Having trouble learning to master the pen tool in Illustrator, Photoshop, or Flash? We’ve got just the thing! Get started learning pen tool basics by playing the Pen Tool Game. This cute and clever game let’s you practice drawing both straight and curved lines. If bezier curves have got you stumped, give this a try. Its fun! And you’ll be helping a wayward little space traveler named Weber find his way home.
Hint: drawing curved lines scores more points than straight ones.
The most recent release of Illustrator CC has a new tool called the Curvature Tool. If you’ve always had trouble using the Pen tool or editing bezier paths, this may be the tool for you! To practice using it, try this simple new tutorial called Draw and Edit Curves.
Adobe’s learning search has not been the greatest. We’ve wanted to fix it for a really long time and we’re really excited about our new redesign of tutorial search.
There are almost 1000 Creative Cloud app tutorials on Adobe.com, but they’re often too hard to find. This summer, the Learn team built a totally new tutorial search experience to help you get what you need faster. It just went live yesterday.
Here are some of the improvements:
- Search is now available on every tutorial page.
- Search results are totally redesigned to help you decide which tutorial works the best for you. On the results page you’ll find a whole new look.
- Each search result includes:
- tutorial description
- tutorial type: video, text, hands-on, game
- duration: length of the tutorial or time to complete a hands-on project
- apps covered
- user level
Take a look:
Try it out for yourself!
My team has some cool new learning games for you to try! If you’ve never tried Illustrator before, these games teach three essential skills to get you creating in no time.
Our group has been working on building learning experiences that engage users. We want to hear what you think of these games because we’re working on making them bigger and better, so make sure to leave feedback by clicking on the “Provide feedback in our survey” link on the bottom of each page. Here are the interactive learning games:
How to use the Line tool
How to draw shapes
How to use Shape Builder
My design team is testing out a new format—”Visual Tutorials.” The goal is to use simplified visuals to communicate, instead of lots of text. We are currently testing a tutorial for masking an image in Illustrator. You can help us create the most effective content possible by following this link, looking at the tutorial, and giving us some feedback. This might be especially interesting to you if you are interested in topics of semiotics or illustration. Thanks!
Are you a person who prefers visuals in your instruction rather than a wall of words? If so, you’ll love this new visual tutorial from Adobe. Its an experiment we are trying for some of the most commonly asked “how to” questions. I think it will appeal to the people who love Lego and IKEA instructions. No words are necessary because the pictures say it all. Give it a try and let us know what you think!
This summer, I asked Adobe Digital Media intern Aron Bothman to create an animated tutorial on how to edit pdfs. Aron is a Character Animation major at Cal Arts. He decided to make a stop-motion animation using drawings he created on his white board. Believe it or not, this topic is the most requested “how to” search on Adobe.com. I think he did a beautiful job. It is simple, clean, and easy to follow. Please check out the result: