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Illustrator Bezier Waggle

2018/03/06 Leave a comment

A buddy and I noticed what we think is a bug in Illustrator a long time ago. It seems to make its way into each new version of Illustrator

If you make a path with the pen tool, then go back and select the bezier handle with cmd (white arrow tool), then add space bar (to move the anchor point) the other, unselected bezier handle seems to waggle as you move the anchor point, and it gets longer and longer as it goes…

Here is a video… Bug or Feature? you decide!


Illustrator CC: Asset Export Panel

2016/09/13 Leave a comment

Well, this certainly would have been helpful when I was doing more App Development. A welcome addition nonetheless.

Seems pretty intuitive and straight forward, right?

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InDesign: Style Override Highlighter

2016/07/07 Leave a comment

Does exactly what you think it does. Now you don’t have to hunt for those style overrides!Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 2.42.07 PM

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InDesign: Ungrouping objects releases them back to their original layers

2016/07/07 Leave a comment

Screen Shot 2016-07-07 at 2.51.22 PMJust found this out, but when you group objects, InDesign places the group into one top level layer. BUT, when you ungroup it, InDesign releases it back to the original layers! This has been a great discovery for working with interactive overlays and interactive buttons.

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Illustrator: Create Gradient Mesh from Raster Image

2016/02/05 Leave a comment

Apparently you can do that now, or maybe you always could have…Screen Shot 2016-02-05 at 9.10.07 AM

Illustrator : Object > Line and Sketch Art

2015/09/23 Leave a comment

In Illustrator, there’s a new command under the Object menu called Line and Sketch Art. What the heck is it?

Well, apparently, it’s for working with the mobile apps, Adobe Illustrator Line and Adobe Photoshop Sketch..

So there, mystery solved

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Illustrator: Curvature tool

2015/09/03 1 comment

Screen Shot 2015-09-03 at 2.30.20 PMThere’s a new tool for path drawing, and it’s called the Curvature Tool. I don’ t know if it’s because I’m so used to the pen tool, but this tool feels a bit weird to me. But basically, instead of straightlines being the default, curve lines are the default. you can still draw straight lines, but it takes a bit more work to do so (double click or alt click to change the type of anchor point it’s supposed to be). overall i found it to work pretty well, but it seems to have trouble drawing loops!

Also, if i select a loop (drawn with the pen tool) and with the curvature tool, once i click on the anchor point, it immediately changes it to a normal curve instead!

  • click to place anchor points
  • Illustrator connects points with curves
  • Double click / alt click to change the next anchor point to a straight point
  • hover back at previous points to edit
  • esc/cmd click to exit tool

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