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Sketch Vector Editor – First Impressions Creating a 3D Icon/Logo

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Since Adobe is pulling the rug from under me by discontinuing Fireworks, I thought I’d try an alternative. Simply googling “fireworks replacement” will get you quite a few mentions of Sketch, by Bohemian Coding. I think I gave it a go about a year ago, but I thought it was too simple, or too rudimentary [...]

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Tutorial: Bundle of Snakes – Tracing a Sketch in Illustrator, from Pencil to Vectors

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

We’re going to be creating a vector image (line art) from a hand-drawn sketch, using Illustrator’s Live Trace tool. This involves drawing, scanning, cleaning the image in Photoshop, tracing and adding color in Illustrator. Drawing I started doodling at the end of a small notebook and came up with a bundle of snakes that filled [...]

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Tutorial: Creating a 3D Icon/Logo in Fireworks in 10 Easy Steps

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Here’s a little Fireworks CS5 tutorial for creating a 3D looking icon. I’m a big fan of Fireworks, have been for the last 8 years. I use it mainly for web design. It’s a great tool and I could never use Photoshop to do the things I do in Fireworks. But this post is not [...]

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