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How to Create Vector Cacti in a Flat Style with VectorScribe

Today you will learn how to create a vector cacti in a flat style with the help of the Dynamic Shapes tool which is part of VectorScribe. This tool allows you to quickly create shadows on objects and modify ready-made elements. The combination of Dynamic Shapes and native Illustrator effects makes it possible to transform one kind of cactus into another, by managing only the parameters in the dialog windows and the Dynamic Shapes panel.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2017 Nov 20 Read More
How to create a Mandala in Illustrator with MirrorMe and DynamicSketch

Today you will learn how to create a Mandala pattern with MirrorMe and DynamicSketch. The combination of these tools allows you to make drawing more comfortable, as you can see the reflection of the stroke preview. Here you will also find some practical recommendations that will help you to facilitate your creative process when creating similar patterns.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Illustration, on 2017 Nov 20 Read More
How to apply textures to 3D objects using Texturino in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to apply bitmap textures to 3D vector objects using a simple technique. This has become possible thanks to Texturino plug-in, which allows you to quickly convert any embedded images into textures and easily manage them with the help of Texture panel, Texture Manager, and annotation system. Let's get started!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2017 Nov 06 Read More
Paint Brush and DynamicSketch – The Differences

In today's article you'll learn the difference between the Paint Brush and DynamicSketch functions. Although both of these tools are used for the same purpose, DynamicSketch has many convenient and intelligent functions that Paint Brush doesn’t.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Articles / Theory, on 2017 Oct 30 Read More
Using Brushes in Adobe Illustrator – 7 Useful Tips

In this article you will learn how to quickly set up brushes, how to select the appropriate colorization method, how to quickly modify only the selected stroke, the compatibility of brushes with the variable width path and much more.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2017 Oct 19 Read More
DynamicSketch v2 – What’s New

DynamicSketch v2 has just been released making sketching a true joy in Adobe Illustrator! Regardless whether you use a mouse, trackpad, Wacom, Surface Pro or any other Mac or Windows device, it will bring a whole new dimension to your creative and illustrative...

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Articles / News, on 2017 Jul 05 Read More
Manage Auto-Open Panels for Astute Graphics Plug-ins

The respective panels of our VectorScribe, InkScribe, Texturino, WidthScribe, Stylism and MirrorMe plug-ins have always opened automatically when enabled. To disable this function, you previously needed to edit the Adobe Illustrator Preferences file, but this was for advanced users only and required Illustrator to be restarted. Now however, you can turn the automatically opening panels option on and off with DirectPrefs v1.0.2…

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Articles / Theory, on 2017 May 05 Read More
InkScribe v 1.7.1 – What’s New

Thanks to customer feedback and interaction, InkScribe has just become an even more convenient tool. We have changed the tool's location, default preferences and added new InkScribe's presets. We are always thankful for your feedback and expert evaluation as it helps us to improve our products. So thank you! We hope you enjoy this new improved product.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2017 May 05 Read More
6 Ways to Make Your Freelance Business More Professional

A freelancer's image is an important part of catching prospective clients' attention. Though not every freelancer wants to or should present his or her business in the same way, every freelancer needs to show a polished, professional image to the world. A professional freelancer presents the impression of someone who will do good work in a timely manner. Make sure your image is of someone people want to hire.

posted by: Todd Green, in Articles / Web Roundups, on 2017 Mar 30 Read More
Work with Objects in VectorFirstAid

With the help of VectorFirstAid we can automatically rejoin paths, remove unnecessary compound paths and unpainted paths, and remove duplicate art. We can also close barely-open paths and filled unstroked paths, axis-align paths and convert objects to Dynamic Shapes. In today's article, you'll learn about the functions that perform these actions.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2017 Mar 22 Read More
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