January 21, 2017
Say you have an image you want to crop the background of. Do it like this.
Trace the shape you want to crop.
Then create a block rectangular mass to cover the entire thing.
Then overlap them with eachother. Then click drag your mouse over both so they are both selected.
Then select Path Finder -> Minus back to crop them.
Then, if you had your original image on another layer, make it visible now.
November 15, 2016
Grab your face.
Draw your circle.
Then go Object -> Clipping Mask -> Make
January 18, 2015
File -> Document Setup
Click Edit Artboards (upper right)
Cab then set exactly in artboard options.
December 23, 2014
adobe illustrator, illustrator, tips
Select your line segment.
Slice it with the eraser.
Ungroup it if necessary.
Delete the portion you don’t want.
August 1, 2014
anchor points, brush, fill, illustrator, paint, paths
Sometimes when I draw shapes in illustrator with the brush, and then join the paths, it doesn’t fill in the way I want it to.
It colors outside the lines, and looks pretty ugly.
The problem is some of the anchors points on my path are not completely lined up. I need to join them.
Fortunately this is pretty easy, just go around your shape grabbing x2 segments at a time, and then join them.
Now when you invert the paint, you should see them fill in nicely.
July 6, 2014
adobe illustrator, illustrator
When copying or converting images, it’s very handy to create uneditable opaque layers to trace over. You do this by:
Creating a new layer
Then make it transparent
Then you can start tracing
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