Amy Balliett recaps some key guidelines for using the tools in Adobe Illustrator for creating charts and graphs. After learning the fundamentals in this video, you can continue with the online course to learn how to improve the look of your data visualizations.
- [Narrator] Adobe Illustrator comes prepackaged…with a robust graphing tool that allows you…to build pristine charts and graphs to perfect scale.…Simply click on the chart tool…and you'll see a drop down of multiple options.…For the sake of this course, we'll focus primarily…on the pie chart and the bar graph tool.…Once you've chosen a chart or a graph,…click and drag onto your canvas to highlight the area…you want to build your chart or graph.…If you hold the shift key while doing this,…it will keep everything equally proportioned.…
After you left go, you'll see a nice data input box appear.…After you've filled in your numbers,…and hit the check mark,…all of the bars for your graph will appear as well.…The next thing you want to do…is start designing the chart or graph.…To do this, first close the data input box.…Next, go to object and ungroup.…Ungrouping from the data allows you…to quickly and easily update the design.…
That said, it does mean that you're going to have to…unlink your graph from that original data,…
To succeed in design and marketing today, one must know how to interpret and properly visualize data. This course, developed and led by Killer Infographics CEO, Amy Balliett, walks you through the ins and outs of creating accurate and compelling data visualizations. Amy focuses on best practices, not tools, although she does provide an overview of Illustrator graphing features. Using these tips, you'll learn how to stand out from the crowd and create charts and graphs that combine precision with visual appeal.
- What charts and graphs work best for different types of data
- Putting data into visual and textual context to ensure it is accurate
- Visualizing data that doesn't lend itself to imagery
- Adding visual appeal without sacrificing accuracy
- Using the Adobe Illustrator graphing tools
- Avoiding common data viz mistakes