Illustrator

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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Illustrator letter logo tutorial
How To Create Interlocking Letter Logos with Adobe Illustrator
How To Create Interlocking Letter Logos with Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create a logo where multiple letters intertwine with each other, using Adobe Illustrator. The letters will be interacting with each other in such a way that it appears as if they’re going over and under each other at key points. We’ll be making good use of the…

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Convert RGB to CMYK with Illustrator
How to Easily Convert RGB to CMYK with Illustrator
How to Easily Convert RGB to CMYK with Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to convert RGB to CMYK with Illustrator. This only requires a few clicks, but some manual adjustments will need to be made after the conversion. You’ll see what I mean moving forward. Why Convert to CMYK? If you’ve ever designed something to be printed, your print shop will…

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Export a layered PSD file from Illustrator
How To Export a PSD with Layers from Illustrator
How To Export a PSD with Layers from Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to export a PSD (or Photoshop file) from Adobe Illustrator while preserving layers. And if your Illustrator file doesn’t currently have layers then I’ll be showing you how to quickly place each individual object onto its own layer. This is something I’ve found to be particularly useful when…

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Batch export multiple images from Adobe Illustrator
How To Batch Export Multiple Images from Adobe Illustrator
How To Batch Export Multiple Images from Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to batch export multiple images from Adobe Illustrator — particularly JPG, PNG, PDF, and SVG. A good example of the usefulness of this sort of feature would be for logo design. Illustrator’s Export for Screens feature allows you to batch export your logo in all of the different…

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How to wrap text around a circle with Illustrator
How To Wrap Text Around A Circle with Adobe Illustrator
How To Wrap Text Around A Circle with Adobe Illustrator 800 470 Nick Saporito

In today’s beginner tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to wrap text around a circle with Adobe Illustrator. This method will also allow you to flow your text around any other object or shape that you’d like. To accomplish this we will be using the Type on a Path tool. The following is just a brief…

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