Background Experiments with Photoshop and Illustrator

This tutorial experiments with a current design trend of creating techno backgrounds.

Adobe Illustrator in 3D

Though Illustrator doesn’t offer a 3D environment like a true 3D application, it does give you the ability to create 3D objects that can be modified within a 3D space.

Illustrator to Flash

Tom Green shows us how to bring a design element from Illustrator into Flash and give it some movement.

Simple Silhouettes in Illustrator CS4

Corey demonstrates how to use the Blog Brush tool to create a silhouette, and how to create some quick background effects using the Gradient Mesh tool.

Roundtrip Logo From Illustrator to Photoshop

Dave Cross creates some grungy text using graphics with a texture image.

Mapping Photos to 3D Objects in Illustrator

Here’s a tutorial about mapping artwork to 3D objects in Adobe Illustrator CS3.

Illustrator CS4 Artboards

The new Artboard features in Illustrator CS4 have been long awaited by some, but there is plenty here to assist every Illustrator user.

The ability to create and use multiple artboards in Illustrator CS4 may prove to be the most popular feature in this new version.

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 [...]

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