Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Arranging objects, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
All right. Now I'm gonna show you something that …drives people nuts. All right? …Until you understand what's going on, this'll drive you crazy. …In this artwork, go ahead and select that moon. …And go Object > Arrange > Bring to Front. Now, that's pretty straightforward, we …understand that. I think I want to put that moon behind …the letters but in front of that blue background there. …Kinda put it right between there. So, I'm gonna select the moon and go …Object > Arrange > Send Backwards, because I am gonna send it backwards, …behind one item, right? Well, that didn't work.…
So, let's try it again. Object > Arrange > Send Backwards. …Let's try that again. That didn't work either. …Mm, why not? That's the next thing underneath there. …That's, that's what logic tells us. Okay? …But I wanna explain how this arranging is really working and then you'll go, aha. …I'm gonna create a new document. And for this demonstration, I'm gonna …rely on the layers panel. This is not a layers lesson but it helps …
- 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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