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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 101: How to Fix The Annoying Grayscale Color Problem

Illustrator 101: How to Fix The Annoying Grayscale Color Problem

If you’ve ever run into this annoying little Illustrator problem, it can be very frustrating, but it has a simple fix. Every so often you may find that no matter what color you select, Illustrator converts your selection to grayscale… Grayscale refers to the set of colors or color scheme that consists of repeated grey…

14 Best Usability Testing Tools For Web Designers

14 Best Usability Testing Tools For Web Designers

There’s so much to usability testing that it’s almost impossible to cover it all. But you should still do everything you can to gather metrics and improve your site whenever possible. Finding the right tool is half the battle when it comes to usability testing. That’s why I’ve compiled the top 14 tools you can…

Must-Have Features For Any Restaurant Website

Must-Have Features For Any Restaurant Website

Restaurants are a big part of the economy with over 600,000 in the US alone. Every restaurant in the modern age needs a good website. And thankfully these websites have the simplest design requirements. But just because they’re simple to design doesn’t mean they’re simple to create from scratch. You’ll need to know what sort…

Tips to Organize Your Life When You’re Self-Employed

Tips to Organize Your Life When You’re Self-Employed

What are the best tips to organize your day when you’re self-employed? From pursuing passion projects to creating your own schedule, being an entrepreneur offers numerous freedoms. Those same freedoms, however, can also create challenges for a busy professional. So, just what are the best tips to organize your chaotic day? Since employees, tasks, and…

Easy Color Transitions with Illustrator’s Blend Tool

Easy Color Transitions with Illustrator’s Blend Tool

Since all Illustrator objects are vectors it’s much easier to create dynamic effects from basic shapes. Gradients can be applied onto a single shape or they can be created by blending multiple shapes together. Blending two shapes do not involve simply mixing them up but it includes mixing them up in a suitable fashion that…