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Illustrator CC2019 final plugins now available

Last week, Astute Graphics released beta plugins for the recent Adobe Illustrator CC2019 update. We're happy to say that there were no issues with the Beta installer and our customers were able to use it for early compatibility with CC2019. Today however,... read more

Replace Missing Fonts in Adobe Illustrator

  When working with documents that were created on another computer, designers often face the problem of the lack of fonts in the edited text. In this article, you will learn how to replace such fonts with the help of the native Illustrator feature and with the... read more

Creating Actions for VectorFirstAid

  Actions are your friends in Adobe Illustrator. It truly is automation without the need to engage the brain and it can help you to save hours on standard production tasks. The features of VectorFirstAid are actionable, which means that the common workflow tasks... read more

How to Create Filled-line Avatars with Scott Lewis

How to Create Filled-line Avatars Drawing faces in a simplified, iconic style can be challenging because typically icons use fewer details and do not use the tonal values that give the illusion of three dimensions. In this tutorial I will share my technique for... read more

Upgrading to macOS Mojave

  Apple released macOS Mojave on 24 September 2018 and following extensive testing we can now confirm that we are fully compatible. We therefore don't foresee any future issues, but (as always), please do contact us with details of your system should you... read more

End of Support for Mac OS 10.7

    The time has finally come for Astute Graphics to end support on all new releases for Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) As it's an OS that's now over 8 years old, support has to cease for OS 10.7 for practical reasons. Its necessary that our support cycle for... read more

Upgrades for VectorFirstAid v1 Customers

  VectorFirstAid version 2 is released today as a major paid for upgrade. VectorFirstAid v2 is mainly about working with text. The combined text engine has been entirely revamped so that it is more useful that ever. We have added some new features – Alignment of... read more

VectorFirstAid v2 is here!

VectorFirstAid version 2 is mainly about working with text. The combined text engine has been entirely revamped so that it is more useful that ever. We have added some new features – Alignment of point text, Breaking text apart, Remove text transforms and... read more

Say hello to Astui

It's taken Astute Graphics twelve years, but we are now on the verge of complimenting our extremely successful set of tools for Adobe Illustrator with a brand new service. Say hello to Astui! Starting with the years of learning we've gained in making... read more

Astute Graphics are Donating to Mind

  We are very happy to be donating all profits from our collaboration with Design Cuts to the wonderful charity Mind. Mind provide advice and support to help empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem, whilst campaigning to improve services, raise... read more

Phantasm v4.1 is here – with the return of Filters

Phantasm v4 was released earlier in 2018 along with some very welcome features including a new control panel and improved vector halftones. It's been very well received and remains one of our most significant toolsets for Adobe Illustrator following its initial... read more

Stipplism 1.2 free update – Overview

  Our update to Stipplism is now available. If you already own this plug-in then the update to v1.2 is entirely free. To install it: Existing customers – Please login to your account and download and run our latest Unified Installer v1.2.9 (installation... read more

How to Create Lego Art with Phantasm and Adobe Illustrator

The little colored bricks are more than mere toys. Some artists create sculptures and paintings from them. Today we will create a portrait of Lego bricks in 5 simple steps, and Phantasm will help us with this. Step 1 Here are some examples of lego art pictures. Even... read more

How to Create Star Wars Icons in Line Art Style

In this tutorial I will describe the process of creating a Star Wars icons in a Line Art style in Adobe Illustrator. Our vector assistants are MirrorMe, VectorScribe and ColliderScribe; they will make the work more convenient and quick. "The Force will be with... read more

Explore all that SubScribe has to offer!

These tools play an essential role for designers who require accuracy. SubScribe is useful for technical illustration, logo and font design. With its help, you can create tangents and perpendiculars to the paths, create a circle according to given points, quickly... read more

We’ve Improved Texturino Again!

Free customer upgrade to Texturino v1.3 Texturino is our plug-in for Adobe Illustrator (versions CS6 to CC) for helping to add fully controllable textures to your vector artwork. Mystery Girl created using Texturino by Charlie O'Brien. Reproduced by kind... read more

Creative South 2018 – Astute Graphics

  One of the key things about working in the design industry is connecting with all kinds of designers to find out how they use Adobe Illustrator and what kind of work they create. So many of our plug-ins are built on what Illustrator users wanted in Adobe... read more

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