Touching Triangles in a Circle – Illustrator Tutorial

The Transform Effect options in Adobe Illustrator are very powerful but can be hard to master. Take touching triangles in a circle. I know of two ways to create them. Using Trig or a dead simple way. Download my free pdf tutorial to learn both ways.

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Everything you need to make magic motion sparkles

Don’t we all have an inner child that sees magic in glittery sparkles streaming across a screen? Just for a second, don’t you feel the love? Everybody loves sparklers! I’ve put together a quick learning video with everything you need to make sparkle paths using Adobe After Effects. I give you the easiest, most straightforward…

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Create a Wobble-In Text Animation with After Effects

Have you ever watched a tutorial and felt a bit peed off when there was an animation that just wasn’t explained? An effect that just ‘made’ the whole thing? This happened to me when I saw the intro to a tutorial that included an uphill wobble effect that displayed some text as it moved. I…

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Create a jazzy background in a jiffy with Adobe Illustrator

How about a Rainbow Mesh overlaid with circles of varying transparency? It has vibrancy, lots of colour as juicy as you like, and offers a refreshing antidote to the grey feel of last year. You can work this up to fit in with loads of design applications. Colour yourself happy 🙂 It looks like it’s…

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Ever tried to assemble flat pack furniture?

It can feel a bit like wrestling with a pig. I felt this way about getting back into animation. All those layers. Controlling timings, anchorpoints, sequencing and a big old wallop of mad effects and presets to choose from. Which bit goes where …. and when? Made that flat pack look pretty enticing. Butching up,…

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Tesselate Your Triangles with Live Paint in Illustrator

You need to whip up a colourful design that can suggest dynamics and direction. Geometrics is one way to go. Triangles. Dynamic planes of colour. But how? How much time do you have to create a triangle? give it a fill? go through aligning and offsetting…? So much to do, so little time… Well, there’s…

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Do you wonder if there’s a quicker way to do something in Illustrator?

Do you find yourself getting stuck in the middle of a design wondering how to achieve the image in your head? Then panicking about how long it’s taking you to figure it out? Then throwing the towel in and opting for something lamer but safer? Promising yourself you’ll make the time to find out for…

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Create an Ikigai Venn diagram in Illustrator

The Japanese philosophy of Ikigai is the pursuit of happiness through being busy in a way that brings meaning and joy to your life. If you know there is a passion inside you and a talent that gives your life meaning but don’t yet know what your Ikigai is, then your mission is to find…

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Create a Celtic Knot with Adobe Illustrator

Today I’m going to show you how to create a ‘triquetra’, also known as a “trinity knot”, a popular design element in Irish jewelry such as Claddaghs and wedding or engagement rings. Like all Celtic Knots, it’s comprised of interwined loops and lines that may look difficult to reproduce. Illustrator has the tools to make…

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Create a tesselated triangle design with Adobe Illustrator

Today’s tutorial shows you how to create a spread of equilateral (60° angles) tesselated triangles and fill them with colour using the Live Paint Tool. Download the free tutorial here:

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