Thursday, 28 April 2011

Illustrator How-To: Offset Path video walkthrough

With, as ever, apologies for the length of time between posts recently, I'm hoping to bring the blog back up to speed with regular updates, at least weekly, from now on.

Firstly, a follow-up to a question about using Offset Path to create breakout balloons. It seemed easiest to just walk through the process on-screen, which is what I've done below:

--I've removed this video for now…
it'll be back as soon as I can get the
video and audio to sync properly!--

(If you click through to the full YouTube site, there's a 720p version that should be a lot clearer and easier to follow.)

If you have any questions arising from this, or if Illustrator doesn't do exactly what I show here, then please use the comments section below to let me know, but be sure to tell me what version of Illustrator you're using, and whether you're on Windows or OSX.


  1. Hmm. The audio seems to be out of sync when I view this -- is it working OK for anyone else?

  2. Same for me - it's off by quite a few seconds (you've already done the steps back whist the sound is talking about adding a tail).

    Jamie Gambell