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  • Design & Illustration
    Community: Totem Project 3Nikaro thumb
    I'm happy to present Vectortuts+ Totem Collection 3! Part three has some great pieces to look at and is almost entirely made from Vectortuts Flickr Group submissions! You can still take part in this fun project! Check out our fantastic third totem, and how to get involved in future Totem Projects, at the jump. Read More…
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    How to Deal with Creative BlockPreview
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    Even the most accomplished Illustrators and Designers will come up against a block at one time or another. In the following article I'll share with you my personal experiences with Creative Block and a few tips and tricks I've learnt to keep it under control. Read More…
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    Community: Totem Project 2Schan totem stephenchan thumb
    After the fantastic response to Vectortuts+ Totem Collection 1, I'm happy to present Vectortuts+ Totem Collection 2! Part two has some great pieces to look at, including a few submissions from our Vectortuts Flickr Group. You can still take part in this fun project! Check out our second totem, and how to get involved in future Totem Projects, at the jump. Read More…
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    Interview with MinkeePreview
    Minkee has to be one of the brightest Illustrators you will ever come across, not just for her colorful creations, but also for her cheery outlook on life, her career and living with a "furry and expanding family". Learn more about Minkee and her Illustrations after the jump.Read More…
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    Vectortuts+ Has Published Over 1000 Posts!Preview
    They say you can't teach an old designer new tricks, and before I started working with Tuts+ I would have agreed. After recently publishing our 1000th post on Vectortuts+ (The same week as Nettuts+ and Audiotuts+) I thought I would share a few of the Tutorials and Quick Tips that I have thoroughly enjoyed during my time as Associate Editor. Which Vectortuts+ Tutorial stands out for you? Let us know at the jump!Read More…
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    Getting to Know Vectortuts+ Associate Editor, LoungeKatPreview
    If you're a dedicated follower of Tuts+ you might already know Kate McInnes (aka LoungeKat), the Associate Editor of Vectortuts+. She works along-side Vectortuts+ Editor, Sean Hodge, to make sure you get your daily dose of tuts, tips and inspiration. After launching the first Totem Project last week, she's excited to be working with our talented and passionate community of vector artists and would like to take this opportunity to share a few things about herself and her role as Associate Editor. Read More…
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    Community: Totem ProjectCrono
    Vectortuts+ loves Illustration and discovering new talent, so today we are proud to be launching a new community project that combines both, the Vectortuts+ Totem Project. The best thing is, you can be a part of it! Check out our very first totem, and out how to get involved, at the jump.Read More…
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    Showcase: 20 Brilliant Designer Sketchbooks to Help Inspire Your Creative WorkflowPreview
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    If you followed Ben Mounsey's "Core Art Skills" Series, then you will know how important it is to have a Sketchbook. But why settle for something drab and dreary when you can use one that is as inspired as you are? In the following showcase you will find a collection of 20 Designer Sketchbooks that are made for creativity (much like the designers of the books themselves.)Read More…
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    Know Your Icons Part 2 - Modern Icon DesignPreview2
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    In the last installment you learned about the history of icon design and how it has evolved from black and white representations of office items into full colored, glassy, hyper-rendered, isometric representations of... office items. In this installment I will be delving further into the world of icons and exploring what icons mean to us today.Read More…
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    Know Your Icons Part 1 - A Brief History of Computer IconsPreview1
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    As with great works of art, you must look into the past to appreciate the future. With roots as far back as the 1970's, the humble icon has come a long way. Following is a collection of icons though history. Although there have been many other operating systems in the time between 1981 - 2010, I've hand picked the ones of the most significance to modern icon design. These designs show just a small fraction of the icons in the many and varied User Interfaces throughout the years. To learn more about the history of User Interface Design you can find a comprehensive article on the subject on Wikipedia.Read More…
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    From a Logo to Business Card, How to Make a Self Promotion SetDesign and illustration
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    Starting out as a freelancer can be daunting, with many people falling into the trap of spending way too much time and money on promotion rather than the business itself.Read More…
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    Inspiration: 40 Bold, Bright and Beautiful Shape Based IllustrationsPreview
    At Vectortuts+ we love colors and shapes! From round and cheerful to pointy and moody, we love them all. This post showcases 40 great illustrators from around the globe, each have mastered the art of composing shape and color perfectly to make stunning creations. Venture with us into the glorious world of color and shape, beginning with fiery yellow and red, moving on to soothing pink and purple and ending with mysterious blue and black. Read More…