Creating Spiraling Dots in Illustrator

When asked by one of my Kean University students how to create a spiral of dots that get smaller from the outside of the spiral inward, my first thought was to start by drawing a spiral and adding a Dotted Stroke. Makes sense, but is it the best way to accomplish this task? In this […]

A Look Inside Pattern Brush Borders.

One of the great things about Illustrator is that you can start with simple vector objects and create your own totally custom Brushes. In this tutorial, Adobe Certified Instructor Jeff Witchel takes a look at creating custom Pattern Brushes in Adobe Illustrator CC, including the addition of the new Corner options feature, which helps you […]

Do the Impossible with Graphic Styles.

I don’t know how many times I’ve heard “It’s Impossible to Do that in Illustrator” from long-time users and novices alike. In this tutorial, Adobe Certified Instructor Jeff Witchel takes a look at using Graphic Styles to help solve some impossible problems in seconds. See more videos at LayersMagazine.com.

Illustrator’s New Curvature “Pen” Tool

Imagine a Pen tool that allows you to draw precise curves and straight lines with none of the difficulties of puling out handles to create curves. That’s exactly what the Curvature tool is all about—easier drawing with a Pen-like tool. In this tutorial, Adobe Certified Instructor Jeff Witchel demonstrates improvements to the Pencil tool and […]

The Efficiency of Cloud Libraries Comes to Illustrator.

Imagine being able to collect and organize content for a project, so it is available from anywhere you sign in to Creative Cloud with Illustrator or Photoshop. With Libraries, you can upload colors, type styles, and assets such as logos, images, and artwork. In this tutorial, Adobe Certified Instructor Jeff Witchel explores the efficiencies of […]