Although similar to Photoshop’s Liquify tool, Illustrator’s Liquify package contains seven different tools: Warp, Twirl, Pucker, Bloat, Scallop, Crystallize and Wrinkle. Such choice can be confusing until you understand the effect that each tool can produce. SmashingMagazine has a simple tutorial that explains each of these special effects, and tips on how to use them.
Finding vector graphics is easy; they are everywhere, posted daily on certain sites. But a lot of them are too eclectic or of questionable quality. DesignResourceBox has found a bunch of vectors that you’re likely to actually use in your designs. Worth a look.
You have the Adobe Creative Suite installed on your computer and have seen Illustrator sitting there quietly begging to be played with but you’ve never jumped in. DesignShack go over ten basic things you should know before starting. This post is ideal for newbies.
Illustrator brushes can be applied to paths and strokes and are excellent for creating unique stroked designs in seconds. TripwireMagazine has more than 70 beautiful Illustrator brush sets for improving and speeding you design process!
If you use Adobe Illustrator, then it’s almost certain that you use the Pen tool when creating your paths. This comprehensive guide at VectorTutsPlus aims to introduce or remind you of features, shortcuts, and methods for working with what is arguably Adobe’s most essential tool.
CreativeNerds present a great illustrator quick tip tutorial on how to use one of illustrators simplest tools. The tutorial is an easy to follow screencast and is only few minuets long, and will show you two great techniques which you can implement within your designs.
This set at Blueprint includes seven high quality royalty free abstract vector shapes in Illustrator format, fully editable. The shapes are elegant and can be used in a variety of projects.
The following list at Inspiredology includes tutorials for CS5 as well as for earlier CS versions of Adobe Illustrator. Try some of your favorites and see the incredible uses available with the Warp Tools.