101 Illustrator Tips & Tricks


101 illustrator tips & tricks

Learn the tricks to create to become a better illustrator by subscribing to my list of 101 Illustrator tips & tricks. I will be coming up with a new tip/trick every week to help you speed up your work and uncover the secrets in Adobe Illustrator.

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List of 101 Tips & Tricks

  1. Dotted Lines in Illustrator
  2. Tilde Fun
  3. Repeated Patterns
  4. 7 Exceptionally Useful Text Shortcuts
  5. Art Brush Direction
  6. Copying Text Styles with Eyedropper
  7. Aligning to objects
  8. Scaling Strokes & Effects
  9. Colorful Waves
  10. Stitched Text Effect
  11. Transparency & Knockout Group
  12. Transform Pattern
  13. Cropping Images
  14. Pasting Smart Objects in Photoshop
  15. Converging Points Together Using Average Function
  16. How to Make a Beveled Star
  17. 4 Methods of Drawing Tables in Illustrator
  18. Broken Glass Effect
  19. Quick Seamless Valentine’s Tiles
  20. Funky Cartoon Mascots Design
  21. Drawing Symmetrical Shaped Shield
  22. Aligning Objects Accurately
  23. Glossy Buttons
  24. Create a Custom Pattern Brush
  25. How to Create a Halftone Effect
  26. Gradients in Illustrator
  27. Coming soon…

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About The Author: Tony Soh

Hi. I'm the founder of Vector Diary. Illustrator is my passion and I have written numerous tutorials on illustrator helping people learn illustrator. My most popular tutorial on learn illustrator has been a hit. It makes learning illustrator so easy and has benefited more than 20,000 people worldwide. Also, I've revealed some of my secret techniques in the premium tutorials. So don't forget to check it out!

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    Waiting for more tricks..!

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    man, you’re my saver!!!

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    Very nice and clear tricks, thx a lot!

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    usefull tricks,
    waiting more

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    Hey, I just tried your alignment tip and it does not work at all for me in CS3. Any idea what I’m doing wrong?

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    Thank you Tony…
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