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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
How to Create Comic Text Effect with Actions and Phantasm in Illustrator

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a comic text effect using the Halftone effect of the Phantasm plug-in, some native effects and the Actions feature. This is a very useful feature that helps to speed up the processes immensely. For example, a sequence of 37 actions and the use of multiple effects with lots of parameters, takes less than 5 seconds. Let’s get started!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Text Effect, on 2016 Oct 21 Read More
VectorScribe v3 Brings Even More Vector Control

Improved tools, focused learning and amazing results are all the focus of VectorScribe v3 – the latest and greatest plug-in for Adobe Illustrator developed by Astute Graphics!

posted by: nick, in Articles / News, on 2016 Oct 20 Read More
Welcome to DirectPrefs – FREE additional Illustrator control

As part of our celebrations of 10 years of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator, Astute Graphics are pleased to announce the release of DirectPrefs. This is a new and completely FREE plug-in for Illustrator CS6 and CC (currently up to CC2015.3) that brings quick and clear control of vital Illustrator preferences.

posted by: nick, in Freebies / Free Plug-ins, on 2016 Oct 20 Read More
10 Years of Astute Graphics; a “Thank You” Giveaway!

Here at Astute Graphics we’re celebrating 10 years of our plug-ins and as you can see, it’s been a busy, productive and eventful decade! As a thank you to our customers, for a limited time we’re offering all of you a FREE Stylism license key...

posted by: Lorna, in Articles / News, on 2016 Sep 15 Read More
How to Create a Tote Bag Mock-up in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial you will learn how to create a Tote Bag Mock-up on which you can easily replace color elements, textures and even object shapes. This is possible thanks to a few plug-ins: Texturino, VectorScribe, Stylism, Phantasm, DynamicSketch and some native Illustrator effects. Let’s get started!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2016 Aug 25 Read More
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