Join Shane Snow for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding directional arrows, part of Infographics: Visualizing Relationships.
In this video, we will be adding directional arrows to the relationship diagram…we have been drawing so we can show the flow of where money is going.…In this case, most of the money is flowing downward from the investors to the…social networking startups, but in one case, the acquisition where Facebook…bought FriendFeed, the arrow is going to be particularly important, so we…know who paid for whom.…The first thing we want to do is we want to draw a dot in the center of…our diagram so we can make all of the arrows point towards the outside of the circle.…
To do this, I will zoom in, and I'll add a dot using the Shape tool, just a black circle.…I am going to create a new layer at the top of our Layer palette so I know…where the dot is and just draw a little circle there.…Now I want this circle to line up in the exact center of our background, so I…will select also the background. And then up here on the toolbar, I will align…the vertical and the horizontal centers.…So now our black dot is in the middle of our background.…
- Setting the stage for a circle relationship visualization
- Using space to organize the infographic
- Drawing relationship lines with the Pen tool
- Adjusting the curvature and transparency of lines
- Adding directional arrows