How to Use VectorScribe 2.3 Plugin for Adobe Illustrator
VectorScribe is a plugin that seamlessly integrates into Adobe Illustrator and helps you edit vectors, create shapes, corners and measurements. It is one of the most popular plugins from Astute Graphics, a company that offers a suite of plugins to speed up your design workflow.
In this article, we will look at some of the new features of VectorScribe version 2.3, which was released in 2015. These features include:
Dynamic Shapes Tool: This tool allows you to create a wide range of shapes from squares, gears to hearts. You can enter specific values into the Dynamic Shapes panel or simply click-and-drag the shape annotations to edit segments and sides, true shape origin, height, width and diameter, corner radius and slice angles. You can also convert basic geometric shapes to/from dynamic with one press of a button.
Dynamic Corners Tool: This tool lets you add rounded corners to any path or shape with ease. You can adjust the corner radius by dragging the annotation or using the keyboard shortcuts. You can also apply different corner types such as chamfer, inverted round or cutout.
Smart Point Removal Brush: This tool helps you reduce file size and make artwork easier to edit by removing excess points with a pressure sensitive brush action. It intelligently removes points while working hard to maintain the path shape.
Extend Path Tool: This tool enables you to extend or trim paths to exact lengths or intersections. It is especially useful for typographers, fashion designers and technical illustrators who need precise control over their paths.
Reposition Point Tool: This tool allows you to slide a point along a path while working to maintain the path shape. It also shows you the optimal clockwork point placement with annotations.
These are just some of the features of VectorScribe 2.3 that can help you create vector graphics faster and easier in Adobe Illustrator. To learn more about VectorScribe and other Astute Graphics plugins, visit their website[^1^] or watch their YouTube tutorials[^2^]. You can also download a free trial version of VectorScribe and try it out for yourself.
Why You Should Use Astute Graphics Plugins
Astute Graphics plugins are designed to enhance your Adobe Illustrator experience and make your design workflow faster and easier. They offer a range of tools that can help you with color control, halftone effects, symmetry, alignment, selection, path editing, shape creation, texture application, and more.
Many designers worldwide use Astute Graphics plugins and give them positive reviews. They praise the plugins for their functionality, quality, innovation, and customer service. They also appreciate the tutorials, webinars, and blog posts that Astute Graphics provides to help them learn and master the plugins.
Astute Graphics plugins are compatible with Adobe Illustrator CC 2015.3 to 2021 on both Windows and Mac platforms. You can download a free trial version of any plugin and try it out for 14 days. You can also subscribe to the annual plan and get access to all 21 plugins and a year of updates for $149.
How to Install and Use Astute Graphics Plugins
To install Astute Graphics plugins, you need to download the installer from their website[^1^] and run it on your computer. You will need to enter your email address and password to log in to your account. You can then choose which plugins you want to install and follow the instructions on the screen.
To use Astute Graphics plugins, you need to launch Adobe Illustrator and open a document. You will see the Astute Graphics icons on the toolbar or under the Window menu. You can click on any icon to activate the plugin or open its panel. You can also access the plugin settings and preferences from the Astute Manager app on your computer.
To learn how to use each plugin, you can watch the YouTube tutorials[^2^] that Astute Graphics provides or read their user guides[^3^]. You can also join their webinars or check out their blog posts for more tips and tricks. If you have any questions or issues, you can contact their support team or visit their help center. 0efd9a6b88