SVG Theatre Seating Plan

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I’m still doing loads of work in and around SVG at the moment, and have just finished this diagram showing the seating plan at Strode Theatre in Street, Somerset. Using symbols appropriately in Illustrator converts through perfectly to the <symbol> markup in SVG and trimmed loads off the finished file. I’m still convinced that SVG’s […]

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Flash Catalyst

Flash Catalyst (formerly codenamed Thermo) has been around on Adobe Labs for a while now but I’m still meeting lots of people who know nothing of it – if you’ve ever wanted to create interfaces in Photoshop or Illustrator and then add simple functionality without coding (you’d need to hand over the completed project to […]

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4T.19 Let It Snow!

It hasn’t snowed in London in October in more than 70 years, so it came as a bit of a surprise when I got back from a week in the Canary Islands last Tuesday, but did give me an idea for this podcast where you can learn how to make a snowflake in Illustrator, then […]

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4T.14 3D Effects

An old friend of mine has (like so many other designers) spent so much time working away without any training on new releases of software, or the luxury of any time to explore. So we were talking on a train a little while back and he didn’t know that Illustrator has had 3D capabilities since […]

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4T.10 Distressed Text

This episode deals with getting that grungy effect and applying it to text, keeping the whole thing live and editable. Concepts covered include: Live Trace, Opacity Masks and Linked Files. The images used in the podcast are available for download form here (planks.jpg) and here (planks1.jpg).

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