Learn about the interface of Draw.
- [Instructor] In this movie you're going to get the penny tour of Illustrator Draw, and we're going to take a look at the interfaces you'll find when you're working with the app. And I did say that in the plural because unlike a piece of desktop software, Illustrator Draw has different interfaces depending on where you are in the app and what it is you're doing. We're in the Work or Project View at the moment, which gives us an overview of our projects that we've made in the app and allows us to manage them, and we'll come back to that in just a minute.
But first, let's take a look at the other two areas we can explore at this level. From the icons at the bottom of the screen, you'll see the Discover icon in the center there takes us out to the Behance Community Gallery for Illustrator Draw, so work that's been uploaded from inside the app is auto-tagged as being made in Draw, and the team select various pieces of work for inclusion on this gallery. And it's a great source of inspiration, where you'll find a wide selection of different styles and subjects to whet your appetite and show you just what can be done inside of the app and what people are doing with it.
The third icon allows us to access our various settings inside of the app, such as our Preferences here. So if we want to change things out we can do that in here, for example, moving our tool bar and so on. We can also access some basic tutorials that show us the different gestures in the apps and get you over those basic fundamental things if you need to ever check that out while you're on the go. Let's go back out to the Project View now and look at managing existing projects here.
So that starts with the ellipsis icon at the top-right of the screen. If I tap on that, it allows me to select projects, if I just target that, and it takes me into this view, and I can target a project. So if I just come along for this simple drawing project, you can see I have two options. I can either delete that using the icon at the bottom-left, or duplicate it using the icon at the bottom-right. And duplicating is sometimes a good idea, especially if you want to create a new branch on a project or hand a copy of a project over to someone else for them to work on independently of your safety copy.
I'm just going to tap Done at the top-right of the screen here to exit that. Be aware, also by the way, that if you do delete a project it will warn you the deletion is permanent and it actually means it. So be careful that you don't delete something that you actually wanted to keep. Adding a new project starts at the bottom-right of the screen. If I tap the plus just there it takes me to this screen because it needs at least one document inside it to exist. So if tap for iPad (Landscape) here for example, it takes me into a drawing, and again I see a slightly different interface.
On the left-hand side here we have the tools and we'll be exploring those in more detail in the very next movie. On the right-hand side we can see the layers, and the three movies after that all relate to working with layers. And then at the top here we have another range of icons which we'll also be using in subsequent movies. I'm just going to tap Close here to take me back out to the Project View, which is what it does.
The first time you create a new project it takes you back out to that level. Now you'll see that if I tap on the project again it takes me to a slightly different view. It takes me into the project to manage my drawings. So for example, if I wanted to add a new drawing to this project I'd tap the plus at the bottom-right of the screen and then choose a document size to add. If I just choose a square drawing here, just for the purpose of that, and I'm going to close it, see it takes me back out and now I'm in that Project View again.
I can get back to the Work View or the Projects View by tapping Work at the bottom of the screen or Projects at the top-left. I can do a couple of other things inside of a project as well in terms of management. I have an ellipsis icon at the top here which allows me to select documents, so if I just do that for the purposes of this and tap a document, you'll now see I have three icons at the bottom of the screen. A Delete icon to remove a drawing, a Duplicate icon to duplicate a drawing, and a Move icon to move a drawing to another project.
Sometimes you might want to do that. You might even want to make a copy initially and then go back in and manage that, and then move that out to another project. And here is a really good case for naming your project, which is something you can actually do inside the Project screen as well. If I tap Done at the top-right just to take us back out, I can name the project in a couple of ways. I can either tap the ellipsis icon here and choose Rename Project, you'll see that I can duplicate and delete the project there also.
Or just tapping the name at the top of the screen allows me to access the renaming ability as well. I'll just come out of that. The other thing I can do at this level is to share the document to Behance from here, and this is where they get uploaded to Behance and auto-tagged as being made in Draw. So if you want to get your work up there for your peers to see, and for the chance for you to get your talent spotted, not just by the Illustrator Draw team but just in the wider context of getting your work noticed, then that's where you'd begin.
So there you are, that's the penny tour of the interface and in the next movie we're going to explore drawing with the basic tools in Illustrator Draw.
- Exploring the Adobe Capture CC interface
- Spot-healing in Adobe Photoshop Fix
- Creating soft-focus effects
- Painting in Adobe Photoshop Fix
- Importing a photo and making adjustments with Adobe Photoshop Mix
- Sending your projects to Adobe Photoshop CC
- Creating a new Adobe Comp project
- Managing products and documents in Adobe Comp CC
- Drawing with the basic tools in Adobe Illustrator Draw
- Exploring Adobe Photoshop Sketch
- Sharing your work on Behance
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 03/02/2018. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: exploring the Capture interface, generating vector shapes, creating color themes, creating Photoshop and Illustrator brushes, and importing photos and making adjustments with Photoshop Mix. In addition, new videos were added that cover finding typefaces with Capture, creating materials in Capture, sending your work to Photoshop CC, transforming layers in Illustrator Draw, and more.