Adobe Illustrator Tips #1

Friday, June 12, 2009

If you are interested in learning to use Adobe Illustrator but don't know what to start drawing, you can have fun with the pre-made graphics within the program.

While Adobe Illustrator is open on your computer, you can go to the "Window" drop-down menu at the top of the page and you will see
Brush Libraries
Graphic Style Libraries
Swatch Libraries
Symbol Libraries

Under each of these Libraries you will find many pre-made patterns, icons, and pictures. These can be used to create a whole picture or to accent a picture or a text project. There are page borders as well as picture stamps for you to use.

This picture was created using the pre-made symbols and one color swatch (for the tree). This is a fun and easy way to learn to use the basic tools within this program.