50 Excellent 3D Adobe Illustrator Tutorials

  Adobe Illustrator is one of the best applications for making graphic artwork like logos, print designs and Web pages. As time goes on, more and more Illustrator techniques are introduced by talented designers and artists in the industry who achieve some of the best results on the Web. One hot trend nowadays is 3D effects...
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60+ Amazing Poster and Advertisement Tutorials

  Everyone in the business world knows the importance of posters and ads in advertising for specific products. Posters are an integral part of advertising. An eye-catching, attractive poster that conveys a professional, compelling message about a product, service or event will invariably hold the user's attention. In this article, we have collected a mixture of...
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Slash Prices, Not Filenames

I’m an advocate of neatly-trimmed filenames — I use InterCapsAsVisualSeparators  or underscores_as_physical_separators. You should avoid using the special characters that are often used to represent ?/@#$*&! profanity, not to be polite, but because some of these characters have special meaning to operating systems. For example, a period at the start of a filename drives it...
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Finding the Area of an Illustrator Object

Need to find the area of a selected object in Illustrator? Illustrator can’t do it on its own, but you’re in luck — there’s a free filter for Illustrator that will. Go to the Telegraphics website and download the free Path Area filter. Yes, free. It’s intended for CS2, but I found that it will...
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Scoop: ScoopCS34! (works with CS3 and CS4)

I’m happy to announce that Worker72a has updated the spiffy Scoop plug-in for Illustrator CS4. Scoop gathers up the necessary fonts and placed artwork for an Illustrator file so you have everything you need. It’s like InDesign’s Package feature, but for Illustrator. If you own Scoop for CS3, the upgrade to CS4 is a paltry...
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Missing Download links – News & updates

[private]Aivault has been facing download problems lately , so i have decided to change the work of action and provide more stable content here , besides that i have couple of Anouncements to make regarding freebies so read on….I Have been using a member plugin for User Management . Unfortunately [...] The post Missing Download...
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Stray points removal in Illustrator and InDesign

Adobe Illustrator has had a Stray Anchor Points remover for some time. In Illustrator CS3, you can remove stray points by selecting Object > Path > Clean up… The Clean Up command allows for deletion of Stray Points, Empty Text Paths and Unpainted Objects. InDesign on the other hand doesn’t contain such a command. How...
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Illustrator 88: Nostalgia

John Nack back in February posted this digitized VHS video from the Adobe archives to YouTube. Maybe I’m getting old or I’m in the mood for some nostalgia … but I’d love to see more of these old VHS movies converted and shared.  This one is a promotional video delivered by John Warnock introducing Adobe...
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Illustrator and Epson printing

If you’re experiencing problems printing to your Epson printer with borderless enabled from Illustrator, this new TechNote from Adobe might provide you with a fix. Web-reference: TechNote (2008, Adobe Systems) Cari Jansen - Training, Print & Electronic Publishing Consultancy, Technical Writing/Editing, Public Speaking...
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3D Pie Graphs in Illustrator

Digitip 073 – Adobe Illustrator CS3 Illustrator has had a graph tool for as long as I can remember. The following trick shows how you can use Illustrator graphs to create a 3D pie graph for which the graph data can still be edited. Let’s get started by entering some basic numbers Create Graph Start...
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Simple continuous pattern

Digitip 072 – Adobe Illustrator CS3 Modified 20-Apr-2008 (added Scott C. tip) The following tip shows how you can create a relatively simple continuous pattern using Illustrator. It’s been sitting on the back-burner for well over a month, but is finally here So where do we start. Start by creating a bit of artwork that is...
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Happy Hearts Photoshop Brushes Free !

[private] Here is a set of 6 photoshop brushes free to download This brush set is created on 2000px sized board so they are hi res and can be used in any of your project without any fear of quality , change the color of the brush and you have [...] The post Happy Hearts...
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Useful Plugins for illustrator CS2/CS3

[private]  Working with illustrator is fun , creating vectors is fun.. There are plenty of plugins which make the job even more exciting . When i started working with illustrator i knew nothing about it and learned everything on my own , it was quite late that i started using [...] The post Useful Plugins...
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education series Pack

[private]Here is an interesting set of symbols and illustrations that can be helpful in your education related projects . These illustrations are available through Shutterstock , dreamstime , stockexpert , fotolia and bigstock photo as individual images and illustrations . Each illustrations if bough individually costs around 5$ . Through [...] The post education series...
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Temporary Access to Selection Tools

Digitip 068 – Adobe InDesign CS3 Ok, not really an extensive tip… more an observation and question – at the end – with some tip elements in it that I thought I’d share. Pressing the Command (Mac) or Ctrl (Win) key whilst you are working with another tool in InDesign will give you temporary access...
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Art Files for Illustrator

Code Line Communications has produced a stand-alone application for Mac OS (PPC and Universal Binary) that makes packaging Illustrator files for delivery of original .ai file including graphics and fonts to service providers an easier task. Web Reference: ArtFiles (2007, Code Line Communications) Cari Jansen - Training, Print & Electronic Publishing Consultancy, Technical Writing/Editing, Public...
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