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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
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
How to Color Correct in Illustrator with Phantasm

In the process of creating illustrations that consist of thousands of vector objects, a digital artist may lose control over color harmony. I personally always want to slightly adjust color and contrast after completing work. Selecting and recovering objects traditionally is a long and tedious task with no guarantees that you will get the desired result. Color correction can be easily and quickly performed with the help quite familiar to Photoshop users – Levels, Curves and Hue / Saturation features that are available in Illustrator with Phantasm. Let’s see how it works…

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2016 Jun 05 Read More
How to Create Space Background with Texturino in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial we’ll be working with our new Texturino plug-in, which makes it quick and easy to work with bitmap textures with a panel and annotation system. This gives us the opportunity to finish vector artworks directly in Adobe Illustrator without using bitmap editor. I hope you like it!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2016 Mar 10 Read More
How to create Queen Elizabeth portrait in engraved style with WidthScribe tools in Adobe Illustrator

Today we will create a portrait of the Queen in an engraved style. Three tools of WidthScribe plugin, such as Width Selector Tool, Width Stamp Tool and Width Brush Tool, will help us with that. In order to accelerate and facilitate the process of drawing, we will also use other unique vector tools from Astute Graphics. It makes your drawing easy!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2016 Jan 21 Read More
How to Create an Abstract Dynamic Background with Stipplism

Today I’ll show you how to create an abstract background, which consists of a stream of pyramids. It will consist of dynamic elements. This means that you will always be able to change the direction of the stream, to edit any particle to change the parameters of the effects to color objects with the desired color, and finally replace the elements with the newly created ones. Stipplism can provide us with such dynamics. So let’s get started!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2015 Dec 28 Read More
How to Create Festive Fireworks with Stipplism and Illustrator

Today you will learn how to create fireworks using Stipplism. To do this, we will only need two circles and one straight-line segment. The entire working process only takes a few minutes. Let’s stipple fireworks together!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2015 Dec 09 Read More
How to Create Vector Smoke using WidthScribe in Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a translucent vector smoke, combining WidthScribe tools with native Illustrator’s features. WidthScribe successfully works with any vector matter, even with such light and ghostly one as a smoke…

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2015 Oct 14 Read More
How to Create Vintage Labels with the Dynamic Shapes Tool in Adobe Illustrator

Although the Dynamic Shapes Tool in VectorScribe is designed to create basic shapes, the combination of this tool and use of Illustrator’s effects allows you to create a variety of complex shapes. At the same time the objects do not lose their dynamic properties, which allows you to transform them into new shapes in just a few seconds.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2015 Oct 09 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
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