Mastering Illustrator: 10 Tips & Tricks to Speed Up Your Workflow

DKNG Studios, Design + Illustration

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12 Lessons (40m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:13
    • 2. Quick Save for Web

      1:50
    • 3. Using Global Colors

      2:56
    • 4. Creating Custom Guidelines

      3:08
    • 5. Working with Live Corners

      3:25
    • 6. Targeting Layers

      3:46
    • 7. Giving Depth to Simple Shapes

      4:10
    • 8. Creating a Custom Pattern Stroke

      3:36
    • 9. Creating Vector Halftone Patterns

      6:32
    • 10. Customizing the Blend Tool

      4:09
    • 11. Using an Opacity Mask

      3:51
    • 12. Conclusion

      0:25
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Project Description

Try out one of these tricks in your own illustration work, and share the result!

For each tip, trick, or technique, try applying the concept to your own work, whether it’s creating something from scratch or using it in an existing project. Familiarize yourself with each approach so you’ll have them in your quiver of tools next time you start a project in Illustrator. 

You can apply any one of the 10 tips, tricks and techniques, or try them all!

  1. Save for Web 
  2. Global Colors 
  3. Creating Custom Guidelines 
  4. Live Corners 
  5. Targeting Layers 
  6. Giving Depth to Simple Shapes 
  7. Custom Pattern Stroke 
  8. Vector Halftone Patterns 
  9. Customized Blend Tool 
  10. Opacity Mask 

     

DELIVERABLE

  • Share your illustration in the Project Gallery 
  • Include a sentence or two about which trick you used 
  • We're excited to see how you apply these techniques to speed up your workflow! 

    

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