Photoshop Pen Tool Drawing Savvy

One of the least used tools and processes in Photoshop are the pen tools and vector drawing. People just seem to forget them in Photoshop in favor of Illustrator. By the time you finish this five-page tutorial, sent in by Fatma, you'll be a Photoshop Vector Expert! June 29, 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

Vector Art : Love Design

Most of you know by now that we love the DOVER collection of ready-to-use-art, and pictorial archives. If you frequent the Publishers' Warehouse loading dock, you've probably already seen some of the hundreds of full-page, downloadable samples we've stashed there. So, in celebration of our "Love Design" month, I've got an extra special treat for you -- vector files. January 28, 2011

Adobe Illustrator tutorial : Briefcase

There just aren't enough Adobe Illustrator tutorials on the web! I guess it's because the hacks can do easy stuff in Photoshop ... but Illustrator takes expertise and real work! Here's another one from our PS FAVE IconLibrary -- learning to make a shiny icon in Illustrator July 28, 2010

Stunning Vector + Raster images

Following last month's vector vs. bitmap article, I decided to crack open a collection of spectacular art I've been gathering over the past few months and show you some of these marvels-- many using only vectors! June 27, 2010

Vector vs Bitmap for dummies

There have been a lot of articles over the years about resolution and the differences between vector art and bitmapped graphics. When this article was submitted by IconLibrary we immediately liked this approach as one of the more friendly ones. June 1, 2010

Graphic Elements and Illustration

When Shauna Scott sent me this collection, I said "Oh no! Not another vector clip art collection!" Fortunately, what I discovered is a rare collection of knock-out Adobe Illustrator vector art that definitely deserves a serious look. May 31, 2010

Vector-Drawing for Mac

The latest version of this easy-to-use, powerful vector-drawing application for Mac, is unique in that it presents the user with a simple and clean interface, yet packs an impressive assortment of useful, professional features December 22, 2009

Map drawing for the Mac

While Ortelius is specifically for map illustions, we can see that this vector-based drawing and cartographic design program has a world of possibilities for many other applications as well. It also fills the void of mapmaking on the Mac OS platform for a 3rd the cost of Illustrator! October 16, 2009