For those beaders who want to learn how to draw beading patterns by themselves, Vector Beads prepared some basic video tutorials that will improve your skills in Adobe Illustrator.
All videos are based on using ready made clipart sets provided by Vector Beads.
Before you get started, you should understand what are vector graphics and why to use it for drawing your beading instructions. The video bellow will help you with this.
This video will show you how to import fully editable vector file (Ai) into your current illustrator document and how to isolate the beads.
This video explains how to recolor your vector beads using Recolor Artwork tool. Great thing about using this tool is that you have an option to change colors of your bead shape and shadow in the same time.
Here is a short explanation how to transform objects using bounding box & transform panel in Adobe Illustrator.
If you have no idea how to change units of measurement in your already open Adobe Illustrator document, watch this video tutorial and you will find out how to do that easily.
This video will teach you how to adjust sizes of vector beads to fit perfectly together.
Learn how to create and use chain brushes in Adobe Illustrator, in order to simplify drawing beading diagrams.
Learn how to save your chain brushes as a brush library that you can open and use anytime!
Symbols – What they are and how they can save you time during creation of your beading diagrams.
Symbols are your time savers for drawing your beading diagrams. Save them once and use as many times as you need. This video instruction will show you how to do that.
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