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How to Apply a Duotone Effect to Vector Artwork in Adobe Illustrator

With the help of Phantasm CS, you can apply a Duotone Effect or Filter to both vector artwork and embedded images directly in Adobe Illustrator. It is the equivalent function of Photoshop’s Duotone tool, even with the ability to directly exchange settings.We will look how to apply this effect to your vector artwork in this article.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2012 Feb 10 Read More
How to Create Vector Mascot Characters in Adobe Illustrator
Today Russian illustrator Victoria Vasilyeva will share the secrets of her Illustration skills with us. She specializes in illustrating children’s books, advertising, creating characters and icons. In this Quick Tip you will learn more about how to take an illustration client from concept to final artwork, let’s get started!
posted by: Victoria Vasilyeva, in Illustrator Tips / Small Tutorials, on 2012 Feb 06 Read More
How to Speed Up the Workflow with the Help of Shortcuts in Adobe Illustrator
Using shortcuts in Adobe Illustrator greatly accelerates the process of creating an artwork. Using them, you can quickly select a specific tool, the action or effect. You can find the list of default shortcuts Adobe Illustrator that are being used later in this article.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Basix, on 2012 Jan 19 Read More
How to Quickly Find Raster Images and Effects in Vector Files in Illustrator
You probably know that such sites as Shutterstock or Istockphoto do not accept vector works that have raster images or objects to which the raster effects have been applied. Today I'll tell you how to quickly find the raster images and effects in the vector file for replace or remove them.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2012 Jan 18 Read More
How to Evenly Distribute Different Size Objects along a Path in Adobe Illustrator
In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial we will use the Art Brushes and the Blend Tool to evenly distribute different sized objects along a path in Adobe Illustrator. I’m sure that techniques described here will make you look at the well-known tools and their properties in a different way. This technique was developed by my friend Iaroslav Yemz.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2012 Jan 06 Read More
Shortcuts for VectorScribe (Dynamic Measure Tool and Protractor)

Today’s article is devoted to the Dynamic Measure Tool and Protractor Tool using keyboard shortcuts guide. This information, along with theinstructional product movies, will help you create vector artwork using the keyboard like on a piano…

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Basix, on 2011 Nov 08 Read More
Shortcuts for VectorScribe (Dynamic Corners)

Today’s article is devoted to the Dynamic Corners Tool using keyboard shortcuts guide. This information, along with the instructional product movies, will help you create vector artwork using the keyboard like on a piano…

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2011 Nov 03 Read More
How to Create a Grass Background in Adobe Illustrator

Today you will learn how to create a grass background using the Transform & Distort effects and Phantasm CS Halftone. Phantasm CS in combination with other effects allows you quickly create very complex textures. See this yourself by studying the technique described in this Adobe Illustrator tutorial.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Effects, on 2011 Nov 03 Read More
How to Crop Raster Image in Adobe Illustrator
We often use raster images in Adobe Illustrator, for example, for the Live Trace, Mosaic Effect, Halftone Effect, or simply as a reference image. This technique allows us to crop raster images directly in Adobe Illustrator without using Photoshop or any other raster editor. This technique was developed by my friend Igor Tchernitsyn.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Web Design, on 2011 Oct 28 Read More
Shortcuts for VectorScribe (PathScribe): Part 3

The VectorScribe  plugin is oriented towards ensuring the creation of your vector masterpieces is easier, faster and more flexible. I hope you have already experienced it. Today’s article is devoted to the PathScribe Tool using keyboard shortcuts guide. This information, along with the instructional product movies, will help you create vector artwork using the keyboard like on a piano…

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2011 Oct 17 Read More
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