Guest Blog – Valerya Aranovich

Today we have a guest blog from Valerya Aranovic, who tells us about her passion for design and why she loves to use Astute Graphics plug-ins in the creative process.   Hi! My name is Valerya Aranovich and I'm 24 years old. I started drawing at an early age...

We are Adobe CC2018 compatible!

  Adobe have announced the immediate availability of the Creative Cloud CC2018 at Adobe MAX 2017. Can I upgrade to CC2018 and keep my latest Astute Graphics plug-ins? Yes! We have issued an upgrade to all current-version plug-ins. The following plug-ins are now...

MirrorMe v1.3.0 and DynamicSketch v2.1.0 updates

Today sees the release of a host of updates, the main of these being free upgrades to both DynamicSketch v2 and MirrorMe. Along with these free upgrades, there are also a host of improvements and bug fixes for DirectPrefs, VectorFirstAid and VectorScribe. What's...

Adam Foreman – Making the Transition from Raster to Vector

    Adam Foreman is a freelance illustrator and designer who over the years noticed that a lot of artists found the transition from Photoshop to Illustrator quite daunting. He took some time out to tell us about his work and how our plug-ins made working...

Deactivating or Uninstalling your Plug-ins

You may wish to either Deactivate or Uninstall your plug-ins, depending on whether you want to remove them temporarily or more permanently. This guide will talk you through the processes for both.    Please note that we allow installation and activation on up to...

New Improved Unified Installer

Astute Graphics' Unified Installer has been improved based on user feedback. Only the completely free DirectPrefs plug-in is now installed by default for Adobe Illustrator. See the ticked products in the installer step highlighted in yellow below: Use the...

Astute Graphics Plug-ins Workflow by Mark Oliver

Mark Oliver is an Award winning Illustrator and full time professional artist based in Worthing, UK. His recent work for the Smart Car campaign (among others) has benefitted from the use of our plug-ins, and here Mark talks us through a brief workflow to explain how...

Plug-in Version History

  Here you will find the version history of all plug-ins, detailing the plug-in name, release date and information on splits and/or subsequent versions. For more information on the structure of our licensing and upgrades, please refer to our Upgrades and...

AG Plug-ins Workflow Tutorial by Mathieu Persan

We had a chat this week with Illustrator Mathieu Persan, he shared some secrets of his creative workflow with us and explained how our plug-ins fit in to this. Mathieu says "Astute Graphics plug-ins have been a part of my workflow for 3 years now and I couldn’t...

2016 – A Few from the Astute Graphics Family Album

2016 was a good year for us, and with 2017 bringing exciting changes and growth, we’re looking back through the Astute Family album at some of the highlights from the past 12 months…     We welcomed 3 new members to the Astute Family last year. Gemma,...

Texturino Workflow Tutorial by Charlie O’Brien

The latest photo art from Charlie O'Brien recently caught our eye and we were interested to learn that these images were created with some help from Texturino. The result is very effective and rather unique in all the examples that we have seen of Texturino to...

Installing and Activating your Plug-ins

This guide will take you through the process of downloading and installing your plug(in)s. (We are illustrating this process with Mac OS screenshots – Windows users will see similar options). Here we will use the installation of DynamicSketch as an example,...

10 Years of Astute Graphics

  Here at Astute Graphics we're celebrating 10 years of our plug-ins and as you can see, it's been a busy, productive and eventful decade! As a thank you to our customers, we offered a limited time giveaway of Stylism for free (normally sold for £35 –...

Maintaining or Reinstalling Previous Generation Plug-ins

It is the case that with the ever-expanding set of Illustrator releases, support for older versions eventually has to cease for practical reasons and so (as we operate on a traditional perpetual licensing mechanism) after a number of years older/previous generation...

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