January 7, 2014

“Reality Reborn” by Don Clark of Invisible Creature

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.

Detail of "reality Reborn"

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

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.

 

 

 

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December 9, 2013

How To Get Started With Adobe Illustrator CC —10 Things Beginners Want To Know

Terry White head shotBrand new to Illustrator? Maybe you’re not brand new but still want to know how to best setup your document and artboards, work with colors, shapes and brushes, 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 CC — 10 Things Beginners Want To Know How To Do.

And more experienced Illustrator users may just discover new tricks, too, as Terry covers the latest tools and approaches that just may help you break out of long-term habits and work more efficiently.

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December 4, 2013

Michael Cina Interview on Grain Edit

Design. Process. And the evolution of a career.

Ghostly International's "SMM" Compilation front cover by Michael Cina

Ghostly International’s “SMM” Compilation front cover by Michael Cina

Graphic design, painting, photography, type design — Michael Cina’s work has spanned most every medium in his career as artist and creative director, and has made him an inspiration for a generation of younger designers.

Check out his latest interview on Grain Edit to get a unique take on his work and creative process.

You can see more of Michael’s work on the Cina Associates site.

 

 

Ghostly International's "SMM" Compilation back cover by Michael Cina

Ghostly International’s “SMM” Compilation back cover by Michael Cina

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December 3, 2013

Top 5 Adobe Illustrator Tutorials on Tuts+ in November 2013

Vector on Tuts+

Welcome to this month’s catch up showcasing 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 November 2013.

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November 25, 2013

Illustrator CC Update for Mac Customers Now Available

November 25, 2013

Illustrator 17.0.2 Update for Mac Now Available

The Illustrator 17.0.2 update for Mac is now available. To access the update, from the Creative Cloud desktop app, go to the Apps pane, and choose Update.

This new update for Mac customers, which includes the fixes listed for the 17.0.1 release, addresses the issue with the Nov. 18 update crashing on the Mac.

If you need help installing the update, please post your questions on the Illustrator Community Forum.

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