Illustrator 3 — Oct 20


extra subject matters included in case there’s time.


Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Gradients & Meshes



Envelope Distort



Files for Use in Class

Illustrator 3 Cheat Sheet

Illustrator 3 files



Illustrator 3 Exercises


Readings from Adobe Creative Cloud Design Tools Digital Classroom

549-559 – Color

For reading on Gradients, Meshes, Blends, Envelope Distort, Symbols and Patterns, see the Illustrator 3 Cheat Sheet above.


Additional Tutorials & Readings

Gradient Panel and Gradient Tool Overview – Illustrator Help

Apply or Edit a Gradient – Illustrator Help

Tips for Working Quickly with Gradients – Adobe TV

Create a Silky Ribbon Text Effect – VectorTuts

Meshes – Illustrator Help

Gradient Mesh Tool – Adobe TV

How to Draw an Apricot with the Mesh Tool – VectorTuts

Blending Objects – Illustrator Help

Reshape Using Envelopes – Illustrator Help

About Color – Illustrator Help

Selecting Colors – Illustrator Help

Using and Creating Swatches – Illustrator Help

Color Groups – Illustrator Help

Recoloring Artwork – Adobe TV

How to Use Global Color in Adobe Illustrator – VectorTuts

Recolor Artwork in Illustrator – VectorTuts

Symbols – Illustrator Help

Symbolism Tools and Symbol Sets – Illustrator Help

Using Symbols in Illustrator – Adobe TV

Working with Symbols in Adobe Illustrator – VectorTuts

Patterns – Illustrator Help

Create and Edit Patterns – Illustrator Help

The New Pattern Tools in Illustrator CS6 – VectorTuts