Illustrator Shapes to Photoshop 3D

Using the power of Illustrator to set up graphics to create high quality 3D in Photoshop.

Designing with Illustrator’s Live Trace

Pete shows designers how to use Illustrator’s Live Trace feature to create design elements that can be used in Photoshop.

Using Illustrator to Create Painted Type Effects in Photoshop

Dave’s tutorial covers how Illustrator’s graphic styles can be applied to text, edited, and then brought over to Photoshop. Once he’s in Photoshop, Dave uses smart objects and blending modes to tweak the design.

Design a Scroll Bar with Illustrator and Flash Catalyst

After designing a grungy scroll bar in Illustrator, Tom Green takes the AI file into Flash Catalyst and creates a functioning vertical scroll bar.

Blending Shapes in Adobe Illustrator CS5

Explore some design options using Illustrator’s blend tool using blend options and the path selection tool.

Vintage Graphic Effect with Illustrator Live Trace

Corey uses creates a vintage graphic effect in Illustrator using the live trace feature and artistic effects.

Multi-Stroke Tips for Adobe Illustrator

Add multiple strokes to objects in Illustrator using the Appearance panel.

Animating Blends in Adobe Illustrator

Jeff Witchel creates a flag waving animation from Illustrator by animating blends and exporting to a Flash swf file.

Hexagon Pattern from Scratch in Illustrator

Corey Barker demonstrates how to create a seamless vector hexagon pattern in Adobe Illustrator CS5.

Create Logos Using Live Trace in Illustrator

Creating a logo in Adobe Illustrator is easy enough, but here’s a cool technique for taking a couple of photos and using Live Trace to create graphic elements as part of an eye-catching surf logo.

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