Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating lines, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
You know, until recently, the only way to make a line in Illustrator was to take …the pen tool, click, and then click again. …And there's our line. Now we have tools that make that even easier. …But I'll show you that if you click and hold your shift key down. …No matter where your mouse is over here. It will make that a nice straight line. …So that's good to know, in case you do wanna use that pen tool. …But I'm gonna delete that. Because in this chapter, we're gonna …focus on these really nifty. The line tools, and there's grid tools …and line tools, and we're going to learn how to use those and we're going to learn …some keyboard shortcuts so that we can very quickly modifiy them and control them.…
And in the end of this chapter, you're going to learn that something as simple …as a spiral. Can you imagine trying to make something …like this with the pen tool. It would be a nightmare. …But now we have a simple tool that allows us to do that. …Or maybe I want that to go even deeper inside of that circle like that. …
- 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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