Save Time With Custom Views

Custom Views ThumbnailIf you have read some of my Tips & Tricks before, you know that I am all about saving time and increasing productivity when using Illustrator. Creating custom views in Illustrator is another trick I use to save time. Custom views are great for viewing complicated illustrations, documents with many Multiple Artboards, or sections of an Illustrator document you are constantly revisiting.

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Phantasm CS Style & Action Competition and a Copy of Phantasm CS Studio Up For Grabs

Phantasm CSAstute Graphics, the makers or the amazing Illustrator plug-in Phantasm CS, just announced their Phantasm CS Style & Action Competition. Owners of the Phantasm CS range have a chance to win a Wacom Intuos4 Large pen tablet, Pantone ColorMunki Design, or a copy of the Illustrator CS4 WOW! Book! Don’t worry if you don’t have a copy of Phantasm CS, because Astute Graphics is giving a copy away to a Vectips reader!

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Create a Stylized GPS Icon

GPS IconLocation based software and peripherals are very popular these days. So, In this beginner/intermediate Illustrator tutorial, I will show you how to create a stylized GPS icon using simple shapes and gradients. Using these basic techniques, you can easily create other icons, logos, and illustrations.

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