Ai Tips- Gradient Live Type 2

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Here’s a new twist on making agradient live type:
– Add a new fill (from the apperance panel)
– Apply gradient on that f=new fill.

Ai Tips- Live Gradient Type- 1

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I’m going to start new Adobe Illustrator CS5 tips, of them on how to maintain alive type while having gradient, we know that gradients are hard to apply to a live type, so here comes the first one:
– Draw a rectangle
– Apply your desired gradient on it
– Define this rectangle as a graphic style, (by dragging it to the Graphic Styles panel)
– Apply this style on your live type.


Reverse engineering a symbol

Have you ever wondered how an Illustrator symbol was made of, here’s a tip that can work on almost all symbols.
– Place a symbol
– Break link
– Check the appearance panel

Add Photos to your Perspective Grid!

Here is a quick tip on placing an image on the new perspective grid in Illustrator CS5
– Place your image
– Define as a pattern ( drag to the swatches panel)
– Draw your perspective object
– Fill it with the pattern
If you find the image tiled or big, here’s a twist around
– With your object selected double-click on the scale tool and choose pattern from Options, then adjust the percentage.

Proofing for Color Blindness

Creates a soft proof that reflects colors visible to a person with color blindness. The two soft proof options, Protanopia and Deuteranopia, approximate color perception for the most common forms of color blindness.


Choose View > Proof Setup > Color Blindness, and then choose either Protanopia-type or Deuteranopia-type.



When you color-manage documents that will be viewed exclusively on the web, Adobe recommends that you use the sRGB color space. sRGB is the default working space for most Adobe color settings, but you can verify that sRGB is selected in the Color Settings dialog box (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) or the Color Management preferences (Acrobat). With the working space set to sRGB, any RGB graphics you create will use sRGB as the color space.

Using Photoshop, and inside the Save for web dialog box, make sure Conver for sRGB is checked.

With Illustrator and inside the save for web dialog box the command is under the drop down menu.

Eraser tool in Adobe Illustrator

If you used the less known tool in Illustrator the eraser tool you might notice that it erase to a closed path, hold down Alt (Option), and drag with the eraser tool to make erase to a block.