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Learning Adobe Illustrator
December 5, 2020, 11:32 am
Filed under: Adobe Illustrator, General comments

I’ve decided to expand my diagramming skills by learning Adobe Illustrator (AI). And, I’ve got an excellent teacher in Marilyn O, the current Graphics Editor for Needle Pointers. I am one of what hopefully will be two Assistant Graphics Editors in training for the magazine. It’s an excellent opportunity to learn AI and give back to the American Needlepoint Guild (ANG).

Learning Excel for diagramming was good but had limitations especially when it got into the more complicated diagrams. Had I know I could have learned AI by volunteering, I would have done this a couple of years ago. Give it some thought. If you want to learn a fantastic diagramming tool, this can be your opportunity too!

In just a couple of days, I have made great progress with the tool.

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Colk. Love the fact you’re to be the Assistant Graphics Editor of NeedlePointers Magazine. Good for you and good for us!

Comment by brendasneedlepointstudioblog

Thanks Brenda!

Comment by melitastitches4fun

Are you using this on your computer or on a tablet? This is the program I used for creating master charts and stitch diagrams/charts. I gave up my subscription in an economy move a year and a half ago. I miss it because I have yet to find anything else for my Mac that does what it does. The app doesn’t seem nearly as flexible and complete as the desktop application to me. Still searching, though I have downloaded Inkscape, a free application that has definite possibilities.

Wishing you good luck working on Needle Pointers!

Comment by Remedial Stitcher

I’m using the Surface Pro which is a tablet but acts like a computer. I thought you had contributed to Needle Pointers too. Thanks. Melita

Comment by melitastitches4fun

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