Illustrator CS4 introduces the new Blob Brush tool to users. Instead of a regular brush stroke, painting with the blog brush gives you a filled, compound path.
Create and edit complex gradients with the new Gradient tool in Illustrator CS4, which has undergone a complete makeover. There’s a new reverse gradient button, and gradient widgets that allow users to edit applied gradients visually. There are also new transparency options. Cheryl Graham explores these new features and takes viewers through a quick design [...]
There are some great new enhancements to the Appearance panel in Illustrator CS4 that will consolidate your workflow and save users a lot of time. For instance, it’s now possible to make color and stroke adjustments right in the appearance panel, as well as add new fills, strokes, and effects. The new graphic styles panel [...]
This tutorial will demonstrate how to create a vector silhouette from a photo using Photoshop plus Illustrator’s Live Trace tool. Knowledge of Photoshop channels will help you work through the steps, but is not required.
Using a Vector Smart Object made in Illustrator allows you to keep your type layer fully editable and updating automatically from Photoshop.