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

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).... read more

Phantasm v4 is available today!

Phantasm, Astute Graphics' first plug-in, has received its biggest update in 12 years! Here are the highlights of what's new in version 4 NEW Phantasm Panel for instant and intuitive color control IMPROVED vector Halftone engine for greatly improved quality... read more

Improved Phantasm v4 Halftone Engine

Phantasm v4 is here, and this release now has a fantastic new Halftone engine, which gives wonderful new, accurate results. Let's take a closer look at these improvements. A vastly improved algorithm for the Halftone effect To demonstrate the work of the... read more

Phantasm NEW vs OLD – Panel Overview

The new Phantasm v4 is built from ground up to make its functions more accessible and easily manageable, with the help of a common for all effects Phantasm panel. Let's take a closer look at how this works now. In the previous version of the plug-in, to use the... read more

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... read more

Astute on the Road

    Astute Graphics will be out and about on the road a lot in 2018! In-between working on exciting product upgrades and a brand new installer, our diary is filling up fast. Among the events that we currently have lined up are: April –  Creative South... read more

5 Ways to your Heart with Astute Graphics Plug-ins

  Today, we'll look at five ways to draw stylized hearts that will be useful for creating greeting cards. It will be a simple and quick job if you use the tools I recommend in this article. Happy Valentine's Day! 1. Creating a Valentine's Day Card... read more

Rasterino and Mac OS 10.13 – Update

  In October, Astute Graphics released its update for compatibility with CC2018. Unfortunately however, following the coinciding release of Mac OS 10.13 we received feedback from a small number of customers who were experiencing issues when... read more

Autosaviour Free and Autosaviour Pro – The Difference

The Autosaviour plug-in is designed to automatically save your artwork and create backups in Adobe Illustrator at regular time intervals. It helps to avoid the loss of the entirety or part of the work as a result of the unexpected closing of the application. Two... read more

20+ Good Habits in Illustrator that Everyone Should Know

20+ Good Habits in Illustrator that Everyone Should Know  There are many functions and techniques that speed up the workflow in Adobe Illustrator. In today's article we have put together the most efficient ones. Hopefully here you will find tricks that will be... read more

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... read more

Texturino – Frequently Asked Questions

  Texturino will help you to create more natural, organic artwork with depth meaning that you'll never again have to resort to finishing your vector work off in photo editing software. Below you will find a list of the most commonly asked Texturino questions.... read more

9 Ways to Minimize File Size in Adobe Illustrator

Large files can significantly slow down your workflow. Editing, zooming of the screen and just saving the file may take several minutes. In addition large file sizes are often the reason of application crashes resulting in the loss of all or part of the work. Using... read more

Edit and Relink Embedded Images in Adobe Illustrator

After reading this brief article you will discover how to edit an embedded image whether it be an photographic image or raster effect, as well as how to relink embedded images, all with the help of our image editing plug-in Rasterino. Embedded images are raster (or... read more

How To Crop A Photo in Adobe Illustrator

Probably one of the most frequently asked questions from Illustrator users is 'How can I crop an image?'. Whilst the developers introduced the Image Crop function in CC2017, anyone using previous versions of Illustrator such as CS6 won't have this option.... read more

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... read more

Free Retro Supply textures with Texturino

Exciting news! We’ve teamed up with the fine folks over at Retro Supply Co. to offer an exclusive free texture pack for all existing Texturino customers and NEW Texturino customers! The Texture Snack Pack, as we call it, contains a total of 23 high resolution textures... read more

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