April 1, 2013
Welcome to this month’s showcase of our favorite Adobe Illustrator tutorials available on Vectortuts+. Vectortuts+ is a blog of tutorials, articles, freebies and more on all things vector! We publish tutorials on techniques and effects to make awesome vector graphics in Adobe Illustrator. My name is Sharon Milne and I’m the Editor of Vectortuts+ and it is my pleasure to share with the Adobe Illustrator community five of our most interesting and popular tutorials published during March 2013.
February 7, 2013
In this series of three artist interviews, we’ll be speaking with several of the Adobe Illustrator artists who are featured in my new book Adobe Master Class: Illustrator. This book showcases the work of 31 talented, innovative vector artists, giving us insight into their workflows and creative inspirations. Eleven of these artists share their design process via tutorials. Today we talk with one of these artists, Cristiano Siqueira, and also let you know how you can get a 35% discount on a copy of the book! So let’s get to know Mr. Siqueira…
January 8, 2013
Remember when lines were painstakingly inked and type had to be set and waxed onto board, along with graphics? It all sounds so long ago, but it’s really only the short span of 25 years since Adobe Illustrator revolutionized the graphics arts industry, and in doing so, transformed Adobe from a company focused on PostScript hardware to one focused on application software.
Ton Fredericks, an Adobe senior sales engineer out of Amsterdam, worked together with his brother to create a free iPad app: Adobe Illustrator, the Early Years. The app provides a look into the early years of Illustrator and celebrates the creative freedom that Illustrator has brought to generations of designers and illustrators.
Included are interviews with people central to the development of Illustrator, including Adobe founder John Warnock, and Luanne Seymour, the designer responsible for the iconic Illustrator Venus, along with historic materials from 25 years ago.
December 10, 2012
The Illustrator team is happy to announce support for HiDPI and Retina display support for Illustrator CS6 customers. This update is available to all Illustrator CS6 customers, both Creative Cloud members as well as owners of perpetual products.
With this update, customers can see more detail in images, text, and in the Illustrator user interface when working on high-resolution displays, including the new Retina display available on MacBook Pro. The HiDPI feature in Illustrator is currently only available on Mac OS. It is expected to be available in the future on additional operating systems.
Illustrator CS6 on a Retina display, (A) with the HiDPI update, and (B) without the HiDPI update
To access HiDPI/Retina support, open Illustrator CS6 and from the main menu select Help > Updates, and choose Update from the Updates dialog. Here’s how the Illustrator update is shown in Adobe Application Manager:
Illustrator 16.2 Update
Find out more about this and many other updates coming to Adobe Creative Cloud. Watch the Create Now Live event on line that kicks off Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 10 AM PT. Tune in here.