If you use Illustrator for interface design you probably take advantage of using placed files for some of your design elements. I’ve started using the heck out of them in order to make updating items across files much easier and quicker. As I started doing this I quickly realized that it’s monotonous to update the
When you create a new Illustrator document the grid will always be aligned based off the upper left corner of the art board. Personally, I always want it to be aligned to the top center. How do you do that? Well, the simplest way that I’ve found is to actually just center the art board.
Ever needed to quickly and precisely round corners on vector shapes and typography already added to your designs in illustrator? Well, it’s pretty easy to do nowadays. Here’s How it Works Select the objects you want to have rounded corners on and then go to “Effects” in the top tools bar, then “Effects” under “Illustrator
Often when creating a web design mock-up you’ll have the need to wrap text around objects. Illustrator makes this very quick and easy to do. Here’s How it Works Just add the object that you want to wrap the text around in front of the text Make Text Wrap Then select the object and the
Every time I go to design a new site I jump directly into PhotoShop because, well, it’s the tool I’ve used since the very first site I designed as a professional. I know it very well and can move quickly and efficiently. PhotoShop became the industry standard as there weren’t a whole lot of other
Ever wish that you could create high fidelity design mock-ups with the ability to make global color changes? Well, with Illustrator you can do exactly that. Here’s How it Works Create a new swatch in the swatches pallet Save the Swatch as “Global” When the swatch options dialog opens up check the “Global” option and