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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Tips, Tricks and Helpful Hints – Get More Astute in 2018

    As you may already know, as well as our Blogs we offer a wide range of video tutorials for each of our plug-ins over on YouTube. Here we have gathered together a selection of these to help you get the most out of your plug-ins in 2018.    ...

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...

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...

Cómo crear una Mandala en Illustrator con MirrorMe y DynamicSketch

Hoy aprenderemos como crear una Mandala con MirrorMe y DynamicSketch. La combinación de estas herramientas harán que tu dibujo sea más confortable, ya que puedes ver al instante el reflejo de la línea que trazas. También encontrarás algunas recomendaciones prácticas...

Using Rasterino with Linked and Embedded images

Using Rasterino with Linked and Embedded images Some users have faced problems using Rasterino with bitmap images. Let's see where is it not possible to utilise the functionality of this plug-in. Before applying functions of Rasterino you will need to understand...

Texturino Keyboard Shortcuts

    Texturino is intended to quickly and easily work with bitmap textures. This gives us the opportunity to finish vector artworks directly in Adobe Illustrator without using bitmap editor. In this short guide I'll give you a few tips to help you further...

How to Create a Neon Light Text Effect in Illustrator

Today you will learn how to create a neon text effect using blend objects, art brushes, blending modes and the DynamicSketch plug-in. Using art brushes with DynamicSketch allows us to create an accurate and easily editable path that contains fewer points. In addition...

Paint Brush and DynamicSketch – The Differences

Paint Brush and DynamicSketch – The Differences In today's article you'll learn the difference between the Paint Brush and DynamicSketch functions. Although both of these tools are used for the same purpose, DynamicSketch has many convenient and...

Using Brushes in Adobe Illustrator – 7 Useful Tips

  In this article you will learn how to quickly set up brushes, how to select the appropriate colorization method, how to quickly modify only the selected stroke, the compatibility of brushes with the variable width path and much more. This should enable you to...

DynamicSketch v2.0.0 Keyboard Shortcuts

Today's guide aims to speed up your vector workflow with DynamicSketch by using keyboard shortcuts. This information, along with the DynamicSketch instructional product movies, will help you get the most from this extremely effective plug-in!    Please note...

DynamicSketch v2 – What’s New

DynamicSketch v2 has just been released making sketching a true joy in Adobe Illustrator! Regardless whether you use a mouse, trackpad, Wacom, Surface Pro or any other Mac or Windows device, it will bring a whole new dimension to your creative and illustrative...

New Pulled Cursor Feature of DynamicSketch Tool

New Pulled Cursor Feature of DynamicSketch Tool In today's article we will talk about the Pulled Cursor Feature, which will help you to draw smooth paths with DynamicSketch in an easy way. In addition, it allows you to easily control Stylus Pressure, getting the...

InkScribe part 3: Customizable Preferences

Adobe Illustrator is used in various areas of design — fashion design, technical drawing, web design, art, and more. Each designer should set up the program to cater for their own specific needs, and InkScribe's extensive options allow for this. Now I want to tell...

InkScribe Part 2: Tools Explained

InkScribe Part 2: Tools Explained Today we'll talk about how using InkScribe allows you to work faster, smarter, more accurately and in other words more efficiently. Ghost Handles As discussed in Part 1 of this series, we can easily choose the type of segment to...

InkScribe Part 1: Get Started

InkScribe is designed for fast, accurate, and smart creating and editing of the Bezier curves on which the entirety of vector graphics is based. For the past 30 years, the Pen Tool has been used for creating these objects, but it has not been essentially modified in...

Create a Vintage Nautical Label with InkScribe in Adobe Illustrator

Today we will compare the Pen, Curvature and InkScribe tools using the example of creating a vintage nautical label. The Gif animations will illustrate the actual drawing process with these tools and show the problems that you encounter in your daily practice. If you...

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...

Manage Auto-Open Panels for Astute Graphics Plug-ins

The respective panels of our VectorScribe, InkScribe, Texturino, WidthScribe, Stylism and MirrorMe plug-ins have always opened automatically when enabled. To disable this function, you previously needed to edit the Adobe Illustrator Preferences file, but this was for...

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