Interview with Vector Artist Chris Leavens

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Chirs Leavens is an amazing vector artist who produces most of his art, from start to finish, in Illustrator CS3. This includes all the fantastic textures and tones in his illustrations. Chris’s art incorporates absurdity, anthropomorphism, and a healthy dose of humor. Chris was kind enough to provide Vectips with an interview with insights on his style, Illustrator, and the design and illustration industry!

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5000 Free Business Cards from UPrinting

UPrintingUPrinting, one of the leaders of online printing, is giving five Vectips readers 1000 business cards! It is easy to participate and the business cards are great for all you designers, developers, and illustrators. Moreover, you can customize your cards with various sizes and paper stocks. Head on over to UPrinting Business Cards Printing to find out more about their business card printing services.

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Vectips Monthly Roundup – September

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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. This month’s roundup is late because of my vacation. Still, I figured better late then never! For more links, follow my Twitter feed and if I missed anything, post a comment with any other interesting links.

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Illustrator CS4 Announcement Round Up

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I’m sure you know by now that Adobe has announced Creative Suite 4. Most important to me is Illustrator CS4. I was going to write a comprehensive breakdown of all the new features, but found others have done it better. Instead, I rounded up the best articles and videos I’ve found about the launch of Illustrator CS4. I am going to wait until I have CS4 in my hands to do a comprehensive review.

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10 Free and Extremely Useful Illustrator Scripts

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Illustrator has a plethora of tools at you disposal. Even with all these tools, there is always going to be something missing. This is where scripts and plug-ins come in to help. With scripts and plug-ins you can perform tasks that Illustrator cannot complete on it’s own. There are a great deal of resources out there and in this post you will find 10 free and useful scripts for Illustrator!

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Be One Of The First To See Adobe® Creative Suite® 4

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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?

Jeff Finley Interview

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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!

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