March 4, 2014
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.
Check out this great tutorial from Kendall Plant on drawing with the Pencil tool and using the new Path Reshape capability, too. The rebuilt Pencil tool may just change the way you approach drawing vector paths in Illustrator.
February 18, 2014
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.
February 4, 2014
The latest edition of Adobe Inspire Magazine has a great article on using Illustrator for web design.
Michael Chaize, senior Creative Cloud evangelist
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.
CSS Extraction in Illustrator CC
January 22, 2014
Need a closer look at the new Live Corners feature that was released as part of the Illustrator CC update on January 16? Then be sure to check out this four-part tutorial on the Illustrator CC Learn pages, created by Kevin Stohlmeyer.
Hey, there’s even a slick Illustrator CC cheat sheet you can download on the tutorial page for tool, document and keyboard shortcuts.
January 7, 2014
Just in time for the New Year, we’ve a special treat for illustration fans: a new Illustrator CC sample art piece, created by Don Clark of Invisible Creature.
Image detail from “Reality Reborn”
From an early love of skateboarding and snowboarding to founding a punk rock band with his brother Ryan in the 1990s, Don Clark has moved through life embracing his passions. Eventually, Don turned his attention to design.
In 2000, Don and his brother again joined forces: this time bringing their creative vision and illustrators’ touch to developing album covers, posters, and logos for many of the musicians they’d met throughout their music careers.
Don and Ryan Clark of Invisible Creature
13 years later, Don still does some work on music packaging—even having garnered Grammy nominations along the way— but that’s now just part of the focus of Invisible Creature, the highly successful creative firm Don runs with Ryan.