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Align and Distribute Objects Relative to Key Object using the Align Panel in Illustrator CS5

Align and Distribute Objects Relative to Key Object using the Align Panel in Illustrator CS5

Tweet The Align Panel in Adobe Illustrator can be used to align and distribute objects. The axis or the reference points for the alignment can be specified. So you can either align using the objects anchor points, or edges or align to a selection, artboard or a key object. The key object can be a [...]

Warping Text using Envelope Distort (Mesh) Command in Illustrator CS5

Warping Text using Envelope Distort (Mesh) Command in Illustrator CS5

Tweet Envelope Distort command can be used to warp text using its features such as Warp, Mesh and Top Object. We learnt how to use the Warp feature of the Envelope Distort in Warping Text using Envelope Distort (Warp) Command in Illustrator CS5. In this tutorial, we will explore how to use the mesh feature [...]

Warping Text using Envelope Distort (Warp) Command in Illustrator CS5

Warping Text using Envelope Distort (Warp) Command in Illustrator CS5

Tweet Warp Tool is the simplest way to warp text. But to apply the warp tool, the text needs top be converted into outlines which makes it un-editable. What if you may have to modify the text later? You will have to retype the text and reapply the warp command. But a smarter option for [...]

Investment Company Logo

Investment Company Logo

Tweet Saffron Stroke presents a free logo suitable for an Investment company/firm. The logo is a simple text logo and could be scaled to any size. It is a vector logo. You can download the ‘Illustrator file for logo’. You can also use this logo for other businesses like Software firms, Research, Real Estate, Counseling [...]

Free Vector Logo Elements

Free Vector Logo Elements

Tweet We have collected 10 Free Vector Logo Elements from various design blogs and websites, that you can use to create professional vector logos. Please read the license document/conditions carefully before you use them. 1. Colorful 2. Blended Colors Logo Set The Blended Colors Logo Set is divided in two parts; Part 1 and Part [...]

Actions in Photoshop and Illustrator CS5

Actions in Photoshop and Illustrator CS5

Tweet An action in Photoshop and Illustrator is a sequence of commands or actions you do in using the program, that are recorded and played on a single or batch of files. This way designers can save a lot of time and efforts in doing repetitive tasks. Photoshop and Illustrator come with a set of [...]

Blend Options in Illustrator CS5

Blend Options in Illustrator CS5

Tweet The Blend tool in Illustrator is a magical tool with which you can create interesting blend of shapes and colors. After seeing some amazing blend effects on many websites, I decided to play around with the tool. Though Blend tool has more than just these options, in this tutorial, my focus would be on [...]

Using Mesh Tool in Illustrator CS5 to Add Shading to Shapes

Using Mesh Tool in Illustrator CS5 to Add Shading to Shapes

Tweet In this tutorial, I will explain you a simple technique to add shading to an object using the Mesh Tool. 1. Draw an ellipse using the Ellipse Tool (L) or any other shape. Fill it with any dark color. 2. Choose the mesh tool from the toolbox and click anywhere on the ellipse where [...]

Photoshop or Illustrator – What should I use?

Photoshop or Illustrator – What should I use?

Tweet Which one should I use Photoshop or Illustrator? Which of the two is better Illustrator or Photoshop? I am looking for a cheaper version of Photoshop, can I use Illustrator? I have both Photoshop and Illustrator and do not yet know anything about either of them. Which one should I learn first? I have [...]

Export Photoshop Paths to Illustrator

Export Photoshop Paths to Illustrator

Tweet At times you may need to combine your artwork from Photoshop with Illustrator. I received queries from readers asking how to export custom shapes created in Photoshop to Illustrator. So I thought of writing a tutorial explaining how to Export Photoshop Paths to Illustrator. I know two methods of doing this. One way is [...]