Discover how simple it is to create polished artwork using basic vector shapes as building blocks. Since vector art scales to any size, your finished flyer can be sized to billboard size or scaled small without losing quality.
In this first tip, see how to create, edit, and combine simple shapes that can be easily refined using special tools and techniques.
Our second tip will help you choose a harmonious color theme for your project even if you're no color expert.
Launch Adobe Color CC in a browser directly from Illustrator and explore a large set of color themes you can download instantly to your Creative Cloud Libraries to use in Illustrator, and other Adobe desktop and mobile apps.
Once saved in a library, you can select shapes and apply colors to their fills and strokes effortlessly.
Now you'll see how to make a plain background more interesting by adding a texture, pattern, and even a photo in a unique shape.
Then, take your design further by blending your masked texture into its background in a unique way.
This tip will make your artwork stand out on any crowded bulletin board—see how to customize a pre-built vector effect to add a modern, hard-edged drop shadow on any object in your artwork.
Finally, add bold text using high quality fonts. Beautiful typography makes your artwork unique and memorable, and adds the perfect finishing touch to any design.
See how to access the vast library of high quality fonts in the Typekit Library available to Creative Cloud members.
Note: Some fonts are only available with a paid Creative Cloud membership. See Getting started with Typekit and Creative Cloud for details.
Contributor: Joseph Todaro