Vectips Monthly Roundup – September

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. 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.

Announcements

Adobe Illustrator CS4

Adobe has announced Creative Suite CS4. Check put the Adobe page devoted to Illustrator CS4 where you can learn about the new features, get tips, reasons to upgrade, and purchase options.

Adobe

Other Adobe Illustrator CS4 Links

Illustrator CS4 Artboard

Illustrator CS4 Multi Artboards

Illustrator CS4 Blob Brush

Illustrator CS4 Gradients

Illustrator CS4 Appearance Panel

First Look: Adobe Illustrator CS4

Illustrator CS4: The Facts

Illustrator CS4 New Features

Adobe Added Multitouch to Creative Suite 4, Didn’t Tell Anyone

It’s Going to Be Brilliant: Adobe Illustrator CS4

Tutorials

How to Create a Transparent Battery Icon

A nice tutorial with a number of great techniques for creating an iPhone like battery icon.

Preview

Experimental Text Effects

This tutorial really pushes some of Illustrator features.

Experimental Text Effects

Make a Shiny Gum Ball Machine with Mesh Gradients

A fun tutorial with techniques that can be easily applied to other illustrations.

Make a Shiny Gum Ball Machine with Mesh Gradients

Designing a Sleek Pencil Icon

A simple tutorial with great results.

Designing a Sleek Pencil Icon

Illustrator Tutorial: Wire Fence

Great techniques for creating overlapping objects.

Illustrator Tutorial: Wire Fence

Other Tutorial Links For September

How to Make a Delicious Vector Orange in 9 Decisive Steps

13 Amazing Gradient Mesh Tutorials

How to Create a Box Cutter Style Vector Knife

Vectips Tutorials on Vectortuts For August

How to Design a Set of Multicolored Buddy Icons

A Comprehensive Guide: Illustrator’s Paintbrush Tool and Brush Panel

How to Create a Trendy Retro Type Treatment

Create a Glowing Vector Lightsaber

Freebies

106 Delicious Water Color Illustrator Brushes

Another amazing set of brushes from ColorBurned.

106 Delicious Water Color Illustrator Brushes

Hand Drawn Vector Icons

A simple but effective set of sketchy icons.

Hand Drawn Vector Icons

Freeware Find: DrawBerry – A Free Vector Editor for OS X

Nice little program for free!

Freeware Find: DrawBerry - A Free Vector Editor for OS X

Free Font: Agrafa Hairline

A great free font.

Free Font: Agrafa Hairline

Free Illustrated Vector Sneaker Graphics

Nice set of illustrations.

Free Illustrated Vector Sneaker Graphics

Other Freebie Links For September

Money Icons

DI Exclusive: Turqua 3d Isometric Vector Icon Pack by Monofactor

Cheers: A Free “Social” Icon Set

Free Font: FF Chambers Sans

“Sweated From Pain” Illustration

105 Stunning Retro Tech-Shaped Illustrator Brushes

50 Killer Retro Starburst Brushes

Tips & Tricks

Duplicating a Gradient with Gradient Mesh

Interesting technique for duplicating a gradient.

Duplicating a gradient with Gradient Mesh

Illustrator Magic: Part One

A really nice technique for creating scaling text boxes.

Illustrator Magic: Part One

The Glyph Palette Explained

A nice breakdown of the Glyph Palette.

The Glyph Palette Explained

Adobe Illustrator CS3 Tutorial: Multiple Strokes and Fills

Overview of multiple strokes and fills.

Adobe Illustrator CS3 Tutorial: Multiple Strokes and Fills

The Paragraph Palette Explained

A quick brush up on the Paragraph Palette.

The Paragraph Palette Explained

Other Tips & Tricks Links For September

Changing the “Proportions” of a Color Group

Setting Crop Marks and Bleeds in Adobe Illustrator

Vector Inspiration

Chris Leavens

Amazing vector artist.

Chris Leavens

Mad Men Illustrated

A fun series on Flickr.

Mad Men Illustrated

40 Stunning Vector Landscape Illustrations

Some inspirational vector landscapes.

40 Stunning Vector Landscape Illustrations

30 Kick-Ass Vector Based T-Shirts from Top Designers

Inspirational vector t-shirt designs.

30 Kick-Ass Vector Based T-Shirts from Top Designers

Other Vector Inspiration For September

Celso Junior

Interview Veerle Pieters

INTERVIEW: David Macy, Illustrator Product Manage

The Process of Designing a Killer Logo

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