Illustrator, Vector Art

Illustrator Intertwine

I finally had the opportunity to experiment with Adobe Illustrator’s new Intertwine feature. This is game changing. It has reduced my workflow and time invested dramatically when I want to link objects together (which is all the time, I love that Celtic knot/Art Nouveau feel). I appreciate the multiple ways to achieve the intertwine as well, with a mouse-over computer-selected objects, and a manual lasso tool, both of which I found intuitive. I made a Thank You card for Teacher Appreciation week. So excited about how much this helps me create what I love.

Adobe Fresco, Illustrator, Photoshop, Vector Art

Psychedelic show banner

My latest project was developing a digital banner for Lone Star Chorus’ “Peace, Love, and Barbershop” show announcement. I had fun with this one, and used Adobe Fresco (for the water color background and grass), Adobe Illustrator (for the sun and notes), Adobe Photoshop (for the botanical layers), and finally Adobe inDesign to make a manageable file size. I flip through the apps because each one has a specialty and it is easier to do certain elements in different apps. Not only do I keep familiarity with each app with regular usage, I also see which app works better to execute my ideas.

Rainbow botanical musical banner

The banner is sized at 1920×1005 pixels to optimize for use as a Facebook event. To make a printable flyer, I played with the elements to make a lower coordinating panel, leaving a white section in the middle for readability.

1/2 page coordinating flyer