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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
Ai -> Canvas is a Free Plug-in for Adobe Illustrator
The Ai-> Canvas plug-in allows exporting vector and bitmap artworks from Adobe Illustrator directly to the HTML5 canvas element using JavaScript drawing commands. This means that your vector artworks will appear in browsers which support HTML5. With the help of this application you can create some animation and interactive graphics on the basis of web applications.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Freebies / Free Plug-ins, on 2013 Jan 27 Read More
Mesh Tormentor (Free Gradient Mesh plug-in) for Illustrator CS6 is Available!
Today we present you Mesh Tormentor for Adobe Illustrator CS6 (Windows and Mac). As you know the free plug-in designed by a talented Ukrainian developer and a friend of mine – Yemz. Mesh Tormentor allows you to make manual and tedious work with the Gradient Mesh automated, extending the standard features of Adobe Illustrator. Download it and enjoy yourself!
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Freebies / Free Plug-ins, on 2012 Sep 03 Read More
SubScribe - Take the Guess Work Out of Drawing
SubScribe is a free plug-in from Astute Graphics with a set of essential tools for Adobe Illustrator - all for FREE! These tools speed up your workflow by helping you in both every day simple tasks to more complex and precise ones. SubScribe is available for Adobe Illustrator users on Windows and Mac with versions CS5, CS6 and CC.
posted by: Nicholas van der Walle, in Freebies / Free Plug-ins, on 2012 Aug 20 Read More
Next update of Mesh Tormentor plugin for Adobe Illustrator
I have great news for everyone who uses Gradient Mesh in their artworks. There is the next update of Mesh Tormentor plugin version 0.35.1 available. This plugin has earned praise of illustrators from over the world. Mesh Tormentor allows you to make manual and tedious work with the Gradient Mesh automated, extending the standard features of Adobe Illustrator. Today I'm inviting you to participate in beta testing of these updates.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Freebies / Free Plug-ins, on 2012 Jan 21 Read More
The Version of Mesh Tormentor (Free Gradient Mesh plugin) for MAC is Available!
I  have good news for the owners on Mac OS. The beta version of Mesh Tormentor for MAC is available for downloading and testing. I invite everyone who wishes.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Freebies / Free Plug-ins, on 2011 Jun 15 Read More
Mesh Tormentor Adobe Illustrator Plug-in -  Complete Guide
Today I’m publishing a complete guide to Mesh Tormentor plug-in which caused a burst of enthusiastic feedbacks of illustrators from all over the world. This guide is written and illustrated by YemZ, the author of the plug-in.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Freebies / Free Plug-ins, on 2011 Jun 08 Read More
Mesh Tormentor - Free Adobe Illustrator Gradient Mesh plug-in
All those who have tried to work with Gradient Mesh know how hard it can be to learn this technique. A lot of people quit after having failed to get acceptable results. Anyway, it is a very hard work and advice will not work here. Only practice, personal strategy, and many, many hours of manual work will lead to success. I've always regretted that there are no tools in Adobe Illustrator that can automate and streamline manual operations.Now it is not like that! YemZ, talented designer from my country, has developed Mesh Tormentor plugin, which will surprise you with its functions. What a creation are the Art Brushes of Mesh objects. Let's see what it does and where it can be used when applied.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Freebies / Free Plug-ins, on 2011 May 24 Read More
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