Templates save time and keep consistency throughout project

Save document as a template

By creating and using templates in Adobe Illustrator you’ll save time and keep consistency throughout your project. Good templates can be very beneficial for your workflow. Designers, as well as a lot of other people, prefer visual information. So I decided to make a one page visual PDF for some of my blog posts. You … Read more

Smart Adobe Illustrator tip: Make a Custom Default Graphic Style

Corners in default graphic style vs customized

In this blog post I want to show how to create your own customized Default Graphic Style. This way you can assign the custom style to a path just by pressing D-key. Designers, as well as a lot of other people, prefer visual information. So I have made a one page visual PDF for some … Read more

Easy Way to Add Effects to Editable Text Using the Appearance Panel

Text Appearance gif

In this blog-post, I’ll show the easy way to add effects to editable text.  By using the Appearance panel you can keep your text editable while still adding effects. It will give you a lot of flexibility to work with it.   Many times I’ve been asked to show some Adobe trick again and again … Read more

Process, Global and Spot colors in Adobe Illustrator

Hello again, Here on Productivista I want to make a series of blog posts dedicated to the theme: Changing colors in Adobe Illustrator. First I want to make a brief introduction to the differences between Process, Global and Spot colors. I´m one of these persons, who loves autumn.  That´s why I created an autumn inspired … Read more

How to create a seamless pattern (old fashioned way)

To my followers, welcome back. In this post I will show how to create a seamless pattern in Adobe Illustrator. Adobe introduced a new Pattern Options Dialog back in Illustrator version CS6. Users of Adobe Illustrator were happy about this new feature and in forums people commented how difficult it was to design patterns before that. … Read more