Fun with Illustrator’s Lesser Known, Yet Powerful Tools

Fun with Illustrator’s Lesser Known, Yet Powerful Tools

Believe it or not, Illustrator is capable of some amazing effects similar to those in Photoshop, all waiting at the tip of your finger in the Tools palette. These are NOT filters, but some lesser known Basic Illustrator Tools that , if harnessed right, can transform a single path into a work of art. I’ll…

Tutorial: Web 2.0 Logo Reflection in Vector format with Illustrator

Tutorial: Web 2.0 Logo Reflection in Vector format with Illustrator

You will probably find dozens, if not hundreds of tutorials on how to do this in Photoshop, but I’m going to show you how to do it in Illustrator (vector). The advantage? You can scale it up for a roadside billboard if you like. That’s the power of vector graphics. All you have to do…

Free Vector Glass Orbs
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Free Vector Glass Orbs

I was thinking to myself that this probably should have been one of my first posts, so I quickly made some glass orbs for you. What kind of Illustrator blog would this be without a free glass orb download? I guess it completely slipped my mind and I apologize, but I’m serious when I say…

Free Seamless Vector Perforated Metal Pattern
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Free Seamless Vector Perforated Metal Pattern

I’ve found it to be a difficult task to discover (decent) free seamless perforated metal patterns on the web. Seamless VECTOR is even harder to find. I mulled it over and the seamless vector patterns that I’ve searched for the most would be Perf metal, and Paisley, by far. I haven’t attempted paisley yet, but…