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How to Collaboratively Edit Adobe Illustrator Documents Tutorial

Collaboratively Editing Documents in Adobe Illustrator With the release of Adobe Illustrator 25.2 in February 2021 Adobe released a feature they titled Invite to Edit. Now through the use of the cloud system that Adobe has in place anyone can edit Illustrator documents with their Creative Cloud account. This is a major step forward in terms of usability and working remotely. Illustrator currently only allows for asynchronous editing currently however which we will discuss later on in the article. Prerequisites In order to access this feature both you and the [...]

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What are Radial, Grid, and Mirror Repeat?

Radial, Grid, and Mirror Repeat | Adobe Illustrator Tutorial With the release of Adobe Illustrator 25.1 in January 2021 Adobe released a set of features they titled Radial, Grid, and Mirror Repeat. The logic behind this new set of features is to let the user seamlessly repeat objects in a one click action. Want to change something on said object after a repeat has occurred? No need to undo, simply modify the object and all other instances will auto-update. Repeating Options Radial Creates a repeating set of objects [...]

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Align to Glyph Bounds | Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

Align to Glyph Bounds | Adobe Illustrator Tutorial Overview With the release of Adobe Illustrator 24.3 at the end of August 2020 Adobe released a new feature labeled Align to Glyph Bounds. Keeping in theme with the other upgrades in 24.3, you can now differentiate whether to align to the em box or the actual glyph bounds. The Problem Before, if you wanted to align imagery with text you would have to look at where the center of the textbox is or the bottom and move the image accordingly. [...]

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Vertical Text Alignment | Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

Vertical Text Alignment | Adobe Illustrator Tutorial Overview With the release of Adobe Illustrator 24.3 at the end of August 2020 Adobe released a new feature labeled Vertical Text Alignment. Previously only available in InDesign, bringing this feature into Illustrator is a welcome addition. The Problem Before, if you wanted to make text align with the middle, bottom, or equally distributed vertically through the text box, you would need to resize the text box and hope it was possible (which it wasn’t with the center of the box without [...]

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Font Height Resizing Options | Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

Font Height Resizing Options | Adobe Illustrator Tutorial Overview With the release of Adobe Illustrator 24.3 at the end of August 2020 Adobe released a new feature which we are tentatively labeling Font Height Resizing. This feature enables you to resize text by the Em Box (as you always have before), as well as adding in resizing by the Cap Height and x-Height. While this is not a major feature, it is a quality of life update that will help with the overall flow of designing complex vector graphics. [...]

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Selective Unlock | Adobe Illustrator Tutorial

Selective Unlock | Adobe Illustrator Tutorial Overview With the release of Adobe Illustrator 24.3 at the end of August 2020 Adobe released a new feature titled Selective Unlock. This feature enables you to select any object that is locked and unlock that one object. While this is not a major feature, it is a quality of life update that will help with the overall flow of designing complex vector graphics. The Problem Before, if you had multiple locked objects and you wanted to unlock only one of said objects, well [...]

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What is Snap to Glyph? | Illustrator Tutorial

Snap to Glyph | Adobe Illustrator Tutorial With the release of Adobe Illustrator 24.3 at the end of August 2020 Adobe released a new feature titled Snap to Glyph. This feature “lets you snap your artwork components precisely with the text, without the need to create outlines or reference guides” as described directly by Adobe. Feature Requirements In order for this feature to work make sure Glyph Snapping (View > Snap to Glyph) and Smart Guides (View > Smart Guides) are enabled. Make sure Snap to Grid is not [...]

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