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Border Pattern Brush in Illustrator star
In this tutorial, we will create a custom pattern brush in Illustrator, which we will use to created a border for a circular tag. This tag will eventually become an SVG print and cut design.

Chalk Text Effect In Illustrator CS6 star
The Chalkboard style is very popular and I wanted to create an animated chalkboard style logo in Apple Motion. The first step was to create the text for the logo image in Illustrator and give it a chalkboard effect with an Illustrator brush.

Draw a Candle in Illustrator star
We can use the Merge feature in the Illustrator Pathfinder to draw a wax melt candle in Illustrator.

Draw a Christmas Ornament in Illustrator star
In this tutorial, we will draw a Christmas ornament in Illustrator and learn a little about working with gradients.

Draw A Dinner Napkin In Illustrator star
In this tutorial, we will draw a folded napkin in Illustrator. We will start with a plain napkin and then add a border stripe for a second option.

Draw A Dinner Place In Illustrator star
In this tutorial, we will draw a dinner plate in Illustrator. Once we have the basic dinner plate, it will be easy to add some highlights or change the colors of the plate.

Draw a Pine Cone in Illustrator star
In this tutorial, we will draw a pine cone in Illustrator. There are several ways to draw a pine cone but this method breaks the design down to the simplest element, which is the scale or leaf of the pine cone.

Draw a Spiral Christmas Tree in Illustrator star
In this tutorial, we will create a spiral Christmas tree path. It has many applications depending what you apply to the path. Have fun with the brushes in the Brushes pane.

Gingerbread Cookie in Illustrator - The Cookie star
In this tutorial, we will draw a gingerbread cookie in Illustrator and learn a little about rounding corners.

Gingerbread Cookie in Illustrator - The Icing star
In this tutorial, we will decorate our gingerbread cookie and learn a little about the Roughen Effect in Illustrator.

Illustrator Spiral Tool star
In this tutorial, we will complete the first step in creating an SVG cut line for a swirl design element. Swirls are very popular in scrapbooking and other paper craft projects. We will take a look at the Spiral tool and how to use it to draw a spiral in Illustrator.

Moving From Photoshop to Illustrator - Layers star
Recently, I started designing SVG cut files for the Silhouette cutting machine. These cut files need to be in SVG format in order for the cutting machine to make the correct cuts. Of course, Photoshop does not create SVG files, but Illustrator does. So let's take a look at moving to Illustrator.

Scatter Brush Confetti in Illustrator star
One trend in styled photography is the use of confetti. It is an easy way to add a little color to any scene. Well, why not use the same technique in your vector mock-ups. Let's make a scatter brush in Illustrator and create some confetti.

Sunburst in Illustrator star
In the last article, we discussed the sunburst background image that I used in the YouTube channel art for Mygrafico. In this tutorial, we will create that sunburst graphic in Illustrator.

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