Adobe Illustrator CC Tutorial + Poster

Last year we received a call from our favorite software company, asking us if we’d like to preview the soon-to-be-released Illustrator CC. The one caveat was that we had to create whatever we wanted and document how we did it. Our answer? A resounding ‘Awesome!’ and “Uh-oh, what are we going to create?” There were no guidelines, save for a few key words: Modern, fearless and reborn. Adobe’s theme for the new release.

Since we had just recently bought a farm outside of the city, we were in the thick of having our normal lives turned upside down – yet at the same time, we were having a blast with our new lifestyle. ‘Reality. Reborn.’ is inspired by that personal transition … blended together nicely with the amazing new features of Illustrator CC and Adobe’s willingness to give us carte blanche on creative direction.

We’ve been using Adobe’s products for almost 20 years now and rely extensively on their tools to create our projects. Huge thanks to Terry Hemphill and the Adobe team for asking us to do this. We had a lot of fun with CC’s great new features.

Without further ado, download Adobe’s awesome iPad magazine, Inspire to check it all out – or read it online. And to top it all off, grab the mega-huge uber-limited 25″ x 46″ poster in our shop now.

Read about how we went from sketch phase to final color blocking … and how our process always evolves as we work.

One of the coolest new features in CC is the Multiple File Place tool, allowing you to adjust the size of your file before dropping them on the artboard.

CC’s new Touch Type tool is especially great as well, allowing you to manipulate and edit individual characters without creating outlines.

Those are just 2 of my favorite new features. Read about the rest. A few details below:

… and pick up the giant 25″ x 46″ poster in the shop now for only $40.

6 Responses to “Adobe Illustrator CC Tutorial + Poster”

  1. Laura Says:
    January 7th, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    You guys inspire me. Thanks for introducing me to some great new techniques!

  2. roger Says:
    January 10th, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    ME WANT!

  3. roger Says:
    January 10th, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    just bought it :)

  4. Don Clark Says:
    January 10th, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Thank you!!

  5. Jonathan Says:
    January 16th, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    You guys are my design heroes, it sounds silly, but I’ve been following IC since before it was IC (aka Asterik Studio) You guys rock and are truly and inspiration for me as a christian artist/designer. I hope you guys have an awesome 2014!

  6. Don Clark Says:
    January 16th, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Hey thanks so much!

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Founded in 2006 by Don & Ryan Clark, Invisible Creature is a
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