Open your CMYK Illustrator document. Select File > Document Color Mode > RGB Color Next, select all of your existing objects and navigate to Edit > Edit Colors > Convert to RGB. Finally, open your color window (Window > Color)…

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Video Tutorial: For this tutorial, you will need to use a single image or group of tiled images (to create group, select objects and navigate to Object>Group). If you placed your image into Illustrator you will need to embed the…

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Video Tutorial: Open an Adobe Illustrator line drawing (see tutorial for live trace or importing from AutoCAD) Change the name of the primary layer (Layer 1 by default) to “base drawing.” You can do this by double clicking on the…

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With Illustrator open and a series of shapes (defined by paths) on the Artboard, place a texture or image you wish to mask into the document. The image you place may need to be re-sized. You can do this with…

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With Illustrator open and a shape (defined by a path) on the Artboard, place a texture or image you wish to mask into the document. The image you place may need to be re-sized. You can do this with either…

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First, it is important to understand the concept of “image trace.” Using the image trace command is similar to tracing over an object by hand. Illustrator will trace over the selected object and create a series of lines/objects that approximate…

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Create a rectangular object in Illustrator. Fill the object with 90% gray. Navigate to Object>Rasterize Now, select the object and navigate to Filter>Texture>Grain. Set the “Intensity” to “96”, the “Contrast” to “59” and the “Grain Type” to “Sprinkles.” Select “Ok”…

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Vector graphics can have a crisp, often stark appearance. Often you will wish to add some subtle texture to the colored backdrops behind your images. To use a background texture, first Google illustrator background texture and find/download a suitable texture.…

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An art brush stretches a particular shape or object along a path. Begin by creating a shape or object you wish to stretch along a path. Once you have created your object, select it and drag it into the Brushes…

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Begin by drawing the shape or object you wish to scatter. This can be a combination of multiple object or just one single object. Select the object or objects and drag them into the brushes window. Illustrator will ask you…

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