Illustrator Quick Tip: How to Make Custom Swooshes, Swirls, and Curls

by Jay Hilgert
on July 31, 2015

I’ve gotten a lot of responses to this post about how I made the intricate designs in those headers. Swirls, and swooshes, or whatever you want to call them, are pretty hard to come by as a freebie (except here on BittBox), and they are even more rare in vector format. Part of the reason is that most people, even avid Illustrator users, don’t realize how easy it is to create these shapes. All it takes is a few simple, yet not highly utilized Illustrator tips. This tutorial will show you how to create your own curlies, and swooshes easily, in Illustrator. It’s not nearly as difficult as you might think. . .

Illustrator Swirls, Curls, and Swooshes Tutorial
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How to Delete All Hidden Layers at Once in Adobe Photoshop

by Jay Hilgert
on July 30, 2015

Does your Photoshop document have what seems to be a million layers that are all turned off? Instead of deleting them one by one, you can save a lot of time by deleting them all at the same time! This simple feature is often missed by many professionals, but it is really much easier than I ever expected it to be. I’m not sure about later┬áversions, but I know this is possible in both Photoshop CS6 and below…

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30 Illustrated Logos & Branding Designs

by Jake Rocheleau
on July 29, 2015

Company branding affects every area of design including print and digital work. Hand-drawn illustration is a magnificent tool for building recognizable branding within a particular business. Although it is more of a complicated skillset, your design work will improve dramatically if you just keep practicing.

This gallery includes 30 outstanding illustrated branding concepts you can study and utilize for your own work. Each of these examples demonstrate finished pieces and how your designs should look as a result. Check out a few designs and see if any illustrated styles can spark your creative engines.

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