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Add Effects And Manage Complex Illustrations
Add Effects And Manage Complex Illustrations
View a series of video tutorials to learn the basics of the Effect Gallery and Appearance palette in Illustrator CS2.
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Optimize Documents For Searching In Bridge
Optimize Documents For Searching In Bridge
Save time looking for images and documents by assigning keywords and metadata to them in a few simple steps using Adobe Bridge.
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Shape Graphics With Warps And Envelopes
Shape Graphics With Warps And Envelopes
Sandee Cohen uses warp and envelope effects in Adobe Illustrator to turn ordinary clip art into shaded 3-D graphics.
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Unleash The Power Of Gradients
Unleash The Power Of Gradients
Create and transform gradients in Adobe Illustrator to add dimension and focus to a project.
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Transport Your Image From Vector To Sketch
Transport Your Image From Vector To Sketch
Give your illustration a sketchy, hand-drawn look with Adobe Illustrator CS. Scribbling has never been more fun!
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Creating Lips using Mesh tool
Creating Lips using Mesh tool
select both use pathfinder window and expand.Draw a similar shape on left side.....
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Mesh Tool using & Loving it
Mesh Tool using & Loving it
it just give it a go , Start by creating a circle or box select the mest tool click anywhere on your circle choosing a darker or lighter shade there you have it another exciting new world of using shades and gradience where you have total control of shading…
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Expanding Pattern Fills
Expanding Pattern Fills
Recently while creating some filled lettering i was faced this problem of Expanding the fill properly . Patterns and swatches are so useful when you have appropriate and good ones at hand . Here is a simple method which will expand these patterns clearly and edge to edge here is an example of how swatch expanded looks like…
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Envelope Tool
Envelope Tool
And it seems every time one more hidden tool is revealed .. Have you heard of envelopes . It seems to be a sister tool of mesh tool . Here is a little bit intro into this so practical tool!!] Envelopes are objects that distort or reshape selected objects. You can make an envelope out of an object on your artboard, or you can use a preset warp shape or a mesh grid as an envelope.
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Cleaning up illustrations
Cleaning up illustrations
Here is a little tip which you can follow to get less of messy stuff in your final outcome of illustrations. File will be saved with less pallette items hence smaller file size.
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An expressive shining eye tutorial :Part 1
An expressive shining eye tutorial :Part 1
The tutorial will be in two parts , in the first part i will explain how to create the eye drawing and then creating the pupil ….We will start by drawing out an eye in outline using the pen tool . Since i will be more concentrating on other tools rather than pen tool i am begining by understanding that you have basic knowledge of pen tool .
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An expressive shining eye tutorial :Part II
An expressive shining eye tutorial :Part II
in the last part we were starting work on the white area as seen below . This is how the coloured areas at this point look like
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Create a cool water effect
Create a cool water effect
recently . You will learn how to use mesh tool to create water droplets , use the symbol sprayer tool using symbol of water droplets and dispersing them . Here is a preview of the final image we will be creating by the end of tutorial .
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Create a Cool Air Balloon Wallpaper
Create a Cool Air Balloon Wallpaper
During the process i will also show you how to create the starburst background which you can repeatedly use in your various illustrations. Lately starburst effect has been used widely and the technique i used here is quite simple .We will also make use of Gradient and Blur effect while we reach our target.
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Exporting animated SWF files from illustrator
Exporting animated SWF files from illustrator
I will also tell you how to create an animation IN illustrator FOR flash. And export animated swf files from illustrator . You can download the source files before we proceed with the tutorial.you can preview how we animated a simple flower falling and exported it as swf. This is a small example but the technique can be used in differet ways to fulfil your aesthetic requirement.
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