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VectorScribe v3 - Astute Graphics. How to Vectorize Hand Lettering. Graphic & Web Design Archvies | Veerle's blog 3.0 - Webdesign - XHTML CSS | Graphic Design. Like I mentioned on Twitter yesterday, this is the largest tutorial I've ever written. Today I'll share you how I created a colorful cityscape in Adobe Illustrator. You'll start from an Illustrator template file, where I prepared the document for you including the colors I've used. We go step by step through the process, creating the sky, the grass, houses, trees, bushes, clouds… I show you several different, yet very simple techniques.

Hope you are ready for this very extended tutorial. I promise it'll be fun... Most of you know I have a fascination of everything geometrical. In a previous post I talked about how you can apply a texture effect using a Scatter Brush. One of the things I've been playing with lately is applying textures to my illustrations in Illustrator. I've always been fascinated by the wonderful animated gifimages created by the talented folks of RADIO. A little while ago I designed, coded and implemented a web site for one of our clients 'Tuinen De Korenbloem'. Create a Trendy Line Art Logo with MirrorMe. Today you will learn how to create a stylish frame for a logo or monogram. Thanks to the MirrorMe Tool you do not need to think over the shape of a pattern well in advance, just trust your intuition… Step 1 Create a square with a fill of a dark color.

We will use this square as a background. Take the Type Tool (T) and create a letter or place another desired element in the center of the background. Lock the letter and background in the Layers panel. Step 2 Take the MirrorMe Tool and set the center of symmetry in the center of the square. This mode allows us to immediately reflect the objects created in the active sector in the remaining sectors in accordance with the selected number of axes of symmetry. Step 3 To create patterns you can use the Pencil Tool (N), setting Smooth preset for Fidelity option in the Pencil Tool Options dialog box. For this purpose I will use the Dynamic Sketch Tool.

Step 4 Now, of course, we can edit the resulting paths. Written by Iaroslav Lazunov. Completely Embed Font (not Subset) in PDF sever... Hi, Dov, if you're reading this, I'd appreciate your input, as I readily admit to being novice in print preparation, but I'm also a perfectionist, so my knowledge is growing at least! 1) I notice that if I use the OnlinePrinters_v1.4.INDD setting from Illustrator or InDesign (which is pretty much the same as PDF-X 2008, it successfully fully embeds some of the fonts, but Arial, and Tahoma it only subsets.

Subsetting is apparently not a problem for the printer, so I guess that's ok. (Previously, when trying to fully embed I had tested using 2001 and 2002.) 2) Also, in the Onlineprinters_v1.4.INDD setting file, it is set to output Coated FOGRA39 (ISO 12647-2:2004), yet ISO Coated v2 (ECI) is the colour space that the printer wants me to use, and I make my documents in this colour space. 3) I have images in my files of various resolutions (all of them at least 300dpi, though). 5) Finally, the setting uses JPEG compression to downsample, at Maximum quality. Thanks, Edward. Illustrator’s Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide. If you use Adobe Illustrator, then it's almost certain that you use the Pen Tool when creating your paths. This comprehensive guide aims to introduce or remind you of features, shortcuts, and methods for working with what is arguably Adobe's most essential tool. 1.

Functions Pen Tool (P) Click on artboard to create paths with straight segments, click and drag to create paths with Bezier curves. Add Anchor Point Tool (+) Click on a path segment to add anchor points. Delete Anchor Point Tool (-) Click on anchor point to remove from path. Convert Anchor Point (Shift + C) Click on an anchor point and drag to create bezier handles where there were none, click on an anchor point with handles to a remove them. Scissors Tool (C) Not part of the Pen Tool group, but definitely associated with it. 2. Select Pen Tool (P)Select Add Anchor Point Tool (+)Select Delete Anchor Point Tool (-)Select Convert Anchor Point Tool (Shift + C)Select Scissors Tool (C) 3. (Caps Lock to toggle between pointer and cross hair) The Bézier Game. How To: Create a Seamless Diagonal Pattern in Illustrator. If our freebies have benefited you personally or have helped you earn a profit please consider donating via paypal.

