I’ve had mostly bad experiences with Adobe Illustrator in the past, so I thought I’d open it up again and see if I could make something interesting.  While working in Illustrator, in my head I keep thinking, “This is such a hack-ish, inefficient way to get the effect I want.  There must be a better way, or a methodology for AI that I don’t yet know about…”  Then I go look at some online tutorials, and come to find out that’s exactly the way the tutorial teaches.  I feel like Illustrator isn’t really streamlined for anything in particular, and is just a bunch of vector-drawing tools lumped together.  Or at least, it’s not very streamlined for illustrating, which I find somewhat ironic.

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