Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Stylessleepyti.me bedtime calculatorPrizmo - Scanning, OCR, and Speech on the App StoreTextceleratorTony Vincent Teaches Us How to Make Great IllustrationsOver the weekend my friend Tony Vincent sent me an email about a new video that he made about Adobe Illustrator Draw. Adobe Illustrator Draw is a free iPad app and Android app. It's the app that Tony uses to make the awesome illustrations that appear in his presentations, on his website, and in his Instagram feed. Watch Tony's video, embedded below, to learn how to create illustrations from scratch or by tracing in Adobe Illustrator Draw. Applications for Education As you can see in the video illustrations made with Adobe Illustrator Draw can used by students in slides, as avatars, or anywhere that a high-quality original illustration is needed. As Tony pointed out to me, the app is free but it does require you to register for a free Adobe ID.
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