Monday Link List, volume 16

Back to Basics

Graphic Design Principles: Balance, Proximity, Alignment, Repletion, Contrast.

Why Grids? It is a tool for generating form, arranging images, and organizing, information, and  The main idea behind grid-based designs is a solid visual and structural balance.

Anotomy of Grids.

Sketching and Grids speed up design.

Using (and Breaking) Grids.

Quick Tool Tips

The Bristle Brush (and Draw Inside).

Op Art with Envelope Distort.

Using Envelope Distort with the Polar Mesh Tool.

The Blob Brush.

Warp Tools.

Using the Pencil & Smooth Tools.

Complex Symbols using Pathfinder.

Putting Type onto a badge (typing around a circle).

Creating a star burst using Stroke.

10 Tips to give your work polish.

Getting some Perspective – using the Perspective Grid

Defining a Perspective Grid.

Drawing in Perspective.

Mapping flat artwork to a Perspective Grid.

Using Perspective Grid to quickly create a product box.

More Perspective – 3D tools and other ways to create art in perspective

Create a 3D rocket.

Add embossed letters to a cube.

Creating Isometric Illustrations.

Create a Geometric Pattern.

3d Chrome Text.

Making & Using Symbols

Quick tip – make & use Symbols.

Working efficiently with Symbols.

Symbols Indepth.