Illustrator

How to Draw Smooth Lines in Illustrator with the Smooth Tool

How to Draw Smooth Lines in Illustrator with the Smooth Tool

This may seem trivial to a good many of you, but when I first started using Adobe Illustrator, it seemed to present itself as a serious challenge. I want to show you a couple different ways to make your line work a little smoother in Illustrator. With a couple easy tool settings, you’ll be making…

How to Make Swirls, Swooshes, and Curls in Adobe Illustrator

How to Make Swirls, Swooshes, and Curls in Adobe Illustrator

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’re even rarer 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 with a few…

How to Scale Vector Stroke Width Proportionally in Adobe Illustrator

How to Scale Vector Stroke Width Proportionally in Adobe Illustrator

In Illustrator, when you draw an object, apply a stroke, then resize that object up or down, you can control whether or not the stroke size gets scaled too, or stays the same. The way you control this feature is from the “Transform” palette (Window > Transform). This can be very useful for things like…

Illustrator Tutorial: How to Create a Recycle Bin Notification Icon
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Illustrator Tutorial: How to Create a Recycle Bin Notification Icon

Welcome back to another Illustrator based tutorial, in which we’re going to learn how to create a recycle bin notification icon, using nothing more than a couple of basic geometric shapes that we’re going to adjust here and there. So, assuming you already have the software running in the background, bring it up and let’s…

Illustrator Tutorial: How to Create a Notification Bell Icon
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Illustrator Tutorial: How to Create a Notification Bell Icon

n today’s tutorial, we’re going to take a quick look behind the process of creating a notification bell icon, and see how easy it is to do so using nothing more than a couple of basic geometric shapes and tools. So, assuming you already have the software up and running, let’s jump straight into it!…

Illustrator Tutorial: How to Create an Ice Cream Icon
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Illustrator Tutorial: How to Create an Ice Cream Icon

In today’s tutorial, we’re going to take a quick look at the process of creating an Ice Cream icon, and learn how easy it is to build one from scratch using nothing more than a couple of basic geometric shapes that we’re going to adjust here and there. So, assuming you already have the software…

Illustrator Tutorial: How to Create an Icognito Icon
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Illustrator Tutorial: How to Create an Icognito Icon

Welcome back to another Illustrator based tutorial, in which we’re going to take a close look behind the process of creating an incognito icon, using nothing more than a couple of simple shapes and tools. So, assuming you already have the software running in the background, bring it up and let’s jump straight into it!…