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Smart Guides

Today, I learned about smart guides and how to customize them. Smart Guides are temporary snap‑to guides that appear when you create or manipulate objects or artboards. These appear when the object is position to a certain point of another object, like the right side or the center. You can customize these smart guides by going to Preferences, …

Saving Documents

Today, I learned how to properly save documents by adding metadata and keywords so that I can easily find a certain document. Saving document in Illustrator is the same process in any application, but saving metadata in a document to make it searchable by programs like Adobe Bridge is completely different. Firstly, Head to File …

Illustrator Templates

During this lesson, I learned about different templates Illustrator offers and the usefulness of them To start, head to File menu then New from Template, which opens the New from Template dialog box within the Templates directory. When you open one of these templates, for example tech, there’s many different template files. To open one, …

Creating New Documents

In this lesson, I learned how to effectively create a new document inside Illustrator. Creating new documents is a frequent activity in Illustrator, so it is important to understand the options when it comes to creating new documents. At the very top of the screen, you can see File, and when opened, you can click …

Isolation Mode

In this lesson, I learned what Isolation Mode is and how it works. Isolation mode is used to edit objects or paths within a sublayer, compound path, group, or symbol. When Isolation Mode is entered, anything not within the isolated object will appear dimmed out. To get to Isolation mode, you must double-click a part of the grouped object. …

Selections and Stacking Order

Today, I learned the fundamentals of selections and its tools. I also learned about the stacking order of objects and how to change the order. At the top of the tools panel, which is on the left hand side of the screen, there’s a black arrow (Selection Tool) and a white arrow (Direct Selection). With …

Fills and Strokes

During this video, I worked on different types of strokes and fills and where to find and apply them. To start, the fill function allows you to cover a large space of your image with a solid color or pattern and the stroke command makes it easy to paint borders around whole images or within them. When the path …