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.
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.
April 15, 2012
Join Brenda Sutherland, Illustrator product manager, as she shares a new sneak peek into gradients on strokes in Illustrator CS6, part of Creative Suite CS6 and Adobe Creative Cloud.
Strokes are core to drawing in Illustrator, and for Illustrator CS6, the ability to apply gradients on strokes will let designers transform simple paths into visually complex and compelling shapes.
The beauty of this approach, beyond the imaginative artwork that can be created, is that the shape that’s created is an easily edited stroke, not the typical shape that’s defined by many points.
In Illustrator CS6, gradients on strokes can be applied along the length, across the width, or within a stroke, but the real magic happens when these new gradients are combined with the variable width stroke feature introduced in CS5.
Watch the video on Adobe TV.
March 26, 2012
Join Brenda Sutherland, Illustrator product manager, as she shares a sneak peek into what’s coming for Illustrator CS6 as part of Creative Suite CS6 and Adobe Creative Cloud.
Brenda is showing Illustrator CS6’s new approach to crafting seamless, repeating vector patterns. On-artboard controls let you create and edit patterns interactively. One-click tiling arrangements let you experiment quickly so you can spend more time being creative and less on planning.
If you’ve ever struggled with creating seamless patterns in Illustrator (and I know I have), you’re going to love this new way of working.
Watch the video on Adobe TV or read the article and watch the video on Adobe Design Center.