Illustrator

Illustrator vs Inkscape
Illustrator VS Inkscape | The Complete Guide for Vector Designers
Illustrator VS Inkscape | The Complete Guide for Vector Designers 800 470 Nick Saporito

One of the most common questions I receive is how Inkscape compares to Illustrator, and if one is better than the other. The two applications are very similar and have a lot in common, but despite that there’s still enough differences between them for a worthwhile comparison to be made. In this post I’m going…

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Vector drip effect with Adobe Illustrator
How To Create A Vector Drip Effect with Adobe Illustrator
How To Create A Vector Drip Effect with Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can add a drip effect to any of your vector designs using Adobe Illustrator. This is something that can be applied to text, individual letters, logos, icons, or any other vector object. The following is a brief overview of the steps taken to add a dripping effect…

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How To Apply A Distressed Texture with Illustrator
How To Apply A Distressed Texture with Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

Texture masking is a great way to add a worn, aged look to your vector designs. In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can apply a distressed texture with Illustrator. This is something that can be done in just a few clicks. The following is a written overview of the steps taken to apply…

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Remove a white background with Adobe Illustrator
How To Remove A White Background with Adobe Illustrator
How To Remove A White Background with Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

Trying to work with an image that doesn’t have a transparent background can be a pain, especially if it has a white background and you need to overlay it onto a backdrop that isn’t white. In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can remove a white background with Adobe Illustrator. This method can also…

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How to use the pen tool in Illustrator
How To Use The Pen Tool in Illustrator | The Complete Guide
How To Use The Pen Tool in Illustrator | The Complete Guide 800 470 Nick Saporito

There’s many tools and techniques that need to be learned in order to master the art of vector illustration, but none may be more important than knowing how to manually create freehand lines and shapes. In Adobe Illustrator, the tool that allows you to do that is the Pen Tool, and in today’s tutorial I’ll…

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Fit artwork to the artboard in Illustrator
How To Fit Artwork To The Artboard In Illustrator in 3 Simple Steps
How To Fit Artwork To The Artboard In Illustrator in 3 Simple Steps 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can easily fit artwork to the artboard in Illustrator. This is something that’s particularly useful if you’re doing something like finalizing logo files for yourself or a client. The following is a written overview of the steps taken to accomplish this. For a more immersive learning experience…

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Make a clipping mask with text in Illustrator
How To Make A Clipping Mask with Text in Illustrator
How To Make A Clipping Mask with Text in Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use a photo to make a clipping mask with text in Illustrator. It will create the appearance that your text is made of a photo. We’ll also be utilizing a simple trick to make a pop-out effect where it appears as if certain areas of the…

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How to make a triangle in Illustrator
How To Make A Triangle in Illustrator | The Complete Guide
How To Make A Triangle in Illustrator | The Complete Guide 800 470 Nick Saporito

Figuring out how to make a triangle in Illustrator can be tricky because, unlike other shapes, there’s no dedicated tool for it. There’s a tool for making rectangles, circles and ellipses, and even stars. However, there’s no triangle tool, but that’s okay because we can use the tools meant for other shapes with just as…

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Reset bounding box grayed out in Illustrator
Quick Fix: Why Reset Bounding Box is Grayed Out in Illustrator
Quick Fix: Why Reset Bounding Box is Grayed Out in Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be going over a simple solution for a common problem — why Reset Bounding Box is grayed out in Illustrator. Resetting The Bounding Box In Adobe Illustrator, the Bounding Box is an interactive selection that indicates a particular object you have selected. It allows you to move, rotate, shear, and scale…

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Free tri fold brochure template for Illustrator
Free Tri Fold Brochure Template for Illustrator | AI Format
Free Tri Fold Brochure Template for Illustrator | AI Format 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this post I’ll be sharing a copy of a free tri fold brochure template for Illustrator. This is a blank template in print-ready format with bleed and safe area already accounted for. I’ve even included a separate layer with guide lines for reference. Adobe Illustrator is a great tool for designing brochures. I’ve used…

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