Let’s start with the future. Some sneak peaks at some new features to be included with Illustrator CS6:
First, Pattern Creation. Love how it updates live as you work.
And this one is absolute magic! Gradients on Strokes. Such an awesome feature, no more Blends or Appearance workarounds.
Defiantly a mixed bag of resources this week. The usual tutorials, some resources (high res images & vectors), Design Theory, and some inspiration. Enjoy.
Masking Patterns in Illustrator.
Psychedelic Portrait using the Width Tool, Stroke Profiles & Custom Brushes.
A whole bunch of video tutorials you should watch.
Using Styles to control text in Illustrator.
Create a Geometric Flower.
Great site for resources, business/motivation & tutorials: Design Instruct.
Vector Floral Sets.
I like this article on working with Visual Weight.
Infographics to help with Typography, Colour Theory and Web Design.
How about a summer reading list?
A Graphic Design Primer, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
Japanese Graphic Design from the 1920s & 30s.
Scandinavian Logo Design from the 1960s & 70s.