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How to Create the Bevel & Emboss effects for editable text in Adobe Illustrator

Today we will talk about how to get the Bevel & Emboss and Letterpress effects for editable text using native Illustrator’s features. Let’s get started!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Effects, on 2015 Oct 01 Read More
How to add bullet points to text in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s article, you’ll learn how to add bullet points to text, properly format a bulleted list and create a new paragraph style to speed up work with similar text objects in the current and new documents. Although Adobe Illustrator does not have functions to create bulleted lists, a simple sequence of actions allows you to do that.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Text Effect, on 2015 Sep 28 Read More
How to Calculate an object’s area with Phantasm and InkQuest in Illustrator

In this article we will look at a universal way to calculate the area of all object types, including compound paths, editable text, groups and even images using the Ink Coverage tool found in the InkQuest plug-in for Adobe Illustrator. The Phantasm Duotone effect will help us to prepare objects for such calculations.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Small Tutorials, on 2015 Sep 14 Read More
Arc Tool in Adobe Illustrator

Once I saw a sketch that one artist draw in the pencil hatching style. Being impressed by the apparent casualness of path and zigzag strokes, I immediately wanted to try to imitate this technique in Adobe Illustrator. But it turned out that the tablet’s pen with the selected Pencil Tool forms too many unnecessary anchor points while you draw, which are quite difficult to remove. And then I remembered a good old Arc Tool - a tool that I almost never used. Now I understand that it was in vain...

posted by: Eugene S. Chiayinick, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2015 Sep 08 Read More
How To Crop a Photo in Adobe Illustrator

Probably the most frequently asked questions from users is ‘How can I crop an image?’. While the developers still have not taken care of the creation of such a tool, we know how to do it directly in Adobe Illustrator.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2015 Sep 07 Read More
Android Material Design UI Kit Download Free PSD

Here is the Free PSD for Android material design, created by Nine Hertz with plenty of attractive background and design styles. It contains a well organized set of all the necessary UI elements so that you can easily edit the designs according to your project need. Download it now and feel free to use it in any of your personal or commercial projects.

posted by: NineHertz, in Freebies / Free PSD, on 2015 Aug 27 Read More
SALE: Up to 60% OFF & Loyalty rewards

The Famous Astute Graphics SALE is now on! You can save 60% when you spend over £300+ / $470+ / €414+* this means you can buy all the plug-ins we make, and become an Elite for £180.40/$283/€247 Alternatively you can save 40% OFF £200+ / $314+ / €274+* gaining you any...

posted by: Georgie Hulburd, in Articles / News, on 2015 Aug 26 Read More
Tools rarely used in Illustrator. The Knife Tool

We begin a new series of articles about the time-tested, but rarely used Adobe Illustrator tools. As far as possible, these articles will help beginners to reveal hidden potential in these tools. Let’s talk about the Knife Tool.

posted by: Eugene S. Chiayinickh, in Articles / Theory, on 2015 Aug 24 Read More
How to Create Rhinestone Patterns with Space Fill

In this tutorial you will learn how to fill a shape with crystals when creating rhinestone patterns. It took me less than a minute to evenly distribute 220 diamonds inside a complex shape. ColliderScribe successfully eliminates time-consuming manual work from our workflow.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2015 Aug 24 Read More
Iaroslav’s Top 5 Astute Graphics Tools

Today I’d like to talk about five excellent vector tools, which I often use in my working process. They are convenient, intuitive and there are no analogues to their function among native tools. They save my time, speeding up the routine workflows.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Articles / Inspiration, on 2015 Aug 06 Read More
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