Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Alignment and guides, part of Illustrator CS4 Getting Started.
In this exercise, we are going to use a combination of guides and alignment…functions to take this collection of randomly positioned rings and precisely…arrange them as they would appear if they were Olympic rings. I am working…inside this document called Five Rings.ai. And I happen to like the relative…position of the red and green rings right here.…So, I am going to try to get the others into alignment with that. I am going to…start things off by going up to the View menu, choosing Guides and making sure…that Lock Guides is turned off. So if it's got a check mark next to it, choose…it to turn that check mark off. I happen to be fine. I also have my rulers up…on screen and if you don't see yours, you would choose the Show Rulers command…also from the View menu.…
I am going to select the red ring by clicking on it and I am going to go over…to the vertical ruler and I am going to drag a guide out of that ruler like so,…and then drag it until it snaps into alignment with that center point right…
- Working with point and path text
- Selecting, isolating, and combining paths
- Reshaping paths and working with control handles
- Rounding corners
- Using Live Paint