ArtBlue featured in "The 15 best Adobe Illustrator plugins" at Creative Blog.
Before Downloading ArtBlue:
As of Version 2.5, ArtBlue comes with ArtTutor, a module containing 12 step-by-step tutorials running inside Illustrator with 37 movies, 45 images and 184 pages of hand-on lessons. You no longer need to read the user manuals to learn ArtBlue. ArtTutor can be found, after installing and running ArtBlue, on ArtMatrix panel. ArtTutor will reveal itself when the "Tutorials" item is selected from ArtMatrix Preset Look-up Box. After finishing the tutorials, then it's time to throw a little pixie dust into your designs with 19 "Factory's" Presets located in the same Look-up Box. So, with a bottle of wine... or two, sit back, relax and enjoy The Magic of ArtBlue.
ArtMatrix is a one-of-a-kind shape transformation engine that can convert a few shapes into many shapes, forming complex and stunning geometric sculptures. It was designed by a topnotch engineer with over 25 years of experience in electronics. Complex algorithms had to be invented, involving waveform generators of various types, all combined to transform basic shapes into spectacular and unpredictable shape formations.Images shown below and on the sidebar were created with ArtMatrix. From a single path, ArtMatrix creates many copies, applies color, opacity and arrange them according to user input parameters.
ArtShapes provides basic shape creation tools, and in concert with ArtTrack, establishes a complete and user friendly environment for creating, rotating, scaling, and reflecting shapes, while effortlessly snapping to another object, all in a single mouse stroke.
CustomShape imports shapes from Photoshop's custom shape files into Illustrator and used by ArtShapes tool to draw user created shapes. User created shapes created in Illustrator can also be exported to Photoshop .csh file for use by Photoshop's Custom Shape tool.Below is the CustomShape Control Panel. It comes with a complete Shape Manager to:
Art3D was designed to vastly improve the design and workflow for users working in 3D space using Illustrator's Perspective Grid.Art3D capabilities and features include:
The path-editing tool is the most used tool in Illustrator. Unfortunately, most Illustrator users use more than one path-editing tool. As a consequence, more time is spent switching between different tools and less time on editing the design. ArtEdit was developed with one objective - Minimize time spent on editing paths, aligning, reshaping paths and other objects, while providing many essential features to perform complex tasks that are not possible with other editing tools. ArtEdit contains 7 tools: Basic Editing, Scale, Relative, Rotate, Reflect, Copy-Paste-Replace and Corner Rounding tools. Each of the 7 Tools in ArtEdit contains cutting-edge functions, exclusively developed from ArtBlue technology.
ArtTrack ties it all together. All tools in ArtBlue rely on ArtTrack, instead of SmartGuide, to snap and align to other art objects. It contains basic art tracking functions, plus advanced functions unique only to ArtBlue. All functions are fully configurable by user to make art tracking a snap.
Interactive Transformation - ArtMatrix
"Guitar Rocks" by ArtMatrix
"Grand Piano" by ArtMatrix
Previewing an infinite variations of a design, in realtime with the mouse, before committing to a transformation.
"The Dragon" by ArtMatrix
ArtEdit unique Scale Tool allows objects to be scaled where they stand.
ArtEdit Rotate Tool allows objects to be rotated about multiple axis. And with a single mouse click, many path anchors are converted.
ArtEdit adds multiple anchors on the Rectangle, copies two segments from the Circle, and then paste-replaces the Rectangle's segments with the Circle's segments.
A fully user configurable art snapping and alignment engine for all tools in ArtBlue.