The right tool for the job

Throughout my professional career, I’ve been bombarded with one kind of question. The question is sometimes phrased differently, but it’s always the same intent:”What tool should I use?”The context is usually framed within the hope of a firm decision to use one application over another. Illustrator or Freehand? Illustrator or Inkscape? Illustrator or Photoshop? Illustrator…

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Useful Fireworks Techniques And Features For Large Design Teams

  While Fireworks can be a useful and powerful tool for any screen designer, several aspects of it make it really shine in an enterprise environment when used by both small and large design teams. What do I mean by “enterprise”? For the purpose of this article, enterprise can be defined as any environment where multiple…

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Reviewing Adobe Illustrator’s Extensive Gradients Toolset

While vector based artwork lets designers take advantage of small file sizes and lossless scaling it can also be limiting when trying to add depth and richness to a design. Adobe Illustrator offers a plethora of gradient tools that can help artist produce more organic and vivid pieces. This extended video tutorial covers a wide…

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