Vectorizing your graphics will help improve the quality of your content. Task Tutorial helps you out in this Illustrator tutorial by showing you how to take a crappy jpeg image (a logo), clean it up and turn it into a vector graphic.
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If you're a graphic designer, you've probably dealt with clients who sent you the wrong files, like JPG and BMP "source" files. You need to the EPS vector files, but they don't know what that is, and they don't care. They want that image or logo they sent you blown up to poste ...more
This video shows you how to convert a hand-drawn sketch to a vector drawing using the Live Trace Tool in Illustrator CS3. You learn how to manage tracing options, fill in gaps, and convert a Live Trace object to traditional Illustrator shapes or a Live Paint group. Check out t ...more
This video will introduce you to the basics of creating vector art in GIMP by teaching you to draw using the path tool. Part 1 of 2 - How to Draw vector art using the path tool in GIMP. Part 2 of 2 - How to Draw vector art using the path tool in GIMP.
Illustrator's gradient mesh tool is a powerful one for vector artists... if you know how to use it. This tool can help create beautiful and vivid mesh-based vector portraits, as long as your skills are up to par. If not, try out some of the beginner tutorials on WonderHowTo fo ...more
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
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
Take a look at how to create a realistic pepper in Adobe Photoshop by vector tracing with the pen tool in this software tutorial. Vector images are a more professional way of creating graphics so they won't degenerate when printed. So learn how to work with vector images and t ...more
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
This tutorial starts with a blank project and shows you how to use vector graphics to create a simple leaf in Adobe Illustrator 5. Master many of the basics, such as the pen tool, gradients and path finder, whth this easy tutorial.
Want you create infinitely-scalable vector graphics? With CorelDraw X4, it's a cinch. It's so easy, in fact, that this free video software tutorial can present a thorough, step-by-step walkthrough of the process in just under five minutes' time. For detailed instructions, and ...more
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
See how to create a vector-based leather texture from scratch when working 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 funct ...more
Have some fun with your CorelDRAW software and learn how to actually draw with it. Believe it or not, most people who own software like this never use it, so don't fall into this staple. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to draw a male cartoon vector character in CorelDRA ...more
Creating great-looking animation is what Flash CS4 was made for. This video tutorial explains how to animate vector graphics in Flash using the classic motion tween and a simple mask. It provides step-by-step, detailed instructions that should allow you to animate any image yo ...more
Metal is sleek, metal is stylish, so why not incorporate that metal look into your designs? Watch this Illustrator video tutorial to create those nice little metal buttons, which can also be used as icons for your phone or desktop. Everything in this video is 100% vector, so i ...more
Learn how to create shiny, reflective and vector text in Adobe Ilustrator. Open a new file in Illustrator. Select pixel dimensions and orientation. Select the text tool and enter desired text. Ungroup the text. Select a portion of the text. Use the gradient editor to select a ...more
After Effects is one of the best digital motion graphics software programs out there. Learn it. Now. With this video tutorial, learn how to use Vector Smart Objects in Adobe After Effects. Find out in less than 5 minutes how vector smart objects can save you time and frustrat ...more
Converting bitmap images to vector in Adobe Flash sometimes can come as a nuisance. This video will give you a step by step tutorial on how to convert bitmap images to vector images in Adobe Flash. 1. You will need to import you image to your scene 2. Go to Bitmap -> Trace Bi ...more
In this video tutorial, we learn how to copy and paste vector graphics (from Illustrator or elsewhere) within Adobe Photoshop CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editor or a seasoned designer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and ...more
Need to know how to calculate the domain of a vector-valued function? Learn how with this free video lesson. From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks to the Inte ...more
This awesome simple Adobe Photoshop vector tutorial teaches how to create a vector using a render. This tutorial also has some great tips for beginners to achieve some great results. Vector graphics is a crucial tool of the professional graphics world, so if you don't know how ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a female vector cartoon character in CorelDraw X4. Start out by drawing the head of the character with lines that are curved. Then, add in the pupil and color of the eye. Don't forget to add in the lines underneath and on top of the eye, ...more
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
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw a vector art palm tree in CorelDraw X4. Start off in the CorelDraw program and create the base of the tree with a drawing tool in black. After this, draw small triangles inside of the base of the tree and then draw the leaves and branches ...more
Thinkingserious teaches us how to use Adobe Photoshop to transform a normal bmp or jpeg logo into a vector logo that can be MADE as small or large as desired without losing quality. He creates the text, leaves it white and then adds a stroke. He picks the exact color from the ...more
If you're not familiar with its mask tools, you're not taking full advantage of Adobe Photoshop. Learn how to use them with this clip. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing software or simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to benefit fr ...more
This tutorial takes looks at the selection tool as a drawing tool and also covers how to convert paths to selections and vice-versa when creating vector art in GIMP.
