Monday Link List, volume 12

It’s the first link list of the 2012, and the 12th one ever, must be sort of numerological convergence.

Well, for the new year we are going to change gears and look at Illustrator tutorials. For those of you following along at home, the main focus of these posts reflects the courses I am currently teaching, and this term it’s Illustrator.

So we’ll start with some introductory resources and some skill builders.

Getting Started with Illustrator

Creating your own default document.

10 things you should know.

25 techniques to make you a more efficient designer.

Getting a handle on the pen tool.

Tutorials

Create seamless geometric patters (straight from Adobe’s help tool). There’s nothing wrong looking in the help files, that’s why they’re there.

Another pattern tutorial, for a looser look.

Tips & Tricks

Using the Transform Panel as a calculator (also works in any numerical input field).

Feeling confident? Check out these Ask a CS Pro tutorials.

And lastly, a Keyboard Shortcuts cheat sheet.

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