Make a ‘jigsaw’ pencil using Illustrator

We’ve all seen those super infographics where shapes are broken into jigsaw pieces to denote stages in progress, etc. They can fool you with their seeming simplicity but there’s a bit more than meets the eye. Learning the techniques is worth a little bit of effort and I’m sure you’ll come up with brilliant designs that use the principles to convey information in a compelling way.

Today I’m giving you a three-in-one tutorial.

  1. Make jigsaw pieces
  2. Make a pencil
  3. Create a rainbow brush

The tutorial is fairly long mainly because I’ve taken screen shots and documented each step. If you’re familiar with Illustrator you might find it a bit pedestrian but if you’re just getting going, there’s lots of things to learn in a friendly way. 🙂