Join Shane Snow for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjusting the curvature and transparency of the lines, part of Infographics: Visualizing Relationships.
This is a quick little video on how to adjust the curvature and transparency of…the lines we drew with the Pen tool when we created our relationship diagram…lines in the last video.…As you can see here, we have this work in progress of our relationship diagram…and if we zoom in, you'll notice that some of these lines intersect.…It's kind of hard to see what's going on.…So I want to add some transparency to these, and also we want to adjust these…lines, once we have many of them in here, because there's a lot going on and soon…there will be even more going on and you may want to make changes later.…
So first the transparency,…There are few ways you can adjust the transparency.…One is by selecting one of the shapes, one of the lines that we have created,…and using the shortcut keys 1 through 9 to take the transparency down, say 80%.…The other way is over here on the Layer palette: you can adjust the transparency here.…So you have 44 lines and you want to adjust the transparency of all of them at once.…
- 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