Illustrator vector cupcakes and muffins!

Getting ready for the summer vacation and all of the cook-outs, receptions, parties and picknics going on, we were delighted when Ainseley Bevis sent in this Adobe Illustrator tutorial with lots of blends, gradients and vector cooking! June 25, 2012

Adobe Creative Suite 6

Well, you've waited about 18 months since paying for CS5, now you're itching to get your hands on the CS6 package, all 3,000,000 of you have saved up several hundred to a thousand bucks for this, so here you go. Pig out! Adobe Systems has announced Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Photoshop CS6 Extended software May 1, 2012

Vectoring realistic wedding rings

Here's an extensive tutorial from Adrian at Vector Pack that utilizes many of Adobe Illustrator's functions that you may need some practice on -- including optimizing compound objects! We thought the subject matter is appropriate for this season too! Enjoy May 1, 2012

Create a Gift-wrapped box icon in Illustrator

Here's another of those great tutorials in Adobe Illustrator from Ainsley Bevis. This time it's a gift-wrapped icon, perfect for the holidays, birthdays, or where ever you need gift wrapping. This is the first of three, so watch this column for the next ones. For now, get started . . . November 21, 2011

Illustrator tutorial: combination lock

Here's another sparkling fresh Adobe Illustrator tutorial from Ainsley Bevis-- this time, she delves into the powers of PathFinder and gradients with some solid tips and techniques on the deceivingly simple illustration! May 31, 2011

Illustrator WOW

With the latest incarnation of The Adobe Illustrator WOW! Book, I see a lot of familiar visuals and tutorials -- and a whole slew of new ones. Over the years, I've spent many hours reading these books. I cannot say how many times I've recommended this book and Sharon Steuer's enlightened training! February 14, 2011

DTP Upgrades from Zevrix

Zevrix Solutions sends ongoing info about various product upgrades, even if it's just a minor upgrade. However, these productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software are important programs for creative professionals. So here are key new releases December 16, 2010

Illustrator Drawing: Art tools

This is an easy beginners' tutorial featuring numerous techniques in Adobe Illustrator -- drawing art supplies -- a pencil, triangle ruler and paint brush using illustrator vector tools... by Ainsley Bevis of Bloom Design November 29, 2010

Illustrator: The wizard's hat

Just in time for the bewitching month, learn how to create a very cool wizards hat icon using Adobe Illustrator! Another great tutorial sent in by IconShock September 30, 2010

Adobe CS5 with the big boys

ARE YOU READY TO LEARN WITH THE BIG BOYS? If not, you can continue to our next CS5 bookshelf. But if you are up to time-tested and proven educational learning, this is your spot -- folks, this is the major league and once you dig in here - you're playing with the big boys! July 30, 2010