Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Learn Illustrator...please | A complete reference of Adobe Illustrator Shortcut Key

To be able to become a true graphic designer, it is extremely necessary to at least learn the so-called "Triangle of Graphic Design Tools".


While sometimes we hear some IT men claim that they are graphic designer after learning Photoshop, it is as it is. Just a claim. While we totally appreciate their work, we also want them to be "complete" of their graphical tools arsenal to be able to really claim that title. I say "complete" because these are just the tools. And by no means you can be complete without your fundamental foundation, creativity & insight among other things.


The three must-learn tools are (not necessarily in the order of importance);
1. Photoshop - Of course for image editing and all that stuff.
2. Illustrator - For creating logo and vector graphics.
3. InDesign - For doing web and print layout professionally.


And to jumpstart your Illustrator learning process, memorize and use the shortcut keys.
And what a better way to do that but by having this Illustrator Shortcut Keys image reference in your desktop. A complete reference both for PC and Mac.


I used to purchase a book just to memorize the keys during my immersion days. But lo and behold! it's totally free for you. Courtesy of Wells & Drew, makers of fine stationary since 1855.

Complete List of Illustrator Shortcuts
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Experimental Magazine

Not many realized the impact of the contribution of font designers to the reading pleasure and the appeal of reading, much less remember the font names . Whether we enjoy an article, an Ad, a poster, brochure, magazine, graffiti, logo identity, business card and stationaries on print, mobile and on web (among others), we are indebted to the passionate and dedicated artists of present and of long ago behind the high art of font design and typography. This experimental magazine is a tribute to the designers of the few good fonts.