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Preparing an Illustration for Print

Today’s video is Jeff’s hotseat call for November for being a $14 sponsor of Tutorial Tuesday. We troubleshoot some issues xe ran into while labeling an outfit design on the croquis, discuss when to switch over from Photoshop to Illustrator and then to...

Type on a Path in Adobe Illustrator

I use Adobe Illustrator to handle all text treatments because it allows me to words or individual letters with a tremendous amount of precision and control. Here’s an introduction to the Type on a Path Tool, and how to use it to recreate a logo that might look a...

What to Do If The Toolbars Are Too Small

I just found this feature when I opened InDesign today— you can now adjust the size of the interface so your toolbars and palettes are larger. This is incredibly helpful if you have a big screen and need to record demos, or just need the icons a little larger so you...

All About Adobe Stock and Templates

Contrary to what I may have led you to believe, I don’t hate pre-made images! Today I’m you some templates in Adobe Illustrator that you can download from Adobe Stock for free to use so you can batch out your social media post creation. And! I have an...

The Trace Workspace in Illustrator

Found a great new method for tracing that allows me more control AND saves a bunch of steps.  I highly recommend letting Adobe follow you around the internet via their remarketing cookie, because they share great tutorials of their own. This is how I found out about...

Integration Session with Jeff!

This week I work through a real project with Jeffifer Shoemaker of Ordinary Magic. We talk through how to set up a high-quality scan, non-destructive editing using adjustment layers and mask layers, and optionally using the Pen Tool in Illustrator to trace your line...

Document Set Up in InDesign

I always want to show off all the cool things the Adobe Suite can do, and that means I often blow past the Create New Document screen. Here’s a little dive into what all this stuff means, and a mini-rant about how annoying it is that the default is still set to...