Do you ever wish that you could work faster? In this Illustrator tutorial, Jonny Wan shows you how he created a promotional poster for Ford. See how the Pathfinder panel played a key part in speeding up his workflow, ultimately giving him more time to incorporate client feedback and amendments.
Graphic designer Andy Cooke explains how to make full use of Illustrator's artboards to easily construct and edit a range of printed branding material for a company.
Whether it's vector experimentation in Illustrator, manipulation in Photoshop or tinkering around with a 3D application, if you make something interesting then make sure that you categorise it and keep it. You might be able to reuse it (or elements of it) in other projects. Here Anthony Neil Dart demonstrates a practical way to utilise your graphic asset library.
Watch how Steven Bonner harnesses the power of the Appearance panel in Adobe Illustrator. See how easy it is? It's a wonder we ever worried about it.
Experimentation is key to remaining creative (and sane). Find out how to create artwork that has a solid foundation, yet still enables you to mess around along the way. This process might even speed up your workflow and help you get better results in the other Illustrator tutorials.
Learn how to merge a few found images and to mix them in with vector shapes to create a unique editorial illustration.
As enjoyable as it might be, choosing a colour palette for a new brand or design can prove time-consuming. In this Illustrator tutorial, Lee Barnes demonstrates how you can use the Live Color tool to create a colour group for a logo or brand mark.
The right colour palette can turn a good image into a great image, but it isn't always easy to select the best combination for your work. Learn how to get the most out of Adobe's Kuler, a web-hosted community-based colour scheme editor.
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