Working with Illustrator ‘Art’ Brushes: Options and Adjustments

by Jay Hilgert
on April 21, 2008

In this tutorial, I’m going to cover several things that effect the way we use Illustrator brushes. Remember, there are 4 types of Illustrator brushes, and this tutorial will be covering “Art” brushes. There are many things that effect the way your brush stroke will take form, and I hope by the end of this tutorial, you have a better idea of what you can tweak to get the results you’re looking for when using your art brushes.

Working with Illustrator 'Art' Brushes: Options and Adjustments
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Free Hi Resolution Wood Textures

by Jay Hilgert
on April 16, 2008

Now that I’m on a new server, and I’m done venting, how about some free stuff. I took the camera for a trip around the neighborhood and captured some wood textures that I hope everyone will enjoy. They’re all 2500px wide, and I tried to get a pretty good variety. Download at the bottom of the page ;)

Free Hi Resolution Wood Textures

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The Straw that Broke the Camel’s Back: New Host!

by Jay Hilgert
on April 15, 2008

If you’ve had trouble accessing BittBox in the past few days, I apologize. I’ve been with GoDaddy for over 5 years, and it’s had it’s ups and downs, but I just couldn’t take it anymore, so I got pissed and switched to (mt) Media Temple over-night. Here’s my story:

The Straw that Broke the Camel's Back: New Host! A few days ago I submitted a trouble ticket when some software on my GoDaddy server locked up, and a few hours later, they replied stating that they had resolved the issue, and charged me $75. Great……wait, what? My site doesn’t work anymore!

I hadn’t changed a single setting on my server and the BittBox homepage wouldn’t load. So I called GoDaddy again, and another 6 hours go by, and they tell me that it’s my .htaccess file that’s causing the problem. So, in a nutshell, not only was my site down, but I PAID GoDaddy $75 to f*ck it up. Awesome, right?

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