Create a Vector File in Illustrator

How To : Saving a PDF-compatible AI file in Illustrator CS5

Need help figuring out how to save PDF-compatible AI files from Illustrator CS5. This clip will show you how it's done. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector graphics editor or a seasoned graphic arts professional interested in better acquainting yourself with the new f ...more

How To : Design a vector logo in Illustrator

This software tutorial shows you just how easy it is to design a great looking logo in Adobe Illustrator. As with any other software package, it's all about getting to know the interface; and then from there it's all about developing your design skills. As with most others, I ...more

How To : Create a vector 3D logo in Illustrator CS2

There's nothing better than a cool logo design, except maybe a cool 3D logo design. A 3D logo might just be what you need to have your company stick out. Watch this Illustrator video tutorial to learn how to make a 3D logo. You may want to apply a glassy text feel to the finis ...more

How To : Create vector light ribs in Illustrator CS4

There are a lot of things out there in the design world that people have seen and liked, but didn't know how to make. LIke vector lights. Watch this Illustrator video tutorial to take a look at those cool glowing, color changing, fading, bright, neon-like, fanning spread of gl ...more

How To : Use vector smart objects in Illustrator

Using a Vector Smart Object made in Illustrator allows you to keep your type layer fully editable and updating automatically from Photoshop. Use vector smart objects in Illustrator. Click through to watch this video on layersmagazine.com

How To : Create a vector RSS icon in Illustrator

In this Software video tutorial you will learn how to create a vector RSS icon in Illustrator. Open illustrator and open a new document. Select the ‘rounded rectangle tool’ from the rectangle menu. Click and drag to draw a rounded square. Select the gradient fill on the le ...more

How To : Draw a vector heart in Adobe Illustrator

Check out this video and learn how to draw a very cool graphic using Adobe Illustrator. This tutorial will show you how easy it is to draw a vector heart without having to download anything extra. All you need is Adobe Illustrator and some time! This video will cover how to us ...more

How To : Vector an eyeball in Adobe Illustrator CS3

Increasing the contrast in Photoshop could help when performing this Illustrator technique. This subject: the eyeball. Watch this Illustrator video tutorial to learn how to vector an eyeball in CS3. Vector an aye of a model of your choice using simple techniques that will be u ...more

How To : Use the Pixel Grid tool Adobe Illustrator CS5

Whether you're new to Adobe Photoshop or a seasoned graphic arts professional after a general overview of CS5's most vital new features, you're sure to be well served by this official video tutorial from the folks at Adobe TV. In it, you'll learn how to create vector objects p ...more

How To : Use the live trace tool in Adobe Illustrator

This shows how to use live trace on Adobe Illustrator to make a vector image. First, you need to open up Adobe Illustrator. Then go to file and select New and adjust your size to letter. For orientation you can choose to have it landscape if you want. Once you have your blank ...more

Dumpster Drive : Exchange Your Digital Trash with Strangers

Do you ever wonder if the files you're trashing on your Mac are actually trash? Let's say there are 80 million computer owners running Mac OS. If each user trashes at least 10 files each day, that's 800 million deleted files that cease to exist every 24 hours. If that doesn't ...more

How To : Create 3D objects from vector images in Cinema 4D

Learn how to use Maxon CINEMA 4D R10 - along with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator for vector image editing - to create 3D objects from vector images. Cinema 4D has everything to satisfy your professional 3D modeling, texturing, animating and rendering needs. It's fast, stable ...more

How To : Use the Pen Tool in Adobe Illustrator CS2

Working with vectors isn't easy, and working with vectors means using paths. Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics application, therefore virtually everything in Illustrator is created using paths. The Pen Tool is the king of paths, you can create any kind of path using the p ...more

How To : Draw fire and flames in Adobe Illustrator CS4

See how to create a vector flaming box in Adobe Illustrator CS4. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector graphics editor program or a seasoned graphic arts professional looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of this particular iteration of ...more

How To : Ink comic books in Adobe Illustrator

Comic books are fun to make, but inking them can be a time extensive pain of a process. Using a computer software program, you can make the inking much faster. In this two-part video tutorial, you'll learn how to take a sketch and turn it into vector Adobe Illustrator artwork. ...more

How To : Create a 3D box icon in Illustrator CS4

Create a vector three-dimensional box icon in Adobe Illustrator CS4. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector graphics editor program or a seasoned graphic arts professional looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of this particular iteratio ...more

