Novices and experts alike, every artist welcomes a few quick pointers to enhance their workflow. Considering the endless possibilities in Adobe’s Creative Suite, there’s a lot to grasp in this powerhouse package.

So, following our look at 20 tips for Photoshop in last month’s issue, we continue in our quest to reveal some nifty techniques for Illustrator and InDesign, to allow you to focus on your projects and get speedier results.

1 Increase stroke width
Want to fatten up that stroke in your artwork in Illustrator? Select the Width tool (Shift-W) and click on the stroke, then drag away from the center line. This will expand your stroke symmetrically. To affect one side only, use the width points along the path, click Option/Alt and drag a point.