Adobe Illustrator

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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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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