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Illustrator » Tips and Tricks — almost 4 years ago
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Some time ago I was inspired by the beautiful abstract flowers created by Sandra using ink pen and paper. I’ve always wanted to try and create a similar styled pattern in Adobe Illustrator, but without having the proper tools, I have been putting it off. Now that we have MirrorMe, the long-awaited tool that mirrors your artwork instantly on one single or multiple reflective axes, this task should be simple!
Illustrator » Patterns — almost 4 years ago
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There’s a simple way of creating seamless repeating patterns like these. Let me show you how I created these shapes for geometric patterns using the "Constrain Distance” feature of the InkScribe plug-in together with the "Protractor” tool from VectorScribe!
Illustrator » Basics — over 3 years ago
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Today we will learn how to work with the Appearance panel through the example of creating web buttons. The ability to use this panel, in combination with applying the graphic styles, will speed up your workflow by several times. Moreover, the styles you create will be useful in future projects. This tutorial is primarily designed for beginners, but advanced users can refresh their knowledge and pay attention to details that previously may have gone unnoticed.
Illustrator » Tips and Tricks — over 3 years ago
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Stylism makes 8 of the favourite native Illustrator live Effects interactive, giving complete control over the options. Control over the Effect parameters is now done in a more intuitive way compared to using Illustrator’s own dialog boxes. Today we will learn about all the features of Stylism and talk about all the Effects it offers control to.
Illustrator » Effects — over 3 years ago
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Here I’ll show you how to achieve an abstract portrait of a girl by using Phantasm and VectorScribe. These not only help to create dynamic shapes but can also restore the dynamic status if it’s lost at any point in your workflow.
Illustrator » Drawing — over 3 years ago
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In this tutorial we will learn how to create a weather icon using gradient fills, blending modes and the Gaussian blur effect. I think that it will take you no more than half an hour to draw such icon – and this tutorial does require any plug-ins!
Illustrator » Text Effects — over 3 years ago
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In today’s tutorial we will learn how to use the Appearance panel and Stylism plug-in for creating a complex 3D text effect. You will learn how to use Stylism to add effects and target fills or strokes
Illustrator » Tips and Tricks — over 3 years ago
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Is there an autosave feature in Adobe Illustrator?, this question has been asked by many users over the past two decades. I always heard the short answer - no. This feature is particularly relevant now that the latest releases of Adobe Illustrator, unfortunately, are not very stable. Now, thanks to Autosaviour we got autosave feature. In addition, the plug-in can create backup of the previous version of the file.
Illustrator » Tips and Tricks — over 3 years ago
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In this tutorial we will cover a technique for creating a Long Shadow effect using the Stylism plug-in, which will allow us to control the parameters of the effect using the annotation system. Long Shadow is a popular trend today which is why I think this tutorial will be useful for you.
Illustrator » Tips and Tricks — over 3 years ago
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In todays article you will learn how to use a flexible contour control in the Stylism plug-in to achieve the levels of subtlety direct in vector art.