In this short video, London-based illustrator Matt Lyon walks through a quick technique that he uses to create Spirograph designs in Illustrator. He shows how to combine the Distort & Transform command with Live Paint to produce a captivating Spirograph effect.... read more
We’ve looked at all kinds of time-saving vector techniques in our #10MinSkills series of tutorials. But what about when you’re on the move? Here, freelance illustrator Dan Mumford shares a handy tip for using the Eraser tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw. For anyone who’s... read more
The Mesh tool in Illustrator is a versatile tool, and when it comes to distorting type, it can save you hours. In this short video walkthrough, designer Gordon Reid (aka Middle Boop) explains a simple trick for creating eye-catching custom lettering using the Envelope... read more
Looking to create an eye-catching radial pattern for a logo, crest or badge? Maybe you want to craft an intricate radial infographic, or some circular design elements. Either way, this tip for using Illustrator's Rotate tool could take days off your workflow. In... read more
Illustrator’s Pen tool might be one of the software’s most powerful, but it’s also notoriously tricky to master. When it comes to vectorizing hand lettering, knowing exactly where to place the anchor points and handles will shave hours from your workflow. In this... read more
Design ninja Tony Harmer demonstrates a quick way to create compound shapes in Illustrator, in this two-minute video walkthrough from our #10MinSkills series of time-saving tutorials. The Shape Builder is a powerful tool, giving you Pathfinder capabilities in a... read more
Designer Chris Spooner explains how to add authentic distressed effects to a vintage logo – without leaving Illustrator. This pro time-saving technique is the first in our new #10MinSkills series of tutorials, which help you boost your skill set in just 10 minutes.... read more
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