Monthly Archives: November 2011

Scale Strokes and Effects

A common question I often get from students in Adobe Illustrator is: “How come the border gets really big when I make object “X” smaller?” Well Marv, we’ve covered this a couple times already but when that happens, you are scaling the size of the object not the thickness of the stroke (and yes, it’s

Scale Strokes and Effects2011-11-21T07:42:48+00:00

Gradient and Eyedropper

Have you ever wanted to sample a specific color from an object or photo in Adobe Illustrator with the Eyedropper tool and apply it to a color stop on the gradient slider? If so, you’ve probably discovered there’s no obvious way to do so. Here’s how it’s done:

Gradient and Eyedropper2018-07-05T12:12:42+00:00