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50 Excellent Adobe Illustrator Video Tutorials - Smashing Magazine

50 Excellent Adobe Illustrator Video Tutorials - Smashing Magazine
Advertisement Adobe Illustrator is the industry-standard when it comes to the creation of vector graphics. Though a very robust tool – the learning curve involved in mastering it can be high. Thankfully, there are abundant resources on the web that allows you to “learn by doing”. Video tutorials (in general) enable the learner to witness – step-by-step – how a particular technique works. We often learn best by seeing how things are done and following along with the instructor (much like in a classroom environment). In this article, we present to you 50 excellent Adobe Illustrator video tutorials. So fire up Illustrator, watch a few of these videos, and hopefully you will have learned a tip or two by the end of your adventures into these Illustrator video tutorials! General Tips and Techniques Patterns and Shapes in Adobe Illustrator This tutorial is based on an advertisement that uses patterns and shapes to create a unique design effect. Creating Objects Effects

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40 Adobe Illustrator Text Effect Tutorials - Noupe Design Blog Oct 25 2009 By Paul Andrew Which one is better for manipulating text, Photoshop or Illustrator? There is no clear and defined answer. Adobe Illustrator Shortcuts If you liked my previous article on Photoshop shortcuts, you’ll probably find this post useful. Here are 26 Illustrator shortcuts that can help you to speed up productivity. I use most of them (in fact, I can’t work without them). Most of shortcuts listed in this article aren’t documented in the software, so keep reading and you’re sure to find at least one new trick to put up your sleeve. Enjoy! Note: this article is written in Mac Illustrator CS3 format.

How To Draw A Glossy 2.0 Loading Bar Vector In Illustrator « A Love For Design » Web Design & Graphic Design Tutorials In this tutorial we’re going to show you how to draw a glossy slick looking loading bar in illustrator. The benefits of doing a project like this in illustrator is that it uses vectorization. By vectorizing this drawing we can resize it to what ever width and height we want without losing the quality of the image (pixelated). You can also transfer our vector from illustrator over to photoshop for easy editing. Creative Commons – Some Rights Reserved

Beautiful Fluffy Clouds in Photoshop - Christmas Tutorial A few days ago I was watching a movie and I saw the Dreamworks logo. It's very well known and incredibly beautiful; that little kid sitting on the moon fishing. But what caught my attention was the clouds on the logo. They were so dramatic, and I thought that it would be a nice idea try to replicate the effect in Adobe Photoshop CS4. The first thing I did was search on the web for references, and to see if there was already a tutorial showing how to accomplish the effect.

22 Very Useful Adobe Illustrator Tutorials 351 shares 30 Flat Circular Vector Icons It can be difficult to find exactly the right type of free icons online – but this iconset is sure to fill the gap. This freebie pack includes 30 flat vector icons created with Adobe Illustrator. Each flat icon is inside a circular background with a drop shadow effect. This is a very popular technique…

80 Best-Of Adobe Illustrator Tutorials, Brushes, .EPSs and Resources - Noupe Design Blog Jan 18 2009 For months, we have been bookmarking interesting, useful and creative Adobe Illustrator tutorials and Resources, so you can now rest assured that you will have the necessary tools to get the job done. Due to this phenomenally vast amount of vector packs, brushes, patterns available, you can now add dirt, rust, floral effect, swirls, mold, oil stains in your artwork and to give it any look you want.

Drawing Day 2: Shading Techniques « LearningNerd Today I read about some basic shading techniques, so here’s what I learned, all wrapped up in a three-minute video. Enjoy! I learned about these shading techniques from a bunch of sites, but these were the most helpful: Pen and Ink Lessons – Line and Value – Explanations and examples of several shading techniques.Basic Pen Strokes for Ink Drawing – A quick overview of several shading techniques.Cross-hatching – Examples of cross-hatching.Stipple Portraits – Examples of stippling.Basic Contour Hatching – An introduction to using curved hatching lines to create the illusion of depth.

Adobe Illustrator Tutorials, Illustrator CS4 Tutorials, Vector Graphics Software Programs, Articles, Vector Images, Illustrator Brushes, Symbols, Web Graphics, Plug-ins, Plugins, Filters, CS3 - Web Site Resources, Website Tips, Websitetips.com Adobe Illustrator Tutorials, Articles, Books, Software The Adobe Illustrator section provides annotated links to helpful, top quality, reliable Illustrator tutorials, vector graphics tutorials, tips, and more for Illustrator CS4, CS3, and more. Illustrator tutorials are for all levels, from newbies to advanced Illustrator users and cover how to use features within Illustrator (such as the Text Tool, Live Trace, the Pen Tool, Brushes, Mesh Tool), and how to create various effects with Illustrator, such as swirls, curls, swooshes, ribbons, and how to create vector graphic icons or navigation buttons and tabs, how to integrate Photoshop CS4 and Illustrator CS4 using Vector Smart Objects, and much more. You'll also find Adobe Illustrator brushes, symbols, vector images, Illustrator product information and help, discussion lists, online forums on Adobe Illustrator,

18 Insanely Addictive Font Games Typography helps you engage your audience and establish a distinct, unique personality on your website. Knowing how to use fonts to build character in your design is a powerful skill, and exploring the history and use of typefaces, as well as typographic theory, can help. But it doesn't have to be boring. This selection of online and mobile font games will help test and expand both your knowledge and identification skills.

Adobe Illustrator Tutorials – Best Of - Smashing Magazine Advertisement Over years Adobe Illustrator has become the standard application when it comes to illustration design. Artists, illustrators and graphic designers use Illustrator to create vector-based graphics which — contrary to raster-based editors such as Adobe Photoshop — can be easily rescaled without the loss of quality. E.g., Illustrator is often used to quickly transform hand-drawn sketches on a sheet of paper into lively and colorful digital images. However, to master Adobe Illustrator isn’t easy; and the creating process of professional illustrations requires both time and patience.

30 Fresh & Useful Adobe Illustrator Tutorials & Neat Tips - Noupe Design Blog Apr 01 2009 Adobe Illustrator is a powerful tool for illustrating various elements one can use for web pages and print design. However, it’s important to know what to do in order to powerfully use its tools and achieve certain effects. So, step-by-step tutorials can provide a lot of help, thats why we spent a lot of time searching for Fresh and New high quality tutorials out there and the result was 30 remarkable illustrator tutorials and tips. Let’s take a look at some of the best and Fresh Adobe Illustrator tutorials we’ve found in the Web so far. Gradient Strokes

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