files In Illustrator
How To Save Artboards As Separate Files In Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

Unlike many other design applications, Adobe Illustrator affords you the luxury of creating multiple documents — known as artboards — within a single document, known as an Illustrator file — or an “.ai” file. Saving your Illustrator file will preserve all of those individual artboards within one master file that you can work with later…

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How To Make A Heart In Illustrator
How To Make A Heart In Illustrator | 3 Quick Steps
How To Make A Heart In Illustrator | 3 Quick Steps 800 470 Logos By Nick

One of the benefits of working with Adobe Illustrator is all of the dedicated tools it has for creating common shapes that would otherwise have to be drawn manually. Unfortunately though, there’s no dedicated tool for generating heart shapes. However, you can make a heart in Illustrator by simply combining two rectangles with rounded edges,…

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Make a #D pie chart with Illustrator
How To Make A 3D Pie Chart In Illustrator
How To Make A 3D Pie Chart In Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

In today’s tutorial we’ll be going over a handy tool in Illustrator that allows you to make various kinds of charts and graphs — like a pie chart, for example. Then, we’ll be going over how to make that pie chart 3D. Making a 3D pie chart in Illustrator is simply a matter of using…

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How To Distort Perspective In Illustrator Using The Free Transform Tool
How To Distort Perspective In Illustrator Using The Free Transform Tool 800 470 Logos By Nick

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to distort perspective in Illustrator so that you can transform a single object in a freeform way. For this, we’ll be using the Free Transform Tool rather than the Perspective Tool. By the end of this lesson, you’ll be able to distort the perspective of a single object…

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