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Create a Spring Background with Stylism and Adobe Illustrator

In this tutorial you will learn how to combine Stylism and Appearance panel to create fairly complex visual effects. It’s hard to believe that a chamomile can be represented by a simple circle, but it is true. Today, you will also learn how to apply multiple effects to an object and target fill, set the resolution and implement contour control of bitmap effects and so on.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2015 Apr 23 Read More
Create a Dynamic Seamless Pattern with MirrorMe

Today we will talk about shapes of pattern tiles and how to combine the dynamic features of MirrorMe and Pattern Maker to produce complex-looking but easy to make seamless patterns. Let’s create something interesting!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2015 Mar 27 Read More
Create Symmetrical Objects in Adobe Illustrator

Today we’ll talk a little bit about the two most common types of symmetry and using tools so you can quickly and easily create symmetrical objects in Adobe Illustrator. And this is important, because symmetry is used in all kinds of design, architecture, painting and other visual arts.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2015 Mar 18 Read More
Organic Texture Actions with Phantasm

In this tutorial we will learn how to create organic texture using Phantasm Halftone effect, some native effects and Actions feature. The resulting action can be used to generate a wide variety of vector textures in your future projects. Why spend time searching for the right texture, when it can be easily created!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Small Tutorials, on 2015 Feb 27 Read More
Save the Seamless Pattern in the Swatches Panel in EPS10 format

Most of you probably noticed that the sample of the seamless pattern in the majority of cases disappears from the Swatches panel after you save your file in eps10 format. This is a minor problem but if you take care of your client and count on long term cooperation then you’ll need to think more about it. Moreover, some microstock websites demand saving the seamless patterns in the Swatches panel (I think Graphicriver for example). Let’s study this problem and try to solve it.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Small Tutorials, on 2015 Feb 25 Read More
Create Halftone shading with Phantasm Actions

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a Halftone shading effect in a matter of seconds using Phantasm. Using the Actions feature and native Pathfinder effect will allow us to limit the dots using object’s outline.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2015 Feb 21 Read More
Set Resolution of bitmap Images with Rasterino in Illustrator

With the help of the Rasterino plug-in we can precisely determine and set resolutions for Linked and Embedded bitmap images. I hope that you have already experienced using Rasterino if not, download 14 day free trials now!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2015 Jan 30 Read More
Diagrams of Primary Symmetry Types and Creating a Geometric Pattern in Illustrator with SymmetryWorks

In this tutorial, you will find diagrams of patterns of all the primary symmetry types. The diagrams will help you to better grasp the nature of symmetry, which is a good starting point for the creation of complex seamless patterns. We also create a simple geometric pattern, in Arabian style, using Artlandia SymmetryWorks. This Illustrator plug-in produces all symmetries and makes the job of constructing geometric patterns much easier. So let's get started!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2015 Jan 29 Read More
How to Crop Bitmap Images in Illustrator with Rasterino

Today we will take a look at interactive and numeric ways of cropping a bitmap image in Adobe Illustrator using the Crop Image Tool and Crop Image function of the Rasterino panel. You will also learn how to quickly remove extra white and transparent pixels on the edges of the image using the Trim Image function. With the help of the Rasterino plug-in, Adobe Illustrator gets tools that usually only raster graphics editors like Photoshop have.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2015 Jan 26 Read More
Illustrator and Photoshop Workflow with Rasterino

In-line editing of the Embedded images outside Adobe Illustrator in raster graphics editors like Photoshop using native functions is impossible. To do this you first need to unembed an image. Rasterino allows conducting in-line editing of the Embedded images in a much easier and faster way.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2015 Jan 21 Read More
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