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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
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
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
How to Create Vintage Ornament Set with VectorScribe in Adobe Illustrator

Today you will learn how to create elements of the vintage ornament using PathScribe, Extend Path and Smart Remove Brush tools all found in the VectorScribe plug-in. These tools will help us to quickly and easily create patterns in the shape of knots and spirals. ColliderScribe will help us to position the elements accurately. To convert a uniform path to a variable width stroke path, we’ll use WidthScribe.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2015 Aug 01 Read More
How to Set Hot Keys for the Pathfinder Palette

If you need to work a lot with the Pathfinder panel, you are interested in the acceleration your actions, aren't you? The decision is the setting of shortcuts for the most frequent operations. Open the Illustrator, create there the new document and let's see how to do this...

posted by: Alexander Egupov, in Illustrator Tips / Small Tutorials, on 2015 Jul 27 Read More
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