Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating outlines, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
Okay, type is fun, yeah great, and there some neat things we can do with the text. …But there are limits, there are things we can't do with text. …And a simple example of that is, I can't fill this text with a gradient. …I can't come over here and select one of these gradients that I wanna use maybe to …give it a kind of a metal look with these silver gradients, can't do it. …Because it's type. I can't put a picture in there; I can't …do any modifications of the paths. Basically it's type. …So how do I go from it being type to it being editable art? …Well, it's actually very simple. Type Create outlines.…
There it is. Just remember that, Create outlines. …When I choose that, notice that now I have the anchors and line, this vector …art that we've been talking about all along. …Let's go to view outline. Now we're seeing this art in outline mode. …Look at the word cycle down here. It's a font. …But I go to type. Create outlines, and now you can very …clearly see those outlines. Now, what does this do for us? …
- 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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