The Quest for Illustration Glory: Part II brought to you by The META Q

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The Quest for Illustration Glory: Part II

By Laura Riegel / Posted 5.22.2012 / In Design, Illustration, Reviews / 0 comments

A few months back, I decide to go on a quest for illustration glory. I always have loved creating and designing, but one of the largest roadblocks I encounter is my inability to draw. So I resolved that 2012 was the year to make a change. I created a list of five how-to-illustrate books to peruse and began working my way through them. To launch my quest, I cracked open Christopher Hart’s Humongous Book of Cartooning.

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Sometimes smaller is better: How to create smaller PDFs in Illustrator brought to you by The META Q

Sometimes smaller is better: How to create smaller PDFs in Illustrator

By Susan Snipes / Posted 5.24.2011 / In Design, Illustration, Tips, Design Tips / 23 comments

If you use Adobe Illustrator on a regular basis and share your designs as PDFs with clients, you probably want to make sure your PDFs are as small as possible. Here's how to make smaller PDFs with Illustrator.

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Illustrator Transparency Magic

By Laura Riegel / Posted 5.17.2011 / In Design, Illustration, Tips, Design Tips / 0 comments

How to make an opacity mask in Adobe Illustrator.

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Illustrator Tips and Tricks

By Laura Riegel / Posted 4.12.2011 / In Design, Illustration, Tips, Design Tips / 6 comments

Designing in Adobe Illustrator sometimes makes me feel like a circus elephant balancing on a ball. I seem to go between both extremes—the wobbling newcomer and the stalwart veteran. As time has passed, I have learned more tips and tricks that help me keep my balance.

Illustrators To Drool Over brought to you by The META Q

Illustrators To Drool Over

By Laura Riegel / Posted 4.5.2011 / In Design, Illustration, Inspiration, People / 3 comments

I am an illustration newbie with high aspirations. Like all designers, I need sources of inspiration and have found some sites that are oozing with great examples.