August 14, 2013
On the Adobe Illustrator Facebook Page, we have been featuring Fan Fridays each week where we showcase four pieces of work submitted by fans of the page. Each week one illustration receives more positive feedback along with many requests for a tutorial. That was certainly the case for this portrait we featured by Estonian-based designer Madis Põldsaar:
We reached out Madis for a tutorial of how he created the work, and he was kind enough to create one so all of you can be inspired and try something new. His tutorial is below. Also, be sure to check his site to see more of his work on Behance.
Want to submit your work for Fan Friday? Head to the Illustrator Facebook page and submit your work to us via Facebook Messenger.
Note: you can download the brush referenced below by Madis on DeviantArt. Big thanks to Swedish artist jimro for sharing this brush.
August 13, 2013
Welcome to this months showcase of our favorite Adobe Illustrator tutorials available on Vectortuts+. Vectortuts+, part of the Tuts+ network, publishes tutorials, articles 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, I’m the editor of Vectortuts+, and it is my pleasure to share with the Illustrator community five of our most interesting and popular tutorials published during July 2013.
August 1, 2013
Discover What’s New in Illustrator CC — UPDATE
If you missed the live session with Rufus, you can view the recording of this webinar here.
Join Rufus Deuchler, Senior Worldwide Evangelist for Design at Adobe, and get the scoop on what’s new in Adobe Illustrator CC.
Find out how you can leverage the new tools and Creative Cloud integration in Illustrator CC to design in more powerful, intuitive, and connected ways.
Want to see how you can start with a bitmap image like this…
…and end up with a beautiful final graphic like the one below in just a few steps?
Then you need to a register for this free online session.
You’ll have time for direct Q&A with Adobe staff and Rufus during this session, too, so come with your Illustrator questions and the team will do their best to get you the answers you need.
Rufus is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design with a BFA in Communication Design, has worked as a corporate and editorial designer across Europe since 1992, and has taught graphic design since 1995. Based in Florence, Italy, Rufus brings a thorough understanding of creative software from a designer’s perspective.
July 29, 2013
Image Trace in Adobe Illustrator lets you convert raster images to editable vectors using a new tracing engine introduced in Illustrator CS6. With this fresh approach to tracing, you can quickly get premium results with image sensing that automatically applies the most appropriate tracing preset. And you still have full control to finesse your tracing with an Image Trace panel that presents all options in one place.
If you’re familiar with the old Live Trace feature, you’ll find the new interface more intuitive and interactive. You also get cleaner lines, more accurate fitting, better color recognition, and more reliable results thanks to the refined technology.
July 23, 2013
Welcome to this months catch up showcasing our favorite Adobe Illustrator tutorials available on Vectortuts+. Vectortuts+ is a blog of tutorials, articles 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 June 2013.