Illustrator Not Responding: Do This To Save Your Work!
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Illustrator Not Responding: Do This To Save Your Work!

Adobe Illustrator CC2015 and newer versions have auto-recovery feature as default. When Illustrator crashes or is not responding, force close the program and relaunch it and illustrator will ask you to open the auto-recovered documents from the last time it was saved. Once you open the recovered document, save it before you start working again….

What Does Rasterize Mean In Adobe Illustrator? ANSWERED!
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What Does Rasterize Mean In Adobe Illustrator? ANSWERED!

To Rasterize in illustrator means to convert a vector graphic, which is made up of paths and anchor points, and converting it into a raster image, made of pixels. Vector graphics are visual representations of mathematical formulas and are easily manipulated using the tools available in Adobe Illustrator and do not lose quality with enlargement….

What Does Expand Do In Illustrator? ANSWERED!
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What Does Expand Do In Illustrator? ANSWERED!

The Expand function in Illustrator transforms brush strokes, text and patterns into vector shapes with editable outlines and anchor points. When you expand a brush stroke, text or pattern, you are no longer able to edit their effects in their respective tool options. For instance, if you edit a brush stroke, you can’t change the…

How To Find and Add Pantone Colors in Photoshop
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How To Find and Add Pantone Colors in Photoshop

To find and add Pantone colors in Photoshop: Click the active color box in the Photoshop toolbar. This will open the color picker dialog box. Click “color libraries” in the dialog box. Click the drop-down and select the Pantone Color book your swatch is in e.g Pantone Solid Coated. Now quickly type the first few…

How To Find a Specific Pantone Color in Adobe illustrator
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How To Find a Specific Pantone Color in Adobe illustrator

To find a specific Pantone Color in Illustrator: Go to Window>Swatch Libraries> Color Books.Gradient”> Drag a swatch from your Pantone Swatch Panel (window>swatch libraries>color book) to the gradient slider bar in the Gradient Panel. Drag a second swatch the same way. Delete unwanted swatches in the slider by selecting them and using the trash icon…

How to add brushes to Photoshop in 2 easy clicks
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How to add brushes to Photoshop in 2 easy clicks

Photoshop brushes are an essential part of any graphic designer, illustrator or photographer’s toolbox. Photoshop brushes are mostly used for painting, erasing and masking among other functions. Each brush has it’s own effect on the artwork and there are a myriad of settings to customize each brush and create new brushes. However, customising the pre-installed…

How to change the aspect ratio in Photoshop the right way
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How to change the aspect ratio in Photoshop the right way

Do you need to prepare an image to put in a video or a photograph for print? Or maybe you just want to crop out certain parts of a picture. Changing the aspect ratio is not as straightforward as you’d expect in Photoshop. Loading Preview… Powered by Creative Market There are a few methods, that…

How to brighten under eyes, remove dark circles in Photoshop CC
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How to brighten under eyes, remove dark circles in Photoshop CC

Let’s face it, we’re not getting any younger, or less tired. And trying to get rid of baggy dark circles naturally is a hustle, even with a tonne of cucumbers. What we have though, is our trusty friend Photoshop. With photoshop, you can brighten under the eyes and remove dark circles in a few simple…

How to dodge and burn in Photoshop the RIGHT WAY
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How to dodge and burn in Photoshop the RIGHT WAY

What is dodging and burning Dodging refers to lightening parts of an image while burning is darkening parts of an image. The term comes from the old method of a photographer dodging and burning parts of a photograph when processing in a darkroom. The photographer would reduce the exposure time to lighten the photograph (dodge)…

How to add color wash effect in Photoshop quick and Easy
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How to add color wash effect in Photoshop quick and Easy

Color wash effects make your photos look like they’ve been watered down or painted with watercolors. It’s a great way to add interest to your images. You can even print There are a few ways to achieve the color wash effect, including actually painting with watercolors, but if you don’t have the watercolor skills or…