Today our guest is Nicholas van der Walle, the proprietor of Astute Graphics. Astute Graphics has become world famous thanks to its Phantasm CS and VectorScribe plugins that make our work easier and more convenient. Among their customers there are such world famous brands as Adidas, Apple, NASA, Nike, Philips, Washington Post and many others. In this interview Nicholas tells us about his company and its products. You will find out his opinion on the future of vector editors. Maybe Nicholas has prepared another surprise for the vector world? Check this out after the jump!
Today we have a vector pack of artistic pigeon illustrations, made available as a freebie for anyone to download. This was drawn by Gabriel Meono and it’s all 100% vector, available in AI and EPS. Have fun adding this to backgrounds, illustrations, or your next design project that calls out for a a bit of decorative flair.
A few times a each month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from throughout the history of Vectortuts+. This tutorial by Sean Kelly was first published on January 5th 2009.
This tutorial shows you how I build a Bucket ‘o’ Thought character and add a dynamic background effect. This process can be applied to any sketch you are vectorising. It takes some knowledge and skill with the Pen tool, but gives you ultimate control over your line work. In this tutorial, I will constantly refer to a tools’ quick key, learn your quick keys people, it makes things so much easier!
A few times a each month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from throughout the history of Vectortuts+. This tutorial by Jonathan was first published on February 24th 2009.
This tutorial is perfect for the advanced beginner who wants to take her skills to the next level. We’ll explore how to create 3D text and use depth-of-field to enhance a design.
Today we chat with Adam Jarvis. For all you vector fans you’re likley familiar with Vectorvault, which hosts a whole lot of vector resources and inspiration. Learn more about that site, as well as Adam’s design experience, how he works with creative agencies, and how running a design blog has helped him make connections and advance his carreer – all while sharing a love for vector graphics with a robust and diverse web audience.
In the following tutorial you will learn how to create a glossy, colorful text design in Illustrator CS5. We’ll use an interesting font choice, opacity masks, shape building techniques, and more to create this text effect.