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We like to be able to give you many tutorials as soon as a new version of Adobe Illustrator comes out and CS6 was certainly no exception. Today we give you a round up of some of our tutorials which highlight the new tools.


Image Trace

A revamp of Live Trace was introduced in Adobe Illustrator CS6. With a different interface and simplified options, Image Trace has been covered in several of our tutorials in some form or another.


  • Quick Tip: The New Image Trace Panel in Illustrator CS6

    The new Image Trace function in Adobe Illustrator CS6 has some major improvements and some major headaches. In this Quick Tip screencast you can see it in action!


  • Create a Grungy CMYK Pattern in Adobe Illustrator CS6

    It’s hard to get a grungy look in vector because it’s such a clean medium to work with. However, by playing with Image Trace and Art Brushes, you can achieve that messy edge. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to create a quick, grungy CMYK pattern in Adobe Illustrator CS6 using the new Image Trace feature and Pattern tools.


  • Quick Tip: How to Use the New Image Trace in Adobe Illustrator CS6

    In this tutorial we will learn the new features of the tracing engine in Adobe Illustrator CS6 and talk about its new functions. We will trace a photo, a sketch and a texture; then we will compare the results between Adobe Illustrator CS5 and CS6.


  • Create an African Silhouette Sunset Using Image Trace in Illustrator CS6

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to create a silhouette using Image Trace and overlap it onto a gradient and brush stroke sky to create an African inspired sunset scene.



  • Gradient on Stroke

    It's been a wait, but in Adobe Illustrator CS6 Gradient on Stroke was finally introduced. With three different ways you can have a gradient on stroke, the possibilities are endless.


  • Quick Tip: How to Create Metal Chair Using Gradient on Strokes in Adobe Illustrator CS6

    Adobe Illustrator CS6 has a new feature which is called Gradient on Strokes. It is the first time since Adobe Illustrator’s creation we have an opportunity to apply the gradient fills to the strokes. There are two more types of the gradient fills beside the linear and radial gradient fills. I think this feature has lots of creative potential. Let’s examine the gradient on strokes in more detail and figure out how to use it.


  • Quick Tip: 100% Vector Drop Shadow with Illustrator CS6

    In this quick tip tutorial, we'll show you how to use gradient on stroke, to create a 100% vector Drop Shadow and Inner Glow.


  • Create a One Stroke Tropical Flower Using Adobe Illustrator CS6

    In this tutorial, we'll show you how to create “one stroke” flowers, inspired by a nail art process. It’s aimed specifically at beginners and is great at showing some awesome effects with gradient on stroke.


  • Pattern Tool

    A favourite with our readers and writers alike has been the introduction of the amazing Pattern Tool. It's highly addictive and makes pattern creation so easy to do. It's hard to believe how much we've stressed over making seamless patterns in the past now we have this tool!


  • Quick Tip: The New Pattern Tools in Illustrator CS6

    Illustrator’s new pattern creation tools have made it a lot easier and more fun to create seamlessly tiled patterns. See it in action in this Vector QuickTip screencast.


  • Quick Tip: How to Create a Seamless Pattern in Adobe Illustrator CS6

    The creation of the seamless pattern was always not an easy task, which required exactness and diligence. Fortunately with the new version of Adobe Illustrator CS6 this process became automatic, so now every beginner can solve this task easily.


  • Quick Tip: How to Create Subtle Patterns for Web Projects in Adobe Illustrator CS6

    Recently, the subtle pattern has been used more often in the design of websites. Here we will learn how to create several types of these fillings. The whole process should take you only a few minutes with the Pattern Tool!


  • Create a Grungy CMYK Pattern in Adobe Illustrator CS6

    It’s hard to get a grungy look in vector because it’s such a clean medium to work with. However, by playing with Image Trace and Art Brushes, you can achieve that messy edge. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to create a quick, grungy CMYK pattern in Adobe Illustrator CS6 using the new Image Trace feature and Pattern tools.


  • Recycle One Pattern into Nine New Patterns with Illustrator CS6

    In this tutorial, we'll show you how to recycle a single Victorian pattern JPG into nine brand new patterns!


  • Using Adobe Illustrator CS6

    Of course, not all of our tutorials focus on using specific tools to show you what they can do, but still use Adobe Illustrator CS6. You'll be seeing more of these in the future but it's always good seeing AI CS6 in action.


  • Quick Tip: How to Create Vector Camp Badges

    Summer’s here, time to get outside and enjoy the weather. Well, after spending a little time learning how to create some vector camp badges in Adobe Illustrator that is. Using Drew Wilson’s “Pictos” icon set as our starting point, Ryan’s first tip in Illustrator CS6 is here to kick off the season and get us ready to roast some marshmallows.


  • Vectoring a Pair of Luscious Lips in Illustrator CS6 from Stock

    We'll show you how to create a pair of detailed luscious lips from a stock image, including the teeth.


Conclusion

What has been your favourite new tool within Adobe Illustrator CS6? Are you a fan of the new Image Trace feature? Do you prefer it over Live Trace?

Keep your eyes open for future Vectortuts+ tutorial round ups!

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