Illustrator

Create faux 3D text with Illustrator
Create Faux 3D Text With Illustrator | Beginner Tutorial
Create Faux 3D Text With Illustrator | Beginner Tutorial 800 470 Logos By Nick

If you’ve been using Illustrator for any period of time then it’s probably no secret by now that it comes packed with some really useful tools and features for working with 3D. What about simulating the appearance of 3D without actually working in three dimensions though? In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can…

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Change the artboard color in Illustrator
Change The Artboard Color In Illustrator | 2-Step Shortcut
Change The Artboard Color In Illustrator | 2-Step Shortcut 800 470 Logos By Nick

By default, Adobe Illustrator opens with a white artboard. Technically the artboard is transparent, but white is what’s used to indicate the space that the artboard represents. What if you want to use a color other than white though? In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to change the artboard color in Illustrator, which simply…

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Embed all images in Illustrator
How To Embed All Images In Illustrator
How To Embed All Images In Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

If you’ve ever designed something in Illustrator that contains image files that you’ve placed onto your document, and then sent that document to somebody else, then chances are you’ve run into a problem where the person you sent the file to can’t view the images because they’re not embedded into the document. In this tutorial…

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Round corners in Adobe Illustrator
How To Round Corners In Adobe Illustrator
How To Round Corners In Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

When crafting designs that require granular alterations — such as you would with logos and icons — you’re going to need to know how to make simple edits to the structure of a design, like rounding the corners. To round corners in Adobe Illustrator all we have to do is grab the Direct Selection tool…

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How to flow text around a shape with Adobe Illustrator
How To Flow Text Around A Shape with Adobe Illustrator
How To Flow Text Around A Shape with Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can easily flow text around a shape with Adobe Illustrator. This can be really useful if you’re doing any kind of desktop publishing — like for a magazine, a poster, flyer, or whatever else — and you want to make your text interact with other design elements…

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How To Crop An Image To A Shape with Adobe Illustrator
How To Crop An Image To A Shape with Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

Although Illustrator is a vector graphics editor, it offers plenty of features for working with photos and images as well. Today’s tutorial will be a demonstration of how to crop an image to a shape with Adobe Illustrator. This is done using Clipping Masks. The benefit of using this approach is that it’s non-destructive and…

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How to design app icons with Adobe Illustrator
The Complete Guide To Designing App Icons with Adobe Illustrator
The Complete Guide To Designing App Icons with Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can design your own app icons with Adobe Illustrator. I’ll be going over what the design guidelines are for both iOS and Android, setting up the artboard for app icon design, and then exporting your icon in all of the required sizes and formats. For a more…

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Beginner logo tutorial for Adobe Illustrator
Beginner Logo Tutorial for Adobe Illustrator
Beginner Logo Tutorial for Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

Today I’ll be demonstrating how to create a simple logo design with Adobe Illustrator. The design depicts moving liquid inside of a circle and is quite easy to replicate, making it a good exercise for first-time users and beginners. The following is just a brief overview of the steps we’ll be taking to create this…

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Convert A PNG To Vector with Adobe Illustrator
How To Convert A PNG To Vector with Adobe Illustrator
How To Convert A PNG To Vector with Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

If you have a PNG file and you want to take advantage of the benefits of working with vector graphics — like infinite scaling and editability — then you’ll need a vector file format to work with. Unfortunately, the PNG format is not a vector format. In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating two different ways…

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How to create vector halftones with Adobe Illustrator
How To Create Vector Halftones with Adobe Illustrator
How To Create Vector Halftones with Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can create vector halftones using Adobe Illustrator. We’ll be using the built-in effect that allows you to create raster halftone patterns, then vectorizing them with the Image Trace feature. This was taken from a tutorial I recently created for YouTube where I demonstrate how to create a…

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