Mordy Golding, author of Real World Illustrator and a collection of Illustrator and Flash Catalyst training video titles at Lynda.com, happily answers questions on Twitter @mordy.
- Features: Written by Mordy Golding on May 10, 2010Pros: Useful new features that include variable-width strokes and a tool to build shapes more easily; innovative Bristle Brush feature; new antialiasing settings create pixel-perfect web graphics; numerous enhancements to artboards; seamless integration with Adobe Flash Catalyst. Cons: Perspective drawing feature difficult to use; Bristle Brush feature can create artwork that could cause printing issues; some core drawing tools still absent. Rating: 85 out of 100
- Features: Written by Mordy Golding on February 28, 2010This tutorial is courtesy the Real World Illustrator blog. In most professions, one goes through intense training -- intended to help a person develop the ability to act on instinct -- where the body learns to act automatically in response to a situation without the need to mentally go through each required step.
- Features: Written by Mordy Golding on September 24, 2009This tutorial is courtesy the Real World Illustrator blog. Many designs call for distributing art along a path. And while Illustrator has some nice Align and Distribution tools, and even Smart Guides, they won't help when you're trying to align your objects to anything other than a straight line.
- Features: Written by Mordy Golding on June 22, 2009
- Features: Written by Mordy Golding on October 21, 2008Pros: Multiple artboards, intuitive Blob brush, better gradient transparency control, real clipping masks, easier to use Appearance panel. Cons: None. It may not be a perfect program, but it's a perfect upgrade. Rating: 95
- Features: Written by Mordy Golding on April 28, 2008This article is excerpted from the February/March 2008 issue of InDesign Magazine (#22). Buy the issue or subscribe to the magazine at www.indesignmag.com.
- Features: Written by Mordy Golding on April 14, 2008One of the things that I really love about Illustrator is that it's used across such a diverse professional spectrum. Before I even joined Adobe, I spent several years training New York City fashion designers in Illustrator. And since then, I've had the pleasure of working with folks at places like Cabelas, Reebok, Victoria's Secret, Hurley International, the GAP, and more.