How to make offset layered designs

I was asked to make a video on how to make offset layered designs in illustrator. This is how I do them, I am sure there is other ways as well. I hope this tutorial helps someone out along the way. If you make something from it, I’d love to see how it turned out:

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Very nicely done. It’s my goal this year to learn about AI. Any specific tutorials for beginners you recommend? I feel pretty comfortable with Inkscape but want to learn AI.

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I have a few but there kinda all over the place. This series https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA6TGCGiz_3Bw1NgmkK6UqKWBhHQG9Fpe&si=a0TSou4w2CNXiHiI I made, in episode 8, 10, and 11 I kinda show different basics but I have several others. As far as outside my channel to learn I always learned by looking up a specific thing I was trying to do and seen how someone did it then played around in the program trying to figure out a flow that works best for me since there is so many ways to do the same thing.

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one thing i noticed in your tutorial. when you shared image trace, you went in an manually deleted all the white areas. if you open the “advanced” part of the image trace dialog, you can actually just tell it to “ignore” a color, which defaults to white, and it won’t even create the white parts for you to manually delete.

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Oh nice! Thanks for this. I never knew this all this time ha ha. I’m fully self taught so I am always excited to learn something new.

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honestly, there are so many buried features that nobody knows them all. i learn things all the time and i’ve been using illustrator for 25+ years.

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Yea for sure. That’s why in a lot of my tutorials I say this is how I do it but there’s probably many ways to do this lol

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i do a lot of template training in InDesign for my company. i show people multiple ways to do the same thing because i know some people like shortcut keys and some people are mouse people, or any other multitude of ways to skin the same cat.

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Thanks!!

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I like watching people work, even if it’s something I think I already know how to do, because you can pick up so many of these kinds of tips to add to your collection.

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