Wheehee! Skillbuilding season has begun!
This is a glorious time (much like May in Chicago) which is identified by three defining characteristics:
- All offspring are in school
- Enough sweet cash has been made by paying gigs to avoid a panic attack followed by the sucking shame spiral into an impenetrable dark abyss that comes free with any degree in the liberal/ fine arts.
- A realization that life is short and the to-do list is achievable (once Netflix is disabled).
Behold! The first new skill of the season: Smart Guides
Ya'll I am a big dummy for not using Smart Guides (shortcut CMD +U) all the damn time. Do you know how many times I have tried to eyeball the perfect placement of lines like a chump? The tutorial I followed today was a great Illustrator refresher for any project that requires building complex shapes. I highly recommend the blog Spoon Graphics
for any designer using the Adobe Creative suite.