The A to Z of Adobe Illustrator – Design & Illustration – Tuts+ Tutorials

The Adobe Illustrator toolbar is jam-packed with useful tools you may have used a million times or that may be entirely unfamiliar to you. Add to that the numerous panels and effects, and this program can create most any type of artwork. This A–Z list breaks down every tool in the Illustrator toolbar, with a link to a quick tip here on Tuts+ or a description of what each tool can do.

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How to Create Clothing Zipper in Adobe Illustrator – Part 1 – Astute Graphics

In this tutorial we will learn how to make accurate vector constructions using Arc start-end direction Tool (SubScribe plug-in), Dynamic Corners Tool (VectorScribe plug-in), Dynamic Shapes Tool (VectorScribe plug-in), Line tangent to two paths Tool (SubScribe plug-in), PathScribe Tool (VectorScribe plug-in), Snap to Collisions Tool and Rotate At Collision Tool (ColliderScribe plug-in). Such an arsenal of wonderful tools provides us with complete control and comfort while creating Clothing Zipper. Have fun learning our new Adobe illustrator tutorial!

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Create a Set of Realistic Christmas Baubles in Adobe Illustrator – Tuts+ Tutorials

Follow this winter holiday inspired tutorial and learn how to create realistic Christmas baubles in Adobe Illustrator. At the beginning we will create the shape of the Christmas bauble starting from a circle then using the Create Gradient Mesh function we will define areas of light and shade on the ball. Next, you will be able to color the globe according to your own taste using colors or gradients and the Blending Modes. We will continue with the cap and the hook then with the design of the golden Christmas bauble that consists of a simple snowflake symbol mapped on the front surface. Finally, we will add a few reflections on the ball for a more realistic look using Opacity Masks. Let\’s start!

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How to Create a Holiday-Inspired Animated GIF Using Stop Motion Photography – Tuts+ Tutorials

Introduced in 1987 by CompuServe, the animated GIF is as popular today as it has ever been. The GIF animation has gone through many phases over the years. It\’s been loved, hated, and then loved again. Today, I think the GIF animation has found its place as a useful way to distribute short and fun animations online. Recently, I was inspired by a GIF that I saw on Twitter and thought the concept would make a fun tutorial. I got together with our Photography Editor at Tuts+ to organize a cross-site tutorial that shows how to shoot stop-motion photography and then assemble those photos into an animated GIF in Photoshop. In this tutorial, we will show you how to use Photoshop to quickly assemble the photos we shot in the photography part of this tutorial, and create our animation. Let\’s get started!

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