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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Free High Res Grungy Paper Textures

by Jay Hilgert
on December 17, 2007

After my first texture release, some of you mentioned you might find some ‘paper’ textures useful, so I guess you could say that this is a requested freebie. Not much else to say other than keep the requests coming. Download the High Res images from Flickr by clicking on the pics. The full size images are 2005 X 3000 px :)

Free High Res Grungy Paper Textures
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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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