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I love vectors, and if you are reading this, I’m pretty sure you love them as well. Show how much you love vectors by getting a geeky Vectips t-shirt. Sport your favorite tool or let everyone know that rasters suck! If you haven’t checked out the shop lately, now is a good time. There are more t-shirts in more colors. Also, get 20% off purchases of $30 or more until the end of October!



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5 Free Vector Packs From


Designious is giving five free Vector Packs to five Vectips readers! It is easy to participate and these Vector Packs are essential tools for any designer. Moreover, Designious Royalty Free Vector Packs are full of vector wings, patterns, skulls, scrolls, buildings, florals, halftone elements, grunge elements and more! These are great for designing t-shirts, websites, print collateral and more.

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Awesome Multiple Artboard Scripts for Illustrator CS4

Awsome Multiple Artboard Scipt for CS4

Mordy Golding, author of the Real World Adobe Illustrator series (I can’t wait for his Real World Illustrator CS4 book), has posted a couple of amazing Illustrator CS4 scripts from Shane Stanley to his blog. Mordy was the Product Manger for Illustrator from 2001 to 2004, so you know these will be quality scripts. Upon using the scripts, the usability of Illustrator CS4’s Multiple Artboard function skyrockets.


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Transform Tool Trick


This is one of those tricks that I felt stupid I didn’t know after I learned about it. I’m sure others out there know about it, but there must be some that don’t. This transform function works in CS3 and CS4. I’m not sure about earlier versions of Illustrator, so if anyone knows, post a comment. I came across this trick when watching episode 58 of Layers TV, a great Adobe videocast.

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Quick Tip: Guides In Multiple Artboards

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I have been using the new Multiple Artboards feature in Illustrator CS4 more and more lately. I use it for setting up identity packages, multiple logo options , illustration variations, and so on. One thing that annoyed me, was using guides with multiple artboards. By default, guides span all artboards. Luckily, there is a simple solution to set guides to only span a particular artboard.

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Weekly Vector Inspiration #1

This is the first post in a weekly series showcasing inspirational vector art selected by Vectips. Although the series showcases vector art, some work might just be vector inspired, not created completely with vector art. If you have any art suggestions, feel free to comment! I have also started a account so you can stay up-to-date with inspirational vector images. Check out the Vectips profile.

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