One Step Trick - the Tilde Button in Illustrator CS and Above

Introduction: One Step Trick - the Tilde Button in Illustrator CS and Above

This cool trick will blow your mind, because not only is the outcome truly awesome, sketchy and abstract equally but also very easy to achieve.

You can make great wallpapers, backgrounds and textures with simple and a ONE KEYBOARD BUTTON trick!

Step 1: There's Only One Step! Literally!

All you do is to select a shape or a type of line from the shape tool or line tool, respectively, located in the tool bar. Then before making the shape on to your document, you press the TILDE (~) button on your keyboard and keep it pressed. Now draw your shape on the document and move your cursor in different directions. See what happens!

Things to note:

1) Make sure your fill is set to none and your outline or stroke of the shape or line is colored.

2) You can only use this trick with the shapes and lines available in the tool bar

Just choose all the different shapes and lines available to you and experiment with this amazing technique!


I will be starting my blog soon and give you the link. It will have more detailed tutorials and different ways to use such techniques.

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • Pocket-Sized Speed Challenge

      Pocket-Sized Speed Challenge
    • Colors of the Rainbow Contest

      Colors of the Rainbow Contest
    • Maps Challenge

      Maps Challenge

    7 Discussions

    0
    livichris
    livichris

    5 years ago

    MS Word?

    0
    AaminaS
    AaminaS

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Oops I am very sorry, I forgot to mention the program in this one. This is Adobe Illustrator trick.

    0
    LydiaT2
    LydiaT2

    5 years ago on Introduction

    What program are you using? I don't understand what you are talking about. This doesn't make sense at all. Please explain better.

    0
    AaminaS
    AaminaS

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Oops I am very sorry, I forgot to mention the program in this one. This is Adobe Illustrator trick.

    0
    petercd
    petercd

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Does nothing in MS Paint, which program is it?

    0
    AaminaS
    AaminaS

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Oops I am very sorry, I forgot to mention the program in this one. This is Adobe Illustrator trick.

    0
    AaminaS
    AaminaS

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Oops I am very sorry, I forgot to mention the program in this one. This is Adobe Illustrator trick.