Astute Graphics Limited

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

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  • Unified Installer v1.1.8 important update

    Last week, Astute Graphics was proud to release its wonderful new vector clean-up Adobe Illustrator plug-in VectorFirstAid. It's already received glowing feedback… I’ve had it 10 minutes and I already know it’s going to be fantastic. It instantly fixed all the issues I had with an exported PDF – these are the bane of my […] The post Unified Installer v1.1.8 important update appeared first on Astut...

Astute Graphics Limited

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Say “Hello” to VectorFirstAid

    VectorFirstAid is with us! As our 16th Adobe Illustrator plug-in, it's very easy to imagine that we have become blasé witnessing the creation of each amazing new vector new tool. And yet… we have remained like kids in a candy store, all wide-eyed and expectant of new and amazing things. VectorFirstAid doesn't disappoint. It's a departure […] The post Say “Hello” to VectorFirstAid appeared first on...

  • Getting Started with VectorFirstAid

    The VectorFirstAid plug-in is designed to clean up files in Adobe Illustrator. With the use of this plug-in, you can also improve the organization and editability of vector objects. Dozens of routine, time-consuming operations are now automated. Less routine, more time for creativity! In today's article you will learn how to check and clean an […] The post Getting Started with VectorFirstAid appea...

  • VectorFirstAid – Help Reduce Illustrator File Size

    Designers who use auto-tracing of bitmap images while creating often end up with very large vector files. This problem can lead to a significant slowdown in the workflow. Large vector files are not accepted to micro stock websites, it is harder to email such files to your colleagues or customers, and finally they take up […] The post VectorFirstAid – Help Reduce Illustrator File Size appeared firs...

Astute Graphics Limited

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Fin Sin Fin by Malte Kebbel – Made with the use of WidthScribe

      This week we have been admiring the work of Malte Kebbel  who used WidthScribe in the making of his beautiful installation ‘Fin Sin Fin’ – 2016.   About the work, Malte says: “The installation resembles a 3D puzzle made of uniform, flat, and oval elements. All parts of each sculpture slot together, causing an effect […] The post Fin Sin Fin by Malte Kebbel – Made with the use of WidthScribe appe...

Astute Graphics Limited

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Texturino Workflow Tutorial by Charlie O’Brien

    The latest photo art from Charlie O’Brien recently caught our eye and we were interested to learn that these images were created with some help from Texturino. The result is very effective and rather unique in all the examples that we have seen of Texturino to date! Charlie was kind enough to fill us in on the tricks of his […] The post Texturino Workflow Tutorial by Charlie O’Brien appeared first...

  • InkScribe and DynamicSketch call for feedback

    Following the creation of improved learning videos for Phantasm earlier in 2016 which was very well received by new and existing customers, we are looking to enhance the experience for DynamicSketch and InkScribe users in 2017. Please help us by providing quick feedback in this special questionnaire…   Please do not post comments on this post discussing the technicalities of these changes […] The ...

  • Seeking a Navigator

    In this special blog post, Astute Graphics founder Nicholas van der Walle opens up about how our unique company will thrive in the next 10 years… presenting a rare and exciting opportunity!   As founder of Astute Graphics, creating is what I do. Have always done… making something from nothing. In 2005, I started on the biggest professional […] The post Seeking a Navigator appeared first on Astute ...

  • AG’s Dynamic Corners and Adobe’s Live Corners Features – The Differences

    Today we will look at the differences between Astute Graphics’ Dynamic Corners found in the VectorScribe plug-in and Adobe’s Live Corners. This follows numerous request for this information following Adobe’s launch of Live Corners earlier in the Creative Cloud’s existence . We will analyze and compare the features for accuracy, convenience and number of functions. 1. Let’s begin […] The post AG’s ...

  • Illustrator CC2017 minor updates – January 2017

      At the beginning of January 2017, Adobe released a minor update to Illustrator CC2017 (to v21.0.1) followed less than a week later by a second “stability fix” Adobe release (now to v21.0.2). These have affected a small number of Astute Graphics customers, with Illustrator refusing to load after the update has been applied with the […] The post Illustrator CC2017 minor updates – January 2017 appe...

  • How to create Gear Infographics using VectorScribe and Adobe Illustrator

    In this article we will introduce you to the Dynamic Gear options presented in the VectorScribe plug-in. You will also learn how to create the perfect gearing which can be animated using Adobe After Effects. Accurate meshing of teeth will be provided by the ColliderScribe plug-in and thanks to the tools and options in both this and […] The post How to create Gear Infographics using VectorScribe an...

  • AG Plug-ins Workflow Tutorial by Mathieu Persan

    We had a chat this week with Illustrator Mathieu Persan, he shared some secrets of his creative workflow with us and explained how our plug-ins fit in to this. Mathieu says “Astute Graphics plug-ins have been a part of my workflow for 3 years now and I couldn’t work without them. They are practical, time savers and creative”. “I work […] The post AG Plug-ins Workflow Tutorial by Mathieu Persan app...

  • 2016 – A Few from the Astute Graphics Family Album

    2016 was a good year for us, and with 2017 bringing exciting changes and growth, we’re looking back through the Astute Family album at some of the highlights from the past 12 months…     We welcomed 3 new members to the Astute Family last year. Gemma, Pete and Lorna joined the team, and they were immediately trained to understand that biscuits are a […] The post 2016 – A Few from the Astute Graphi...

Astute Graphics Limited

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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  • We are ready for Mac OS Sierra

    With the recent public release of Mac OS 10.12 “Sierra”, we have been testing compatibility with our current plug-ins operating with Adobe Illustrator CC2015.3. The good news is that no issues solely relating to this upgrade have been found or reported. Therefore, when operating with the Creative Cloud, we are suggesting it’s fine to upgrade […] The post We are ready for Mac OS Sierra appeared fir...

Astute Graphics Limited

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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  • Installing and activating your plug-ins.

    This guide will take you through the process of downloading and installing your plug(in)s. Here we will use the installation of VectorScribe as an example, although the process for installing all plug-ins is the same.   To begin, login to your Customer Account.     Here you will be able to download and run the latest installer […] The post Installing and activating your plug-ins. appeared first on...

Astute Graphics Limited

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

New blog articles detected

  • 10 Years of Astute Graphics; a “Thank You” Giveaway!

      Here at Astute Graphics we’re celebrating 10 years of our plug-ins and as you can see, it’s been a busy, productive and eventful decade! As a thank you to our customers, for a limited time we’re offering all of you a FREE Stylism license key (normally sold for £35 – approx. $46/€41) ! What is […] The post 10 Years of Astute Graphics; a “Thank You” Giveaway! appeared first on Astute Graphics.

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