Illustrator, I’m not a-scared of you anymore.

I’ve been wanting to make a paper-doll (wikipedia) style avatar selection for my game, but I’ve been baffled and overwhelmed by Adobe Illustrator in the past. Illustrator, or some vector based program, seems like the best choice because of the … well … vectors.

Being too timid to use Illustrator was obviously a problem. One option was to have someone else make it for me, or maybe I could borrow/buy one from some other person. In the end I realized I would need to buck up and get over my fear of Illustrator.

I’m happy to report that Illustrator is now my bitch. I am able to bend it’s anchors and paths and make it do my bidding. I can select groups and paste them front, send them back and forth in the layer as I will.

I owe it all to this fine, fine tutorial on how to make Killer Chainsaw Bunnies.

Author: Eric Holsinger

Eric Holsinger is a software professional and photography enthusiast in Southern Maine.

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