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Mar 31

Seamless Illustrator pattern brushes with outer corner tiles

13 comments 2009 at 04.07 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

Pattern brushes in Illustration… Honestly? It’s something I hardly (read ‘never’) use. That’s just because I haven’t looked into this feature and now that I have I truly believe in its powers. Ever since I started writing Illustrator and Photoshop tutorials, I come to the conclusion that I know and use so little of certain features that can really save me a lot of time. When I’m writing these tutorials, I always take time to explore and experiment a lot to get to know and understand these features better and to see how far I can go. Sometimes, depending on which feature of course, I’m only scratching the surface. It’s good to question the different ways or techniques to accomplish the same result. Without further ado, here is my version of how you can use seamless Illustrator pattern brushes with outer corner tiles...

Mar 23

SXSWi 2009 Color Angels session

15 comments 2009 at 07.36 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

South by Southwest Interactive (Austin, TX - US) was really a blast as usual. This year Cindy Li, Leslie Jensen-Inman and I decided to enter a panel with the title “Color Angels, Episode 1: Colors: It’s Not Black and White”Our session was about exploring the challenges in color combinations as a key to successful website designs. Advice on what tools you’ll need in your arsenal to be inspired. Navigating through cultural and accessibility differences in color and showcasing some of the best uses of color the web has to offer…

Mar 06

Elegant gradient ribbon in Illustrator

21 comments 2009 at 05.38 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

One of the Duoh! dot com illustrations called Grafiek Grafik Grafico has this special shape which I thought would be ideal for a tutorial.

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