September 11, 2015
In an earlier post Creating Accurate Ruler Guides in Illustrator, I had shared some tips on creating ruler guides in Illustrator. In this post, I share some improvements around those experiences that have been in Illustrator CC for some time now. These changes make working with guides much easier, and almost similar to working with guides in InDesign.
1. To create a guide: Double-click the ruler.
2. To create a guide accurately at a marked ruler division: Shift + Double-click the ruler.
In the example below, I pressed Shift and double-clicked on the ruler at: x=105. The guide was created at x=108, because 108 is the closest marked division from the point of click.
3. To create horizontal and vertical guides simultaneously: Press Cmd (Mac) or Ctrl (Windows) and drag from the ruler’s origin point.
Guides are like railings on a staircase. Distracting at times, but keep you safe from falling off (the visual grid).
March 19, 2014
Yuka Uemura, a graphic designer from Queensland, Australia shared a vector portrait she created of Kaky, a Kelpie cross Border Collie puppy.
The Illustrator social team posted it on the Illustrator Facebook channel, and the audience loved it just as much as we did.
Yuka was kind enough to take the time and effort to develop a tutorial of the techniques she used to create this beautiful, highly detailed vector portrait of Kaky. And we are super excited to share it with you.
You can download the tutorial as a PDF. And if you want to follow along exactly, you can also download Yuka’s original reference photo. But we’re sure you’ve a favorite pet that’s just waiting to be immortalized in its own beautiful portrait, too. Enjoy!
March 13, 2014
Welcome to this month’s catch up showcasing our favorite Adobe Illustrator tutorials available on Tuts+. We publish tutorials on techniques and effects to make awesome vector graphics in Illustrator. My name is Sharon Milne, the Vector and Drawing Editor on Tuts+ and it is my pleasure to share with the Illustrator community five of our most interesting and popular tutorials published during February 2014.
February 18, 2014
Welcome to this month’s catch up showcase of our favorite Adobe Illustrator tutorials available on Tuts+. We publish tutorials on techniques and effects to make awesome vector graphics in Illustrator. My name is Sharon Milne, the Vector and Drawing Editor on Tuts+ and it is my pleasure to share with the Illustrator community five of our most interesting and popular tutorials published during January 2014.
February 4, 2014
The latest edition of Adobe Inspire Magazine has a great article on using Illustrator for web design.
Michael Chaize, senior Creative Cloud evangelist
Michael Chaize, senior Creative Cloud Evangelist, gives you a deep dive into using Illustrator for the web, from creating pixel-perfect graphics, to working with smart Symbols, to extracting CSS properties directly from Illustrator.
The latest features of Illustrator CC are covered as well, such as saving responsive SVG files, and Michael shares some fun tips too, such as playing with color in Kuler and Recolor Artwork.
Be sure to check out this and other stories in this month’s Inspire, either on the web, or get the enhanced, interactive version of Adobe Inspire Magazine for Apple iPad and Windows 8.1 devices.
CSS Extraction in Illustrator CC