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Long Shadow Effect with Snap to Collisions Tool and Extend Path Tool

In this tutorial we will cover a technique for creating a Long Shadow effect using the ColliderScribe and VectorScribe plug-ins, which will allow us to make it easy and quickly. Long Shadow is a popular trend today that is why I think this tutorial will be useful for you.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2014 Dec 09 Read More
Polygonal Portrait Using Triangulator and MirrorMe

In today’s tutorial, we’ll learn how to create a polygon vector portrait from bitmap images with the help of a free Triangulator web-based tool and MirrorMe plug-in, which will provide us with instantaneous symmetry. Let’s start!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2014 Nov 20 Read More
The most convenient vector triangulator from Concept Art

Until today I used a couple of vector triangulators and can assure you that Image Triangulator App from Concept Art is the most convenient from all. You have an opportunity to work in three active modes. You can add points to an original image, work with mesh and with colored polygons. As a result, you export a pdf file which could be easily edited in Adobe Illustrator. Read about how to get the excellent result in polygonal art style in minimal time period.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2014 Nov 18 Read More
Quick change of number value to ten and one-tenth with the help of shortcuts

While working in Adobe Illustrator we often need to pick out the value of a parameter in the dialog box or in the panel. It’s long and not comfortable to use a mouse and keyboard for it. There are shortcuts which allow changing the value to one, to ten and even to 0.1…

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2014 Oct 31 Read More
Smart Remove Brush in VectorScribe2

From now on users of the new version of the VectorScribe v2 have the opportunity to apply the Smart Remove Point feature in a more simple and intuitive manner using Smart Remove Brush Tool. This also allows you to set Path Changes, Tolerance and protect the selected points from being deleted. Smart Remove Brush Tool is a great way to simplify your artworks. There are various processes in Adobe Illustrator, as a result of which we get extra points. We have an unreasonable amount of points, converting the 3D objects into regular vector objects, after the command Object > Expand Appearance...

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2014 Oct 04 Read More
Asymmetry with MirrorMe

Despite the fact that we are surrounded by a lot of symmetrical creatures and objects, some of their elements are not symmetrical. Today you will learn how to create asymmetrical objects of the illustration without removing the symmetry axes of the MirrorMe plug-in. I’m hoping that you have already experienced using MirrorMe if not, download a 14 day free trial now!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2014 Sep 18 Read More
How to quickly select multiple layers and sublayers in the Layers panel in Adobe Illustrator

Today we will review a few tricks that allow you to quickly select multiple objects in the Layers panel. I must confess that I recently had no idea about the existence of such opportunities. So far for me Shift + click has served as the only way to select multiple sublayers or layers in the panel. But it takes a while, isn't it? So let's simplify our workflow...

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2014 Aug 27 Read More
Create a Proper Reflection Using MirrorMe and Stylism
It’s been many times that I’ve noticed that some designers make mistakes creating the reflection of objects. Actually, reflections obey the same laws of perspective as the object itself. In today’s article we will talk about these laws and create a reflection of a simple object using MirrorMe and Stylism.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2014 Aug 05 Read More
Image Trace with Phantasm

Today we will talk about the combination of automatic and manual tracing of raster images with Phantasm. Image Trace feature and Phantasm’s tools will help you to achieve amazing effects that you can not get by using Image Trace options only. Do you want to work faster and more efficiently? Then this article is for you.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2014 Jul 25 Read More
Create oblique projection with OPO plug-in for Adobe Illustrator
OPO plugin is designed to create a simple Parallel 3D Effect. This effect is also known as oblique projection. Oblique projection is often used in design, for example, to create the long shadow effect and typography. But Adobe Illustrator, unfortunately does not yet have such a function, and we have to use blend objects or Transform effect for such constructions. Both of these methods create steps at the edges of these projections, the removal of which can be a time consuming process. OPO plugin avoids these drawbacks and has a number of additional options. Let's check this out.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2014 Jul 14 Read More
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