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Illustrator

Last week, we created a realistic foil stamp effect using only illustrator and a seamless foil texture. This week, we're borrowing some of the same tips, but simplifying. If

This past January, we created a foil stamp effect in Photoshop, and I've recently had a few requests on how to accomplish the same look in Illustrator. With the

One of my favorite uses for the hand lettering I create is vectorizing it and using it digitally. When it's digital, you don't just have one copy anymore; you have

I've only recently started incorporating Illustrator texture brushes into my work, and I regret not doing it sooner! Illustrator texture brushes offer so much hand made feel with such little

I've somehow always been drawn to really beautiful design on smaller items. It might just be the cuteness factor, but serious planning goes into hierarchy and layout in such a small space, and

Let's talk about something that's massively important, but often gets overlooked: type on a path in Illustrator. You're probably already familiar with the ability to select any text and go effect >

There's no doubt you've encountered it before: typography with a watercolor texture built in. A while back, I shared how to replicate this cool effect in Photoshop. Today, I

I've been creating more patterns in the last year than I ever have before. Patterns are such a wonderful tool to add personality quickly to designs without a ton of

There's something that feels soooo good about crossing off items on a to do list. Having a written list keeps me on track every day of the week. Most times, I grab

Ok, you guys. This one's a game changer for real. No kidding, my workflow for editing vectors in Illustrator has been at least cut in half by now using my

This week's tutorial comes courtesy of Kori, who requested an overview of the Illustrator Pathfinder Palette and I thought it was a great idea! The pathfinder palette is a ridiculous

A few months ago, I shared how anyone with any version of Adobe Illustrator can create a seamless pattern. Once Adobe created CS6 a few years back, they