Adobe Illustrator Tutorials and Notes
Tutorials and How Tos for leading graphic design software Adobe Illustrator.
Blob Brush Tool
The blob brush tool paints in shapes, i.e. with a stroke and a fill. This makes it different from the standard brush tool, which just paints as a stroke.
Borders / How to Apply a Patterned Border to a Shape in Adobe Illustrator
Select the shape.
Open the Brushes window (Window / Brushes)
Click the Brush Libraries icon in the lower left corner of the Brushes window.
Go to the Borders menu item and select one of the submenus, e.g. Borders_Decorative and then you will have various border choices to select from.
How to Change a Straight Line Anchor Point into a Curved Anchor Point in Adobe Illustrator
Select the Anchor Point Tool as follows:
Click on the straight line anchor point and drag it to change it into a curved anchor point.
How to Fill Text with a Gradient in Adobe Illustrator
How to Duplicate Objects Around a Circle in Adobe Illustrator
How to Duplicate Objects Around a Circle (YouTube Video)
Follow these steps:
Create a circle as a guide.
Add whatever shape you want to duplicate above the circle guide on a new layer.
Select both shapes.
Press R to use the Rotate Tool, or select the Rotate Tool from the Tools panel.
Hold the Alt key and click on the centre point of the guide circle.
In the dialogue, specify a rotation in degrees, using a number that divides 360 into equal parts, e.g. 36.
Click the copy button. Then click Ctrl+D to duplicate the shape all around the circle.
Shine Effect in Adobe Illustrator
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