Hey everyone! Hope you had a good weekend. Have anything exciting planned for this week? My work is sending me out to Vegas for a conference over the next couple days. My hubby and I decided to make a mini vacation out of it, so he and our little guy (almost one year old now…crazy) are tagging along—it should be fun! Little Davian has never been on an airplane before though…so we’ll see how that goes. I’m pretty nervous about it—he’s not much a “lap-sitter.” He likes to be free, walk around, yell at the top of his lungs, that sort of thing. Any suggestions for me? And, speaking of suggestions, I’ve got a super quick video tutorial to share with you today. Watch this short video and learn how to add a texture or gradient to a stroke in Adobe Illustrator.
I recently had a reader tell me that she enjoyed my last video tutorial, and would be interested in learning some more Illustrator tips and tricks. I’m open to doing as many of these videos as you guys find useful (as long as you don’t make fun of me too much;). I work with Illustrator literally every day, so if there is anything you’re not sure how to do or something you’d like to learn more about, leave me a comment and let me know.
One of by biggest pet peeves about about Illustrator is that you can’t add gradients or make clipping masks with strokes. It took me a while to find a way around this, but I remember that when I finally figured it out, it made my life a whole lot easier. This tip also works for keeping strokes the same visual width as you scale them. So, check out the video, and learn this quick and easy tip for yourself.
Note: I used CS5 in this tutorial (I know, old school), but it works the same for CS6 and Creative Cloud.
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