Rollan Bañez
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Creating Designs with the (~) tilde key in Adobe Illustrator

Technical Tutorial Published 9/17/18 Last updated on 9/17/18

You can create great designs and patters, this is can be done by doing the following steps:

1. Select and shape making tool: Rectangle, Ellipse, Line etc.

2. While in the tool, press and hold the tilde (~) key

3. Start dragging the mouse and see new shapes being created on the fly.

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Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 9/2/19 8:05:08 PM Permalink

​tilde key is really full of fun in illustrator

Fonacier Balatero , Jr.

Posted on 11/29/18 7:16:26 PM Permalink

​Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing.