In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to build up many elements to create a vector image with real depth and richness. Zutto explains: “I spend most of the time picking out colours that match each other to form harmonic colour composition. It takes a lot of time, but it’s worth the effort.
Here’s todays Pixels:
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Merry Christmas Adobe Illustrator users, as noupe has compiled a massive list of goodies just for you.
In this article, there are over 200 (mostly) free resources for Adobe Illustrator. Since many designers have made these resources free for others, please take the time to check out the license agreements before using any resources for projects.
Finally, have fun stockpiling all the brushes, patterns,, symbols, vectors, swatches, and fun additions to the Adobe Illustrator presets. After all, among these resources, there’s sure to be a few gold nuggets just waiting to be found.
Fire up those download managers, you’re gonna be burning up the bits tonight.
I’m sure that clipping paths and opacity masks in various graphics tools are nothing new to many of you, but they are something I continually screw up. Thankfully, VectorTuts+ has a tutorial demonstrating their use.
Opacity Masks and Clipping Paths are two of the most used tools in my workflow. They allow me to easily reveal or hide artwork without deleting any paths. As in all digital arts, it’s best to design your workflow to allow for maximum editability. It is inevitable that either myself or the client will change their mind through the process and this technique allows for easy revisions and edits, leading to less stress and happier clients.
Roger Federer is now tied with Pete Sampras for the record of Most Grand Slam Titles (14). But how did each athlete get there? It’s an interesting question that Dave Potsiadlo decided to answer.
Although the two athletes have arrived at the same destination, how do their respective journeys compare with one another? With this question fueling my curiosity, I set out to create a rich visualization of the data to add some depth to this story.
It’s a great graph, and his website contains a wealth of knowledge about its creation. Done entirely in Adobe Illustrator, it’s not only a great reference on managing data and visualization, but on use of non-science products (illustrator) for graphing.
John Dickinson at Motionworks has a great tutorial in-progress.
In this 3 tutorial series we’ll look at how to build a glass shatter effect using Illustrator, After Effects and Cinema 4D. This section includes capturing the template in After Effects, creating paths in Illustrator and setting up imported splines as polygons in Cinema 4D.
All three parts are now online as MP4′s for ou to download and enjoy.
SixRevisions has gathered 40 great Adobe Illustrator tutorials into a single post. A great way to get up-to-speed on one of the most powerful vector graphics packages on the market.