The Obvious Design Answer: Hiding Paths


Working in Illustrator yesterday, I was being somewhat of a goof. I was creating an asset in Illustrator and couldn’t for the life of me, figure out where my paths went when I clicked on an asset. It was only showing a square shape around the entire image. I was totally clueless. I was using gradient mesh a lot and the mesh kept on disappearing. Only to leave me fishing for anchor points. Not a good place to be and certainly a waste of time. In my opinion, it’s always better to be able to see all the paths and anchor points when an asset is selected.

I was also using Live View at the time, and both the “Hide” function for Live View and Illustrators “Edges” is the same keyboard  action. So I kept on hitting Command + H and hiding either Live Views frame or hiding paths on shapes. What a dummy move. I feel like even though the solution was so simple, I could not find any help on it, online.  So here I am today, explaining it for the next silly goose that comes along and is having the same issue.

Make Your Own Pony!

My entire pod at work is full of girly girls. Girly girls who love My Little Pony. There is a My Little Pony Generator online that is super cute. What ended up happening is the girls started posting their ponies on the wall and it suddenly became a trend. Now our wall is full of co-workers and what they would look like as a pony. Now I know there are some bronies out there. ;) So no haters!

Speech Bubble Tutorial

Having a speech bubble in your “Know how to do” library is always a good thing. This is a short tutorial to show you some tricks to creating one quick, but not dirty. You’ll end up with a clean and polished vector speech bubble that you can use for a lot of different purposes. Enjoy!

Level: Intermediate

If you have benefited from this tutorial in anyway, please feel to leave a comment! It’s always great to get to know you and also receive feedback.