Illustrator gives you some powerful ways to precisely position shapes as you draw them. See how in this video.
- [Instructor] I know what you're thinking.…You draw with the shape tools all the time,…so how much more could you possibly need to know…about using those tools?…Well, there's a key thing that I like to use…and I find that it's a huge benefit…when I'm drawing content and I want to make sure…that I put those elements in exactly the right place…that I'm trying to put them.…So, on this particular project here,…I need to draw the wheels for the bicycle.…And so, what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna grab my Ellipse tool.…
Now, here's inherently the problem.…One of the things we run into is when…we start drawing with this tool,…first of all, we need a perfect shape,…so we know we can hold down the Shift key.…The problem is, already as I'm drawing,…I'm not even close to where I want this object to appear.…I'm way down here at the bottom and I need it…to be up there where the fork of the bicycle is.…So, here's my tip.…And I'm gonna start over just so you can see this.…So, when I click and drag…and hold down the Shift key,…I still have my mouse key held down.…
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Duplicating objects
- Using custom views
- Saving selections
- Creating global swatches, styles, and libraries
- Building objects more efficiently
- Working with type
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4. Typographic Tips
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