By Andrei Stefan

Welcome to our Illustrator in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn an Illustrator skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!

The Appearance Panel

Keeping track of your artwork’s appearance can sometimes prove to be a tedious task, especially if you have a lot of visual effects.

Luckily for us, Illustrator comes with a central hub from where we can easily edit and adjust all of these effects on the fly.

If you’ve never used the feature before, I strongly advise you give this little video a go since it will show you all the basics that you need to be aware of in order to start using the Appearance panel.

A Bit More Detail

Learn more about Adobe Illustrator on Envato Tuts+:

  • 10 Illustrator Tools Every Designer Should Be Using
  • How to Scale Icons Correctly in Adobe Illustrator
  • Comparing Two Methods for Creating Line Icons: Offset Paths vs. Strokes

60 Seconds?!

This is part of a series of quick video tutorials on Envato Tuts+ in which we introduce a range of subjects, all in 60 seconds—just enough to whet your appetite. Let us know in the comments what you thought of this video and what else you’d like to see explained in 60 seconds!

Read more here:: Illustrator in 60 Seconds: How to Use the Appearance Panel