Vintage Holiday Vector Clip Art and Embroidery Designs

This classic collection of vector clip art and embroidery designs is not only very low cost, it's all completely editable. So the base collection becomes a limitless collection of potential original art that you create in Adobe Illustrator or your favorite vector editing program. Okay -- the second package says it's for Machine Embroidery, but designers can easily see there's an entire collection of color palettes and inspiration there, even if you don't actually use the first file! November 29, 2013

DTG Picks : Vector Drawing Apps for the Mac

Many, many times we get email or forum postings lamenting about the high cost of the Adobe Illustrator and other Adobe products... and now you can't even buy them, you "rent" them from the 'cloud' . . . so we've done a little digging and testing and you can try these for highly functional surrogates for Illustrator :
* iDraw: powerful feature-packed vector drawing and illustration app
* If you're not a design pro, you may need Logo Design Studio
* Animate : Bring your imagination to life!
* TouchDraw : structured 2D vector graphics
* Clipart Collection by UAB Macmanus
* VectorPro Color
. . . and more September 19, 2013

iDraw now imports/exports Adobe Photoshop!

iDraw is a powerful Mac graphic design and illustration application that features the unique ability to import layered Adobe Photoshop PSD files, preserving vector paths and layer style effects as editable objects. This light weight, heavy duty app is really worth a look August 20, 2013

Tutorial: Using Adobe Photoshop to Draw a Paint Brush

We're back with another good tutorial for "Back to Design School" month, and this time we're with Santosh Kashyap from TutorialBunch.com, and his tutorial on drawing a paint brush. It's interesting because of some of the techniques you'll be happy you learned. July 30, 2013

SVG Import is Here

Artboard is a powerful vector drawing software for Mac OS X Lion. Today's latest update provides support for the most requested feature from users - the import of SVG vector graphics. (Made in USA) August 23, 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

Photoshop Madness: PSD Doo

February continues with these awesome items ... check "Not Photoshopped" -- and beware, don't step in the Photoshop doo... As usual, Photoshop Madness runs across the good, the bad and the beautiful. February 8, 2012

Photoshop Madness: Love you!

We're loving Photoshop (and you) for February ... watch these pages for the next few days, there Photoshop 911 and Photoshop Tips & Tricks team! has much more As usual, Photoshop Madness finds the good and the bad, but this time -- PHOTOSHOP MADNESS is where you practically go mad trying to find the most useful stuff for Photoshop! January 31, 2012

Photoshop New Year Madness

Hello 2012, bye-bye 2011 ... and Photoshop Madness passes along some free designs and wallpapers ringing in the new year! And, of course we wish every happy Photoshopping for 2012, and safe surfing for Photoshop stuff that won't make you go mad! December 26, 2011

3D modeling program for the Mac

I've always said there needs to be a lower cost Mac alternative to the blood-sucking modeling programs on Windows. In several previous columns we've talked about this very cool 3D modeling program for the Mac. Now, Cheetah3D 5.7, professional level 3D modeling solution for Mac OS X has been updated. July 12, 2011