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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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