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Aug 26

Recolor artwork using Illustrator’s LiveColor

33 comments 2008 at 08.04 am posted by Veerle Pieters

Today I’ll talk about how you can recolor your artwork in Illustrator CS3 using the LiveColor feature. I’ve always wanted to talk about this feature, but somehow I never got to actually doing it. I believe this is a rather powerful feature that might be a bit daunting at first sight. It definitely needs some getting used to before you actually see or understands its power.

Aug 23

Vote for our panel at SXSWi 2009

2 comments 2008 at 07.30 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

It’s that time again, when you can vote for the panels for the next edition of SXSWi. Since 2006, I’ve traveled to and attended this big event in Austin, Texas. I like going to SXSW, not only because I get to see most of my overseas friends but also because I always have the opportunity to meet new creative people, learn new things, and share ideas. SXSW is really an event for connecting with people. This year I didn’t join a panel, but for next year Cindy Li asked me if I was interested in doing a panel and we asked Leslie Jensen-Inman if she would like to join us. The 3 of us have become really good friends over the past 3 years and the idea of doing a panel together made me smile.

Aug 19

Command shape in Illustrator

35 comments 2008 at 01.53 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

Draw a command shape in Illustrator About a week ago I received an e-mail from Sam Brown, wondering how to create a shape that looks almost exactly like the Apple Command key icon with an interesting four colored stroke depth effect to it. First thought that came to mind was “ideal for another tutorial”...

Aug 11

4 simple shapes in Illustrator

25 comments 2008 at 09.40 am posted by Veerle Pieters

Starting with simple shapes as a basis for your design can give you surprising results. By trying to apply them in a creative way and by experimenting you can end up with an amazing design. Today I’ll show you how to draw 4 simple shapes fast and easy. I’m thinking of the perfect wave line, the perfect heart shape, the perfect water drop and a diamond shape. They seem very easy to draw at first sight, though maybe you’ll learn a few tricks on how certain things can be done easier, faster or maybe just more prefect or natural.

Aug 08

Flickr 888

10 comments 2008 at 09.26 am posted by Veerle Pieters

Pretty special date today as it is 8/8/8. According to the newspaper lots of people want to marry on this day as well but there is also another cool event if you’re into photography. I’m talking about the ‘24 hours of Flickr’.

Aug 04

My 10 favorite typefaces

38 comments 2008 at 01.58 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

As someone who has a soft spot for typography in general, it is a rather difficult taks to choose my top 10 favorite typefaces. It feels a bit like shifting through all those nice (600 and more) entries I received for the ‘What is Graphic Design’ poster competition from a while ago. What a tough job that was selecting the winners. So here we go…

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