Adobe Illustrator Tutorial – Working with Live Paint

In an effort to contribute more to the site I thought I would experiment with creating short tutorial videos on tricks and tips for Adobe Illustrator. This one is dealing with how I use the Live Paint tool to create custom arrows. Thanks to my friend Loren Brinton for the intro movie.

Let me know what you think in the comments or if you have suggestions on other videos you would like to see in the future.


4 thoughts on “Adobe Illustrator Tutorial – Working with Live Paint

  1. Clint,
    Many thanks for this. It’s a nice technique and you did a great job on the tutorial. It’s great to see these new posts on the site and I’d love to see more like this.
    I don’t know if you use the ‘shapebuilder’ tool at all. I’m using it more and more. It’s a great complement to the pathfinder and a good alternative for joining the shapes with this technique.

    PS: I see you’ve got Astute’s Subscribe installed in your tool palette. Me too. You should have used their tangent tool :)

  2. says

    Thanks for checking it out and the comments. I have played around with the shapebuilder tool a little but not enough to get comfortable with it.
    You are right, I should have used the tangent tool! I installed it a week or so ago and forgot about it. As you can see I missed the tangent on the right, being in too much of a hurry.

    Thinking about drawing some hands for the next one and showing the difference between using the stroke width tool and not using it.

  3. Ah – don’t be so hard on yourself. I hadn’t noticed you’d missed it – until you pointed it out. LOL! I guess this is one perfectionist speaking to another… :)

    Drawing hands and the variable width tool sounds good to me!

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