In today's Adobe Illustrator tutorial I'm going to take you through the process of creating a colourful embroidered patch, based on the kinds of designs associated with National Parks. The artwork will incorporate a landscape scene at sunset, which helps to keep the design simple with a silhouette graphic and a warm colour palette. Stick around until the end of this tutorial to discover an easy way to make your digital design look real with stitching and embroidery effects.
By Jimi Wikman
Illustrator CC 2020 brings many exciting new features including a more intuitive and smarter Simplify Path option, Auto Spell Check, Background Save, faster Effects and all-around improved performance. If you want to get to the parts faster use the time codes below to jump to specific features and check out the Milanote board for resources and exercise files!
EXERCISE FILES and NOTES: https://app.milanote.com/1Is8zO10ER75dX
1:16 Intuitive Simplify Path feature 3:02 Smarter Remove Anchor Point Tool 5:04 Faster effects (Gaussian Blur, Drop Shadow, etc.) 7:55 Recolor Artwork for Freeform Gradient 11:36 Auto Spell Check 12:34 Background save