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Create Objects' Shapes Using the Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator
Today we begin a series of quick tips for beginners. They will be describing work with vector objects in Adobe Illustrator. The creation of any project can be divided into typical stages. The performance of each of them requires specific tools and techniques. You will get to know them in this series and will learn some of the nuances and tricks that will allow you to work easier and more efficiently. Well, the first step is the creation of the object's shape. In this quick tip we will be talking about working with the Pen Tool (P).
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Basix, on 2013 Jan 03 Read More
Illustrator Tutorial: How to Automate the Process of Creation of Outline Icon with Actions
In this tutorial we will learn how to automate repetitive actions with the help of the Action feature in Illustrator. We will also find out how to test and edit the created action.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Basix, on 2012 Nov 18 Read More
Illustrator Tutorial: How to Speed up Illustrator When Creating Complex Vector Artworks
In this Illustrator tutorial we will learn how to speed up the work of Adobe Illustrator using very simple manipulations, which will take you only a few seconds, but will save hours of hard work.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Basix, on 2012 Oct 08 Read More
How to Prepare a Vector File for Print in Illustrator
Illustrator provides us with a wide range of drawing opportunities, but the more complex the applied effects are, the greater the risk of having a problem when printing is. To avoid this, you need to follow a few simple rules for creating and saving vector files that you are planning to print.
posted by: Adver, in Illustrator Tips / Basix, on 2012 Sep 13 Read More
Effective Methods of Working in Adobe Illustrator (Part 8)
Dear friends, I present you the last article in the series of the "Effective Methods of Working in Adobe Illustrator” articles. You will learn some tips and hints while working with the paths, with the transformation of objects; you will learn how to find the true center of the figures and learn some other tricks which allow you to do more work in less time.
posted by: Natalie Ulrich, in Illustrator Tips / Basix, on 2012 May 02 Read More
Monitor technology overview for graphic designers

The internet, in particular e-forums are known to be the most helpful source of the information for selection of any technological device. The more popular the device to be selected, the more information may be obtained about it from current and former owners. But there is lack of comments as concerned professional, rare and expensive equipment. We typically have to rely upon the seller’s opinion. But can be the seller good adviser? Monitors for designers, photographers and printers are considered to be one of these examples. The main requirement for a monitor to be used in a design environment is high quality color reproduction. This article contains the description of main criteria for the monitor selection.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Basix, on 2012 Apr 25 Read More
Effective Methods of Working in Adobe Illustrator (Part 7)
Natalie Ulrich shares some very interesting tricks with us. Today you will find out how to simplify your work with the Gradient Mesh; how to control the Rectangular Grid Tool, the Arc Tool and the Polar Grid with the shortcuts. You will also learn how to create the gradient brushes and chains. Learn at the jump!
posted by: Natalie Ulrich, in Illustrator Tips / Basix, on 2012 Apr 24 Read More
Effective Methods of Working in Adobe Illustrator (Part 6)
Natalie Ulrich shares some very interesting tricks with us. Today we learn some peculiarities of Star Tool and Blend Tool (W) application. Learn at the jump!
posted by: Natalie Ulrich, in Illustrator Tips / Basix, on 2012 Apr 09 Read More
Overview: Dynamic Sketch Preferences

In this article I’ll tell you how to reconfigure the Dynamic Sketch Tool for easier work. We will learn about all the options for this tool and talk about all the effects they have.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Basix, on 2012 Apr 05 Read More
Overview: InkScribe Preferences

In this article I will show you how to customize the InkScribe Tool for easy work. InkScribe is designed to allow all users to get comfortable with the vector design process, from novices to professionals. The Preferences offered is key to ensuring this. We will learn about all the options of this tool and will talk about the advantages of choosing one or another option.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Basix, on 2012 Apr 03 Read More
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