New Feature: Playlist Center! Pick a topic and let our playlists guide the way.
By Kristin Ellison | Friday, May 16, 2014
In this week’s Pixel Playground tutorial, Bert shows us how to use the Blend tool in Illustrator to manipulate paths.
His first step is to create one of the vertical slats on the upper portion of the garbage can with the Pen tool, then copy and drag the duplicate to the right. He then bends the top of the left slat outward; this will become the slat farthest to the left.
Next, he selects both rungs and clicks Blend and then Make, which generates a graduated series of slats between the two that go from bent to straight. With that in place, he goes into the Blend option to specify the number of “steps”—in this case slats—which are appropriate for his design.
Lastly, to get a mirror of the series, he uses the Reflect tool to create the other half of the garbage can.
Watch this week’s video to get started on your design, and be sure to check back next week for his next installment of Pixel Playground, in which he takes us through the first stages of creating a rising curtain in a theater.
With online video courses at lynda.com, you can reach your goals faster. Learn software, improve your skills, and get an inside look at how the professionals work.
Share this article:
Tags: Illustrator, Bert Monroy, Pixel Playground, Kristin Ellison, Adobe Illustrator, Blend Tool
You can change your email preferences at any time. We will never sell your email. More info
Thanks for signing up.
We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.
Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:
Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.
We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go Review and accept our updated terms of service.