Whimsical Flourishments with DynamicSketch

Using DynamicSketch and VectorScribe's 'smart remove point' tool as well as cutting and extending lines on paths with the extend path tool. Illustrator is a weird name for the software. When many people hear the name Adobe Illustrator, they think of...

It’s Easy To Get The Infinity Stones When You Have MirrorMe

By Joshua Butts The Avengers End Game has completed a long series of movies. What better way to celebrate than to create some of your own vector infinity stones. In this tutorial, I'll show you how you can quickly create an infinity gemstone that has your own...

Create A Mind Blowing Rollercoaster With WidthScribe

By Joshua Butts Summer is approaching and it is the season for going out into the sun and taking a trip to the various amusement parks that surround the globe. In this tutorial, I will be teaching you how to use the WidthScribe tool to make the creation of the most...

Herman van Boeijen makes a Spider Droid

  Herman van Boeijen tells us how he used DynamicSketch to make this Spider Droid.   You may have heard Herman van Boeijen’s name here before. Starting in 2013, the Amsterdam based designer who wants “to marry DynamicSketch and have its babies” designed some...

Patterns & Polka dots with Space Fill [ColliderScribe]

By Kirk Wallace Designing with ColliderScribe Sometimes you gotta fill a shape with some texture or pattern quickly without wanting to fuss over the pattern tool. This is a versatile solution and clever way to break up a solid flat shape using the Space Fill tool in...

SubScribe V2 Perpendicular Line Tool In Depth.

Want To Save Time Creating Perpendicular Lines? In SubScribe V2, the perpendicular line tools have been consolidated into a single tool to make things easier. By clicking on the Perpendicular Line Tool, you can create a perpendicular line from any object, as you...

Fix any Stock Asset so It’s Actually Usable

By Joshua Butts One of the most painful aspects of working with stock assets from various files and sources, is that often times, the files have been exported with the layers ungrouped and the method of exporting causes each layer to be given clipping masks. This can be...

Native Simplify Paths vs VectorFirstAid Super Smart Remove Points

  Many designers are confronted with the removal of unnecessary points in their daily workflow. Today we will compare the native Simplify Paths feature of Illustrator and the Super Smart Remove features of VectorFirstAid, which are used for these purposes. You...

Replace Missing Fonts in Adobe Illustrator

  When working with documents that were created on another computer, designers often face the problem of the lack of fonts in the edited text. In this article, you will learn how to replace such fonts with the help of the native Illustrator feature and with the...

Creating Actions for VectorFirstAid

  Actions are your friends in Adobe Illustrator. It truly is automation without the need to engage the brain and it can help you to save hours on standard production tasks. The features of VectorFirstAid are actionable, which means that the common workflow tasks...

How to Create Filled-line Avatars with Scott Lewis

How to Create Filled-line Avatars Drawing faces in a simplified, iconic style can be challenging because typically icons use fewer details and do not use the tonal values that give the illusion of three dimensions. In this tutorial I will share my technique for...

VectorFirstAid v2 is here!

VectorFirstAid version 2 is mainly about working with text. The combined text engine has been entirely revamped so that it is more useful that ever. We have added some new features – Alignment of point text, Breaking text apart, Remove text transforms and...

Stipplism 1.2 free update – Overview

  Our update to Stipplism is now available. If you already own this plug-in then the update to v1.2 is entirely free. To install it: Existing customers – Please login to your account and download and run our latest Unified Installer v1.2.9 (installation...

How to Create Festive Fireworks with Stipplism and Illustrator

This article was updated on 30 July 2018. Today you will learn how to create fireworks using Stipplism. To do this, we will only need two circles and one straight-line segment. The entire working process only takes a few minutes. Let's stipple fireworks together!...

New Features and Improvements of VectorFirstAid and VectorScribe

New features and improvements of VectorFirstAid and VectorScribe As of today our popular VectorScribe v3 and VectorFirstAid plug-ins have got some great new features and improvements. These updates are free to existing VectorScribe v3 and VectorFirstAid customers!...

How to Create Lego Art with Phantasm and Adobe Illustrator

The little colored bricks are more than mere toys. Some artists create sculptures and paintings from them. Today we will create a portrait of Lego bricks in 5 simple steps, and Phantasm will help us with this. Step 1 Here are some examples of lego art pictures. Even...

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...

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...

How to create color variants of your artwork with Phantasm

How to create color variants of your artwork with actions panel and Phantasm In today's tutorial, I'll show you how to automatically create color variants of your artwork using the Actions feature and Range controls of Phantasm's Hue/ Saturation effect....

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...

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