Illustrator: The Tilde Trick

by Jay Hilgert
on December 19, 2007

BittBox Reader Jeff F tipped me off about this neat little Illy trick. It just so happens that if you hold down the “tilde” key on your keyboard, you can get a neat effect using any of Illustrator’s drawing tools. Holding down the tilde key, (the little squiggly line above the tab key, left of the number 1 on your keyboard.) while using a drawing tool will cause Illustrator to repeat the shape rapidly as you move your mouse. Examples after the jump. Thanks Jeff!

Illustrator: The Tilde Trick
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Ice Storm Woes

by Jay Hilgert
on December 14, 2007

Sorry for the slow week everyone. Oklahoma City (my home) got hit with a wicked ice storm and I haven’t had power for more than 5 days. And I’m told it could take up to 2 weeks to get the internet back up for everyone in the city. Hopefully I’ll be back up and running full-speed soon : (

Ice Storm Woes

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