Amy Balliett reviews possible solutions for the challenge, sharing visually pleasing and informative ways to enhance charts and graphs in Adobe Illustrator. She demonstrates how one of the examples was accomplished.
- [Instructor] Now that you've spent some time…improving your charts and graphs,…let's take a look at what I did.…As you'll see, I added colors, highlights,…changed the fonts for labels,…and I changed the grid lines in some places.…Now let me walk you through how I did one of these…from beginning to end.…I'm going to go ahead and show you how I did the line graph…since that's an example I haven't shown…from previous movies.…I've put the original line graph off of the art board.…
I'm going to take the redesigned line graph,…move that off the art board and replace it instead…with the original one, so I can show you how I started…from end to end.…The first step you need to take, is again,…make sure everything is properly ungrouped.…I'm going to ungroup the axes,…and sometimes you have to do it twice,…because sometimes the hash marks…are linked directly to the y-axis line or the x-axis line.…
So that's why you have to ungroup them twice.…Now that I've done that, I'm going to create my grid lines,…similar to how I've shown you in a previous movie.…
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