The images here provide a glimpse into Javier’s design process, going from sketch to finished artwork, but the Grain Edit interview gives you a deeper look into his workflow as well as his passions for design and more. Check it out!
Illustrator’s Pencil tool is ideal for sketching out freeform designs, and to give a hand-drawn look to existing shapes and paths. For Illustrator CC, new technology under the hood delivers better curves, you also have new options for creating both curved and straight lines, and more.
Welcome to this month’s catch up showcase of our favorite Adobe Illustrator tutorials available on Tuts+. We publish tutorials on techniques and effects to make awesome vector graphics in Illustrator. My name is Sharon Milne, the Vector and Drawing Editor on Tuts+ and it is my pleasure to share with the Illustrator community five of our most interesting and popular tutorials published during January 2014.
Have you ever wanted just the tools you need for a specific task right at hand in Illustrator?
The new Custom Tools panel feature in Illustrator CC lets you do just that, whether it’s tools for drawing and editing paths, working with type, or just having your everyday tools a convenient click away: no digging into hidden tools required.
You can add, delete and rearrange the tools in your custom panel with simple drag and drop actions, and they can be saved with workspaces, too.
“Concert Undersea,” by Shadow Chen http://www.behance.net/saltyshadow
Check out this short video by Rufus Deuchler to see Custom Tools panels in action:
Michael Chaize, senior Creative Cloud Evangelist, gives you a deep dive into using Illustrator for the web, from creating pixel-perfect graphics, to working with smart Symbols, to extracting CSS properties directly from Illustrator.
The latest features of Illustrator CC are covered as well, such as saving responsive SVG files, and Michael shares some fun tips too, such as playing with color in Kuler and Recolor Artwork.
Be sure to check out this and other stories in this month’s Inspire, either on the web, or get the enhanced, interactive version of Adobe Inspire Magazine for Apple iPad and Windows 8.1 devices.