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Brands of the
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ILLUSTRATOR
  1. SELECTION ARROWS


  2. GRADIENTS - In illustrator you can really have fun, located at the bottom of your swatch panel. Once you have made that gradient you can choose from the SWATCH panel: "ADD SELECTED COLORS" to create a folder of all the colors that were used in the gradient.

  3. PATHFINDER
    All we care about right now are ONLY the first 2 UNITE & MINUS FRONT
  4. MERGE or UNITE
  5. Use Tool. Creating the perfect heart or anything that is symetical. ADD the gradient MESH Tool for 3d like highlights. Click inside where you want your highlight to begin. Click at a second point where you want your gradient to end.

    Heart_gradient
  6. MINUS FRONT
    - For cutting a path OUT in your original path. (How to make the wheel)

  7. DIVIDE -
    Divide cuts the artwork into separate pieces wherever shapes overlap. Color attributes of the original shapes are not changed. As seen here:
  8. Type on a Circle
  9. Type on a Circle note the EXTENDER on the circle that allows you to pull the type so it is always alloows you to read RIGHT SIDE Up

  10. Blends- The "Fancy" Pencil
  11. More BLEND Samples - here