Adobe Illustrator Tutorials : Creative COW https://library.creativecow.net/tutorials/adobeillustrator Creative COW Library of Adobe Illustrator, tips, and strategies. en-us Sat, 05 Dec 2020 17:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net How to Choose the Right System for Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects https://library.creativecow.net/helmly_dave/How_to_Choose_the_Right_System_for_Adobe_Premiere_Pro_and_After_Effects/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/helmly_dave/How_to_Choose_the_Right_System_for_Adobe_Premiere_Pro_and_After_Effects.php "What’s the best system for Premiere Pro and After Effects?" This is a question that any editor or content creator has to go through every few years as technology changes. Dave Helmly is the Head of Strategic Development for Professional Video - Broadcast at Adobe, and gets asked this question alm Tue, 04 Aug 2020 11:54:00 GMT Reimagining Terminator 2's HUDs and Graphics with Adobe XD https://library.creativecow.net/lewis_hillary/reimagining_terminator_2_hud_design/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/lewis_hillary/reimagining_terminator_2_hud_design.php What looked futuristic for heads-up displays and graphic overlays just a few years ago looks primitive today, which inspired the designers at Territory Studio (responsible for HUD and screen design in Avengers: Infinity War, Blade Runner 2049, The Martian, Guardians of the Galaxy and many more) to a Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:45:33 GMT Adobe MAX 2016: Breakthroughs in Design and Productivity https://library.creativecow.net/cow_news/adobe_max_2016/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_news/adobe_max_2016.php You might be excused for thinking that, barely a month since Adobe announced massive updates to their Creative Cloud suite at IBC, there might not be much more to add, except that there’s no way that Adobe would bring 10,000 people to San Diego for the Adobe MAX creativity conference and not have Wed, 02 Nov 2016 12:48:09 GMT Creating a Helix in Adobe Illustrator - Part 3 https://library.creativecow.net/rosati_vincent/ai_helix_3/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/rosati_vincent/ai_helix_3.php In Part 3 of this 3 part Adobe Illustrator tutorial series, Vincent Rosati shows you how to perform flat shading on the helix created in the previous tutorials. Thu, 28 May 2009 18:07:55 GMT Creating a Helix in Adobe Illustrator - Part 2 https://library.creativecow.net/rosati_vincent/ai_helix_2/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/rosati_vincent/ai_helix_2.php In Part 2 of this 3 part Adobe Illustrator tutorial series, Vincent Rosati uses the pen tool to draw the helix structure. Wed, 20 May 2009 17:55:14 GMT Creating a Helix in Adobe Illustrator - Part 1 https://library.creativecow.net/rosati_vincent/ai_helix_1/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/rosati_vincent/ai_helix_1.php In Part 1 of this 3 part Adobe Illustrator tutorial series, Vincent Rosati explains how to use the free transform tool to take the first step in creating a helix with AI. This series will get you through many challenges including using the free-transform tool in a perspective environment, creating t Fri, 15 May 2009 17:38:00 GMT Radial Patterns with Adobe Illustrator https://library.creativecow.net/articles/rosati_vincent/radial_patterns.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/rosati_vincent/radial_patterns.php In this video tutorial Creative COW leader Vince Rosati presents a simple technique to use an obscure function in the rotate tool to quickly create radial patterns in Adobe Illustrator. Use this technique with gradients or more complex shapes to create incredible radial patterns. Fri, 03 Oct 2008 07:00:00 GMT Adobe Illustrator for Video and Film https://library.creativecow.net/articles/wilson_tim/magazine_adobe_illustrator.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/wilson_tim/magazine_adobe_illustrator.php In this Adobe Illustrator review from The Creative COW Magazine, Tim Wilson looks at the ways that Adobe's Illustrator CS3 is designed with video and film artists in mind. Sun, 10 Jun 2007 18:45:29 GMT Creating a Cartoon from Video https://library.creativecow.net/articles/rabinowitz_aharon/cartoon_look.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/rabinowitz_aharon/cartoon_look.php In this 3-part tutorial, Creative cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz explains the process of converting video to cartoon by using only After Effects and Adobe Illustrator CS2. While the tutorial spans 50 minutes and covers a wide range of topics (some in depth and some in general), after you have gone thr Mon, 13 Mar 2006 08:00:00 GMT Inside Adobe Illustrator CS - Live Paint https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcmahon_frank/livepaint.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcmahon_frank/livepaint.php In this video tutorial, Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon demonstrates the new Live Paint feature in Adobe Illustrator CS 2 which makes coloring vector images a snap. Wed, 27 Apr 2005 07:00:00 GMT Inside Adobe Illustrator CS - New Features https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcmahon_frank/features.