Illustrator

Inkscape VS Illustrator
Inkscape VS Illustrator | Pros & Cons of Each
Inkscape VS Illustrator | Pros & Cons of Each 1024 576 Nick Saporito

A few years ago I uploaded a video to YouTube comparing the differences between Inkscape and Adobe Illustrator, but a lot has changed since then. Inkscape has grown by leaps and bounds and Illustrator continues to raise the bar while leading the charge on AI, so now seems like a fitting time for an updated…

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Group by color in Adobe Illustrator
How To Group Objects By Color In Illustrator
How To Group Objects By Color In Illustrator 1000 587 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial we’ll be going over how to group your objects by color in Adobe Illustrator. This can be useful if you’re working with an array of objects and need to organize your artwork. In short, to accomplish this we just have to select objects by color and then group them together using the…

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Fill between paths in Illustrator
Fill Between Paths In Illustrator Using The Live Paint Bucket Tool
Fill Between Paths In Illustrator Using The Live Paint Bucket Tool 1000 587 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial we’ll be going over how to use a lesser-known tool in Illustrator to fill between paths. The Live Paint Bucket Tool can be used to create new shapes based on the empty spaces between intersecting paths, and in this lesson you will learn how. The Problem: Why Can’t I Fill Between Paths?…

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Join anchor points in Illustrator
How To Join Anchor Points In Illustrator
How To Join Anchor Points In Illustrator 1000 587 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial we’ll be having a look at how you can use the Direct Selection Tool to join the anchor points of two separate paths. This allows you to merge the paths into a single path, which can be useful when designing icons, letters, and various simple illustrations. This is accomplished by selecting the…

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How to outline a stroke in Illustrator
How To Add An Outline To A Stroke In Illustrator
How To Add An Outline To A Stroke In Illustrator 1000 587 Nick Saporito

As you may have already known, you can apply outlines to objects in Illustrator by adding a stroke. But what if you wanted to outline an object that is already a stroke? There’s several ways this can be achieved, but in this tutorial we’ll be going over how you can outline a stroke in Illustrator…

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Illustrator rotate around a point
How To Rotate Around A Point In Adobe Illustrator
How To Rotate Around A Point In Adobe Illustrator 1000 587 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial we’ll be having a look at how you can rotate an object around a point using Adobe Illustrator. By default, Illustrator rotates objects around their center point. If you want to manually change the rotation point then we’ll have to use a dedicated tool for that. As you may already know, in…

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Draw in symmetry mode using Adobe Illustrator
How To Draw In Symmetry Mode Using Adobe Illustrator
How To Draw In Symmetry Mode Using Adobe Illustrator 1000 587 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial we’ll be going over how to draw in symmetry mode in Illustrator. This will make it so that everything you draw is mirrored on an opposing axis, and any changes made to the drawing will also be mirrored. In short, to symmetry draw in Illustrator we will need to use the Transform…

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Kerning in Illustrator
Kerning In Illustrator Tutorial | Manually and Automatically
Kerning In Illustrator Tutorial | Manually and Automatically 1000 587 Nick Saporito

In typography, kerning refers to the spacing between letters. Sometimes that spacing needs to be adjusted to accommodate the spacing gaps created by the contours of various letters. Fortunately, this is a simple task for Adobe Illustrator users. In this tutorial we’ll be going over kerning in Illustrator and the various ways that it can…

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Create a glow effect in Illustrator
Create A Glow Effect In Adobe Illustrator | Tutorial
Create A Glow Effect In Adobe Illustrator | Tutorial 1000 587 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial we’ll be going over how to create a simple glow effect in Illustrator. The example we’ll be using is a single line of text. The glow effect will make it appear as if the object is emitting soft light from behind it. In short, there’s various workflows for creating a glow effect…

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Align key objects in Illustrator
How To Align Key Objects In Illustrator
How To Align Key Objects In Illustrator 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial we’ll be having a look at a convenient feature built into Illustrator’s Alignment Tool that allows you to align objects while keeping one of them anchored in place on the artboard. To do this we will have to designate what is known as a key object. The problem with aligning objects in…

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