Crop any image in Illustrator in Illustrator CC

Zero in on the best part of any bitmap or vector image — plus reduce your file size and improve performance. Note: You’ll need the latest version of Adobe Illustrator CC (2017) to see these enhancements. Drag an image from the desktop, or choose File > Place to add an […]

Create and apply patterns in Illustrator CC

Patterns add texture and interest to artwork. Learn how to create and apply patterns to many shapes in this tutorial, while experimenting with colors and shapes in patterns. What you'll need Sample files to practice with (ZIP, 964 KB) Set up your workspace In the upper-right corner of your screen, […]

Create a basic clipping mask in Illustrator CC

Learn the basics of using clipping masks in Adobe Illustrator CC. Clipping masks are objects that mask other artwork so only areas within the shape are visible. What we have here is the pieces we need to create a clipping mask. So on the right I have the US dollar […]

Design a personalized wine label in Illustrator CC

Personalize your favorite vintage by designing a custom label in Adobe Illustrator CC. Add a colorful backdrop, layer some text and design elements, and then pull it all together with a unique color palette. What you'll need Download sample file to practice with (ZIP, 1.2 MB) Place any vector drawing […]

Create a set of icons in Illustrator CC

Create a cohesive set of vector icons to use in your app or digital project by combining simple shapes in Adobe Illustrator CC. What you'll need Sample file to practice with (ZIP, 332 K) Open our sample file for inspiration, or create your own RGB document with units set to […]

Explore ways to select artwork in Illustrator CC

Discover a variety of methods for making selections in your Adobe Illustrator CC projects to make creating and editing faster. What you'll need Sample project to practice with (ZIP, 1.6 MB) What you learned: How to select content using a variety of tools and methods In order to edit your […]

Lock, group, and hide content in Illustrator CC

Lock, group, and hide content in Adobe Illustrator CC to make it simpler to select artwork. What you'll need Sample files to practice with (ZIP, 1.6 MB) What you learned: How and why to lock, group, and hide artwork Make it simpler to select and edit content by locking, grouping, […]

Rotate, reflect, and shear artwork in Illustrator CC

Transform artwork in Adobe Illustrator CC by applying rotation, reflection, and shearing. What you'll need Sample files to practice with (ZIP, 1 MB) What you learned: Different methods for transforming artwork There are a lot of ways to transform artwork in Illustrator, including flipping, rotating, shearing, and reflecting. You explored […]

Combine shapes in different ways in Illustrator CC

Combine simple shapes into more complex shapes with the Shape Builder tool and Pathfinder effects. What you'll need Sample files to practice with (ZIP, 1.6 MB) What you learned: How to use the Shape Builder tool and Pathfinder effects to combine shapes in different ways An effective way to create […]

Transform artwork freely in Illustrator CC

Ready to let your creativity run wild? Use the Puppet Warp and Free Transform tools in Adobe Illustrator to distort artwork in unexpected ways. What you'll need Sample files to practice with (ZIP, 1.6 MB) What you learned: How to transform artwork using the Puppet Warp and Free Transform tools […]

Create sticker art in Illustrator CC

Add some spunk to promotions and mailers. In Adobe Illustrator CC, design a sticker effect and use it to enhance your packaging or help you close a sale. What you'll need Sample file to practice with (ZIP, 1.54 MB) Open our practice file or use your own. Start by adding […]

Create pixel-perfect designs in Illustrator CC

Discover how to create crisp lines and artwork in your UI/UX projects as well as your web, screen, and other digital designs. Note: You’ll need the latest version of Adobe Illustrator CC (2017) to see these enhancements. Never wrestle with anti-aliased icons and fuzzy art again Now create paths that automatically align […]