The Direct Selection tool is a surprising and bewildering tool to select points and manipulate shapes. I will show you how to use it like a pro, set the preferences so the points are easier to select and create open paths to use the Join feature. See the complete video here.
What is Paragraph Type and what is Point Type? Many people have come across this and here is the explainer on what each one does and doesn't do. Point type, you click with the Type tool and type… forever. Paragraph Type you create a text container that allows for text relfow. And yes, you can convert one to another, it is really that simple. Watch the video and see!
Take the Curvature for a spin. This is not just for curves, you can create or convert curves to straight lines as well. Remove and add points? No problem with the Curvature tool. Create any shape like a pro with these helpful tips. Check out the video here.
Corner Widgets are fun, functional and amazingly helpful in creating so many different shapes and icons. Many times people try to draw these shapes when the Corner Widgets can make the shape creation simple and easy. This tutorial will walk you through all the ins and outs of Corner Widget and will unlock all its cool features. Check out the video here.
Stair-step or folded paper effect
Create this stair step effect using very simple steps. This effect creates a folded paper
or step effect that can be applied to any shape or type in Illustrator.
Check out the video here.