This whole week I’m rounding up my favorite vector tutorials, tips, tricks, freebies, articles, and inspirations for 2010. This post is dedicated to my favorite tips and tricks. For beginners, it good to learn best practices and for expert users, it’s fun to fill in your gaps in your knowledge!
On January 28th, Jean-Claude Tremblay spent the day tweeting about Illustrator tips and tricks. On his site, he had rounded up the more than 200 tweet into a handy pdf. Essential!
Great intro article about scripting in Illustrator. For the example project, you learn how to covert a flat process color into its matching gradient.
Some great gradient tips from one of my favorite vector artist Alexandra Zutto. He discuss how he uses radial gradients, linear gradients, and gradients meshes to create one of my favorite pieces of the year.
Illustrator is becoming a essential tool for web design. Now Illustrator supports HTML5’s “canvas”.
Typography is an important element in most every design project. Moreover, it essential to have a firm grasp on how to use one of Illustrator’s most important tools.
Another important feature of any design or illustration project is color. This article is a great introduction, but also great to fill in the blanks if you are an more experienced user.
Some of the greatest tips are the ones we might already know about but explained and applied in a compelling way. This articles does just that!
The new Perspective Grid tool in Illustrator CS5 is very useful. With any new tool, it is great to see how other artist use them.
Actions is one of the most time-saving features in Illustrator. If you haven’t incorporated Actions into you workflow, I highly suggest this article.
I know I already put Fridays With Mordy in the Inspiration and Articles Best Of, but this series is too essential not highlight again in the Tips and Tricks category.