Upgrades for SubScribe v1 Customers

Upgrading to our #1 plugin – SubScribe v2 SubScribe v2 is released today as a major paid-for upgrade. Among many other exciting new features and improvements, version 2 offers a new Lock Unlock Tool, quicker object orient (straighten) tools and intelligently-combined...

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...

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...

All plug-ins updated with Unified Installer v1.2.6

Last week, Astute Graphics released Phantasm v4 which has been snapped up by many enthusiastic customers old and new! But you don't just have to want color control and vector Halftone artwork requirements to benefit from our latest Unified Installer (v1.2.6)....

New Phantasm Prepress Correct Effect

Phantasm v4 is here along with the wallet and reputation-saving Prepress Correct effect! Here we'll take a closer look at this new function. Phantasm v4 also has a new effect – Prepress Correct. Its options are located at the bottom of the Phantasm panel. An...

Cheat your way into 2018

Founder, Nicholas van der Walle would like to say a huge "Thank you" for an amazing 2017 with a great new free resource, plus a tease… One of our most frequent requests by customers was for a series of "Cheat Sheets". These are printable...

Math + Magic

This will probably be the biggest technology preview announcement I will ever make whilst at the helm of Astute Graphics. It’s been a long time coming. Nicholas van der Walle, Founder of Astute Graphics If you want to bypass the background story, simply jump straight...

Smart Point Remove tech now faster and better than ever

Following months of intensive development, we're proud to announce that one of our core technologies – Smart Point Removal – has been improved and is now available. These updates are FREE to customers of VectorScribe v3, VectorFirstAid and InkScribe! If you are...

Create vector knot in 3 easy steps

In a new approach to extending our popular new #10MinSkills series, we have posted our new technique on Instagram using a deck of images. Please visit the Instagram post and let us know if this works for you as an alternative to YouTube and classic blog posts! Simply...

Illustrator CC2017.1 has landed

Today, Adobe has released a series of software product updates including Illustrator CC2017.1. Good news! Our current CC2017 version plug-ins remain compatible with this latest update. There should be no need for CC2017.0.X users to uninstall, re-install or re-license...

Unified Installer v1.1.8 important update

Last week, Astute Graphics was proud to release its wonderful new vector clean-up Adobe Illustrator plug-in VectorFirstAid. It's already received glowing feedback… I’ve had it 10 minutes and I already know it’s going to be fantastic. It instantly fixed all...

Say “Hello” to VectorFirstAid

VectorFirstAid is with us! As our 16th Adobe Illustrator plug-in, it's very easy to imagine that we have become blasé witnessing the creation of each amazing new vector new tool. And yet… we have remained like kids in a candy store, all wide-eyed and expectant of...

Illustrator CC2017 minor updates – January 2017

  At the beginning of January 2017, Adobe released a minor update to Illustrator CC2017 (to v21.0.1) followed less than a week later by a second "stability fix" Adobe release (now to v21.0.2). These have affected a small number of Astute...

InkScribe and DynamicSketch call for feedback

Following the creation of improved learning videos for Phantasm earlier in 2016 which was very well received by new and existing customers, we are looking to enhance the experience for DynamicSketch and InkScribe users in 2017. Please help us by providing quick...

Seeking a Navigator

In this special blog post, Astute Graphics founder Nicholas van der Walle opens up about how our unique company will thrive in the next 10 years… presenting a rare and exciting opportunity!   As founder of Astute Graphics, creating is what I do. Have always...

What is the difference between VectorScribe and InkScribe?

Overall premiss of each product As an overview: InkScribe is about refined, accelerated and intuitive vector drawing creation. VectorScribe has a wider remit of vector editing, shapes, corners and measurements. For the purpose of this article, we'll be...

Using VectorScribe to show the way – by VisualMeaning

It's always great to receive feedback from designers as to how they make use of Astute Graphics' tools. So when we heard from Mark Nicoll at VisualMeaning, we just had to ask for a bigger glimpse into how they get the most from VectorScribe… At Visual...

VectorScribe v3 brings even more vector control

Improved tools, focused learning and amazing results are all the focus of VectorScribe v3 – the latest and greatest plug-in for Adobe Illustrator developed by Astute Graphics! For this release, we first talked to our many thousands of users to see what they liked and...

Welcome to DirectPrefs – FREE additional Illustrator control

As part of our celebrations of 10 years of plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator, Astute Graphics are pleased to announce the release of DirectPrefs. This is a new and completely FREE plug-in for Illustrator CS6 and CC (currently up to CC2015.3) that brings quick and clear...

End of Support for Adobe Illustrator CS5

The time has finally come for Astute Graphics to end support on all new releases for Adobe Illustrator CS5. Due to the ever-expanding set of Creative Cloud releases along with CS6, support has to cease for CS5 for practical reasons. And with the CC releases now coming...

We are ready for Mac OS Sierra

With the recent public release of Mac OS 10.12 "Sierra", we have been testing compatibility with our current plug-ins operating with Adobe Illustrator CC2015.3. The good news is that no issues solely relating to this upgrade have been found or reported....

Adobe Illustrator CC2015.3 now fully supported

On 21 June 2016, Adobe released the latest major round of updates for its Creative Cloud desktop apps. Within the updates was Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.3. Curious about what's new? Graphics.com have this covered… Here is all you need to know about updating...

Brexit and Astute Graphics

Today's news has been dominated by one story – Great Britain is out of the EU. I will not attempt to address the social or general economic ramifications here, nor represent the personal opinions of myself or any colleague, but I want to give you an update from...

New Grunge Pro Texture Pack for Texturino Customers

Astute Graphics has released a major new Pro Texture Pack free to Texturino customers. Grunge textures are a fantastic way to quickly introduce a real-world "edge" to your vector designs. This Pro Pack ensures a selection of 12 high quality professional...

Texturino v1.2 FREE upgrade

Texturino version 1.2 is now available as a free upgrade to all customers! Hot on the heels of our recent successful introduction of Texturino v1.1 comes a great new release bringing the following benefits to customers: New feature: "Convert Raster Art to...

Texturino just got better!

Texturino version 1.1 is now available as a free upgrade to all customers! Here's how you will benefit… Knockout opacity mode for instant "eroded" effects "Package" export of textures used in current document; will be placed by default in...

New Pro Texture Packs for Texturino Customers

Astute Graphics has just released two new Pro Texture Packs free to Texturino customers. For details of the contents and to download, customers need to sign-in into their Astute Graphics account (the same account used to purchase Texturino) and click on the new Pro...

It’s a Webinar Extravaganza!

Join us for an extra special Pop-Up Webinar featuring Illustrator plug-in Autosaviour Pro, new color-coding plus a treat for all! Tuesday, 16 December, 8am PDT, 11am EST, 4pm GMT, 5pm Mainland Europe Register now to attend for FREE! Note: there are limited spaces...

Shifting Vector Landscape

Highlight of AdobeMAX? Losing at the LEGO slot car racing challenge to our very own fresh-faced Stacey. Let's gloss over 3 years spent at university studying automotive engineering – nothing could compete with an excess of LEGO figures brandishing random...

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