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Clean Vector Outlines using Gesture Trimming in DynamicSketch
If you’ve ever needed to remove unwanted sections of paths quickly and easily then the Gesture Trimming function in DynamicSketch should be part of your toolkit! In addition to showing how this can be done we’ll also look at how to create a vector outline using a few tools by Astute Graphics.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2014 Jan 22 Read More
More Natural Outlines Using WidthScribe and Adobe Illustrator
In this tutorial we will learn how to create a vector outline using Width Brush Tool, Width Eraser Tool and Width Selector Tool, which are the tools of the WidthScribe plug-in and are designed for easy work with variable width paths. Today we will create an outline of a comic character, and before we begin, let’s briefly look at a few ways that it can be done.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2014 Jan 16 Read More
How to create a brick seamless background in Illustrator CS6 – CC
In this tutorial we’ll learn how to create a brick seamless background using the Pattern Editing feature, which is available for the users of Adobe Illustrator CS6 or CC. For more realistic effect we use some manual techniques, create and apply a vector texture.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2013 Nov 19 Read More
How to create vector rope in Illustrator
In today's tutorial we will learn how to create a pattern brush in the shape of a rope. As you know, this brush cannot contain a gradient mesh, but we will violate this rule using the Mesh Tormentor plug-in.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2013 Aug 22 Read More
MirrorMe Keyboard Shortcuts

 Today’s guide is dedicated to speeding up your workflow with MirrorMe by using keyboard shortcuts. This information, along with the MirrorMe’s instructional product movies, will help you get the most from this unique plug-in!

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2013 Jul 25 Read More
How to create a stylised butterfly and recycle your existing artwork using Illustrator and MirrorMe

The butterfly is a good example of a symmetrical shape and has been chosen for the logo of the new Adobe Illustrator plug-in from Astute Graphics. The MirrorMe plug-in is designed to create reflections in your vector artwork by using either one axis or multiple (up to 72) axes. In this tutorial we’ll take a look at the process of creating a stylised butterfly and also recycling existing designs, such as backgrounds, seamless patterns and pattern brushes out of its elements. Many pieces of artwork that you’ve already created in the past can now be transformed into a set of new designs in just moments.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2013 Jul 12 Read More
How to Create a Seamless Pattern Using Phantasm CS and Illustrator CS6

In this tutorial we will learn how to create a seamless pattern, combining tools of the Phantasm CS plugin with the new Pattern creation feature in Adobe Illustrator CS6. Using these wonderful tools, you can create amazing genuine textile patterns prints.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2013 Mar 31 Read More
How to Enhance a Technical Illustration with WidthScribe and Adobe Illustrator

Today we will take a close look at the features of the unique WidthScribe plug-in in the example of creating a technical illustration of a car. In this tutorial you will learn how to use the Width Gradient and Width Selector Tools in practice, as well as how to optimise the finished vector artwork.

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2013 Mar 25 Read More
Shortcuts for WidthScribe

WidthScribe is designed to give you full control over variable width strokes in Adobe Illustrator. There are related few tasks that cannot be handled by its tools. I hope you have already experienced it (if not, download a 14 day free trial now!). Today’s guide is devoted to speeding up your workflow with WidthScribe by....

posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2013 Mar 21 Read More
How to Create a Seamless Pattern with MadPattern Tool in Illustrator
In this tutorial we will learn how to create a seamless pattern, using a collection of free Adobe Illustrator templates. Using these templates, you can create 19 kinds of these patterns, that is much more than the Pattern Creation feature can offer us in Adobe Illustrator CS6. We will also take a look at how to save this pattern in vector, which is especially important for the contributors of microstock sites.
posted by: Iaroslav Lazunov, in Illustrator Tips / Tool, on 2012 Nov 30 Read More
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