Illustrator 101: Five Time Saving Illustrator Plugins That Will Spark Your Creative Side
Work faster with plugins, using illustrator is comfortable without using other applications!
First, let us define what a plug-in actually is. A plug-in is a software component that adds a specific feature to an existing computer program. Plugins help us to work in Illustrator faster, more comfortably and even eliminate the need for use of other applications.
Do you NEED them? No.
Will they save you time? Yes.
And they are fun to use!
Let us take a look at a few plugins !
1. MAGIC PATTERN PRO ILLUSTRATOR SCRIPT
Magic Pattern Pro is a script for Adobe Illustrator which automatically creates seamless patterns from any sample of your art. There are 20 templates of patterns inside.
It saves you time creating patterns on the artboard. A feature called “Create All” makes 20 patterns in just one click.
You can design new variants of a specific character and use them directly in your favourite apps to add a touch of variety among your glyphs.
It's very easy! Just drag and drop a letter, icon or symbol to the Fontself Maker panel. Then, a font will be created and have fun with the new font!
Just export it as standard OpenType .otf font file. It's very easy!
Don’t know how to crop an image in illustrator? Super Magic Eraser is a script for Adobe Illustrator which automatically cuts and deletes vector objects outside Artboard.
If you want to crop a picture in Illustrator use the best crop tool Super Magic Eraser script! This script deletes paths and shapes outside Artboard quickly and easily, while not affecting your image inside artboard. Cuts linear and radial gradient correctly. Keeps pictures editable after usage with accurate and clean results. Has new stable algorithm to prevent freezing your computer with big vector files. Yes, it’s a real magic eraser tool!
Watercolor Pro Edition is a solid effect bundle designed for illustrator CS5 and up. Made from high resolutions scans of real watercolor, the effect is super realistic and very easy to use. The bundle comes with 49 watercolor background tiles, a set of 12 watercolor AI brushes, over 50 realistic paint splats, and 42 instant watercolor effect graphic styles. These work great on the included watercolor paper graphic styles.
Mandala Creator Pro is a very unique tool that lets you create your own mandalas in just minutes. It has an easy interface that works perfectly with adobe illustrator to create mathematically perfect mandala rings. With over 100 patterns included, you have endless possibilities.