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May 27

Back to the drawing board?

36 comments 2009 at 10.23 am posted by Veerle Pieters

I’ve been thinking about redesigning my blog’s logo icon for a while now, but didn’t find a moment so far to spend much time on it. Finally, a few weeks ago I thought I had nailed it down and came up with this simple icon…

May 23

Blend and Mask Yourself a Great Poster

3 comments 2009 at 11.59 am posted by Veerle Pieters

It is weekend so the ideal time to have some extra fun in Illustrator and learn something along the way. I’ve talked about writing a tutorial for Vectortuts+ a few days ago. The article has now been published as part of the Graphic Design week that was going on.

May 19

How to draw a pawn shape in Illustrator

30 comments 2009 at 09.52 am posted by Veerle Pieters

A reader wanted to know how I created this pawn looking shape for the Devia logo. He especially wanted to know how you connect the two circles. What better way is there than to show this in a video…

May 12

Illustrator swatches gradient background effect

25 comments 2009 at 12.34 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

The Adobe’s Creative Suite 4 packages have this interesting gradient style effect. It looks like a grid of swatches going from one color to another in subtle gradient effect. If you have ever wondered how you create this effect, then I invite you to take the jump and read on.

May 06

Placing a CSS background image horizontally right on an h2 using a span element

28 comments 2009 at 09.19 am posted by Veerle Pieters

This CSS tip is really basic, and I’m sure a lot of people who are comfortable working with CSS won’t probably learn anything new here, but I thought I just share this anyway. I believe this is a very useful tip for people just starting out. It’s about how you add a background image to a heading 2 element and have it perfectly aligned on the right side of the text while keeping the default block element behavior.

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