Understanding paths in Illustrator CC

As you draw, you create a line called a path which is made up of one or more straight or curved segments that can be manipulated with great precision. In this video, you'll learn the basics of creating paths and gain a better understanding of the different types of paths […]

Draw and edit curves in Illustrator CC

Learn a new way to draw smooth, refined curves and straight lines. What you'll need Sample files to practice with (ZIP, 400 KB) The Curvature tool The Curvature tool gives you a new way of drawing smooth curves and straight lines to quickly get just the results you want. Select […]

Start creating with the Pen tool in Illustrator CC

Explore the fundamentals of drawing with precision using the Pen tool in Adobe Illustrator CC. You’ll create straight and curved paths while becoming more comfortable with this powerful tool. What you'll need Sample project to practice with (ZIP, 1.6 MB) What you learned: The basics of creating new artwork with […]

Practice creating with the Pen tool in Illustrator CC

Once you’ve covered the fundamentals of this powerful drawing tool, practice your Pen tool skills by creating new artwork. What you'll need Sample project to practice with (ZIP, 1.6 MB) What you learned: Practice with the Pen tool to create artwork Using your basic Pen tool knowledge, you’ll create a […]

Edit paths you draw in Illustrator CC

Edit paths in your Adobe Illustrator CC artwork using a variety of tools and options, including the Pen tool, Curvature tool, and Anchor Point tool. What you'll need Sample project to practice with (ZIP, 1.6 MB) What you learned: How to edit paths you create using different tools and methods […]

Get to know the drawing tools in Illustrator CC

Learn what each drawing tool—including the Pen tool, Pencil tool, Curvature tool, Paintbrush tool, and more—does best. What you'll need Sample project to practice with (ZIP, 1.7 MB) What you learned: Understand the different drawing tools in Adobe Illustrator Illustrator has a wide variety of drawing tools found in the […]

Quickly join and trim paths in Illustrator CC

Clean up line work in an illustration by joining paths. Learn how to trim excess line segments from intersecting paths and close gaps between two open paths. What you'll need Sample files to practice with (ZIP, 2 MB) Analyze the artwork Open the sample file and take a look at […]

What is kerning? in Illustrator CC

Kerning is adjusting the space between pairs of letters, or characters, to make them more visually appealing, and is particularly important for headlines or large type. Kerning is adjusting the space between pairs of letters, or characters, to make them more visually appealing, and is particularly important for headlines or […]

How to use the Color Picker in Illustrator CC

Learn how to use the Color Picker to select and apply colors to your artwork in Illustrator. Step 1 of 6 Select an object in your Illustrator document. Step 2 of 6 Locate the Fill and Stroke swatches at the bottom of the toolbar. Double click the Fill swatch to […]

Restyle your logo easily in Illustrator CC

Last-minute color change? No problem when you use global color swatches. Experiment freely with colors and see the changes ripple through your design — even across multiple artboards — in Adobe Illustrator CC. What you'll need Sample files to practice with (ZIP, 3.2 MB) Open our practice file or use […]