November 2010

Illustrator’s Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide.

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.

Free Vector Wings.

Blueprint present a magic set of vector wings: wings of angels and devils, fairy wings, tribal tattoo wings, various bird’s wings and simple silhouettes. All in vector, all free. Do a quick search on The Graphic Post and you’ll find lots more.

Illustrator’s Live Trace: Sketch to Vector.

In this post, SmashingMagazine take a drawn design, scan it and clean it up in Photoshop, then trace it using the Live Trace feature in Adobe Illustrator. Live Trace was introduced in Adobe Illustrator CS2 but is still a powerful tool available in Illustrator CS5.

30 must see Text Effect Illustrator Tutorials.

In this post, DesignMag has collected 30 must see text effect Illustrator tutorials. There’s a terrific variety for you to consider.

Create a reusable Retro Type Treatment in Illustrator.

In this quick tutorial, Vectips show you how to create a simple retro type treatment. Even though its simple, it uses some powerful Illustrator features. Along with the Appearance panel, we will be using some texture effects, Warp effects, and some simple layering.

50 unique vector Snowflakes.

It’s getting close to the festive season again, and you’ll need to have your vector clip art ready. If you need Christmas Snowflakes, VectorArtBox has quite a collection for you… and they’re free.

Free Label Vector Material.

These Label Vectors at FreeVectorsDaily are ideal if you need a Warranty or a Guarantee graphic. They’re sure to save you heaps of time… download and enjoy.

Eight free Techno Style Vectors.

Hey techno fans, looking for some awesome graphics? Well stop looking and start downloading these amazing techno style vectors at NewEvolution that are fully editable! Below the previews is where you will find the free download with the original EPS files. Enjoy!

October 2010

A handy collection of Free Vectors.

Lava360 share with you stunning and usable free vectors for your next design. All graphics in this post come in .eps file format. You’re sure to find heaps of good stuff.

Using Stock References in the creation of Vector Art.

Historically, artists have used live models and landscapes as a base for their work. In the digital age, stock photos are easily accessible and widely used in all forms of art and vector art is no exception. VectorTutsPlus look at how useful stock is to the vector artist. They also asked some skilled vector artists about their experiences with stock and any advice they would give others on using stock.