Shape Builder in Illustrator

Using shape builder in Illustrator allows you to start creating iconography and begin your illustration adventures. First, create the shapes on which you want to apply the Shape Builder tool. Next, using the Selection tool, select the paths that you ...

Creating artwork with the Illustrator pen tool

The basics of creating new artwork with the Pen tool. The Pen tool, found in the Toolbar, is one of the most powerful drawing tools in Illustrator. With it, you can create and edit anchor points and paths. Tip: Set stroke and fill before drawing. To st ...

Using Illustrator across the Creative Cloud

Using Illustrator across the Creative Cloud is easier than new users think. This training will show you how to use Illustrator files in different applications and with different exports.  Let’s start with Illustrator to After Effects. (We have a whole ...

Illustrator knife tool

The Illustrator knife tool is ‘hidden’ with the Eraser, so click and hold to reveal it. When using the knife tool, you can either cut straight lines or wavy lines through your shapes. With shapes, first select the shape then move the knife tool across ...

Working with Illustrator layers in Photoshop

Opening Illustrator work inside Photoshop is as easy as copy/paste. Start by opening your work in Illustrator. Make sure you have already created named layers inside of Illustrator.  Next, select the entire piece of artwork (CMD/CTRL A) and copy (CMD/C ...

Share and comment in Illustrator

Share and comment has been available in InDesign for a few versions, now it's available in Illustrator. This update allows you to share a link to your artwork with collaborators, team members, or anyone. Reviewers with the link can now view your artwork a ...

Adding 3D effects and substances in Illustrator

Easily apply 3D effects like Rotate, Revolve, Extrude, Lighting, and Shadows to vector artwork and create 3D graphics. Find all these effects along with Adobe Substance Materials and rendering options in a single 3D panel.  You can add texture to your ...

Infographic Stories Workshop

This workshop dives deep into best practices and processes for building an infographic. Using some of the research data and remaking an Adobe poster (http://cps.adobeeducate.com/) we look at everything from creating a background texture, building icons, ...

Building graphics in Illustrator

Illustrator can seem intimidating, but by maximizing a few simple tools, you can be well on your way to creating graphics and icons to use across the Adobe suite. Shape tools Basic shape tools are the first step in creating graphics. You can pul ...

Workshop: Creating Icons

This workshop was a special session only for J300 students. We used simple shape tools to create basic icons, learning to transform and copy them to get the shapes we want. https://youtu.be/A-FDIip6ZXY