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Adobe Illustrator Tip – How to Use Transparency in Gradients

By Mandi Pralle One of the reasons Adobe Illustrator CS4 is such a great program is that it is able to take advantage of its opacity masks to create gradients with transparency. This allows the user to utilize the gradient tool, while changing the color from a solid one to a transparent one. What this […]

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The New Features in Adobe Illustrator CS5

By Mandi Pralle Adobe Illustrator CS5 is the newest in the Adobe Illustrator line. The previous version offered many great features but what does the CS5 bring to the table? Let’s take a look at some of the new features in Adobe’s graphic and illustration program. The one thing that stands out right from the […]

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Adobe Illustrator CS4 Features Walk Through – Typography, Live Trace and Moderate 3-D Effects

By Mandi Pralle Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard vector graphics drawing tool, and it broadly defines the category. It has the usual vector drawing tool features (being able to draw lines, Bezier curves, do joins of line segments, make regular shapes, define stroke and color independently). However, Adobe has gone to great lengths to […]

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Take Your Designs to the Next Level With Adobe Illustrator CS4

By B Hopkins Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard vector drawing tool, and is used for a wide variety of print and web publication uses. Adobe Illustrator training is one of the trifecta of useful skills to put onto your resume as a web developer, along with experience with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Flash. Getting […]

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Adobe Illustrator

By Sunil Tanna Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editing program developed and marketed by Adobe Systems Incorporated. The very first version of Adobe Illustrator was developed during 1986, released to public in January 1987, and was only available for the Apple Macintosh. Today, current versions of the program are available for PCs using the […]

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Use Adobe Illustrator How To Guides To Learn New Skills

By Carl D. Keegan Illustrator users build skill through time-consuming and expensive classroom sessions, but they also have the chance to learn new skills for free using an Adobe Illustrator How To guide for self-paced learning on the fly. Created by a professional How To illustrator, these guides offer detailed instructions and illustrations that guide […]

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How To Work With a Graphic Designer

By Jen Lombardi You’re a small business owner and need to hire a designer to create a logo. Or a website. Or a postcard. Or an insert-your-own-creative-project-here. Before you get started, check out this insider’s guide chock-full of valuable tips to make your first experience working with a graphic designer a positive one. Do… keep […]

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Graphic Design – Vital Elements of Designing Posters for Movies

By Alan L Smith Big budget movies carry a very big risk, especially for those who have invested in the making of those movies. Marketing of the movie plays a crucial role in the success of the movie. The promotion posters used to advertise the movie among the mass public are one of the most […]

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How to Make Your Own Avatar For Your Website

By Maxwell Ward Impressive-looking avatars will surely help you leave a mark online. Here’s how to make your own avatar for your website using free, easy tools. When it comes to making avatars and other graphics, most of us would assume that digital artists are the only ones capable of doing this job. If you […]

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The Digital Signage

By Chase Lane Leaflets, banners, posters and papers are out of date now. It is the rising era of Digital signage. In good old days, in order to express information, to transfer massages, to display notices, and for many other information expressing needs, such kind of paper work was used. With the arrival of radio […]