Join Deke McClelland for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a new document, part of Introducing Illustrator.
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In this movie, I'll show you how to…create a new document inside of Adobe Illustrator.…And in fact, we're going to be creating the…document that you see before you on screen.…Now, if you're a premium member of Lynda.com,…then you have access to my exercise files.…In which case, I encourage you to take a moment to download those files.…And then, you can double click on this…file, eightemptyartboards.ai, to both launch Illustrator…and open the file as well.…
Now as you can see here, we've got a total of eight pages.…Illustrator calls these art boards and there's a few reasons for that.…First of all, every single art board can be a different shape and size.…Secondly, they're not necessarily designed to be sequential pages.…They can be in any order you like.…And then finally, they're really designed to be containers.…So let's say you have a big project, and you need to put different…pieces of that project in different containers;…why then, art boards are the perfect solution.…
So again, you can think of them as pages if 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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