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Illustrator styles

It's been a while since I wrote anything here. Not that I didn't have anything to say...

About six months ago, I discovered Illustrator styles. I'm more of a Photoshop guy and only used Illustrator when I needed to. Then I discovered Illustrator styles.

To create them you must use the Appearance window. Unlike  Photoshop, you can pile on multiple strokes and fills through the appearance window and still keep type completely editable. You can even apply gradients to your type without turning it into outlines.

Unlike other resources for Illustrator (shapes and gradients, etc.), nobody's giving these away. The best way to learn hoe tho create these, is to dissect the styles of others. One of the cheapest places to but great styles is GraphicRiver dot com.

I'll have more to say about Illustrator styles next time.

Occasional tip of the day-

Why you need a great business card----

Business Cards build connections - From networking at a conference to meeting someone new at the airport, having a great business card is the perfect ice breaker. Handing someone a professional business card is a simple, straightforward way to open any conversation about who you are and what you do. 

Naked Graphics prides itself on creating Business Cards that people want to show off. Your business card should express WHO YOU ARE and not be just an information platform.

Stay tuned for other great tips from Naked Graphics & Summitsoft.

Out & About in Tucson

It's a beautiful day here in Tucson. I had a delivery to make in downtowm Tucson and I found this industrious pair working away in an alley. I't really nice that these days I have time to stop and smell the flowers. One just has to be careful where they stick their nose.