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Free Adobe Illustrator CS6 Tutorials and How-Tos

In the past, we took a look at some of the new features and highlighted helpful tutorials for Photoshop CS6, and we thought it would be appropriate to do the same thing for Illustrator. The new features and changes in Illustrator are not as drastic as the changes in Photoshop, but there are still new tricks to be learned and the best way is through free online Illustrator CS6 tutorials.

These 15 tutorials, guides, and quick tips will teach new features and explain many changes in CS6. Some are step-by-step tutorials for new and improved features like creating patterns and applying gradients to strokes. Others are guides that explain new features or changes to the interface.

Image Trace in Illustrator CS6

Image Trace in Illustrator CS6

Pattern Creation in Illustrator CS6

Pattern Creation in Illustrator CS6

How to Create a Seamless Pattern in Adobe Illustrator CS6

How to Create a Seamless Pattern in Adobe Illustrator CS6

How to Create Metal Chair Using Gradient on Strokes in Adobe Illustrator CS6

How to Create Metal Chair Using Gradient on Strokes in Adobe Illustrator CS6

Create Seamless Repeating Patterns Using Illustrator CS6’s New Tools

Create Seamless Repeating Patterns Using Illustrator CS6's New Tools

Adobe Illustrator CS6 First Looks: New Gradient and Pattern Features

Adobe Illustrator CS6 First Looks: New Gradient and Pattern Features

Illustrator CS6: Adding Gradients to Strokes Lines

Illustrator CS6: Adding Gradients to Strokes Lines

Creating a Simple Pattern

Creating a Simple Pattern

Creating a Repeatable Pattern for the Web

Creating a Repeatable Pattern for the Web

New Image Trace

New Image Trace

Improved Performance: Gaussian Blur

Improved Performance: Gaussian Blur

Understanding 64 Bit Support

Understanding 64 Bit Support

Adjusting Interface Brightness

Adjusting Interface Brightness

Understanding the Control Panel

Understanding the Control Panel

Adjusting the Control Panel

Adjusting the Control Panel

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