February 7, 2013

An Interview with Cristiano Siqueira, aka CrisVector

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…


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February 4, 2013

New Terry White podcast: Adobe Illustrator CS6 –10 Things Beginners Want To Know How To Do

Terry White head shot

New to Illustrator? Need to understand when to use Illustrator instead of Photoshop or InDesign? Or maybe you’re just getting started with Illustrator and you need to know the basics of setting up your documents and getting elements on the page — and how to do these fundamentals the right way.

Then you need to join Terry White, Adobe worldwide design evangelist, and tap into Terry’s deep knowledge of Adobe professional design products in his podcast on How to Get Started with Adobe Illustrator CS6 – 10 Things Beginners Want To Know How To Do.

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January 22, 2013

Illustrator CS6 Ask A Pro Session, Friday, 1/25, Noon PT

Illustrator Ask A Pro

Join Rufus Deuchler, senior worldwide design evangelist at Adobe, and see what Illustrator CS6 as part of Adobe Creative Cloud has in store for designers.

In this lively session, you’ll get a deeper take on Creative Cloud, and an even deeper dive into Illustrator CS6. Whether it’s get the inside look on how to use the newest features in Illustrator, polishing your skills on existing tools, or just getting a better understanding of what the Creative Cloud offering really means, this session will have something for you.

If you missed this Ask a Pro, you can view the recording here.

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January 8, 2013

Adobe Illustrator, The Early Years — Free iPad App

Adobe Illustrator -- The Early Years iPad App













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.

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December 10, 2012

HiDPI and Retina support now available for Adobe Illustrator CS6

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, <strong>(A)</strong> with the HiDPI update, and <strong>(B)</strong> without the HiDPI update

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

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.

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