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!
Coloring a character sketch can sometimes take much longer than anyone expects. With a few layer tricks and Graphic Styles, I will show you how to create a character that is quick to ink, easy to edit and a breeze to re-color. Let’s get started!
Follow this quick tip and learn how to transform any plain font into a grunge font using only some of the many Art and Scatter Brushes available in Illustrator along with a dose of creativity. I will demonstrate the method using two different types of fonts. Let’s begin!
In this tutorial you will learn 3 simple ways to create a photographic Vignette effect using vector. We will use Gradients, Blends and Gradient Meshes to create the desired effect. Which way you will use to achieve a Vignette in the end is up to you, these ways are here to inspire you and each can be edited and developed to your personal taste or need.
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.