June 2009

The world is your vector, and it’s glowing.

Have you ever needed a vector map of the world? There are over 20 free vector maps and globes at the Web Design Ledger.

And if you want it glowing blue, go to gurusunleashed.

Vector illustration.

If you know what you’re doing, Adobe Illustrator is a powerhouse tool limited only by your imagination. If you don’t, then you need to go to Noupe who have over 60 Illustrator tutorials, tips and best practices. Do it!

And they also have 80 ‘Best Of’ tutorials, brushes, EPSs and resources for Illustrator here. Whew!

Vector gals.

If you need a sexy girl or a female silhouette in your artwork, you’ll find some here at Beeexnet. There’s 30 packs, they’re vectors and they’re free. What more can you want?

10 most wanted vector tutorials.

Dunno who rated these as the ten most wanted, but there are some nice cartoon, manga and anime tutorials. Head over to GraphicMania and make up your own mind.

The best of Illustrator tutorials.

Smashing Magazine released the FIRST of the best of Illustrator tutorials awhile ago. They’ve now released the SECOND. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced user, these tutorials are a must-have.

May 2009

Brushing up with Illustrator.

Good Illustrator brushes are a little bit harder to find than good Photoshop brushes, but there are some quality, free sets out there. DesignMag has a collection of 30 sets that you’ll find very useful.