How To : Animate a flying bird using Illustrator and Flash

In this two-part tutorial, J. Schuh demonstrates how to animate a flying bird using Illustrator and Flash. In Part 1, he goes over the process of creating the vector assets in Illustrator. In Part 2, he brings the illustrator assets into Flash to animate the movement of the wi ...more

How To : Blend gradients in Illustrator CS3

How do you make a gradient bend to the shape you are creating? The answer is in Illustrator’s under-used Blend tool. See how to blend vector gradients in this creative and useful Illustrator CS3 tutorial. Blend gradients in Illustrator CS3. Click through to watch this video on ...more

How To : Convert a Vector Logo to a 3D Logo with Cinema4D

In this tutorial, Broadcast Designer Jason Brown will show you how to knock out a vector logo from Adobe Illustrator into a 3D logo in Maxons Cinema 4D. The tutorial also touches on basic texturing, lighting and animation. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video ...more

How To : Create swirling rainbows in Illustrator CS3

This is all about vector, swirling rainbows. Have you ever seen those looping, swooshing, swirling rainbow graphics used in all kinds of graphics ranging from logos, and sketches, to grungy and retro illustrations? Well, you are going to create one of them in Illustrator. Watc ...more

How To : Make folded, flowing ribbons in Illustrator CS3

Ribbons are really kind of a hot commodity, believe it or not, because they're actually quite trick to make. But knowing how to make some ribbons could make you very valuable and you could implement them into your own designs. Watch this Illustrator video tutorial to work with ...more

How To : Apply clipping masks in Adobe Illustrator CS4

Learn how to interlace custom shapes in Adobe Illustrator CS4, an effect that's especially attractive when working with 3d perspective objects and shapes. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector graphics editor program or a seasoned graphic arts professional looking to be ...more

How To : Save files for the web in Illustrator CS3

Are your website's graphic too small for viewing? Or too big to load? This video shows you how to preview file formats and settings in order to effectively save an Illustrator image for the web. Save files for the web in Illustrator CS3. Click through to watch this video on ad ...more

How To : Export animated SWF files from Illustrator CS3

This video shows you how to export your Illustrator animations as Flash files. The video goes over the different export options and how to modify settings to work best for your animated SWF file. Export animated SWF files from Illustrator CS3. Click through to watch this video ...more

How To : Import Illustrator EPS files in QuarkXPress

Encapsulated PostScript, or EPS, is a graphics file format. In this QuarkXPress video tutorial you will learn how to import Illustrator EPS files. Learn also how to use remove solid background colours from EPS files. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of t ...more

How To : Use Live Trace in Illustrator CS3

Morty Golding is back again to show us how to utilize Adobe Illustrator's live trace tool to convert bitmaps into vector drawings. Vector drawings guarantee that your graphics stay the same across multiple platforms and when printing. So learn how to use live trace and create ...more

How To : Create a cartoon flower in Illustrator

Tasktutorial will teach you how to create a nice vector cartoon flower using Adobe Illustrator. Start by selecting Rounded Rectangle Tool, and draw a black rectangle. Then select multiple points and move it according to the video, using arrow keys. Then draw an ellipse with th ...more

How To : Draw a 3D box in Adobe Illustrator CS4

See how to create an all-vector 3D cardboard box in Adobe Illustrator CS4. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector graphics editor program or a seasoned graphic arts professional looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of this particular it ...more

How To : Scale and rotate in Adobe Illustrator CS4

Adobe Illustrator Creative Suite 4, or CS4, software is a comprehensive vector graphics environment that is ideal for all creative professionals, including web and interactive designers and developers, multimedia producers, motion graphics and visual effects designers, animato ...more

How To : Create vector art in Photoshop

Vector graphics are ideal for simple or composite drawings that need to be device-independent or do not need to achieve photo-realism. This video takes a look at what types of manipulation to vector art are possible via Photoshop. Adam Hay really recommends using Illustrator t ...more

How To : Create dynamic menus with JavaScript

1. The following steps describes how to Create dynamic menus with html and Javascript. 2. Open the html file in Illustrator. 3. Enter the Menu.js file with <Script> Tag. 4. Create a Bulleted List of the Menus and Its Sub Menus inside a DIV Tag. 5. For Each UI List Create a Mou ...more

How To : Create a web 2.0 style badge in Illustrator

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to create a web 2.0 style badge using Adobe Illustrator. Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor. Viewers will learn how to manipulate the Star Tool in Adobe Illustrator, how to apply a custom radial gradient to that shape and ho ...more

How To : Create a button for a website in Illustrator

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to create a button or banner for a website in Adobe Illustrator. Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor. These buttons or banners can be used on personal websites or website channels, such as YouTube. Users are able to customize ...more

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