Adobe Illustrator

Make a #D pie chart with Illustrator
How To Make A 3D Pie Chart In Illustrator
How To Make A 3D Pie Chart In Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

In today’s tutorial we’ll be going over a handy tool in Illustrator that allows you to make various kinds of charts and graphs — like a pie chart, for example. Then, we’ll be going over how to make that pie chart 3D. Making a 3D pie chart in Illustrator is simply a matter of using…

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How To Distort Perspective In Illustrator Using The Free Transform Tool
How To Distort Perspective In Illustrator Using The Free Transform Tool 800 470 Logos By Nick

In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to distort perspective in Illustrator so that you can transform a single object in a freeform way. For this, we’ll be using the Free Transform Tool rather than the Perspective Tool. By the end of this lesson, you’ll be able to distort the perspective of a single object…

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Create and save swatches in Illustrator
Create and Save Swatches In Illustrator For Use Any Time
Create and Save Swatches In Illustrator For Use Any Time 800 470 Logos By Nick

If you have a series of colors — or swatches — that you regularly work with, then it would be beneficial to have them saved in such a way that you can access them easily when needed. In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how you can save swatches in Illustrator that you’ve created yourself, so…

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Repeat a shape along a path with Illustrator
Repeat A Shape Along A Path with Illustrator Using Pattern Brushes
Repeat A Shape Along A Path with Illustrator Using Pattern Brushes 800 470 Logos By Nick

One of Adobe Illustrator’s many useful features includes having the ability to create pattern brushes. Pattern brushes allow you to repeat a shape along a path with Illustrator, but there’s a few things you need to be mindful of first, which I’ll be covering in this lesson. In a tutorial from last year I demonstrated…

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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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Save multiple artboards to a PDF in Illustrator
Save Multiple Artboards To A PDF In Illustrator
Save Multiple Artboards To A PDF In Illustrator 800 470 Logos By Nick

Creating PDF documents with multiple pages may seem baffling if you’re using design software like Illustrator, because Illustrator utilizes design spaces known as artboards rather than pages. Fortunately, this isn’t nearly as confusing as it may seem. In this tutorial I’ll be demonstrating how to save multiple artboards to a PDF in Illustrator, and I’ll…

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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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