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Top 10 New Features in Adobe Illustrator CC 17.1 (January 2014)
By Brian Wood
Feb 5, 2014
Brian Wood loves the handy new (and often long-awaited) features in Illustrator Creative Cloud (CC). In this article he shows you what they are and how to use them.
Working with Panels in Illustrator CC
By Elaine Weinmann, Peter Lourekas
Oct 14, 2013
Learn about the specific functions of the different panels in Illustrator—from switching among artboards (Artboards panel) to editing layers (Layers panel).
Using Pattern Brushes in Adobe Illustrator CC
By Adobe Creative Team
May 15, 2013
In Adobe Illustrator CC, there are hundreds of interesting Pattern brushes that you can choose from when creating your own projects, from grass to cityscapes. This excerpt shows you how to apply an existing Pattern brush to a path.
Five Favorite New Features in Adobe Illustrator CS4/CS5/CS6
By Sharon Steuer
Mar 22, 2013
Whether you’ve skipped the last couple of upgrades to Adobe Illustrator or just haven’t had a chance to fully explore what these upgrades offer, Adobe Illustrator WOW! Book author Sharon Steuer shares some ways to use five of her favorite new features from Illustrator CS4, CS5 and CS6.
Adobe Illustrator Master Class: Rian Saputra
By Sharon Milne
Jan 29, 2013
This excerpt from Adobe Master Class: Illustrator Inspiring artwork and tutorials by established and emerging artists profiles artist Rian Saputra.
Adobe Illustrator Master Class: An Interview with Sharon Milne
By Sharon Milne, Peachpit Press
Jan 8, 2013
Peachpit interviews Sharon Milne, author of Adobe Master Class: Illustrator Inspiring artwork and tutorials by established and emerging artists, about her book, what binds Illustrator artists together, and why vector illustration is so important.
Author Talk: Sharon Steuer on the Best New Features of Adobe Illustrator CS6 (Podcast Transcript)
By Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel, Sharon Steuer
Oct 18, 2012
Publisher Nancy Ruenzel chats with author Sharon Steuer about the most exciting features of the new Illustrator CS6 software. Sharon also discusses the process of revising the newly released Adobe Illustrator CS6 WOW! Book, now in its twelfth edition.
Get Familiar with Panels in Adobe Illustrator CS6
By Peter Lourekas, Elaine Weinmann
Sep 27, 2012
This chapter will help you become more intimately acquainted with the Illustrator interface features that you will be using continually as you work: the panels.
Working with Image Trace in Adobe Illustrator CS6
By Brian Wood
Sep 26, 2012
Brian Wood, contributor to Adobe Illustrator CS6 Classroom in a Book, demonstrates how to trace raster images like the pros by using the Image Trace tool in Illustrator CS6.
Hidden Gems in Adobe Illustrator
By Brian Wood
Sep 19, 2012
Brian Wood, contributor to Adobe Illustrator CS6 Classroom in a Book, shows you how to optimize content for use in projects such as websites, apps, and more.
UI Design with Adobe Illustrator CS6, Part 3: Visualizing Interactions with Animation
By Rick Moore
Sep 10, 2012
Rick Moore, author of UI Design with Adobe Illustrator, takes us on a whirlwind run through creating animations to test interactions in Illustrator. Hold onto your hat!
UI Design with Adobe Illustrator CS6, Part 2: Creating Vector Icons
By Rick Moore
Sep 3, 2012
Wish you had an efficient way to create custom icons in multiple sizes for use on your websites and in your applications? Adobe Illustrator CS6 grants you the power, as demonstrated by Rick Moore, author of UI Design with Adobe Illustrator.
UI Design with Adobe Illustrator CS6, Part 1: Flipping Wireframes
By Rick Moore
Aug 27, 2012
Adobe Illustrator makes it easy to create wireframes and then seamlessly flip them to final art. Rick Moore, author of UI Design with Adobe Illustrator, demonstrates how to use Illustrator's symbols, graphic and character styles, and the Find Font tool to turn a sample user interface wireframe into a presentation-ready design.
The Building Blocks of UI Design with Adobe Illustrator
By Rick Moore
Aug 23, 2012
This chapter takes a look at the basic features that Illustrator provides for the building blocks of UI design.
UI Design with Adobe Illustrator CS6: The Illustrator Workspace
By Rick Moore
Apr 23, 2012
The Adobe Illustrator workspace is designed to allow you to be as creative as you want without a lot of distractions. In this excerpt from UI Design with Adobe Illustrator, Rick Moore shows you how to choose the right measurement units, select the optimal color space, and create artboards and organize your work.
Using the New Gradient on a Stroke in Adobe Illustrator CS6
By Adobe Creative Team
Apr 23, 2012
This excerpt from Adobe Illustrator CS6 Classroom in a Book shows you how to apply a gradient fill and gradient stroke to a rectangle that will become a painting.
The Non-Designer's Illustrator Book: Drawing with Shape and Line Tools
By Robin Williams, John Tollett
Dec 1, 2011
If you feel that you’re drawing-challenged, follow the tasks in this chapter and then play with the tools in Illustrator. You’ll discover that you’re able to create all sorts of amazingly creative and useful images.
Taming the Vector Monster
By Von R. Glitschka
Mar 31, 2011
Vector basic training is all about taking your drawn design and helping you build it with precision in vector form using the methods and process covered in Vector Basic Training. This step-by-step tutorial will walk you through a real-world creative project that utilizes the systematic methodology and build methods covered in the book in order to create a monster illustration.
Adobe Creative Suite 5 Design Premium How-Tos: Working with Illustrator
By Scott Citron, Patrick E. Murphy
Feb 16, 2011
Whatever task you throw at Illustrator, or whatever your particular artwork needs are, there are a multitude of features that help you explore creatively, work efficiently, and publish reliably.
Using the Brush Tools in Adobe Illustrator CS5
By Brian Wood
Feb 9, 2011
Brian Wood, contributor to Adobe Illustrator CS5 Classroom in a Book, creates custom brushes in Illustrator for all sorts of purposes. Follow along with Brian's tutorials and videos, and soon you'll be equally addicted to creating custom brushes for your own Brushes panel.

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