Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating custom guides, part of Introducing Illustrator.
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…In this movie, I'm going to show you how to create…custom guidelines - also known simply as guides - in Illustrator.…Guides are useful for positioning and aligning objects.…Because as you draw, or move, or otherwise modify…an object, your cursor snaps into alignment with the guides.…The guides don't print, so they serve as…kind of an invisible structure for your graphics.…I'm going to start things off by creating a new document.…So I'll go up to the File menu and choose the New command.…
I want to clear out my previous settings, so I'll change the profile back to Print.…Which will give me a single art board.…Then I'll change the width value to 7in for…seven inches, and I'll change the height value to 5in.…And that translates to width and height values…of 504, and 360 points, respectively.…I don't need a bleed, so I'll leave all…these values set to zero, and then I'll click OK.…Now the simplest way to create a guide, is to drag it out from the ruler.…
So I'll go up to the View menu, choose…Rulers, and choose Show Rulers, and so, as you…
- Setting up your first Illustrator document and artboards
- Drawing and painting basic shapes with the brush tools
- Creating and formatting text
- Coloring artwork with fills, strokes, and gradients
- Working with paths to create free-form shapes
- Creatively applying dynamic effects that are automatic and editable
- Tracing scanned artwork to create digitally editable graphics
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Document and Setup
Creating a new document7m 28s
2. Drawing Fundamentals
3. Text and Formatting
4. Fills and Strokes
5. Edit and Organize
6. Drawing Free-Form Outlines
7. Dynamic Effects
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