Change Default Font from Myriad Pro to Your Favourite Font

Previously I wrote about how to change the Default Graphic Style to your preferred version. In this post, I’ll tell you how to change the Default Font, (which in Adobe Illustrator always is Myriad Pro) to another font. It is very easy to change the Default font from Myriad Pro to something else. You can … Read more Change Default Font from Myriad Pro to Your Favourite Font

Why would we want Pantone Connect?

Pantone Connect

With this blog post, I’ll give an overview of the Pantone Connect extension. The most useful feature of this extension is ability to convert Pantone colors directly in your Adobe application. There are two reasons I thinks it’s a good time to write about it. 1. It’s Free until 1 of July Due to COVID-19 … Read more Why would we want Pantone Connect?

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 Templates save time and keep consistency throughout project

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 Smart Adobe Illustrator tip: Make a Custom Default Graphic Style

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

Improve your Workflow by recording an Action to run your Custom Script

Action girl for custom scripts

Actions can significantly improve your work flow and speed up design process. So today I’ll talk about how to make you custom scripts works as an Action. This is just amazing and I’m sure you will love it. The picture below shows a step by step instruction and you can download it here completely free … Read more Improve your Workflow by recording an Action to run your Custom Script

Simple trick to merge colors in Adobe Illustrator

Trees and swatch palett

Hi Today I will show you a simple trick about how to merge colors in the Illustrator swatch palette. Usually I use it if I can see, that there are two almost similar colors in my artwork. Sometimes also for other purposes, but more about this later. It really depend of the specific artwork.As a … Read more Simple trick to merge colors in Adobe Illustrator

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 Process, Global and Spot colors in Adobe Illustrator

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 How to create a seamless pattern (old fashioned way)