|Making the decender longer|
|Origonal 'X' adapted twice|
We also learnt how to use the width tool, which is very simple to use when you've had practice, even if at first it was difficult. Using pen strokes and letter forms which have been changed to create outlines, this is an interesting tool, it allows you to create complex shapes quite easily.
|A star adapted|
|Adapting the brush stroke|
Another thing which I never knew I could do on illustrator is using the blend tool, to blend either colours or shapes or both into each other. By selecting different options you can change the tool to change the colour blend or shape blend, you can also change how many steps you want it to take to get there.
|Square to circle|
|Circle to polygon|
|Polygon to star|
You can change the path which the shapes change through by selecting different sides of the shape, which twists and turns depending on where you select.
|Pink square to yellow circle|
|Yellow circle to blue star|
|Blue star twisting to purple polygon|
|Purple circle to green circle, selected from opposite side to give this effect|
These workshops have given me a good starting point for my Alphabet Soup, Illustrator brief.