Illustrator CS6 Gradients on Strokes Sneak Peak

Adobe made another Illustrator CS6 sneak peak video. This time showcasing Gradient Strokes in CS6! It has always been a work around to create faux gradient strokes in Illustrator. This usually included faking the strokes in the Appearance panel or creating complicated blends. According to the video, this will be a great deal easier in Illustrator CS6. I’m looking forward to the changes. How are the changes stacking up for you? Thinking of upgrading?

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Anchor Points: Chris Spooner

I’m sure everyone knows who Chris Spooner is, but if you don’t recognize the name you will probably recognize his work and tutorials. Chris writes Illustrator and Photoshop tutorials as well as other creative topics on Blog.Spoongraphics.co.uk. In addition, Chris runs Line 25, a creative web design site. Chris was kind enough to give us a little industry insight and let us know why he would like to use the Pathfinders tools in everyday life!

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Illustrator CS6 Pattern Creation Sneak Peak

Adobe has some pretty cool stuff in the works for Illustrator CS6 and one feature I’m excited for is the pattern creation. In the current version of Illustrator, pattern making can be a little cumbersome. In CS6, Adobe has made creating a seamless, repeating vector pattern a lot easier. Check out the video below to see Brenda Sutherland demonstrating the new pattern creation in CS6!

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