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  • Prices are melting in our BIG Summer Sale
      Grab yourself a sweet deal in the Astute Graphics SUMMER SALE!   We've got the scoop on an offer that will whip you into a frenzy! For a limited time* you have the opportunity to save 50% when completing the Elite set, this includes all 16 of the professional plug-ins that we make for Adobe Illustrator.   […] The post Prices are melting in our BIG Summer Sale appeared first on Astute Graphics.
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  • Beata Pijanowska – Using Astute Graphics Plug-ins in my workflow
    Graphic Designer Beata Pijanowska is a creative with a penchant for beautiful blooms. Her floral designs, logos and fonts (among other things) can be found across both of her Creative Market stores. She took some time out to give us a few tips from her workflow and her reasons for using Astute Graphics plug-ins. "I opened my […] The post Beata Pijanowska – Using Astute Graphics Plug-ins in my work...
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  • VectorFirstAid, VectorScribe, InkScribe and WidthScribe – Improvements and Updates
      In response to your feedback, we have been working hard to bring you new free software improvements, updates and bug fixes. Todays updated Unified Installer release (v1.2.2) brings a further improved user experience and increased stability to VectorFirstAid, VectorScribe, InkScribe and WidthScribe. As always, these updates are advised for all users of these plug-ins and […] The post VectorFirstA...
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  • Using Brushes in Adobe Illustrator – 7 Useful Tips
      In this article you will learn how to quickly set up brushes, how to select the appropriate colorization method, how to quickly modify only the selected stroke, the compatibility of brushes with the variable width path and much more. This should enable you to work more efficiently and avoid making common mistakes. 1. Quick brushes […] The post Using Brushes in Adobe Illustrator – 7 Useful Tips a...
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  • Ilias Sounas – Using Texturino and Phantasm in my Vector Illustration
    2D animator and Illustrator Ilias Sounas uses Texturino and Phantasm in much of his work. Here he tells us a little about his workflow, and explains why he finds these plug-ins so useful.     "My artwork mainly consists of vector illustrations, so Astute Graphics plug-ins are very useful for my workflow. My particular favourites are Texturino to add […] The post Ilias Sounas – Using Texturino and ...
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  • DynamicSketch v2.0.0 Keyboard Shortcuts
    Today's guide aims to speed up your vector workflow with DynamicSketch by using keyboard shortcuts. This information, along with the DynamicSketch instructional product movies, will help you get the most from this extremely effective plug-in! Press the 'C' key to change the preview color while drawing.       Press the 'S' key to toggle the stroke width preview while […] The post DynamicSketch v2.0...
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  • DynamicSketch v2 – What’s New
    DynamicSketch v2 has just been released making sketching a true joy in Adobe Illustrator! Regardless whether you use a mouse, trackpad, Wacom, Surface Pro or any other Mac or Windows device, it will bring a whole new dimension to your creative and illustrative potential. Find our what's new… In today's article you will learn about […] The post DynamicSketch v2 – What’s New appeared first on Astute...
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  • New Pulled Cursor Feature of DynamicSketch Tool
    New Pulled Cursor Feature of DynamicSketch Tool In today's article we will talk about the Pulled Cursor Feature, which will help you to draw smooth paths with DynamicSketch in an easy way. In addition, it allows you to easily control Stylus Pressure, getting the desired variable width path. Personally, it reminds me of drawing with […] The post New Pulled Cursor Feature of DynamicSketch Tool appea...
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  • Smart Point Remove tech now faster and better than ever
    Following months of intensive development, we're proud to announce that one of our core technologies – Smart Point Removal – has been improved and is now available. These updates are FREE to customers of VectorScribe v3, VectorFirstAid and InkScribe! If you are already a user of these plug-ins, simply run our new improved Unified Installer to […] The post Smart Point Remove tech now faster and bet...
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  • New Improved Unified Installer
    Improved Unified Installer Astute Graphics' Unified Installer has been improved based on user feedback. Only the completely free DirectPrefs plug-in is now installed by default for Adobe Illustrator. See the ticked products in the installer step highlighted in yellow below: Use the pull-down menu (as highlighted in red above) to opt for your best installation […] The post New Improved Unified Inst...
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  • InkScribe Part 2: Tools Explained
    InkScribe Part 2: Tools Explained Today we'll talk about how using InkScribe allows you to work faster, smarter, more accurately and in other words more efficiently. Ghost Handles As discussed in Part 1 of this series, we can easily choose the type of segment to be created; curved (Bezier) or straight. Working with straight segments […] The post InkScribe Part 2: Tools Explained appeared first on ...
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  • InkScribe Part 1: Get Started
    InkScribe is designed for fast, accurate, and smart creating and editing of the Bezier curves on which the entirety of vector graphics is based. For the past 30 years, the Pen Tool has been used for creating these objects, but it has not been essentially modified in this time. Here we will introduce you to a tool that is […] The post InkScribe Part 1: Get Started appeared first on Astute Graphics.
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  • Create a Vintage Nautical Label with InkScribe in Adobe Illustrator
    Today we will compare the Pen, Curvature and InkScribe tools using the example of creating a vintage nautical label. The Gif animations will illustrate the actual drawing process with these tools and show the problems that you encounter in your daily practice. If you value your time and strive to improve your workflow, then this article is […] The post Create a Vintage Nautical Label with InkScrib...
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  • Astute Graphics Plug-ins Workflow by Mark Oliver
    Mark Oliver is an Award winning Illustrator and full time professional artist based in Worthing, UK. His recent work for the Smart Car campaign (among others) has benefitted from the use of our plug-ins, and here Mark talks us through a brief workflow to explain how he used them.     "I always start with a drawing, scanned and dropped […] The post Astute Graphics Plug-ins Workflow by Mark Oliver a...
