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Jul 29

Using Text Wrap in combination with the Area Type Tool in a compound shape in Illustrator

20 comments 2009 at 04.41 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

One of the requests I received lately was how you can flow text into a compound shape. To flow text into a shape you use the Area Type tool, but this doesn’t work for compound shapes. In this screencast I show you a workaround to this problem.

Jul 23

Icons I designed for projects

0 comments 2009 at 07.14 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

Over the past few years I’ve designed a bunch of icons for different projects. Sometimes the icons were part of the finishing touch of a design, like special bullets for a list, or like the calendar icons on my site here. It’s one of the aspects in a design I really enjoy doing, whether it’s a set of tiny pixel icons or bigger and more detailed illustrative icons. I like the variety of it, and I also like the fact that it needs some dedication and insight from the designer. Today I want to share some of the icons I’ve designed…

Jul 15

Win a free copy of Phantasm CS Studio

51 comments 2009 at 03.10 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

Do you remember my article about Phantasm CS Studio? Well, Astute Graphics is now holding a design competition, and in honor of the launch I’ve been offered to give away a copy of this fabulous Illustrator plugins serie.

Jul 08

How to create a skewed checkerboard pattern in Illustrator

18 comments 2009 at 04.41 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

A reader asked me if I could explain to him how to create the Bavarian flag in Illustrator. Instead of explaining this with text and images I decided to capture another screencast tutorial instead.

Jul 02

Abstract my WordPress theme for WooThemes

0 comments 2009 at 09.46 am posted by Veerle Pieters

It’s a bit too busy here at Duoh! HQ to find the time to write an article for my blog this week, but not to worry, I have written an article about my process when I designed my WordPress theme for WooThemes...

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