Vector Art in Illustrator

How To : Vectorize art in Illustrator

This tutorial is very informative for those of you who aren't really familiar with the basics of Illustrator. Bert explains first, why you would want to use Illustrator instead of Photoshop, and then explains how to take an image or piece of artwork and vectorize it.

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 : 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 : 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 : Draw vector art using the path tool in GIMP

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.

How To : Draw a vector art palm tree in CorelDRAW X4

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

How To : Paint line weight from vector art using Cinema 4D

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.

How To : Create vector character art in Adobe Photoshop

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

How To : Create 8-bit style pixel art using Adobe Illustrator

Copy the popular, retro-style 8-bit pixel art. You can use Adobe Illustrator to create this simple sort of art. This tutorial shows you how to set up your document and how to begin illustrating your project to get that old school feel for your artwork.

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 new art brush in Illustrator

Let's get creative! In this video learn how to transform that boring old paintbrush in Illustrator into a totally new shape and size. You can turn your art brush into an arrow to a paint stroke to charcoal or even a fire truck or another fun shape! This tutorial will show you ...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 : 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 : 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 : Map art on 3D invisible shapes in Illustrator

If you need help with 3D concepts in Illustrator, Bert's going to show you how to wrap an invisible 3-dimensional shape made in the 3D Extrude and Bevel tool with Map Art tool. Curled ribbons for campaign posters are just the beginning with this Illustrator tutorial!

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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Use the Pathfinder tool in Adobe Illustrator CS5

Learn how to use the Pathfinder tool in Illustrator CS5. 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 features and functions of Illustrator CS5, you're sure to benefi ...more

How To : Change stroke and fill colors in Adobe Illustrator

This short tutorial presents a guide on how to change the stroke and fill colors in most versions of Adobe Illustrator. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector editor or a seasoned graphic arts professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its ...more

How To : Group and arrange objects in Adobe Illustrator

This short video tutorial presents a guide on how to group and arrange objects within most Adobe Illustrator including CS4 and CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector editor or a seasoned graphic arts professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the pro ...more

How To : Cartoonify yourself with Adobe Illustrator CS4

See how to turn a digital photo into an infinitely scalable vector cartoon. 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 i ...more

How To : Create a 3D text effect in Adobe Illustrator

Learn 3D text in Illustrator! Then use it in Premiere Pro or Photoshop and give it a "wiggle" inside of After Effects. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector editor or a seasoned graphic arts professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its ...more

How To : Ink in Illustrator and paint in Photoshop

Tutorial/demonstration showing how to use Calligraphic Brushes in Illustrator to do line drawings (inking) and then import them into Photoshop as a Smart Object to retain the vector quality of the line art. By using clipping masks, we can change the color of the line art witho ...more

How To : Design a 1960's retro poster in Adobe Illustrator

Embrace the current retro revival in fashion and design by creating this cool midcentury-chic poster. You can create this psychedelic wavy pattern for a band poster, a movie, or just as a piece of art to hang up on your wall. This Adobe Illustrator tutorial utilizes vectors h ...more

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 : Use the Hand tool in Adobe Illustrator CS4 or CS5

This handy guide presents a complete overview of how to use the Hand tool to make your way around the Art Board when working in Adobe Illustrator CS4 or CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular vector graphics editing software or a seasoned professional just looking to bette ...more

How To : Create and outline fonts in Illustrator CS2

Imagine one day your art director comes to you, and says, "I need a vector header 120 pt in Babelfish with all fonts as outlines to be sent to the printer ASAP.". Not sure what to do? In this Illustrator CS2 video tutorial you will learn to create and outline fonts. Create and ...more

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