Creating an inset stroked shape

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Graphic Design, Illustrator | No Comments
Creating an inset stroked shape

Actually, an inset stroked shape with a repeating pattern rotated around a circle I’m writing this as an aide to memory. Creating repeating shapes around a circle is one of those things that needs doing sometimes – and I always have that moment’s pause before I can recall the easy way to do it; so […]

Drawing a single pixel path in Illustrator

Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in Illustrator | No Comments
Drawing a single pixel path in Illustrator

Trying to get crisp single pixel lines in Illustrator can be a frustrating affair. Particularly when you need to produce high fidelity design mock-ups for a client; even if they don’t notice, having slightly ‘fuzzy’ lines can be very irritating (or maybe that’s just me…) Photoshop, of course, gives you that pixel level control naturally […]

Kuler integration with Illustrator and Photoshop

Kuler integration with Illustrator and Photoshop

As of CS5 (I think), Kuler can be pulled on a panel within most of the Creative Suite applications. Just go to Windows->Extensions->Kuler I know this is probably common knowledge, but I found the integration pretty handy as it works with the Kuler account and makes all those saved themes available right away.