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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!

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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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Adobe Illustrator SVG Filters

2015/05/06 Leave a comment

Had the fortune of having to build out some files as SVG the other day. I never really lookeda t the SVG filters. but here is what they look like.. I missed one, but don’t feel like going back to do it again. A couple of them didn’t preview correctly in Illustrator.

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Illustrator: Customized Tools Panel

2015/02/23 Leave a comment

This feature has been kicking around a while, but I just stumbled on it recently. You can customize and create your own Tools Panel in Illustrator!

This is great for those buried subtools that don’t have a default keyboard shortcut (looking at you, polygon tool!) or those tools that I can never find for the occasional use (knife and scissors). you can basically drag any tool from the tools menu into a new tool bar of your own making, and then have a second tool bar!

• To add tools to your own new tool bar, drag it from the default tool bar

• To remove tools from the customized tool bar, drag it out into the artboard (you have to have a document open to do this)

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tIllustrator CC 2014 October: Area Type options – auto resizing text box!

2014/10/14 Leave a comment

Just noticed this while working in illustrator today. there’s a little extra extender tab at the bottom of area type now, with a square tab. Double click on it will automatically resize the text box to fit the text you have! The text box will also auto fit (height) if you create more content! How convenient is that!

Edit: If you go into Area Type Options, there’ll a checkbox for Auto Size. This is the same feature. If you drag to transform the size of the frame at anytime, it turns back to a regular old box

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