Vector Resources: Tutorials, Downloads, and more!

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bortonia
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Posted Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:20PM
Welcome to the iStock Vector Resources thread!

The iStock Vector Forum has tons of threads recommending great books, tips and tricks, and vector related tutorials: we figured it was time to put them all in one place. There's something for everyone here, from beginner to expert.

Please feel free to post any great vector resources you find online here in this thread. From time to time, we'll go through the new posts and categorize them so it'll be easier for everyone to navigate.

Here's what's in this thread:

iStock Vector Submission Requirements
Helpful Articles on iStock
Vector Tutorials
Vector Tools
Software Downloads and Free Trials
iStock Resources
Books, CDs, and DVDs


Have fun!

(Edited on 2008-09-24 10:27:49 by bortonia)
bortonia
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Posted Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:11AM
iStock Vector Submission Requirements

Not sure if your vector file meets our EPS (AI10) requirements? Take a read through this thread. It tells you how to find out if your file format is acceptable, and offers some easy tips on how to make it AI8 EPS friendly.

Not sure about what/how to upload a vector to iStock? Check out our handy Vector Training Manual for all the dirt on the required file formats, account information, needed/not needed files and our pricing guidelines.

Unsure why one of your images may have been declined? Feel free to post a large (watermarked!) version of your file in our Critique Request forum. Our community is always willing to help!

(Edited on 2012-12-18 20:19:06 by bortonia)
bortonia
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Posted Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:12AM
Helpful Articles on iStock

Vector Do's and Don'ts: Examples of some common mistakes for vector illustrations, and tips on how to fix them

Auto-Trace Dos and Don'ts: Tips and tricks on how to make the most of your autotrace software

Texture: Adding a textured look to your vectors

Color: Using color to enhance your composition and create a mood

Spot Color: A very detailed and easy-to-read description of what Spot Colors are

The Sketch: Taking your images from the drawing board to the final finishing touches

Vector Figure Shading: How to use gradients when shading your characters

Just 5 More Minutes: How to make your images stand out from the crowd

Global Color: Not sure what Global Colors are? Then this article is a must-read!

Let's Tidy UP-loads: Tips and tricks on how to clean up your vectors

Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space: Adding backgrounds to your images

Proportion: Making your people illustrations look 'right'

Pimp My Vector Ride: Customizing your vector software

Rich Blacks: Give your blacks extra punch on the page

Are You Compatible?: AI8 EPS Compatibility

The Layered Look: Learn how to maximize layer usage in your vector files

Are You Taking Snapshots?: How to avoid some common subpar issues

Grunge Construction: How to create grunge effects

RGB CMYK Q&A: Everything you need to know about the advantages and disadvantages of RGB and CMYK

Combining Vector & Raster Images: How to integrate raster and vector imagery

The Mordy Golding Interview: An interview with Mordy Golding, the Guru behind Real World Adobe Illustrator, SAMS Teach Yourself Adobe Creative Suite All in One, and The Web Designer's Guide to Color.

A Buyer's Guide To Vectors: This article is a must-read for all your vector illustration clients.

(Edited on 2009-11-10 14:07:52 by bortonia)
bortonia
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Posted Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:12AM
Vector Tutorials

Layers Magazine: Tons of great tutorials and how-to's from beginner level to advanced.

GoMedia Tutorials: Step by step tutorials (and videos) on everything from converting your pencil sketches into vectors to creating your own custom scatter brushes

BortoniaBortonia: All Things Vector[/url]: A comprehensive site covering vector techniques from beginner to advanced, plus microstock submission tips

Vectorkid.com: A great resource, with tutorials on how to do everything from creating maps to complex lighting effects

Vectortuts.com: Slightly more advanced techniques for mesh, type, and transparency effects

Webdesign.org: A little bit of everything from simple character design to complex 3D effects

Good-Tutorials.com: Tons of great tutorials from logo designs to blend functions

Vecpix.com: Simple, well demonstrated and easy to follow tutorials

AI Real World Illustrator: Adobe Illustrator genius Mordy Golding's personal blog. One of the most comprehensive AI tutorial sites online!

