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Creating a Helix in Adobe Illustrator - Part 3

Creating a Helix in Adobe Illustrator - Part 3
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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.

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Vincent Rosati
Adobe Illustrator
Creating a Helix in Adobe Illustrator - Part 2

Creating a Helix in Adobe Illustrator - Part 2
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In Part 2 of this 3 part Adobe Illustrator tutorial series, Vincent Rosati uses the pen tool to draw the helix structure.

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Vincent Rosati
Adobe Illustrator
Creating a Helix in Adobe Illustrator - Part 1

Creating a Helix in Adobe Illustrator - Part 1
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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.

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Vincent Rosati
Adobe Illustrator
Radial Patterns with Adobe IllustratorRadial Patterns with Adobe Illustrator
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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.

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Vincent Rosati
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator for Video and Film

Adobe Illustrator for Video and Film

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.

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Tim Wilson
Adobe Illustrator
Creating a Cartoon from Video

Creating a Cartoon from Video
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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.

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Aharon Rabinowitz
Adobe Illustrator
Inside Adobe Illustrator CS - Live Paint

Inside Adobe Illustrator CS - Live Paint
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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.

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Franklin McMahon
Adobe Illustrator
Inside Adobe Illustrator CS - New Features

Inside Adobe Illustrator CS - New Features
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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.

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Franklin McMahon
Adobe Illustrator
Inside Adobe Illustrator CS - LIVE TRACE

Inside Adobe Illustrator CS - LIVE TRACE
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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.

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Franklin McMahon
Adobe Illustrator
Creating Customizable Dashed Lines with Adobe Illustrator

Creating Customizable Dashed Lines with Adobe Illustrator

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.

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Seth Taylor
Adobe Illustrator
Mike Gondek reviews: Illustrator CS Killer Tips by Dave Cross

Mike Gondek reviews: Illustrator CS Killer Tips by Dave Cross

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.''

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Mike Gondek
Adobe Illustrator
Mike Gondek reviews Total Training Illustrator CS

Mike Gondek reviews Total Training Illustrator CS

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.

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Mike Gondek
Adobe Illustrator
Jim Harvey reviews Illustrator Illuminated

Jim Harvey reviews Illustrator Illuminated

Jim Harvey takes a look at Illustrator Illuminated by Obermeier & Padova. ~ This book is published by Peachpit Press. Read on to find out if this book should be on your book shelf...

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Jim Harvey
Adobe Illustrator
Jim Harvey reviews Adobe Illustrator 10 CIB

Jim Harvey reviews Adobe Illustrator 10 CIB

Jim Harvey takes a look at Adobe Illustrator 10 Classroom in a Book ~ One of the new volumes from Adobe Press. If you're just starting out with Illustrator, read why Jim thinks this is a book that you need to buy.

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Jim Harvey
Adobe Illustrator
Animating a Signature

Animating a Signature

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.

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Kevin Kantorski
Adobe Illustrator
Creating Crop Marks with Adobe Illustrator for use in Adobe After Effects

Creating Crop Marks with Adobe Illustrator for use in Adobe After Effects

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 crop marks, you define a new edge/size for the file and that can open up new design opportunities.

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Lon Clark
Adobe Illustrator
Kerning and Tracking Text in Adobe Illustrator

Kerning and Tracking Text in Adobe Illustrator

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.

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Lon Clark
Adobe Illustrator
Morphing With Adobe Illustrator

Morphing With Adobe Illustrator

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.

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Rick Gerard
Adobe Illustrator
Making a Real Aperture: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Illustrator

Making a Real Aperture: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Illustrator

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.

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Rick Gerard
Adobe Illustrator
Creating mattes in Adobe Illustrator

Creating mattes in Adobe Illustrator

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 tutorial, this is a handy tip to know.

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Mark Simpson
Adobe Illustrator
Creating Text with Adobe Illustrator for After Effects

Creating Text with Adobe Illustrator for After Effects

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 creating text for the aforementioned tutorial, but is useful for creating any text for use in AE.

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Mark Simpson
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Kevin Kantorski (1)
Franklin McMahon (3)
Aharon Rabinowitz (1)
Vincent Rosati (4)
Mark Simpson (2)
Seth Taylor (1)
Tim Wilson (1)


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