Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Aligning objects, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
So I'm still working on this poster, and I want these stars. …I'm gonna go to my Layers panel, and turn off that top layer, and select layer three. …And I'm just gonna draw a star here, and here, and here, and here, and here, and …here, just gotta bunch of stars. Alright. …Okay, and now I'm looking at 'em and I'm thinking, you know, I think I want those …lined up along the top. Well, if I select all of those, up here …in the control bar I've got all these alignment icons, or if I go to Window, …Align, I have the align panel. Now, this icon kind of tells us what it's …gonna do, but I just hold my cursor there, it'll tell me align left, align top.…
So let's click align top, and you can see all those stars just snap to the top …based on where the highest anchor is. If I align bottom, you can see it lines …those to the bottom. Simple enough. …Align right. Now they're all aligned at the bottom, …and the right. Okay, I'm gonna hit Cmd z a few times and …make it messy again. Now in addition to that I have distribute. …
- Creating shapes and lines
- Modifying paths
- Transforming objects
- Using Illustrator's brushes
- Creating your own brushes
- Fun with text
- Understanding layers, groups, and sublayers
- Working with photos and other art
- Placing Illustrator files
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introduction to Vector Data
2. What Is Illustrator?
3. Fun with Shapes
Creating shapes12m 18s
4. The Humble Line Tool: It's Not as Simple as It Sounds
5. Illustrator Kindergarten
Drawing tools16m 56s
6. Modifying Your Paths
7. You've Made a Path, Now What?
8. This Isn't Your Average Brush Tool
9. Time for Some Words
10. Working with Your Art Gets Easier with Layers
11. Bringing in Photos and Other Graphics for More Fun
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