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Effective Methods of Working in Adobe Illustrator (Part 4)
Natalie Ulrich shares some very interesting tricks with us. In today’s article we will talk about the Layers panel. I always knew that this is a powerful tool of Adobe Illustrator, but I had no idea about some of the functions and how to work with them. Do you know how to speed up your work with Adobe Illustrator for displaying objects with effects and blend objects while they move or zoom? Learn at the jump
posted by: Natalie Ulrich, in Illustrator Tips / Basix, on 2012 Mar 20 Read More
How to Quickly Recolor Complex Objects with the Appearance Panel in Illustrator

Vector designers often faced with a problem when they need to change the colors in their work. The usage of the Recolor Artwork function is not very effective sometimes, and some of the changes can’t be done that way. Today I will tell you how to quickly recolor a difficult vector object using the Appearance panel. You will also be able to change the lighting and texture. Let’s begin!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2012 Mar 15 Read More
InkScribe Tool Use Tutorial Part 2 – Fast and Accurate Work

Today we’ll talk about how using InkScribe allows you to work faster, smarter, more accurately — in other words, more efficiently. As it was already discussed in Part 1 of this series, we can easily choose the type of segment to be created; curved (Bezier) or straight. But now I should say that working with straight segments in InkScribe has one unique feature — Ghost Handles.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2012 Mar 14 Read More
InkScribe, a Tool for Creating and Controlling Bezier Curves

I think it’s time to introduce a new tool that is able to work more flexibly and quickly. Today we begin a series of articles that will introduce you to new tools of the DrawScribe plugin and their functions.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2012 Mar 11 Read More
Create a Mosaic Portrait Using Scriptographer Plug-in in Illustrator
In today’s Adobe Illustrator tutorial we will learn how to create a vector mosaic from a raster image using a Scriptographer plug-in, which allow us to widen the standard functions of Adobe Illustrator. To create a vector portrait we will use the scripts developed by Russian designer Vladimir Seregin.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Effects, on 2012 Feb 28 Read More
How to Apply a Duotone Effect to Vector Artwork in Adobe Illustrator

With the help of Phantasm CS, you can apply a Duotone Effect or Filter to both vector artwork and embedded images directly in Adobe Illustrator. It is the equivalent function of Photoshop’s Duotone tool, even with the ability to directly exchange settings.We will look how to apply this effect to your vector artwork in this article.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2012 Feb 10 Read More
How to Quickly Find Raster Images and Effects in Vector Files in Illustrator
You probably know that such sites as Shutterstock or Istockphoto do not accept vector works that have raster images or objects to which the raster effects have been applied. Today I'll tell you how to quickly find the raster images and effects in the vector file for replace or remove them.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2012 Jan 18 Read More
How to Evenly Distribute Different Size Objects along a Path in Adobe Illustrator
In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial we will use the Art Brushes and the Blend Tool to evenly distribute different sized objects along a path in Adobe Illustrator. I’m sure that techniques described here will make you look at the well-known tools and their properties in a different way. This technique was developed by my friend Iaroslav Yemz.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2012 Jan 06 Read More
How to Create a Grass Background in Adobe Illustrator

Today you will learn how to create a grass background using the Transform & Distort effects and Phantasm CS Halftone. Phantasm CS in combination with other effects allows you quickly create very complex textures. See this yourself by studying the technique described in this Adobe Illustrator tutorial.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tutorials / Effects, on 2011 Nov 03 Read More
How to Create Rays in Just a Few Minutes in Adobe Illustrator
In this Adobe Illustrator tutorial we will learn how to create vector rays simple and efficient way, using a Wave filter in Photoshop and Gradient Mesh Tool in Adobe Illustrator. This technique was developed by my friend Yemz.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Techniques, on 2011 Aug 12 Read More
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