Adobe Illustrator Secrets | Tools They Don't Teach You

Joshua Butts, Graphic Designer and Photographer

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6 Videos (37m)
    • Illustrator Secrets Intro

    • Pathfinder and Compound Paths

    • Gradient Mesh Warp and Envelope Distortions

    • Scaling Corners & Creating Dynamic Halftone Patterns

    • Magic Wand/Lasso and Making Specific Selections

    • The Incredible Symbol Sprayer


About This Class

This class will go over some of the less known secrets about adobe illustrator to increase productivity in the software to help you tackle some of those problems that may be giving you trouble. I will go over some shortcuts, hidden gems and tricks that will truly refine your adobe illustrator skills and give you access to a new world of tools.

While going through the course, I will provide some examples of real life scenarios where these tricks and tools could be applicable but while going through the course, be sure to think of ways you could implement these things in your own work.

The course is part of a series that will be available. Here is a link to Part II in the series. Be sure to keep updated on when new secrets are published!

If you like the class, please review it when finished!

71 of 72 students recommendSee All

Those tips were very helpful! Especially the Symbol Sprayer! Wow! I didn't use it until now, But after your tutorial I'll definitely gonna use this tool! Thank you very much!
Fantastic tools I didn't know! Super well explained, thank you!
Carlett BC

photography & design

These are really great tips. I'm learning so much from these. I hope you'll do more of these secrets classes. Thanks!





Joshua Butts

Graphic Designer and Photographer

Josh Butts is a Graphic Designer and Photographer. He currently works for a creative agency in Provo, Utah. He's worked with many people doing creative work usually involving illustration, logo, and web design. The classes on this channel cover mostly vector illustration but there are also many other valuable skills that can be learned from the other classes on the channel. Join some of his classes to gain from valuable experience and get better at design and photography yourself!

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