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How to Create a Handmade Sackcloth Heart in Illustrator

Today using the example of creating a handmade sackcloth heart, we will explore the Shadows and Highlights functionality of Texturino v1.2 to add realism to your vector workflow. The new Convert Raster Art to Texture feature makes it even easier to work with bitmap textures. So, let’s get down to learning and applying new technologies that extend the capabilities within Adobe Illustrator!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Icon Design, on Yesterday Read More
How to Create a T-shirt Mock-up with Texturino in Illustrator

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a T-shirt mockup with the Texture Brush Tool and Texture panel in Texturino. These methods will not only allow you to use textures in a more convenient way, but also to draw shadows and highlights to create volume on absolutely flat vector objects directly in Adobe Illustrator.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Effects, on 2016 Aug 21 Read More
How to Color Correct in Illustrator with Phantasm

In the process of creating illustrations that consist of thousands of vector objects, a digital artist may lose control over color harmony. I personally always want to slightly adjust color and contrast after completing work. Selecting and recovering objects traditionally is a long and tedious task with no guarantees that you will get the desired result. Color correction can be easily and quickly performed with the help quite familiar to Photoshop users – Levels, Curves and Hue / Saturation features that are available in Illustrator with Phantasm. Let’s see how it works…

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2016 Jun 05 Read More
4 Most Useful Apps for Graphic Designers

Most graphic designers use desktop and laptop computers when creating images. While those are useful tools, they sometimes aren't very convenient. Take your career to the next level by using these four mobile apps for graphic designers. They'll give you the power to create no matter where you are.

posted by: Todd Green, in Articles / News, on 2016 May 23 Read More
What is an Adobe Illustrator’s plug-in?

A Plug-in (or add-on, extension) is a software component that adds a specific feature or tool(s) to an existing computer program e.g. Adobe Illustrator. This is the most popular vector graphics editor that has many features and tools, which might be not enough for certain processes, moreover, not all the tools are easy to use. Plug-ins help us to work in Illustrator faster, more comfortably, and even eliminate the need for use of other applications, such as bitmap editors. Let’s look at some of the must-have features of the plug-ins…

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Articles / Inspiration, on 2016 Apr 14 Read More
Create graffiti logo on brick wall with Texture in Illustrator

Today we will create a vector graffiti logo and apply the bitmap texture from free for customers Pro Texture Packs with the help of the Texturino. Other Astute Graphics' tools will help us to make the process of creating an artwork fast, convenient, and efficient.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Text Effect, on 2016 Apr 01 Read More
50 Free Easter Stock Vectors from VectorState

Move over the old cheesy stock photo site and welcome VectorState the fun new Vector only site dedicated to bringing you the best in premium vectors covering just about every theme you can imagine! The guys at VectorState want to put a spring in your step by giving away 50 premium Easter Vectors!

posted by: Samantha Whitehead, in Freebies / Free Vectors, on 2016 Mar 18 Read More
Create dynamic futuristic user HUD interface with VectorScribe in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s lesson we will look at the techniques of creating a futuristic interface. This interface theme is very popular in graphic design nowadays, and it is very easy and comfortable to create it using the Dynamic Shapes Tool found in VectorScribe plug-in.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Web Design, on 2016 Mar 16 Read More
How to Create Destroyed Text Effect with Stipplism

In today’s tutorial we will create the effect of destroyed text with the help of Stipplism. The unique technique of using symbols for the text will enable us to keep it editable, even after applying an opacity mask and multiple effects to different objects.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Text Effect, on 2016 Mar 14 Read More
How to Create Space Background with Texturino in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial we’ll be working with our new Texturino plug-in, which makes it quick and easy to work with bitmap textures with a panel and annotation system. This gives us the opportunity to finish vector artworks directly in Adobe Illustrator without using bitmap editor. I hope you like it!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2016 Mar 10 Read More
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