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The Adobe Illustrator Tutorial Series - A Resource Guide

written by: Amanda Presley•edited by: Daniel P. McGoldrick•updated: 3/11/2011

If you are a new Adobe Illustrator user, you will find the tutorials in this series very helpful. This series will start with tutorials on how to use Illustrator's basic features, and gradually move into covering more advanced topics.

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    Adobe Illustrator Series

    This series will cover the basic things you will need to know in order to create things in Adobe Illustrator. In this series, you will learn how to create new documents, save documents, use the different tools, and more. Once you have finished this series on Illustrator, you should pretty much be on your way to using this program.

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    What the Series Will Cover

    Here are the tutorials we will cover in this Adobe Illustrator series. Hope you enjoy and find these helpful.

    How to Create a New Document – This is the first thing that you will need to know how to do when using Adobe Illustrator. It is also called a workspace. When referring to creating a new document, some people say create a new workspace. Either way, it is the same thing.

    How to Save a Document – You will definitely need to know how to save a document in Illustrator. There are a few different ways to save a document. This tutorial will show you the different ways to save the document.

    How to Use the Shape Tool – This tutorial will show you how to use the shape tool in Illustrator. You will learn how to draw different shapes and change the color of the shapes.

    How to Change Color Fills and Strokes – Changing the color fills and strokes is also an important part of using Adobe Illustrator. It may seem so simple to some people, but if you have never used Adobe products, it will not seem so simple. This tutorial will show you how to do all of that.

    Understanding and Using the Gradient Tool in Adobe Illustrator – This tutorial will show you everything you need to know about using the gradient tool. The gradient tool looks pretty hard to use, but I assure you, it is not hard at all.

    How to Use Your Brushes Tool in Adobe Illustrator – You can do a number of things with the brushes in Adobe Illustrator. In this tutorial I will show you how to use your brushes.

    How to Use The Text Tool and Text Options in Adobe Illustrator – This tutorial will explain how to use the text tool, how to change the text options, and how to change the color of the text.

    How to Use Your Spiral Tool in Adobe Illustrator – The spiral tool is a tool that is often used to create vines and different floral type vines. Spirals are also used for other things. This tutorial will teach you all about using the spiral tool.

    How to Customize and Set Up Your Tool Boxes in Adobe Illustrator – This tutorial will show you how to customize and setup your toolboxes. When you open Illustrator there are toolboxes everywhere. I will show you how to customize these toolboxes, close them, open them, and more.

    Enjoy!