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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
Work with Anchor Points in VectorFirstAid

With the help of the VectorFirstAid plug-in, you can automatically reduce and remove points that are unnecessary or that increase the file size and make editing complicated. 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 14 Read More
Getting Started with VectorFirstAid

The VectorFirstAid plug-in is designed to clean up files in Adobe Illustrator. With the use of this plug-in, you can also improve the organization and editability of vector objects. Dozens of routine, time-consuming operations are now automated. Less routine, more time for creativity! In today's article you will learn how to check and clean an open document.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Small Tutorials, on 2017 Mar 13 Read More
VectorFirstAid – Help Reduce Illustrator File Size

Designers who use auto-tracing of bitmap images while creating often end up with very large vector files. This problem can lead to a significant slowdown in the workflow. Large vector files are not accepted to micro stock websites, it is harder to email such files to your colleagues or customers, and finally they take up a lot of space on your computer.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2017 Mar 09 Read More
Say “Hello” to VectorFirstAid
VectorFirstAid doesn't disappoint. It's a departure from our existing creative tools as it doesn't allow you to draw, tweak shapes or add effects. Instead it concentrates on the task of cleaning artwork and making good in a fraction of the time any professional designer could dream of to completing manually. We have never produced a tool that saves EVERY Illustrator user with ANY workflow more time!
posted by: Nicholas van der Walle, in Articles / News, on 2017 Mar 07 Read More
Infographic: Explore Shutterstock’s Global Creative Trends That Will Shape 2017

Stay one step ahead with Shutterstock’s Creative Trends infographic, our look at the styles and trends that will dominate 2017. With information gathered from billions of searches, plus expert knowledge from our design, video, and music teams, we show what’s on the rise around the world.

posted by: Eleanor Innis, in Articles / News, on 2017 Jan 31 Read More
How to create Gear Infographics using VectorScribe and Adobe Illustrator

In this article we will introduce you to the Dynamic Gear options presented in the VectorScribe plug-in. You will also learn how to create the perfect gearing which can be animated using Adobe After Effects. Accurate meshing of teeth will be provided by the ColliderScribe plug-in and thanks to the tools and options in both this and VectorScribe, we will create this animated Gear Infographic…

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Web Design, on 2017 Jan 17 Read More
The Worlds Best Logo’s

We have taken a look at 10 of the worlds most recognisable brands and what makes their logos so successful.

posted by: Samantha Pierrie, in Articles / Inspiration, on 2017 Jan 10 Read More
AG’s Dynamic Corners and Adobe’s Live Corners Features – The Differences

Today we will look at the differences between Astute Graphics’ Dynamic Corners found in the VectorScribe plug-in and Adobe’s Live Corners. This follows numerous request for this information following Adobe’s launch of Live Corners earlier in the Creative Cloud’s existence .

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2016 Nov 24 Read More
Essential Tools that Every Designer Should Have

In the internet age, thousands of tools and products scream for your attention as a designer. There are some fantastic options out there, but it's easy to be overwhelmed. We've curated some great tools for you. You may have heard of several, but we've also thrown in some lesser known tools that can make your life as a designer much easier. 

posted by: Sobia Hameed, in Articles / Inspiration, on 2016 Oct 28 Read More
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