Join Russell Viers for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating shapes, part of 11 Things Every Beginner Needs to Learn to Love Illustrator.
Okay, now it's time for the fun to begin. We're going to start creating art from scratch. …And I've given you this background, just so we don't have to look at this dull …white page. If you create a new document however, …it'll be white. So, I gave you this purple background and …I locked it on a layer, which we don't have to get into that. …But basically, you don't have to worry about bumping it or nudging it as we draw. …Okay. Now, over here on the toolbar is the …Rectangle tool. That should be what you see. …If you don't, you may see one of these other shaped tools if you've been playing …around before. And what's important about this is that …these are just some basic shapes. They're a really easy way for us to get started.…
So, if we go over here and hold down on any of them, let's just choose the …rectangle for now. Or, you know, one really easy way to work …is to go ahead and grab this tear off and bring this shape panel now up so we have …it easily accessible. All right. …Now, in this chapter, there are a couple really key lessons I want us to grasp, …
- 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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