Where’s my Swatch gone? How to stop your Swatches disappearing when you quit Illustrator
Have you ever wondered why all the lovely Gradients, Colours and Brushes you had loaded the night before have all disappeared when you relaunch Illustrator in the morning?
Transform Each – transforming multiple objects with greater control
Illustrator has a number of powerful functions nested away in its many sub-menus and if you aren’t the kind of person who naturally likes to have a snoop around you could be missing out.
Today I want to show you the Transform Each function, a powerful but often overlooked tool you should have in your armory.
Cutting and joining is vitally important when you're trying to build interesting artwork and there are a number of different ways and tools that we can use for this. We're going to look now at some of the cutting tools first.The first tool is in with the Erase tool. It's called the Scissor tool. This tool allows you cut a path by clicking on the path with a tool.
I come across some entertaining stuff while I am browsing various photography and design related sites, and one that I always find quite amusing is forced perspective photography.If you haven't come across this before it is a photography technique that involves using optical illusions to make objects appear nearer or farther away than they actually are.
If you're the kind of person who can't stand unbalanced text, you might recall the days when it took a fair bit of manual adjustment to make text columns line up evenly.
Unbalanced text columns.
Many people do the same task again and again in InDesign, but are wary of using InDesign’s automated scripting functions to make the job easier. Some may be simply unaware of the scripting capabilities within InDesign, while for others scripts are daunting and technical. In reality scripting can be very easy, especially if you don’t have to write the scripts yourself!