Lynda.com: Excellent video tutorials

iStockdiary: Tons of tutorials for all things vector, great stuff!

Adobe Illustrator Techniques: A great tutorial resource. Subscribers receive both a magazine and access to their online tutorials

Marvin's Corner: An excellent introduction to pre-press and printing files, and how to avoid common mistakes in setting up your vector files

Vectips.com: Full of handy tips, tricks, and tutorials

Sketchpad.net: An excellent 'everything you needed to know about vectors' tutorial

Northlite Designs: Tips and tricks (everything from brushes to text effects)

Freetransform.net: A great selection of step-by-step tutorials for Illustrator

Bittbox: A handy tutorial on creating your own custom Illustrator brushes

Character Illustration Tutorial: A great how-to for anyone interested in drawing original characters

Veerle: Taking your illustration from sketch to adding finishing touches

Digital Media Net: Assorted tutorials from building 3D charts to reconfiguring brushes

Illustrationclass.com: A comprehensive start-to-finish classroom site

Tutorial Outpost: Step-by-step instructions on how to do pretty much anything in AI

VectorDiary: A great vector blog offering tutorials and links to other vector related sites.

N.Design Studio: A wide range of Illustrator tutorials

Illustration Info: A variety of vector tips and tricks

Smashing Magazine's Top Illustrator Tutorials 2007: A collection of the best tutorials from 2007. Everything from basic to advanced techniques.

Smashing Magazine's Top Illustrator Tutorials 2008: A collection of the best tutorials from 2008. Everything from basic to advanced techniques.

Wonder How-To: Amazing video tutorials that walk you through many handy AI features

Website Tips: A very comprehensive list of tips and tutorials for all things vector

(Edited on 2009-04-23 17:27:56 by bortonia)

(Edited on 2009-04-30 15:24:55 by bortonia)
bortonia
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Posted Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:12AM
Vector Tools

Select Menu: An absolute life saver. Use this plugin to quickly and easily find open shapes, rasterized objects, and much more in your vector files.

Vector Stock Helper: This awesome script will help you check, clean and export your vector files.

ExtendedSelect for CS4: Working on Windows and can’t find inspection plugins? Look no further, this is the script for you.

VectorBoom Close Shapes: This tutorial explains how to use the knife tool to close shapes in your file. There's also a handy download for a 'Close Shapes' script, which works great in CS6.

Illustrator Addons

These amazing tools make drawing a breeze.

VectorScribe: Hands down one of the most amazing addons for Illustrator we’ve ever seen. Simplify everything with this tool!, it just makes perfect sense!

Point Control: A plugin chock full of path and point editing features. A bargain for only $10!

Better Handles: An Adobe Illustrator tool for creating and editing Bézier curve handles

EZConstrain: A free Adobe Illustrator plugin for changing and resetting the constrain angle

SnapMeasure: A better measuring tool for Adobe Illustrator

Color Lovers: A great site to visit if you’re having doubts about the colors you’re using. Put together your own color palettes and see what’s trendy

(Edited on 2012-12-18 20:15:18 by bortonia)
bortonia
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Photo downloadsMember is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Flash downloadsMember is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Illustration downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto IllustratorExclusive iStockphoto Flash ArtistMember has had a File Of The WeekThis member has lost their last cage match. Consider this the black eye the bully gave you after school by the bike racks.This user has the power to wield the BanHammer, a weapon forged in the fires of hell for that get-off-my-planet quality you can't get anywhere else. You betta reckonize.This member can always be counted on to be amongst the last iStockers standing in the wee hours whenever or wherever we gather. So follow him and be assured of a good time.
Posted Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:12AM
Software Downloads and Free Trials

Inkscape: Free vector software. Free, people!

