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AG’s Dynamic Corners and Adobe’s Live Corners Features – The Differences

Today we will look at the differences between Astute Graphics’ Dynamic Corners found in the VectorScribe plug-in and Adobe’s Live Corners. This follows numerous request for this information following Adobe’s launch of Live Corners earlier in the Creative Cloud’s existence .

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2016 Nov 24 Read More
How to Create a Tote Bag Mock-up in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial you will learn how to create a Tote Bag Mock-up on which you can easily replace color elements, textures and even object shapes. This is possible thanks to a few plug-ins: Texturino, VectorScribe, Stylism, Phantasm, DynamicSketch and some native Illustrator effects. Let’s get started!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2016 Aug 25 Read More
How to Color Correct in Illustrator with Phantasm

In the process of creating illustrations that consist of thousands of vector objects, a digital artist may lose control over color harmony. I personally always want to slightly adjust color and contrast after completing work. Selecting and recovering objects traditionally is a long and tedious task with no guarantees that you will get the desired result. Color correction can be easily and quickly performed with the help quite familiar to Photoshop users – Levels, Curves and Hue / Saturation features that are available in Illustrator with Phantasm. Let’s see how it works…

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2016 Jun 05 Read More
How to Create Space Background with Texturino in Adobe Illustrator

In today’s tutorial we’ll be working with our new Texturino plug-in, which makes it quick and easy to work with bitmap textures with a panel and annotation system. This gives us the opportunity to finish vector artworks directly in Adobe Illustrator without using bitmap editor. I hope you like it!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2016 Mar 10 Read More
How to create Queen Elizabeth portrait in engraved style with WidthScribe tools in Adobe Illustrator

Today we will create a portrait of the Queen in an engraved style. Three tools of WidthScribe plugin, such as Width Selector Tool, Width Stamp Tool and Width Brush Tool, will help us with that. In order to accelerate and facilitate the process of drawing, we will also use other unique vector tools from Astute Graphics. It makes your drawing easy!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2016 Jan 21 Read More
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 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 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
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