Vectips Monthly Roundup: October

July

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!

Tutorials

Character Illustration

A great character tutorial from sketch to finished vector.

Character Illustration

How to Turn a Sketch into a Fat Cat Vector Illustration

Another great character tutorial.

How to Turn a Sketch into a Fat Cat Vector Illustration

Illustrator Tutorial: Snowflakes

A simple tutorial with some great results.

Illustrator Tutorial: Snowflakes

The Top Ten Icon Design Tutorials on VECTORTUTS

A nice roundup of some Vectortuts icon tutorials, including some of mine.

The Top Ten Icon Design Tutorials on VECTORTUTS

How to Create Your Own Color Separations in Adobe Illustrator

A handy tutorial for creating separations in Illustrator.

How to Create Your Own Color Separations in Adobe Illustrator

Other Tutorial Links For October

Draw A Realistic Vector Guitar in Inkscape

Turn a Boring Bar Graph into a 3D Masterpiece

Adobe Illustrator Tutorial Create Vector Metal Icons Buttons

Create a Checkered 3D Chess Figure Scene

Using Adobe Illustrator to Draw in Perspective

Vectips Tutorials on Vectortuts

Create a Swirly Type Treatment

Tips and Tricks

3 Ways to Apply a Line Pattern Effect on Text in Illustrator

Some great Line Pattern tricks.

3 Ways to Apply a Line Pattern Effect on Text in Illustrator

Scripts Make Multiple Artboards in Illustrator CS4 Even Better

I talked about these scripts in a previous post, but if you have Illustrator CS4, these scripts are essential.

Scripts Make Multiple Artboards in Illustrator CS4 Even Better

Illustrator’s Type Tool: A Comprehensive Introduction

A very comprehensive Type Tool article.

Illustrator’s Type Tool: A Comprehensive Introduction

Offset Path on text in Illustrator

I use offsets all the time, if you don’t, read this post.

Offset Path on text in Illustrator

10 Adobe Illustrator CS3 Video Tutorials for Designers Who Missed the Basics

Even if you are an advanced Illustrator user, you can always find something useful in these videos.

10 Adobe Illustrator CS3 Video Tutorials for Designers Who Missed the Basics

Other Tutorial Links For October

Mordy Golding Review: Adobe Illustrator CS4

Illustrator Trick #7: Aligning to objects

Illustrator Trick #8: Scaling Strokes & Effects

20 Exceptional Websites for Learning Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator Tutorial – Offset Path tool

Illustrator Tip :: The Tools You Need Where You Need Them

Vector Freebies

Feed Me Animals: A Free RSS Feed Icon Set

Cute icons set from Smashing Magazine.

Feed Me Animals: A Free RSS Feed Icon Set

50 Astonishing Argyle Pattern Swatches for Illustrator

Again, ColorBurned comes out with an awesome brush set. One of many this month, but this one is my favorite

50 Astonishing Argyle Pattern Swatches for Illustrator

Mixing Console

Nice illustration of a mixing console with many great individual elements to use.

Mixing Console

Star Wars Character Adobe Illustrator Vector

Yoda and Bobba Fett vectorized!

Star Wars Character Adobe Illustrator Vector

Free Font: Quicksand

This was my favorite free font that I ran into this month.

Free Font: Quicksand

Other Vector Freebie Links For October

25 Woven Plaid Swatches

17 Free Water Color Blob Brushes for Photoshop & Illustrator

VECTORTUTS Freebie: Exclusive Illustrator Watercolor Brushes

2009 Calendar

Free Vector Ornaments

PACK (Re-Edit)

123FreeVectors.com

Vectorss.com

Free Vector Icons Pack, 85 Icons Set

Vector Inspiration

The Office – Vectorized

I’m a fan of The Office and love this illustration! ASTRODEVIL has some other great illustrations in his portfolio.

The Office - Vectorized

Incredible Vector Illustrations by Mel Marcelo

Some great portrait illustrations.

Incredible Vector Illustrations by Mel Marcelo

Jared Nickerson

Some real nice vectors from Jared.

Jared Nickerson

30 Cool Vector Illustrated Skateboard Decks

Inspirational vectors on skateboards.

30 Cool Vector Illustrated Skateboard Decks

Realistic Vectors: These Are Not Photos

Some photo realistic vector illustrations.

Realistic Vectors: These are not photos

Other Inspiration Links For October

The Window

CrisVector V.3

Frankenstyles

Vector rules!

25 Powerful Non-profit Logos, Deconstructed

These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Design Float
  • Facebook
  • Mixx
  • TwitThis

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