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Mar 25

Using the Pathfinder and Align tool in Illustrator

50 comments 2008 at 02.46 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

Whenever I get a question from a user asking me “how did you draw this?”, I often have to answer that I’ve used the Pen tool. The Pen tool is probably the hardest tool to learn in Illustrator. It just takes time to master it fluently, but once you do, you have this freedom to create. Sometimes we can get a long way using only shape tools like the ellipse, polygon, rectangle or rounded rectangle. With a bit of creative thinking and some simple aligning in combination with Pathfinder’s powerful tools you might just achieve the perfect drawing in no time. Here is another Illustrator tutorial where I show you to draw a simple icon without the use of the Pen tool…

Mar 21

New York City

46 comments 2008 at 01.11 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

I am just back home and trying to fight off this jet lag thing. After being away for 3 weeks in the US it feels good to be back home again. Now trying to sort out the huge backlog of email and startup working again. Before trying to resume regular things here I want to share the pictures that I took in New York City.

Mar 14

SXSWi geeks gathering

26 comments 2008 at 03.33 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

So I left Austin and arrived in New York safely for the last days of our US trip. It has been a little weird compared to previous years because the weather wasn’t that great in Austin. Most of the days had wind, some rain and Cindy even saw a tornado!

Mar 06

Taking a break

53 comments 2008 at 06.21 am posted by Veerle Pieters

You may have noticed already but I am taking a break at the moment. Today we just arrived in Austin, Texas for SXSWi. The previous days I got the opportunity to spend some quality time with my best friend Cindy in San Francisco.

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