Quick Cheats: Auto Closing Paths

Quick Cheats allow you, the user of our intuitive software, to get the most from your creative workflow. In only a few seconds we show you how to complete common actions in record time, meaning your design is given the focus it deserves. In this Quick Cheat Sebastian...

NSL: Reshape Segments in Adobe Illustrator CC 2014

In this weeks Never Stop Learning take a look at the updated Anchor Point tool, previously the Convert Anchor Point Tool. Sebastian shows you how you can bend or reshape segments using both the CS6 and CC 2014 versions and how this change could potentially alter your...

The Artwork of Daryl Boothe

Here at Astute Graphics we aim to create intuitive tools for digital artists. When we see such amazing artwork created with the aid of our tools it inspires us to push the boundaries of digital design even further. Below is an example of how Daryl Boothe uses Phantasm...

Quick Cheats: Reshape Segments

Quick Cheats allow you, the user of our intuitive software, to get the most from your creative workflow. In only a few seconds we show you how to complete common actions in record time, meaning your design is given the focus it deserves. In this Quick Cheat Sebastian...

NSL: Gradient Updates in Adobe Photoshop CC 2014

In this weeks Never Stop Learning Sebastian looks a three small, but incredibly useful, updates that have affected the way you can work with gradients in the new Photoshop CC 2014. These new features have allowed Sebastian to speed up his workflow and now he is...

MacUser Magazine Review

It is always wonderful to be able to share with our loyal supporters the benefits of using our plug-ins. It is an even more wonderful when that message is written in the pages of an outstanding magazine such as MacUser. The Summer 2014 edition, out July 31, features...

Pop-up Webinar Recording: John Lennon Frog

Astute Graphics’ latest Pop-up Webinar focusing on SubScribe, one of two FREE Astute Graphics plug-ins, is now available on our YouTube channel. Sebastian demonstrated the use of alternative circles and line creation methods to produce a fun and effective design,...

Adobe for Fashion User Group, LA

Join Adobe for Fashion on Wednesday 6 August 7pm to 10pm for their next meeting. Have the chance to see Costume Illustrator, Felipe Sanchez, talk live. Felipe has been a Costume Illustrator in the Film and Television Industry for over twenty years and is the...

Wacom Wednesday: Fox

This weeks Wacom Wednesday Looks back at an older image that Sebastian created in January 2014. He created this magnificent piece using Adobe Illustrator CC, DynamicSketch and (of course) his Wacom tablet. Sebastian practiced using the Wacom tablet key presses to...

NSL: Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 – Select Focus Area

For this weeks NSL Sebastian has looked at the new 'Select Focus Area' feature in Adobe Photoshop CC 2014. With this new feature Sebastian shows the new potential made available to Photoshop users, especially when experimenting with depth of field within an...

Wacom Wednesday: Blue Bird

This weeks Wacom Wednesday explores the use of DynamicSketch and WidthScribe to create this beautiful, streamlined, piece of artwork. Sebastian shows us the beginning of the image and the process of trial and error involved to get just the right look. Along with...

Quick Cheats: Automatic Smoothing

Quick Cheats allow you, the user of our intuitive software, to get the most from your creative workflow. In only a few seconds we show you how to complete common actions in record time, meaning your design is given the focus it deserves. In this Quick Cheat Sebastian...

Featured Artist: John Harman #AGjune2014 Winner!

Astute Graphics' Twitter competition #AGjune2014 is the first in a monthly competition that allows designers to really show off what they are currently creating while using our plug-ins. The winner of the June competition, John Harman, won an exclusive one-off...

NSL: Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 – Live Shapes

For the third NSL (Never Stop Learning) feature on our blog Sebastian Bleak looks at 'Live Shapes' in Adobe Illustrator CC 2014. Discover the cool new tools; the Rectangle Tool and Rounded Rectangle Tool. Not only this but Sebastian also suggests how you can...

Wacom Wednesday: Lily Munster

Thanks to in-house trainer and Graphic Scientist, Sebastian Bleak, we present the third Wacom Wednesday (#WacomWED) feature on our blog. This week Sebastian creates a vector trace of Lily Munster, inspired by his memories of the show. Using DynamicSketch, Sebastian...

Quick Cheats: The Rubberband preview

Quick Cheats allow you, the user of our intuitive software, to get the most from your creative workflow. In only a few seconds we show you how to complete common actions in record time, meaning your design is given the focus it deserves. In our very first Quick Cheat...

NSL: Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 – Spin Blur

For the second NSL (Never Stop Learning) feature on our blog Sebastian Bleak looks at some of the new features in Adobe Photoshop CC 2014. Specifically, Sebastian demonstrates the use of Spin Blur. Take a look at how he brings movement into a design with the new...

Wacom Wednesday: Peter Murphy

Thanks to in-house trainer and Graphic Scientist, Sebastian Bleak, we present the second Wacom Wednesday (#WacomWED) feature on our blog. This week we see the completion of the ‘Peter Murphy’ image. Sebastian creates depth and detail using Astute Graphics’...

The Artwork of Sean Kane

Sean Kane tells us how he incorporates VectorScribe into his workflow to achieve some great designs. Explore one of the many possibilities that come from combining Astute Graphics' plug-ins with Illustrator. Sean is a freelance Graphic Designer based in Adelaide,...

Wacom Wednesday: Grandpa Munster

Thanks to in-house trainer and Graphic Scientist, Sebastian Bleak, we present the very first Wacom Wednesday (#WacomWED) feature on our blog. The weekly feature kicks of with this amazing image of 'Grandpa Munster' from the Munster's. Sebastian creates the...

Plug-in updates for Ai CC 2014 to be announced

Yesterday (18 June) Adobe announced, and made available, a major release to its Creative Cloud. Adobe Illustrator's latest version is now called CC 2014. Not long after the release our very own Sebastian Bleak held a special Pop-Up Webinar reviewing what's...

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