You can register with Adobe® to view a special web broadcast for Adobe® Creative Suite® 4 on the 23rd of September, 2008. All you have to do is follow this link and sign up for a time and Adobe® will send you information on how to view it. I’m all signed up and can’t wait to see what is in store for Illustrator CS4! Does any one have any predictions on what the new features Illustrator will include?
Below is the interview I conducted with Jeff Finley of Go Media that took place over Twitter on Wednesday, August 27 at 1:00 pm EST. Overall it was a great interview with many questions about Jeff’s thoughts and tips for designing and illustrating. It was an interesting experiment conducting the interview over Twitter and if you read the interview live, I would love to get your comments on how it went!
There are a number of great tutorials, freebies, and articles related to vectors coming out on the web daily. Each month, I roundup some of the best posts that I have found useful. I can’t include everything I’ve seen throughout the month, but you can follow my Twitter feed to get all the daily links. Post comments with links that I have missed so everyone can see them!
If you haven’t heard of Jeff Finley of Go Media, you might be living under a rock. Jeff Finely is the main author of GoMediaZine and one of the owners of Go Media. He has created some amazing artwork for print, web and apparel. Jeff has kindly agreed to do an interview with Vectips. I wanted to do something a little different and try to conduct and interview over Twitter.
I have been using a 6×8 Wacom Intuos3 for the past 4 months, and can’t live without it. It has become a important tool in my Illustrator work. Not only is it more natural using the Wacom compared to a mouse, Illustrator has some tool features you can only use with a pen tablet. With some tools you can set how the tool responds to the Pressure, Stylus Wheel, Tilt, Bearing, and Rotation of the pen. Continue reading
This is a quick tip, but anything that helps productivity is worth mentioning. With the Pathfinder Panel you can create different compound shapes by pressing the desired button. You expand the shape by pressing the Expand button in the panel. Instead of pressing the expand button, hold Alt /Option when pressing the button to combine these two step!
Illustrator has many great selection features, as I talked about in a previous post Save Time With Save Selection. Another selection option that I use regularly is the Magic Wand Tool (Y). With the Magic Wand Tool (Y), you select an object and the tool will select every object with similar attributes. The real benefit of using the Magic Wand Tool (Y) comes when setting the tolerance levels.