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Here are the top ten articles for the Digital Art and Design Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Gingerbread Cookie in Illustrator - The Icing
In this tutorial, we will decorate our gingerbread cookie and learn a little about the Roughen Effect in Illustrator.
2. Gingerbread Cookie in Illustrator - The Cookie
In this tutorial, we will draw a gingerbread cookie in Illustrator and learn a little about rounding corners.
3. Export Photoshop Animation to PNG Sequence
Now we will export our Photoshop animation as a PNG sequence of sprites for a sprite sheet.
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5. Draw a Christmas Ornament in Illustrator
In this tutorial, we will draw a Christmas ornament in Illustrator and learn a little about working with gradients.
6. Draw a Pine Cone in Illustrator
In this tutorial, we will draw a pine cone in Illustrator. There are several ways to draw a pine cone but this method breaks the design down to the simplest element, which is the scale or leaf of the pine cone.
7. Illustrator Cleanup for Microstock Sites
Are you interested in selling your vector images on microstock sites such as iStock (previously iStockphoto). iStock has an extensive online training manual, including a quiz, that will help you understand the guidelines for submitting your Illustrator artwork to iStock. Below is a summary.
8. Selling Vectors to Microstock Sites
In this tutorial, we will continue discussing how to clean up your Illustrator vector files for submission to microstock sites. Most of these sites have the same submission requirements and guidelines. Below is a summary of the most important issues.
9. DragonFly's Sinedots II Plug-in Filter by Philipp Spoth
Philipp Spoth has very generously offered as a free download his plug-in filter which he calls Sinedots II. Sinedots II comes in an After Effects and Photoshop version. This free plug-in is easy to use and you can create many interesting images with it.
10. How To Bend Or Curve An Image – Photoshop CS Shear Filter
Recently a friend asked me how to bend an image using Photoshop CS. He had a long, thin border image that he wanted to bend into a curve. There are many ways to do this in Photoshop, but the one that worked best for his needs was to use the Shear Filter. Here is how it was done.
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