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcmahon_frank/features.php In this video tutorial, Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon examines some of the new features in Adobe Illustrator CS 2 including the control palette, underline links, custom work spaces and exports such as SWF, SVG and PDF. Tue, 26 Apr 2005 07:00:00 GMT Inside Adobe Illustrator CS - LIVE TRACE https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcmahon_frank/livetrace.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcmahon_frank/livetrace.php In this video tutorial, Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon goes over the new Live Trace feature in Adobe Illustrator CS 2.0 that helps create bitmap images to vector illustrations. Mon, 25 Apr 2005 07:00:00 GMT Creating Customizable Dashed Lines with Adobe Illustrator https://library.creativecow.net/articles/taylor_seth/dashed_circle.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/taylor_seth/dashed_circle.php This mini-tutorial is for those who've often worked in Illustrator and have needed to turn a dashed line into individually selectable shapes. This may also be useful for pasting dotted path shapes into After Effects or other applications. Mon, 14 Feb 2005 08:00:00 GMT Mike Gondek reviews: Illustrator CS Killer Tips by Dave Cross https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gondek_mike/illust_killer_tips.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gondek_mike/illust_killer_tips.php CreativeCOW leader, Mike Gondek examines Illustrator CS Killer Tips by Dave Cross and published by New Riders, (2004, 288 pages). Read on to find out why Mike says, ''This is a great book to read for any illustrator user.'' Fri, 13 Aug 2004 07:00:00 GMT Mike Gondek reviews Total Training Illustrator CS https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gondek_mike/tt_ai_cs.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gondek_mike/tt_ai_cs.php Illustrator is the first commercially sold Adobe product and has evolved into version 11 officially known as Illustrator CS. There are many features buried into this excellent program and it is much easier to reveal them in video than a written book. Wed, 19 Nov 2003 08:00:00 GMT Animating a Signature https://library.creativecow.net/articles/kantorski_kevin/signature.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/kantorski_kevin/signature.php A year ago, Kevin Kantorski needed to create an animated signature. After a lot of research, he came up with the method used in this Adobe Illustrator tutorial. You don't need the production bundle for this one -- in fact, you can use AE 4.1 if you don't have 5.0. Tue, 15 Jan 2002 08:00:00 GMT Kerning and Tracking Text in Adobe Illustrator https://library.creativecow.net/articles/clark_lon/kernandtracking.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/clark_lon/kernandtracking.php When you're creating text using Illustrator, it's easy to simply type it out and call it a day. Lon Clark demonstrates by spending a little time fine tuning your letter spacing by making tracking and kerning adjustments, you'll wind up with a slicker and more professional type treatment. Sat, 11 Aug 2001 07:00:00 GMT Creating Crop Marks with Adobe Illustrator for use in Adobe After Effects https://library.creativecow.net/articles/clark_lon/cropmarks.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/clark_lon/cropmarks.php When you import vector artwork into a pixel-based program such as After Effects or Photoshop, its edges are determined by the outmost edges of the art. Sometimes, you want to extend the image area to allow new possibilities in your designs. In this article, Lon Clark demonstrates that by creating cr Sat, 11 Aug 2001 07:00:00 GMT Making a Real Aperture: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Illustrator https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gerard_rick/Real_blades.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gerard_rick/Real_blades.php Rick Gerard explores some methods of simulating a camera lens. In this tutorial, Rick uses Adobe Illustrator and Adobe After Effects to create the aperture. Wed, 16 May 2001 07:00:00 GMT Morphing With Adobe Illustrator https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gerard_rick/morph.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gerard_rick/morph.php Rick Gerard, a frequent visitor and contributor in the Creative COW After Effects Community explores some methods of morphing text using new features in Adobe Illustrator 9.0. Wed, 16 May 2001 07:00:00 GMT Creating Text with Adobe Illustrator for After Effects https://library.creativecow.net/articles/simpson_mark/prepare_text.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/simpson_mark/prepare_text.php This tutorial is in response to the many requests about how to use Adobe Illustrator to make the text files for the 'Animating Skies and Writing Text with Light' tutorial Mark Simpson wrote demonstrating the Foundry 'Tinderbox' set of Plug-ins for After Effects. This simple tutorial focuses on creat Tue, 15 May 2001 07:00:00 GMT Creating mattes in Adobe Illustrator https://library.creativecow.net/articles/simpson_mark/prepare_mattes.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/simpson_mark/prepare_mattes.php Mark Simpson shows users how to create mattes in Adobe Illustrator for use in Adobe After Effects. If you're trying to do Mark's tutorial 'Animating Skies and Writing Text With Light!' but don't know how to use Illustrator, then this little 'sub-tutorial' is for you. Even if you're not doing Mark's Tue, 15 May 2001 07:00:00 GMT