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Adobe Creative Suite 5

It’s that time of the, um 18-month release cycle again. Time for a new version of Adobe’s Creative Suite. This time up: version 5. For this initial overview, I’m just going to talk about the new stuff in Photoshop and Illustrator since those are the apps that I am most familiar with. Mostly I am… Continue Reading »

Vectors Imitate Life with Gradient Mesh

Vectors Imitate Life with Gradient Mesh

When an artist is given a choice about creating a photo-realistic image on the computer, their first instinct would be to turn to any of the raster-based image editors, such as Photoshop. However, what if they were told that they needed to create this photo-realistic image in a vector-based image editor? Amazingly enough, with the advent of the “gradient mesh” feature, the creation of a photo-realistic image is completely doable in Adobe Illustrator. Continue Reading »