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Create Symmetrical Objects in Adobe Illustrator

Today we’ll talk a little bit about the two most common types of symmetry and using tools so you can quickly and easily create symmetrical objects in Adobe Illustrator. And this is important, because symmetry is used in all kinds of design, architecture, painting and other visual arts.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2015 Mar 18 Read More
Making Symmetrical Patterns in Adobe Illustrator with MirrorMe
Generally, there are 17 kinds of symmetry for seamless patterns, however Adobe Illustrator can offer us only one of them, it is called the Simple Shift. Thanks to MirrorMe plug-in we can significantly extend the functionality of the Pattern Maker feature, adding at least another 7 kinds of mirror symmetry. Let’s take a look at how to create additional types of symmetry, working directly in the Pattern Maker mode.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Effects, on 2015 Mar 16 Read More
Organic Texture Actions with Phantasm

In this tutorial we will learn how to create organic texture using Phantasm Halftone effect, some native effects and Actions feature. The resulting action can be used to generate a wide variety of vector textures in your future projects. Why spend time searching for the right texture, when it can be easily created!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Small Tutorials, on 2015 Feb 27 Read More
Save the Seamless Pattern in the Swatches Panel in EPS10 format

Most of you probably noticed that the sample of the seamless pattern in the majority of cases disappears from the Swatches panel after you save your file in eps10 format. This is a minor problem but if you take care of your client and count on long term cooperation then you’ll need to think more about it. Moreover, some microstock websites demand saving the seamless patterns in the Swatches panel (I think Graphicriver for example). Let’s study this problem and try to solve it.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Small Tutorials, on 2015 Feb 25 Read More
Free Randomizer script for Adobe Illustrator

The script allows changing scale, coordinates, transparency and rotation angle of the object in specified range in random order. This is a wonderful tool for abstract background and texture creation!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Freebies / Free Scripts, on 2015 Feb 23 Read More
Create Halftone shading with Phantasm Actions

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a Halftone shading effect in a matter of seconds using Phantasm. Using the Actions feature and native Pathfinder effect will allow us to limit the dots using object’s outline.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2015 Feb 21 Read More
Create an Isometric Icon Action

In the previous tutorial we looked at the process of creating isometric icons of the building with the help of transformation effects and Phantasm for quick coloring of different projections. Today, using action feature we will make the process automatic. After this, creating isometric icons in Adobe Illustrator will only take a few seconds. Accelerate to speeds of space!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Icon Design, on 2015 Feb 17 Read More
Isometric Icon with Phantasm in Adobe Illustrator

It is well known that the creation of isometric images in Adobe Illustrator is a quite time-consuming task that requires some knowledge. Using the techniques of today’s tutorial we are simplifying the process of transforming, coloring (Phantasm) and positioning (ColliderScribe) objects. This knowledge has very much accelerated my workflow and now I am sharing this with you.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Icon Design, on 2015 Feb 12 Read More
The Center of Your Web Design Empire

Webydo is a web canvas, made for designers. Actually, it’s a professional website design platform that empowers graphic and web designers to create and manage pixel-perfect responsive websites for their clients, completely code-free.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Web Design, on 2015 Feb 12 Read More
M-rank – Vector Portfolios Rating on Shutterstock

Free service – M-rank gives you an opportunity to see new hits in top vector images on Shutterstock. You are also able to see in real time the best portfolio by its ratings, by its growth during the week, by marketability, by total amount of vectors, and by the number of added vectors in a month. The analysis of your portfolio or of a separate vector, comparison of your ratings with other authors might help you to find your strengths and weaknesses and become a more successful stock illustrator.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Articles / Web Roundups, on 2015 Feb 05 Read More
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