Adobe Illustrator

Repeated geometric background pattern
Create A Geometric Repeated Background with Adobe Illustrator
Create A Geometric Repeated Background with Adobe Illustrator 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create a repeatable geometric pattern using Adobe Illustrator CC. In the end we will have a single rectangular tile that can be repeated infinitely and seamlessly for use as a background. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken to achieve this result. For…

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Create Isometric Block Letters with Adobe Illustrator
Create Isometric Block Letters with Adobe Illustrator 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can use Adobe Illustrator CC to create individual colored Lego bricks that you can stack on top of each other and arrange into isometric letters and numbers. This is a tutorial I previously made with Inkscape. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken…

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Repeatable background patterns made with Illustrator
Create Seamless Background Patterns with Adobe Illustrator CC
Create Seamless Background Patterns with Adobe Illustrator CC 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create seamless background patterns with Adobe Illustrator CC. The result will be a single square tile that can be repeated infinitely. This works great for use as a background on a website where a different number of tiles are used in order to render the backgrounds for…

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Warp text into shapes with Illustrator
How To Warp Text Into Shapes with Adobe Illustrator CC
How To Warp Text Into Shapes with Adobe Illustrator CC 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In this tutorial I’ll be going over some of the ways in which you can warp text into different shapes using Adobe Illustrator CC. One of the things I really love about Illustrator is how easy it is to work with and transform text into different shapes. Inkscape requires that we manually transform each individual…

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Adobe Illustrator maze tutorial
Create An Isometric Maze with Adobe Illustrator
Create An Isometric Maze with Adobe Illustrator 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to create a vector, isometric-style maze with Adobe Illustrator CC. The following is just a brief overview of the steps taken to achieve this effect. For complete step-by-step instructions, please refer to the video tutorial at the top of the page. And if you’d like more Illustrator tutorials,…

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Why I Like Inkscape Better Than Illustrator
6 Reasons Why I Like Inkscape Better Than Illustrator
6 Reasons Why I Like Inkscape Better Than Illustrator 1024 602 Nick Saporito

I’ve been using Inkscape on a nearly full-time basis since 2013, and I’ve also been using Illustrator quite regularly since 2015. Having extensive experience with both, I can say for sure that they both have their pros and cons. However, in this post I’m going to make a case for why Inkscape might be a…

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Typekit fonts not showing up
Quick Fix: Typekit Fonts Not Showing Up in Adobe Applications
Quick Fix: Typekit Fonts Not Showing Up in Adobe Applications 1024 602 Nick Saporito

Your Adobe Typekit fonts not showing up in Illustrator, Photoshop, or any other Adobe application is most likely due to one of two reasons: 1.) you don’t have the Adobe Creative Cloud application running in the background, or 2.) the Creative Cloud application is running, but your preferences are not set to sync Typekit fonts…

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Inkscape vs Illustrator vs. CorelDraw
Inkscape VS Illustrator VS CorelDraw | 2019 Comparison
Inkscape VS Illustrator VS CorelDraw | 2019 Comparison 1024 602 Nick Saporito

When it comes to vector design, the big three applications are Inkscape, Illustrator, and CorelDraw. All three are excellent options and are completely capable of handling raw design needs, but the one that you should use depends on you and your own personal needs. In today’s post I’ll be comparing Inkscape vs Illustrator vs CorelDraw…

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Illustrator Retro Logo Tutorial
Illustrator Retro Logo Tutorial 1024 602 Jennifer Stone

Retro logo designs were thought to be extinct, but in this decade, the design trend has taken over several industries with businesses wanting to create a vintage brand identity. Every day, we find impressive logo collections with old-school styles. In fact, vintage design elements are paired with modern graphic elements to create a new look.…

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Illustrator infographic template
Illustrator Infographic Template: Free Download and Tutorial Video
Illustrator Infographic Template: Free Download and Tutorial Video 1024 602 Nick Saporito

In today’s tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can design a simple, flat-style, but colorful pencil infographic using Adobe Illustrator CC. Feel free to skip to the end of the post if you’d prefer to watch the video tutorial instead of following the written steps. The Adobe Illustrator infographic template file (AI) is also available…

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