Astute Graphics tutorial videos now in German with Monika Gause

Hi I'm Monika Gause and I'm a graphic designer and I like to find out how things work and then explain it to others. That has brought me to design info terminals for technical history museums, teach page layout classes in University, write magazine articles...

New Texturino Video – Combining with Phantasm

This video looks at extending the reach and results possible with Astute Graphics' Texturino plug-in for Adobe Illustrator CS6 and CC when used in combination with other live Effects. In this case, we'll be concentrating on the color adjustment effects made...

Learn more about WidthScribe with Sean Ferguson

Hello again my friends and neighbors. I was sitting in my office, minding my bees and my knees, when Astute Graphics rang me up. I was, of course, delighted to hear from them and when they asked me if I’d share some of my favorite features of WidthScribe 2 with...

Vector Black Belt Videos

Happy New Year Everyone! Here at Astute Graphics we're always trying our best to provide you with the most useful and dynamic tools to assist you with Adobe Illustrator. Not only do we create plug-ins from feedback given by customers and designers from around the...

How to Create Festive Fireworks with Stipplism and Illustrator

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! Step 1 Create a small circle of red or any...

New Von Glitschka Book out Now – Vector Basics

In the second edition of this popular guide, respected illustrator, teacher, and speaker, Von Glitschka shares his systematic method for creating precise, well-crafted vector artwork using the latest software tools. This fun and informative book has been expanded to...

ColliderScribe Review by Tom Green, About.com

Tom Green, experienced Professor, tutorialist, speaker, raconteur and lecturer has published his fourth review on Astute Graphics plug-ins and this time focussing on ColliderScribe. Tom covers the Space Fill tool in ColliderScribe v2 in this review and a step by step...

How to add bullet points to text in Adobe Illustrator

In today's article, you'll learn how to add bullet points to text, properly format a bulleted list and create a new paragraph style to speed up work with similar text objects in the current and new documents. This article does not require any plug-ins or...

How to Create Rhinestone Patterns with Space Fill

In this tutorial you will learn how to fill a shape with crystals when creating rhinestone patterns. It took me less than a minute to evenly distribute 220 diamonds inside a complex shape. ColliderScribe successfully eliminates time-consuming manual work from our...

Uneven Space Fill with ColliderScribe2

New Space Fill feature, as you already know from previous articles on our blog, is designed to uniformly fill the container path with other objects. Today we will take a look at another trick that helps to fill the container unevenly, disrupting the strict order of...

How to Create Leaves Space Fill with ColliderScribe v2

In this tutorial we will look at a combination of Space Fill, Dynamic Shapes, and Symbols features. This technology will allow us to get at least three levels of dynamics in the artwork. This means that for the transformations and searching for the best solutions you...

How to use the Space Fill Feature in ColliderScribe 2

In this tutorial you will learn about all the options and properties of the new Space Fill tool, which allows you to fill the container path with selected objects, distributing them evenly within the shape. Many Adobe Illustrator users have been thinking of such a...

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