Article Focus: In this Adobe Illustrator video tutorial Creative COW leader Vincent 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 gradiants or more complex shapes to create incredible radial patterns.
Creating a Helix in Adobe Illustrator - Part 1 Play Video 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 the illusion of wrapping a shape around another and shading using the pathfinder tool.
Creating a Cartoon from Video Play Video 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 through the process once, you will find that it's easy to adapt the Cartoonification technique to your own needs.
Inside Adobe Illustrator CS - New Features Play Video 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.
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.
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.''