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Smart Border Effects

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - Lawrence Hsu | BC

Dave likes to keep things flexible as he works. Here are some editable border effects that take advantage of smart objects using Illustrator and Photoshop.

Smart Border Effects from Layers Magazine

56 Professional Free Arrow Symbols and Icons

Sunday, June 15, 2008 - Lawrence Hsu | BC

Professional edited free vector arrow symbols & icons for personal and/or commercial usage. This collection of arrow symbols can help you in your art & design. Arrows are often used in Signage and Wayfinding design to guide a visitor in the right direction. All 56 arrows are drawn by Sander Baumann with Adobe Illustrator and can be used in many different ways.

56 Professional Free Arrow Symbols and Icons from SEGD

Creating Geometric Patterns in Illustrator

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - Lawrence Hsu | BC

Sometimes when I create a pattern background in Illustrator I don’t end up with a Pattern Swatch. Instead, I create a Symbol of the repeating element and I create a whole background repeating this Symbol: duplicating 1, then 2, 4, 8, 16 and so on. It’s just not always that simple to create perfectly seamless patterns, especially with geometric forms. Today I’ll show you how to create a geometric pattern shape and fill a background with it using the method I just described.

Creating Geometric Patterns in Illustrator by Veerle Pieters

53 Killer Photoshop Illustrator Effects and Tutorials

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - Lawrence Hsu | BC

It’s always fun to experiment different techniques and learn how to work with various aspects of Adobe Photoshop to spice up boring pictures and make them into works of arts and masterpieces. So, if you’re interested in learning some new skills, whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced user, these Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials are for you.

53 Killer Photoshop Illustrator Effects and Tutorials from Noupe

Create Abstract Backgrounds

Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - Lawrence Hsu | BC

Abstract backgrounds are easy to create in Illustrator with a couple of simple techniques. Using Gradient Meshes, Steps Blends and Opacity Masks you can quickly create an abstract background.

Create Abstract Backgrounds from Vectips

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