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Ultimate Vector Tut - 1+2
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Published: October 13, 2005
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Parts one and two of what I hope will be an ongoing series if people get a lot out of it :)

Enjoy, be prepared for more, and as always if there are any questions or anything let me know!

WARNING: This is a big effing file.
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wormholocaust's avatar
wormholocaust|Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmm..hope this helps me. :D
thanks a lot!
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AngelAsura's avatar
AngelAsura|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your tutorial, I was trying to find out what vector is and how you can draw with it. So each piece of information is welcome :) I hope I'll be able to draw with it...
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innocent-rebel|Student General Artist
I think this will really help. Thank you. ^^
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ummigfx's avatar
ummigfx|Hobbyist General Artist
Very useful!
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Takkaia's avatar
Takkaia|Hobbyist Digital Artist
what the hell is a vector? no matter how hard i try, i can't seem to find out.
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androidu's avatar
androidu|Hobbyist Digital Artist
a vector is a shape,and it can be resized without loosing any quality like a jpeg picture would for example. in other words you can select a vector and resize it from small to large than small than enlarge it again any times you want to without it loosing the quality. this is the simplest way to explain a vector graphic I guess.. get it?
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Takkaia|Hobbyist Digital Artist
how do you make it so you can resize it as much as you want?
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androidu|Hobbyist Digital Artist
its not how you make it..it just has to be a vector shape,you can do it in photoshop,illustrator or some other program... I just wanted you to see the difference between a pixel image and a vector image.. here's something you can do to see it in action.. open a picture in photoshop, hover the mouse onto the layers tab (right lower corner),right click on the layer and click "layer from background" and hit enter,then press ctr+t to resize the picture,grab one of the corners and when the two sided arrow appears click and drag inwards to make the image smaller and hit enter. then ctr+t again and this time do the same but this time resize it..there... see how the image lost its quality? that's because that's what happens with pixel image
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vexelove's avatar
Hi! Your tutorial is featured in our journal!

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:D
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Tuttie's avatar
thank you! for a photoshop user like me, the pen tool is pretty confusing because of the different controls.

I have a question, though: how do you move a single anchor point after you have deselected the shape?
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minimonster777's avatar
Reselect the shape, and you can use the white arrow tool to manipulate the anchor point. Hope this helps.
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Tuttie's avatar
oh, thanks xD it does help :3
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sakijane|Hobbyist General Artist
wow! thanks so much for sharing this tutorial! its just what i need! i'm new to illustrator and i really wanna learn it fast ^^ your tutorial is very helpful. thanks so much :hug:
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BiGds's avatar
thanks u very much for the tut :D
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TheChibiPhoenix's avatar
Woah. I UNDERSTAND this! LOL

I have a full set of CS3, and I've always wanted to try Illustrator, but I never hada clue where to start except "pen tool". That's as far as my brain would go XD

Thanks a bunch for this!
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Cabezon47's avatar
Ohhh! thanks! :D
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KiterieAine|Hobbyist Writer
I have only barely glanced at this and I have to say wow... I'm too sick for it to sink in right now but I have it faved so yeah eventually it will.
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Aythli|Hobbyist General Artist
Wahoo, thanks so much for this! It's so incredibly helpful...I'm pretty good with illustrator, but I never thought to use the pen tool like this! Really well done and understandable (!)

Here's what I got out of it (still pretty shitacious, but what are ya gonna do...)
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steveTM's avatar
man this is rly helpfull.. thnks alot!
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neloora's avatar
i love u. very helpful really.
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kokirininja's avatar
This is great, I just got Illustrator and i'm not used to the tools and didn't know how to stroke paths. I'm gonna check out the other parts!
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impetere's avatar
I love you! It's so true what you say about the usual Illustrator tutorials and it's so frustrating; this is *exactly* what I've been looking for. Thank you!
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sircle's avatar
you have fixed my broken head brain-type thingy! YOU ARE TEH AWESOME!!!1one


faving this and will be reviewing it FREQUENTLY.
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Icetrix's avatar
Kinda helpfull yes^^.

Keep doing the good work, de gozaru^^.
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