Adobe Illustrator: Recreating a Classic 1950's Science Fiction Show Opening

Chapter: Workflow

Topic: Inter-application Creativity

In this episode of Red Giant TV, Chad Perkins shows you how he built the various elements he used to re-create of the opening sequence from the classic sci-fi TV series, the Twilight Zone. In the tutorial Chad gives you tons of valuable hints and techniques for use in Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator and Maxon Cinema 4D.

http://library.creativecow.net/articles/perkins_chad/red-giant-science-fiction.php

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Adobe Illustrator: Vector Logo to 3D Logo

Chapter: 3D Modelling and Animation

Topic: Modelling

In this tutorial, Broadcast Designer Jason Brown will show you how to knock out a vector logo from Adobe Illustrator into a 3D logo in Maxon’s Cinema 4D. The tutorial also touches on basic texturing, lighting and animation.

http://library.creativecow.net/articles/brown_jason/vector_3d_logo/video-tutorial.php

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Adobe Illustrator: Vector Illustrations into 3D

Chapter: 3D Modelling and Animation

Topic: Modelling

The following tutorial has 19 steps but they go fast once you understand what to do. I did this in Illustrator CS3, Photoshop CS3, and Maxon Cinema 4D. You can visit www.adobe.com and www.maxon.net for demos to follow along if you like. I used one of GoMedia’s Arsenal freebie downloads for the vector art.

http://macdesignpro.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=193967

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Adobe Illustrator: Adobe Illustrator Quick Tip – Radial Gradients: Conforming gradients to the edges of an oval

Chapter: Paint, Draw and Design

Topic: Design Techniques

In Illustrator CS2, standard radial gradient fills won’t automatically follow the edges of an object. They’ll generally be circular and clipped by the bounding box of the object, rather than conformed to the object itself. However, with oval-shaped objects, there’s a little trick to get the gradient to follow the edges of the object, rather than appearing completely circular and clipped by the bounding box.

http://www.creativemac.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=48262

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Adobe Illustrator: Illustrator Tips: Color Swatches

Chapter: Paint, Draw and Design

Topic: Controls and Interfaces

Swapping swatches with Photoshop; combining libraries; setting up permanent default swatches

http://www.audiovideoproducer.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=38701

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Adobe Illustrator: Creating a Cartoon from Video with After Effects and Illustrator CS2: Part One – Preparing the video in After Effects

Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects

Topic: Cartoon Look

Topics covered: Dealing with interlaced footage, Basic Color and Image Correction, Creating Outlines, Rendering an Image Sequence. In this 3-part tutorial, Creative cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz explains the process of converting video to cartoon by using only After Effects and Adobe Illustrator CS2. While the tutorial spans 50 minutes and covers a wide range of topics (some in depth and some in general), after you have gone through the process once, you will find that it’s easy to adapt the Cartoonification technique to your own needs.

http://forums.creativecow.net/articles/rabinowitz_aharon/cartoon_look/Cartoon_Part_1/index.htm

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Adobe Illustrator: Creating a Cartoon from Video with After Effects and Illustrator CS2: Part Two – Converting Illustrator CS2

Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects

Topic: Cartoon Look

Topics covered: Altering Illustrator Scripts, preparing presets and color palettes with Live Trace, Batch processing using Bridge. In this 3-part tutorial, Creative cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz explains the process of converting video to cartoon by using only After Effects and Adobe Illustrator CS2. While the tutorial spans 50 minutes and covers a wide range of topics (some in depth and some in general), after you have gone through the process once, you will find that it’s easy to adapt the Cartoonification technique to your own needs.

http://forums.creativecow.net/articles/rabinowitz_aharon/cartoon_look/Cartoon_Part_2/index.htm

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Adobe Illustrator: Creating a Cartoon from Video with After Effects and Illustrator CS2

Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects

Topic: Cartoon Look

Topics covered: Importing an image sequence, Using layer blending/transfer modes, Motion Tracking, Hold Keyframes, changing and forcing frame rates. In this 3-part tutorial, Creative cow leader Aharon Rabinowitz explains the process of converting video to cartoon by using only After Effects and Adobe Illustrator CS2. While the tutorial spans 50 minutes and covers a wide range of topics (some in depth and some in general), after you have gone through the process once, you will find that it’s easy to adapt the Cartoonification technique to your own needs.

http://www.creativecow.net/articles/rabinowitz_aharon/cartoon_look/index.html

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Adobe Illustrator: Global Color Replacement in Adobe Illustrator: Working with the magic wand tool

Chapter: Paint, Draw and Design

Topic: Paint or Draw Basics

It’s easy to draw yourself into a corner in Adobe Illustrator. You may create complex illustrations involving hundreds–possibly thousands–of individual objects. And if you need to make changes (such as modifying fill color) to several objects of a particular type within your larger illustration, you might find yourself looking at hours of manual labor. But the Magic Wand tool can spare you that.

http://www.corporatemedianews.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=37932

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Adobe Illustrator: Stroke Weight on Path Segments in Adobe Illustrator: Modifying stroke weight on a segment while maintaining the original fill

Chapter: Paint, Draw and Design

Topic: Paint or Draw Basics

How do you vary the weight of a stroke along a path in Adobe Illustrator? You can always split up the path with the Scissors tool, then adjust the stroke weights on the newly formed paths. But problems arise with this method when you path contains a fill. Fortunately, there is a simple workaround for this problem using Illustrator CS2.

http://www.corporatemedianews.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=35497

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