Adobe Illustrator is one of my very favorite design tools! I’ve been using Photoshop for as long as I can remember, but the world of Illustrator is still new and exciting to me. It’s been about three years since I first began learning about AI and I’m pretty sure I will never stop discovering new ways to use it. While Photoshop does the trick for bloggers who are dealing with photographs and smaller graphics, Illustrator is usually necessary for designers. If you’re not pursuing a career in design, I still recommend playing around with AI. You can create logos, turn your handwriting into vector objects, create seamless patterns…the world is your oyster!
Today, we have a few blog posts from other readers showing different ways to use Illustrator. It can be pricey to get a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud so check out #4 for an alternative program.
1. Sometimes all I want to do is create color palettes, even if I don’t have a specific design project I’m working on. Here’s an easy tutorial from Every Tuesday on how to create quick color palettes in Adobe Illustrator. Teela posts a new AI tutorial every single Tuesday, so you might end up spending all day browsing her site.
2. We love springtime so of course we’re obsessed with this tutorial on how to create a decorative spring floral lettering card in Adobe Illustrator. So pretty!
3. Want to see your handwriting come alive in your blog graphics? Follow this tutorial to learn how to digitize your handwriting in Adobe Illustrator.
4. If you’re not ready to purchase an Adobe subscription and start learning Illustrator, there are some alternative options out there that might work for you. Sandra from ThatDay shared 3 Adobe Illustrator alternatives that all sound like amazing programs.
If you’re brand new to Illustrator and want to learn the basics, I recommend signing up for a class on Skillshare. That’s how I got started, and it was super fun.
Have a happy weekend!