You’ve probably heard of a Clipping Path in Photoshop. Well, a Clipping Mask in Illustrator is pretty much the same thing. It’s a vector path that masks, or “clips” out part of the image. Clipping Masks provides vector artists with more flexibility when building and organizing files. For designers, they can be scary at first, but are easy to de-mystify. iStockPhoto is here to de-mystify it for you.
Vectors are a great resource for designers, you can use them at any size and they are usually quite easy to edit. DesignerDaily has a collection of free quality vectors that you can use in your design work, make sure you always look at the license before using.
There are some Illustrator and vector tutorials that are commonly needed and used in the illustration field. In this post, GraphicMania has collected some of the useful vector tutorials that is commonly used in many vector effects and artwork.
Vectorss has released a new vector pack for you. This time it’s 10 sets of free buttons for you to customise and use however you wish.
A delightful combination of faux script, swirls and flowers presented in four layers for you to play with. Thanks go to Vectorss for this gift.
Line Art is an ancient and basic form of generating large graphics. This art is often seen on tiled walls, bamboo stick designs and on your blanket embroidery. In this tutorial from VectorTutsPlus, they cover the same technique to convert a photograph into vector line art.
TheVectorLab presents a set of 6 super fresh and clean vector wreath designs. Great for creating crests and sporty designs. All for the low low price of Free (AKA zero, zilch, nada… you get the picture). Download now before it’s gone!
Watermarks play an important role in protecting your artwork. Generally, we do not give much attention towards a watermark’s appearance and use a text or a Logo to get the job done. A well designed and properly executed watermark can really protect the artwork without actually affecting its appearance. The best way to do this is pattern making. VectorTutsPlus shows two different watermark designs, using the same pattern making technique.
In an effort to brush up on Adobe’s vector application, WebDesignLedger spent a lot of time looking at tutorials. Click the link for a list of the ones they’ve found to be the most useful for learning new techniques, and brushing up on the tool sets found in Illustrator.