Category Archives: Illustrator CS4

I am supposed to be out today …

but, despite the fact that I went to bed nice and early and felt fine, I have woken up feeling like poo!

So having had a bath (ready to go out), I have come back to bed and have been playing around with illustrator again.  Not much of an image, but it’s all a learning curve …


I might actually get around to some proper crafting soon I supose, but it’s nice and snuggly in bed, fingers crossed I will feel well enough to venture into the outside world a bit later on.

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For Zoe …..


my ‘lil swoosh flower made from the tutorial.  Can’t wait to see what you do.

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Playing with art brushes


this morning, it’s all quiet in the house and I can’t sleep, so more playing with art brushes and vector shapes in AI.

This seems like a pretty easy shape to draw, but actually takes a bit of skill with the pen tool, expanding, outlining and filling strokes – also getting used to how things translate visually from my head.

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Cupcake drawing


I’ve been playing again and trying to get the hang of the blob brush tool – next time I’ll use a finer stroke for it – probably this would make a good illustrator cry but ….. baby steps….baby steps with this program … especially as I am also trying to get the hang of a tablet as well (mostly lounging in bed!).

This week at the Kingdom of Blah has been totally pants …… yesterday, 20 0f my colleagues (all friends as we have been there a long time together) in the office were made redundant, and about another 30 odd around the UK.  That will then leave me as the only girly in an office totalling 5 – doesn’t take a genius to work out we won’t be long either!

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mmm, that’s interesting/annoying

I exported it to a jpeg and re-sized it in Jasc PSP, and it’s fuzzy.  Not sure if this is because it’s going from Adobe to Jasc (possibly not though).

2009-01-16-craftingawardSo had a go at exporting to a png file…… which is a vast improvement.  I wish now that I’d put drop shadown on the wording, but that was before I taught myself how to do it!  Also, some of the stars have drop shadow, and it was before I realised that there was a slider option to vary opacity and point – duhhhh!

If anybody knows how to lock the background layer to stop it moving around, please can they tell me – it would save me loads of time.

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Just something I’ve been working on for Toodles & Binks

2009-01-16-craftingawardit’s my very first try at something like this, especially something quite as ambitious as it turned out to be.  It’s not perfect, but considering I only started using Illistrator 3 or so weeks ago, I am quite proud of myself.

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My pink filled version


look away now ….. more hearts and flowers, just to prove I could do one filled in!


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