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Raster or Vector 4 – GD0911 Technical Drawings

Every year I'm amazed at the projects my Graphic students produce but the one project that really tests their skills, time management and efficiency is the Illustator level 2 technical drawing assignment. I'm always proud of my students for working hard and putting forth...

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Getting Started With The Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

Over the past few months, I’ve been developing a new course called Digital Publishing for Tablet Devices. The Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) is a new way to create content and deliver it through mobile devices such as, Apple’s iPad, Android enabled tablets and the...

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Dimensions

If you’ve ever had to create a package design and had to layout measurements for die-lines, this script will help you save tons of time. With the Dimensions script (<— Click the link to download) you can add measurements to your artwork easily and quickly....

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Advanced Color Sampling with Ai

This is a quick video which shows how to sample color from other Adobe applications with Illustrators eye dropper tool. In Illustrator: 1) Select the object you wish to apply the sampled color. 2) Select the eye dropper tool. 3) With the eye dropper...

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Folio Builder Tools, Apps & More! (Digital Publishing Suite)

I’ve put together a collection of all the tools, applications and plugins needed to work with Adobe’s digital publishing suite. This file also includes my custom tablet templates for the Samsung Galaxy, Motorola Xoom, Blackberry Playbook and Apple’s iPad. Hope you enjoy! 🙂 Download...

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PDF Pages to Ai Artboards is BACK!

Have you ever had a multi paged PDF document that you wanted to place into Illustrator and have every page convert into its own artboard? I have. I came across a solution a couple years ago using an apple script that was created by...

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Raster or Vector 3: GD0311 Vector Illustrations

This semester, the bar was raised yet again. I am so proud of my GD0311 students and their accomplishments with this project and all of their projects to date. The Graphic Design for Print and Web students created some amazing realistic vector drawings using...

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Creating a compound path with gradient mesh

Some shapes, no matter how hard you try, won’t let you apply a gradient mesh. The following steps should be used if you want to apply a gradient mesh to a compound path. Step 1 Let us build a Gradient Mesh for the Compound...

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