If you just add a Stroke to type in Adobe Illustrator, the Stroke will be in front of the letterforms, which makes an ugly mess of the type and drives typographers crazy. In this tutorial, Adobe Certified Instructor Jeff Witchel reveals some secret backdoors to adding typographically-correct Strokes to your type. See more videos at [...]
Drawing a perfect curly, swirly Stroke with varying widths used to be a tedious task requiring a steady hand and a tremendous amount of ability using the the Pen tool. In this tutorial, Adobe Certified Instructor Jeff Witchel demonstrates using the Width tool to shape swirly Strokes and other unusual Strokes in seconds. See more [...]
Imagine you’re working on a 100 page catalog containing hundreds of product shots each of which has a Stroke applied to its Graphic Frame. At some point in your project, you realize that the Weight of these Strokes is inconsistent. Is there a quick way to find and automatically change the Stroke Weights so that [...]
Like other Illustrator users, I was excited to hear that, in CS6, you could finally apply Gradients to Strokes. But when I started to play with this feature, I was blown away with all that it offers. In this tutorial, Adobe Certified Instructor Jeff Witchel demonstrates all the ins and outs of Gradients on Strokes, [...]
Do you know the secret to creating Dotted Dashes in Adobe Illustrator? Or Dashes that look like Rounded Rectangles? Or how about a Dashed Stroke inside of a Solid Stroke? In this tutorial, Adobe Certified Instructor Jeff Witchel reveals little-known ways to create these and other unusual Dashed Strokes. See more videos at LayersMagazine.com.