Xara: 15 day free trial download

Adobe Illustrator: 30 day free trial download

Lineform: Free trial available... Also very cheap to buy!

CorelDRAW: 30 day free trial download

Silhouette: A handy vectorizing application for those who don't have access to LiveTrace, Streamline, etc. Free trial version available, and you can get a plugin for pre-CS 2 Illustrator

Freehand: 30 day free trial download

Daz3D: 3D Modelling software, good for creating figure references

Vector Magic: A fantastic online auto tracer that will convert rasters into vectors, just upload your image and it'll guide you through the process

20 Graphic Editors Reviewed: A list of 20 (twenty!!!) vector programs. A few you'll have heard of, but others will be a surprise.

(Edited on 2008-12-05 09:26:13 by bortonia)
bortonia
Member is a Silver contributor and has 2,500 - 9,999 Photo downloadsMember is a Bronze contributor and has 250 - 2,499 Flash downloadsMember is a Diamond contributor and has 25,000 - 199,999 Illustration downloadsExclusiveExclusive iStockphoto IllustratorExclusive iStockphoto Flash ArtistMember has had a File Of The WeekThis member has lost their last cage match. Consider this the black eye the bully gave you after school by the bike racks.This user has the power to wield the BanHammer, a weapon forged in the fires of hell for that get-off-my-planet quality you can't get anywhere else. You betta reckonize.This member can always be counted on to be amongst the last iStockers standing in the wee hours whenever or wherever we gather. So follow him and be assured of a good time.
Posted Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:12AM
iStock Resources

Illustrator Training Manual

Technical Wiki: A list of copyrighted/trademarked items

K is for... Tags?: An excellent article on how to keyword your files so they'll be found by buyers... Without showing up in irrelevant searches

K is for Keywords: Helpful tips on keywording your files

Who's Who on iStock: An introduction to the people behind the scenes

The iStock Civics Companion: Guidelines and policies for iStock

(Edited on 2008-09-24 10:33:37 by bortonia)
bortonia
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Posted Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:12AM
Books, CDs, and DVDs

Illustrator CS4 Essential Training: This video tutorial teaches core concepts and techniques that can be applied to any workflow for print, the web, or assets that will find their way into other applications

Real World Adobe Illustrator CS4: Author and past Illustrator product manager Mordy Golding takes readers through all of the features of the program, explaining not only how to use the multitude of features but also why and when to use them

Illustrator CS4: Getting Started: Deke McClelland provides a concise but thorough examination of core Illustrator concepts: stroke, fill, and path; scaling and rotating; layers and guides, and he demonstrates several techniques for working with type in this video tutorial

Adobe Illustrator CS4 How-Tos: 100 Essential Techniques: This info-packed guide lets users get right down to work by focusing on the Illustrator CS4 features they’re most likely to use and showcasing each in a stand-alone tip

Illustrator CS3 Essential Training: Instructor Mordy Golding teaches the basics of this application to new and experienced users alike in this video tutorial

Adobe Illustrator CS4 Classroom in a Book: The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CS4

Adobe Illustrator CS3 Wow! Book: In this revised edition of the best-selling and award-winning Illustrator WOW! Book, youll find tips, tricks, and techniques derived from actual projects from more than 100 of these top Illustrator artists

Illustrator CS4 New Features: The long-awaited addition of multiple artboards will be sufficient reason for some Illustrator users to upgrade, but Mordy Golding also discusses many other noteworthy features and improvements

How to Wow with Illustrator: The authors guide you step-by-step through real-world techniques, with an emphasis on uncompromising quality, last-minute flexibility, and go-home-at-night speed

Real World Print Production: Print production expert Claudia McCue takes on the challenge of putting ink to paper, offering clear, authoritative guidance to print professionals and anyone else who has been frustrated by the obstacles of getting electronic documents to print perfectly

(Edited on 2009-01-22 09:35:05 by bortonia)
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