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  • Illustrator - Adding text on a curve
    it will constrain the circle making the height and width exactly the same size Now we have the circle drawn we need to select the type on a path tool again from the tools menu as highlighted below Then we click the text tool on the path outer line of the circle if the circle had a stroke this should now disappear and a flashing line will appear as seen below Next type in the words you want round the curve while the text is selected you can choose fonts and different text sizes Now the text is added you can position the text by dragging the text bar with the selection tool as highlighted below I usually drag a guide on to the document so I can see when the text is level To do this press Ctrl R this shows rulers round the document then with the selection tool click on the ruler and drag a guide to where you want it Below is the final positioned text and guide as you can see I have positioned the text so it just touches the guide on the left and the right Click here to see how to invert

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  • Illustrator - Inverting text on a curve
    positioner slowly rotate the text and add a guide if needed to get it aligned You can also scale the circle containing the text if its too small by dragging from a corner point this will also scale the font so you might need to re select the text tool click on the text and alter the size of it from the character menu Again when scaling if you press

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  • Aligning Illustrator objects
    shift key or by click and dragging the mouse over the objects you want aligned When the objects are selected you can use a variety of alignments e g if you clicked number 1 and then number 5 it would align to the left and them align the objects to the horizontal center Below is a quick example of some options available Random objects of different sizes All the objects

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  • Making a Cog in Illustrator
    corner point once selected the selected point will appear a solid colour while all the other points will be white Then drag the point using the mouse once again if you hold the shift key while dragging it will constrain the path points movement Now select and drag the point from the other side until we have a shape something like this Now we need to position the shape to roughly where we want it over the top of the circle A handy tip is to drag two illustrator guides one horizontal and one vertical onto the document unlock them and select the guides and the circle and using the Illustrator Align Tool align vertical center and horizontal center Now select the modified rectangle and using the rotate tool click in the center of the circle while pressing down the alt key This will open a panel where you can add the angle of rotation fig1 then click the copy button as seen below After clicking the copy button press apple D on a mac or Ctrl D on a PC this will duplicate and continue to rotate the shape you should now have something close to this Next select

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  • Using Gradients in Adobe Illustrator
    fill by clicking on the small coloured tabs then choosing a new colour from the colours panel by sliding the CYMK bars up and down You can add several colours to a gradient by simply clicking the blank area in between where the coloured squares are at the bottom of the gradient panel fig1 To delete the colours click on them with the mouse and drag them out of the

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  • Adobe Illustrator - Starburst Effect
    will center the guides in the middle of the square Next we need to create a thin strip you can either use the rectangle tool or draw one using the pen tool for this tutorial I m using the pen tool as I want the strip to taper off slightly on one end We now need to position the bottom of the strip at the center of the square and again we can align it by selecting all the elements and clicking Horizontal Align Center should look something like the image on the right Click on the strip to select it and then select the rotate tool from the main tools menu and position the mouse cursor exactly in the center over the guides it should change colour when its in the middle now on the keyboard press the alt key a small minus symbol should appear and click the mouse button this alters the rotation point of the object A rotate panel will appear in this we can type in the angle of rotation we need for this tutorial I m using 4 5 its best to choose a number that will divide into 360 Now click the copy

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  • Illustrator Scatter Brushes
    beetles one orange and one green Illustrator Ladybirds There are three ladybirds in this set red five spotted black and yellow Illustrator Leaves A selection of seven leaves red maple shamrock holly and other green leaves one with spiked edges Illustrator Wasp A set of two illustrator brushes featuring a wasp and an Ant Adobe Illustrator Tutorials Adobe Illustrator Brushes Contact Us About Illustrator Brushes Illustrator News Illustrator Links Sitemap

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  • Adobe Illustrator Pattern Brushes
    change on this set Illustrator Circular Patterns 2 Another selection of four brushes to fit circles and ovals Skulls and Bones Quite a gothic based set featuring corner skull brushes and bones for use on squares and rectangles Illustrator Squares A selection of circular designs based on squares and diamonds Spirograph Circles Created from lines and curves reminds me of Spirograph when I was a kid Holly Leaves Ideal for

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