In this Photoshop CS2 video tutorial you will learn how to use the Vector Shape tools. The Vector Shape tools include the Rectangle tool, the Rounded Rectangle tool, the Ellipse tool, the Polygon tool, the Line tool, and the Custom Shape tool. Learn how to draw and recolor vec ...more
If you don't have CS3 and have an older one, you should still be able to follow along with this tutorial. Watch this Illustrator video tutorial to create vectored swooshes and swirls. Learn how to create vector swirls and swooshes which can be easily re-used by using these fai ...more
Take a gander at this 3D animation video tutorial on how to move pole vectors in Autodesk Maya 8.5. So, if you need to move that pole vector so it doesn't flip, and see where to put it if you want to let your character do the split. Also see how to rotate the pole vector in Ma ...more
In this video, we learn how to draw vector clouds in CorelDraw X4. First, open the program and make a circle using "ctrl+shift". Make these circles touching and overlapping each other on the top of the page. After this, select all and then weld it. Next, press "ctrl+k" to brea ...more
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
To create glossy or reflective vector image, you will need to know how to use the offset options in Adobe Illustrator and the basics for pathfinder. You will be creating a vector image that can be resized without hurting its quality. To start select you text style, which be gl ...more
If you are struggling with the paths tool and drawing vector art in GIMP, you can import other people's paths and manipulate them for your purposes! This tutorial will show you how to find sources at DeviantART.com and start using those in GIMP.
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
Learn how to create, edit and otherwise work with vector and bitmap graphics in OpenOffice Draw. More than just a free, open-source clone of the Microsoft Office productivity suite, OpenOffice has its own unique feature set and its own unique way of doing things. Happily, the ...more
The application the makes Apple's Final Cut Studio is the film editing app Final Cut Pro. With its ability to log and capture video onto your hard drive for editing, you can easily edit and process your indie film, or maybe even a professional movie. Final Cut Pro is a non-lin ...more
This is how you can vector an eye in Adobe Illustrator. You will first want to upload your photo to PhotoShop and then increase the contrast to highlight your picture better. Increasing the highlights is not a necessary step however. This is an intermediate process but the end ...more
The Fireworks 8 pen tool lets you create straight or curved line segments by placing points. Pen tool creates object lines that can be altered by sub-selecting and modifying one or more control points. In this Fireworks 8 video tutorial you will learn how to use Vector Pen Too ...more
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
Learn the techniques to create three different types of shiny bars and buttons in Adobe Illustrator. The classic button, the rounded "ball" button, and your basic shiny toolbar. Using gradients, transparency, and simple shape tools, in combination with the pathfinder. Whether ...more
Learn how to create vector graphics using MXML when working within Adobe Flash Builder 4. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash IDE (previously titled Adobe Flex Builder) or simply wish to become better acquainted with the program, you're sure to find benefit in this fre ...more
See how to create fully vector folder icons using Adobe Illustrator CS4. This tutorial is compatible with older versions of Adobe Illustrator as well. Learn about using gradients and subtle shadows to create the illusion of depth in an illustration as well as masking different ...more
In this video tutorial, we learn how to create two separate exposures for the same image with Camera Raw when retouching a digital photograph in Adobe Photoshop CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editor or a seasoned designer looking to better acquaint ...more
Want to design vector (i.e., infinitely scalable) animal characters? With Adobe Photoshop, the process is a breeze. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing software or simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to benefit from this free video ...more
Vector graphics is the use of geometrical primitives such as points, lines, curves, and polygons, which are all based upon mathematical equations to represent images. In this Flash 8 video tutorial you will learn how to trace an image and convert it to vector graphics Flash 8. ...more
This is a useful technique to use especially when you're working with comic characters with the Cinema 4D modeling software. This tutorial shows you how to use line weight when you're manipulating 2-D line art for your own personal projects.
See how to create fully vector badge icon using Adobe Illustrator CS4. This tutorial is compatible with older versions of Adobe Illustrator as well. Learn about using gradients and subtle shadows to create the illusion of depth in an illustration as well as masking different e ...more
Paths and vector masks will be discussed in this video. Vector masks give you the ability to cut through your images in a precise way in order to create cool effects. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing application or simply looking to brush up on Photoshop CS4 ...more
From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks to the Internet, it's easier than ever to follow in their footsteps (or just finish your homework or study for that next ...more
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
A tutorial explaining how to make a wallpaper-sized abstract vector. Basic knowledge of handling Photoshop would come in handy.
In this video clip, you'll learn how to use the Boris vector shape generator within Final Cut Pro. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor or just want to better acquaint yourself with the popular video editing program, you're sure to benefit from t ...more
This video shows how simple converting an image to vector graphics can be using Imagaro Z.
Whether you're new to the Adobe graphic design suite 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 take Ill ...more
This tutorial explains how to properly use Xara Xtreme to create a vector drawing from a bitmap. The tutorial explains the use of primitive shapes like ellipse tool, and combining it with the use of the Shape Editor tool for drawing of the more complex shapes. The tutorial als ...more
This video demonstrates that, unlike line integrals of scalar fields, line integrals over vector fields are path direction dependent. See how to solve vector-field integrals with this free video calculus lesson. From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of ...more
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 ‚Äòrounded rectangle tool‚Äô from the rectangle menu. Click and drag to draw a rounded square. Select the gradient fill on the le ...more
A conservative vector field is defined as being the gradient of a function, or as a scaler potential. Conservative vector fields are not dependent on the path; they are path independent. Conversely, the path independence of the vector field is measured by how conservative it i ...more