Donate Now I gotten a few emails recently about how to create a seamless diagonal pattern in Illy, so here we go! Illustrator comes with some default pattern brushes, but no diagonal love. Diagonal patterns are a bit more tricky to make than a simple horizontal, or vertical pattern, but with some rock solid alignment, and some manual input into the Transform palette, you’ll be making diagonal patterns in no time. 1. It doesn’t really matter what size but if you want to follow along, I’m using a 600px x 600px artboard. 2. Again, the size and shape is up to you here. 3. Here we are going to be using the Transform pallete to make or shape align exactly to the upper left corner. 4. Next, rotate your shape 45 degrees either using your mouse and holding Shift, or right click, and enter the value in manually. 5. 6. 7. 8. Select the Rectangle tool, and click once on the aretboard.

How To Use Bitmap Tiff Textures in Adobe Illustrator. Convert Photoshop Text to Vector for Use in Illustrator. Recently I found myself needing to convert some text created in Photoshop to a vector in Illustrator (without reformatting all the text). After some research via Google, Twitter, and asking around, no one seemed to have a sure-fire solution. I called a fellow designer and we bounced ideas off each other until we found a solution that worked in just a few simple steps. Step 1 Open Photoshop file containing the text you'd like to be vectorized. It's not necessary to have the text as the only layer in the file, just make sure the text layer is selected. Step 2 Create a Work Path from the text. Step 3 While the Work Path is selected, go under File > Export > Paths to Illustrator and save the file. Step 4 Open the saved file in Illustrator, and change the color mode to RGB, it defaults to CMYK.

Step 5 Select path and fill with colour, it defaults to no fill and no stroke. Conclusion Although the text is not editable, it saves you from having to redo all the formatting within Illustrator! Adobe Illustrator CS5 Tutorial: How to Make A Clipping Mask. Learn How to Create a Pattern in Illustrator CS5 | Illustrator Atoms | Illustrator Tutorials, Tips and Articles. Many possibilities exist in the world of Illustrator CS5. One possibility is the ability to create seamless patterns.

You have probably seen a variety of complex, clean-looking patterns around the web. In this tutorial, I am going to explain how to create one complex pattern to use on your design projects, backgrounds, etc. Remember that the more you experiment, play around, and review tutorials, the more you will find out about the greatness of Illustrator CS5. Let’s get started! Open a New Illustrator File (File > New) with a size of 400px by 400px.

Let’s set up our workspace: Press (Mac: Command + R / PC: Control + R) to show the rules and then press (Mac: Command + U / PC: Control + U) to set Smart Guides. You should have the following shape: (Images are zoomed-in to 200%) Right-click the entire shape and select Make Guides. At the LAYERS palette (Window > Layers) rename “layer 1” as, “Guidelines” and Lock the layer. Create a New Layer and name it, “Shapes”. Looking good! Using enhanced art and pattern brushes | Learn Illustrator CS5. Share this Episode Autoplay End of Video Show End Screen Default Quality Adjust your embed size below, then copy and paste the embed code above. Community Translation Your transcript request has been submitted. Adobe TV does its best to accommodate transcript requests.

Join the Community Translation Project Thanks for your interest in translating this episode! Please Confirm Your Interest Thanks for your interest in adding translations to this episode! An error occurred while processing your request. Another translator has already started to translate this episode. Thanks for Participating! This episode has been assigned to you and you can expect an e-mail shortly containing all the information you need to get started. About This Episode Create original art or pattern brushes, and learn how to adjust segments of a brush pattern in Illustrator CS5. Presented By Produced By Runtime : 00:03:02 Added : 04/30/2010 About this show Learn Illustrator CS5.

Adobe Illustrator CS6 Tutorial – Pattern Swatches.