Essential Illustrator tips and tricks.

Adobe Illustrator, much like Photoshop and InDesign, is one of those programs in which you're continually learning new techniques and ways of achieving a certain look.

Unlike Photoshop, though, where you're often able to feel your way around and 'fudge it', Illustrator is much more rigid - often there's only one way to achieve a certain effect. It can be frustrating when you have something in mind but simply don't know how to do it - or, at least, how to do it quickly.

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