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  • A faster way to draw an eye in Illustrator
    #10MinSkills: Pro artist Bert Musketon walks through a faster, more intuitive way to draw an eye in Illustrator. Using the DynamicSketch plug-in, he shows how to quickly cut away paths you don’t need, and how to combine basic shapes to create an engaging illustration. “I love DynamicSketch. It’s a really fast way of working in […] The post A faster way to draw an eye in Illustrator appeared first ...
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  • Manage Auto-Open Panels for Astute Graphics Plug-ins
    The respective panels of our VectorScribe, InkScribe, Texturino, WidthScribe, Stylism and MirrorMe plug-ins have always opened automatically when enabled. To disable this function, you previously needed to edit the Adobe Illustrator Preferences file, but this was for advanced users only and required Illustrator to be restarted. Now however, you can turn the automatically opening panels option on [...
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  • InkScribe and VectorScribe – The Differences
    InkScribe is designed to replace the Pen Tool. This tool has many useful functions that allow designers to create paths more accurately and conveniently and in a less time-consuming way. VectorScribe contains seven tools for creating basic shapes, editing existing paths, rounding corners and for measuring. The InkScribe and VectorScribe plug-ins have several identical smart features made for […] T...
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  • InkScribe v 1.7.1 – What’s New
    Thanks to customer feedback and interaction, InkScribe has just become an even more convenient tool. We have changed the tool's location, default preferences and added new InkScribe's presets. We are always thankful for your feedback and expert evaluation as it helps us to improve our products. So thank you! We hope you enjoy this new improved […] The post InkScribe v 1.7.1 – What’s New appeared f...
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  • Create vector knot in 3 easy steps
    In a new approach to extending our popular new #10MinSkills series, we have posted our new technique on Instagram using a deck of images. Please visit the Instagram post and let us know if this works for you as an alternative to YouTube and classic blog posts! Simply leave a comment below.   The post Create vector knot in 3 easy steps appeared first on Astute Graphics.
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  • Create captivating Spirograph designs in Illustrator
    In this short video, London-based illustrator Matt Lyon walks through a quick technique that he uses to create Spirograph designs in Illustrator. He shows how to combine the Distort & Transform command with Live Paint to produce a captivating Spirograph effect. This technique is particularly beneficial when it comes to pattern design. “The process works […] The post Create captivating Spirograph d...
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  • A quick tip for using the eraser in Adobe Illustrator Draw
    We’ve looked at all kinds of time-saving vector techniques in our #10MinSkills series of tutorials. But what about when you’re on the move? Here, freelance illustrator Dan Mumford shares a handy tip for using the Eraser tool in Adobe Illustrator Draw. For anyone who’s missed Adobe’s Make it On Mobile campaign, Illustrator Draw lets you […] The post A quick tip for using the eraser in Adobe Illustr...
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  • Cleaning up CAD and 3D artwork in Illustrator with VectorFirstAid
    A lot of designers working with CAD and 3D applications, need to finish working with objects in Adobe Illustrator. Such objects can be exported into vector formats, however, for complete work it is necessary to do multiple routine operations, which are often very time-consuming. VectorFirstAid and VectorScribe help to automate and speed up this process.   […] The post Cleaning up CAD and 3D artwor...
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  • Cleanup PDF, Word, Excel, InDesign, Corel and Draw files with VectorFirstAid in Illustrator
    When working in Adobe Illustrator, designers often need to work with files created in other applications, such as Adobe Acrobat and InDesign, Microsoft Word and Excel, Corel Draw and Affinity Designer, QuarkXPress, Wacom Bamboo Spark and so on. Here we are then often faced with editing problems due to the presence of a lot of unnecessary clip […] The post Cleanup PDF, Word, Excel, InDesign, Corel ...
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  • 10 best Illustrator plug-ins that you can try for free
    Adobe Illustrator might be the most powerful vector application around, but it doesn’t always provide the exact functionality you need. One easy way to level up its abilities – without having to remember tedious workarounds or shortcuts – is with third-party Illustrator plug-ins. However, while there are many Illustrator plug-ins, extensions and tools out there, […] The post 10 best Illustrator pl...
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  • Create custom lettering with the Mesh tool in Illustrator
    The Mesh tool in Illustrator is a versatile tool, and when it comes to distorting type, it can save you hours. In this short video walkthrough, designer Gordon Reid (aka Middle Boop) explains a simple trick for creating eye-catching custom lettering using the Envelope Distort command and a mesh. If you're new to envelopes, they […] The post Create custom lettering with the Mesh tool in Illustrator...
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  • How to create a radial pattern using the Rotate tool in Illustrator
    Looking to create an eye-catching radial pattern for a logo, crest or badge? Maybe you want to craft an intricate radial infographic, or some circular design elements. Either way, this tip for using Illustrator's Rotate tool could take days off your workflow. In this short video, designer Luke O’Neill explains how to copy and rotate […] The post How to create a radial pattern using the Rotate tool...
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  • Work with text objects using VectorFirstAid in Adobe Illustrator
      With the help of VectorFirstAid we can automatically replace all missing fonts, combine point text and remove empty text paths. In today's article, you'll learn about the functions that perform these actions. We can replace all missing fonts in the current document with the fonts specified by us. The button in the VectorFirstAid panel […] The post Work with text objects using VectorFirstAid in A...
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  • How to vectorize hand lettering with Illustrator’s Pen tool
    Illustrator’s Pen tool might be one of the software’s most powerful, but it’s also notoriously tricky to master. When it comes to vectorizing hand lettering, knowing exactly where to place the anchor points and handles will shave hours from your workflow. In this short video, designer Will Paterson shares a valuable ‘box’ technique that will […] The post How to vectorize hand lettering with Illust...

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