Compatibility Helps Vector Art to be a Useful Application

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Every editor wants to improve his artwork. He also does not mind learning a few tips and secrets, which he can use. Sometimes the secrets give an insight to the work and help to improve skills. Exchange of ideas to do vector art is always inspirational. You may read the tutorial of another colleague and figure out how you can also make a difference to your client’s important project. For example a simple way to cut out the time for shading the skin of the model in the picture can make a huge difference. Well, and if you really wish to save time then why not use clipping mask instead. It can do a better job rather than painstakingly doing the skin shading. Try it out next time. It is a real time saver. Have you ever thought how to utilize the pathfinder in a better manner? Minus Front or Unite are ideal for trimming the lines of the edges. Did you just say, “Why did I never think of that before?” And to just add, just because the client is offering less money still do the work. There may be a new thing to learn.

Now here are some ideas that may resonate with the vector art that you do. If you are familiar with Adobe Illustrator then you already know the exciting things that can be done with it. Maybe you can develop your own style and become a master. Some quick points to consider:

  1. Try to use the minimum amount of vector lines when you are suing the pen tool. With the use of the curve capacity the vector can look very leveled.
  2. Try to use the brushes more often. The new calligraphic ones provide authentic hand done styles.
  3. All the shapes need not be closed. Have you ever tried to use the pencil shade to make colors? It can make some really awesome shapes too.
  4. Do you use line art? If you like adding some depth then apply the thick strokes.
  5. If you do vector art in Photoshop then try to make alpha channels instead of gradients. Try masking layer. It works. As long as the artwork is scalable the gradients can be used for other areas of edit.

It is also fun to explore other areas of editing when doing vector art. Today the idea of doing it is to add a little bit of realism into it. It gives value to the artwork and is also complimentary to the artist. Editors still opt for it when they have to design company logos, websites, icons and brands. Many business cards and other types of print material employ the visuals of vector art. As long as the artist is able to keep a few things in mind, the work created can be stunning each time. He should stick to the rule of the thumbs for:

  1. Achieving proper perspective
  2. Making smooth lines and not abrupt shapes
  3. Suitable color scheme
  4. Proper border highlights
  5. Creating the best reflections
  6. Judging how shadows can be made at good angles
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Compatibility Helps Vector Art to be a Useful Application

This article was published on 2013/12/11